The Town of Ponoka says it was quick to address issues with badly painted lines around town, re-painting the lines the following day.
“We’re really aware of the issues,” said Tim Schmidt in an interview July 31, adding the town does take a lot of pride in, and ownership of, the work.
Schmidt is the town’s general manager of planning and infrastructure.
According to Schmidt, adjustments were made to equipment and some staff received further training in order to fix the issues he referred to as “over spray.”
One handicap area parking line, located in front of Ponoka Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Clinic, that was painted over in yellow was corrected the next day and painted blue.
The cost of re-doing the lines was minimal, says Schmidt, as it’s an annual program and the town already has the equipment and staff.
Most of the line painting was done by town staff, but the town contracted the City of Red Deer to do some of the larger line painting on main roads such as 50th St., 57 Ave. by the hospital and 46 St.