TREENA MIELKE/Ponoka News
County set to begin road maintenance work
Ponoka County has agreed to tender the Bluffton landfill road for potential paving in the fall. The estimated cost of the project is $2.1 million.
At its regular April 26 meeting, council agreed the three-mile stretch of road is well used and does require paving.
Council also agreed to spend $780,000 to pave the access road a half-mile west of Hwy. 2. This road provides access to Almita and Don Lang Trailer Sales.
The work is scheduled for this summer.
Re-construction is also to be carried out on a six-mile stretch of the Mecca Glen Road, a two-mile stretch on the 5th Meridian Road and construction is to be completed on a four-mile stretch of the Chubb Road, pending agreements.
The county’s 2011 dust abatement program will be enforced as it was in 2010. County residents need to contact the county regarding costs and other details.
Chip sealing is to be carried out on four miles of RR40, four miles of the 5th Meridian Road, two miles of the Willow Creek Road, two miles on RR260 and Spruce Road and two miles on Bobtail Road.
A half a mile of chip sealing will be done on the Inland Concrete Road, and two miles of chip sealing will be carried out on the McDonald Road and Baker Road.
The graveling program will get underway when the weather permits.
Rimoka requisition questioned
An increase in the Rimoka requisition to $226,000 from $112,000 was a cause for concern for at least one councilor at Ponoka County’s regular meeting, April 26.
A motion by Coun. George Verheire that the chairman of the Ramoka Housing Foundation meet with county council to explain the increase was defeated.
Chairman of the Rimoka Housing Foundation Joe Anglin said the increase is due to financial costs related to the settlement agreement of the former CAO of the foundation.
Swing into spring
The county will send representatives to attend a central zone golf tournament coming up in July to be held in Olds.