Councillor Connie Beringer informed council at their regular meeting, Sept. 11, the Beautification
Committee has decided to proceed with using Hi Signs, an Alberta based company, to construct two new ‘Welcome Signs’ for Hardisty and the estimated cost for the project would be approximately $75,000.
The exact wording on the sign is still being decided upon. “I think the majority of it would be paid for,” stated Beringer when council discussed fundraising efforts that will be made to pay for the sign.
Council made the decision to put the two new welcome to Hardisty signs in to the 2019 Capital Budget for the $75,000 with the understanding the Beautification Committee will pay the funds back as they get them.
This will enable the project to get started.
Traffic Impact Study
Council reviewed the feedback from Alberta Transportation regarding the Traffic Impact assessment for the Hardisty South -East Industrial Subdivision Area.
They felt it would be prudent to invite the engineers out for an onsite visit so they can all be there at the same time and consult further on the intersections that may be affected by future development.
Code of Conduct bylaw Council reviewed the first draft of the Code of Conduct Bylaw where everyone had a chance to comment on the informal and formal complaint process, compliance and enforcement of the bylaw, approval of missed meetings, elections and campaign process, gifts and hospitality, remuneration and expenses, expectations regarding orientation and training attendance, as well as other components of the bylaw.
The Hardisty Cemetery Advisory Committee is recommending the Town have another columbarium built as the compartments in the existing one that was built in 2008 are almost sold out.
A columbarium is a structure or building with niches for funeral urns to be stored.
The town of Hardisty is requesting proposals for a designed, supplied, delivered and installed columbarium for the budget amount of $30,000.
Capital Project updates
The Hardisty Arena Dressing Room project is expected to be completed by 0ct. 1 except for the tiling in the showers.
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) project on the water treatment plant will hopefully start at the end of September in Hardisty.
The work at Heisler is completed and Killam is almost done. Once this is complete, real-time data will be able to be monitored, gathered and processed locally or remotely.
The asbestos abatement has been done on the 5012-48th street dwelling and demolition will begin soon.