Town applauds recent summer events

As a follow-up to the “Fun in the Sun” and “Meet Me At The Border” activities in recent weeks, several members of council and administration praised the success of the events.
CAO Mark McCaig pointed out the Friends of the Library’s “Teddy Bear Picnic” was a smash hit once again, and thanked all the volunteers and library staff for their work in making it a success.
The picnic, which took place June 30 at Legion Park, was well-attended, he noted, adding the town should be “proud of the staff at the library” for putting on an “excellent event.”
Meanwhile, Coun. Rick Wiedenhoeft congratulated Mayor Dan Onichuk and Falls mayor Shawn Mason on organizing the “Meet Me At The Border” activities funded by the Canadian Consulate.
Mayor Onichuk, who felt the tug-of-war, dragon boat races and family barbecue at Smokey Bear Park on June 30 went over well, noted the consulate has agreed to fund a celebration next year, as well.
Several members of council also noted the Canada Day fireworks display this year was one of the best in years.
Also at Monday night’s meeting, council:
•awarded a tender to George Armstrong Co. Ltd. to supply labour and equipment to install seven concrete piles at various docks at a cost of $34,747 (GST extra);
•referred a recommendation from the Downtown Core Committee to erect a sign at the water treatment plant property adjacent to Colonization Road East to the Planning and Development executive committee for consideration;
•approved travel expenses and per diem claims for Coun. Tannis Drysdale in the amount of $1,630.97;
•agreed to the recommendation of the Administration and Finance executive committee to receive the minutes of settlement for King’s Highway, River Range East Park Lot, parcel 10668;
•approved a report ensuring the standard operating procedure for receiving and off-loading soda ash at the water treatment plant be approved;
•approved a report to enter into hangar lot lease agreements with Garth Donald and Eldon Mose; and
•awarded a tender for a three-year contract for the supply and delivery of granular materials to Tom Veert Contracting Ltd.