Parking lot woes see hope

After lying in a state of destitution for approximately three years

After lying in a state of destitution for approximately three years the tendering process to fix Ponoka Composite High School’s parking lot has finally been given the go ahead by the Wolf Creek school trustees.

“I think we’re at the right time now and we need to look at this again” said secretary-treasurer Joe Henderson.

Henderson wants the board to tender the projects, which will be paid out of capital reserves and IMR money if necessary.

The main tender would include upgraded gravel, a proper drainage system and new sidewalks, which aren’t now wheelchair accessible at the north end of the school.

Redoing the sidewalks will cost between $30,000 and $50,000. The entire project, including paving, is estimated to cost $450,000.

However, Henderson recommended the board have the cost of paving estimated separately, and if it doesn’t fall into the $450,000 budget the board could forego that option.

Parking lot upgrades to the drainage system at Wolf Creek Academy in Lacombe will piggyback on this project.