New avenue name honours Pearl Volker

The County of Stettler has decided to name the street in the new subdivision of Erskine – parallel north of Prospect Avenue – Pearl...

The County of Stettler has decided to name the street in the new subdivision of Erskine – parallel north of Prospect Avenue – Pearl Avenue.

The decision was made at the regular council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Councillor Les Stulberg, who made the motion, explained that since the original matriarch of the family that owned the land was Pearl Volker, it would be a good name.

“Also, it is a nice-sounding name, and different from Prospect, compared to the other suggestions, which were quite similar,” said Stulberg.

The motion was carried by a majority vote, although it was opposed by councillor Dave Grover.

The county held a postcard contest, inviting residents of the Hamlet of Erskine to submit street name proposals.

Seven residents participated in the contest, proposing the following names – Barley Avenue, Lagore Avenue, Pearl Avenue, Pioneer Avenue and Progress Avenue.

The invitation asked only for one proposal per postcard and did not state that the decision would be based on the popularity of any particular name proposal, even though one of the above street names had been submitted by three different residents.

Contract for water service line awarded to local Wally’s BackhoeThe county has decided to grant the contract for its water service line to the new county works facility to the local Wally’s Backhoe Services Ltd. based out of Stettler.

The motion to do so was made by councillor Stulberg and carried unanimously at the regular council meeting.

After reviewing the five proposals that the county had received, they decided to go ahead with the local service provider who will be doing the work for $150,000, excluding GST.

Backhoe will be providing service to the new county field services and two rural residential users.