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.”

Just Posted

Stettler’s Scotties tournament set a new standard

Chair of curling tournament committee says rural Alberta can host biggest events

Come out to a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day dance in Botha

Don’t miss the big green bash in Botha Feb. 24

Tickets still available for Stettler County Community Service Awards

42nd annual community service awards at Linda Hall Feb. 21

Blaze clothing probably exaggerated in bike usefulness

Black is probably more noticeable than hi-viz

‘Riya was a dreamer’: Mother of slain 11-year-old Ontario girl heartbroken

Her father, Roopesh Rajkumar, 41, was arrested some 130 kilometres away

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

Hee-Won Son takes home gold in 500m Female Short Track Speed Skating

Team Alberta sits in second place overall at the Canada Winter Games

Shots fired in Maskwacis home invasion

Maskwacis RCMP are searching for three suspects in a home invasion (with photos)

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Crude-by-rail shipments set new record in December despite lower price discounts

Canada exported nearly 354,000 barrels per day of oil, up seven per cent from November

Do you live with your partner? More and more Canadians don’t

Statistics Canada shows fewer couples live together than did a decade ago

Most Read