Stettler on the road to paving more streets

Another two streets in Stettler will be paved as a local improvement project, with residents footing much of the cost.

Another two streets in Stettler will be paved as a local improvement project, with residents footing much of the cost.

At its regular meeting last week, Town of Stettler council supported a staff recommendation to approve the projects for 50 Avenue between 38 and 42 streets and for 42 Street between 49 and 50 avenues at a cost of $385,825.

Letters of intent have been sent to property owners who have 30 days to petition against the work, and if a valid petition is not submitted, the town plans to complete the work this year.

Property owners have the option to prepay their share without financing charges or include them annual on their property tax bill over 20 years.

Town buys wheel loader

Within budget of $200,000, the town purchased a new 2013 Volvo wheel loader for $189,753 from Strongco of Red Deer which presented the lowest of three bids of $177,462.

That figure includes a five-year extended warranty for $4,466 and one set of forks and frame at $7,285.

“Staff is quite pleased with the lowest bids,” said Greg Switenky, the town’s assistant chief administrative officer.

“The Volvo was the preferred machine, but they didn’t expect the price to come in that low.”

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