Major road repairs for 2017

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The Village of Clive started planning for major road repairs in 2017.
Council, at its regular meeting Oct. 11, approved about $2,000 for survey work this fall for the 49 Ave. and 52 St. project, which is estimated to cost about $700,000 to $800,000.
“We want to do the survey work now,” said Clive Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Carla Kenney, adding that it’s cheaper to do the survey work before there’s snow on the ground.
Council, also at its Oct. 11 meeting, agreed to continue using Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS) for another three years after the village’s contract expires April 2017.
The annual fee Clive pays to PCPS, however, will be reduced from $7,000 per year to $5,000 per year.
PCPS completed the village’s Community Sustainability Plan earlier this year and is currently working with the village on updating its Land Use Bylaw (LUB).
CAO Kenney, in her report to council, said administration continues to work on a draft of the updated LUB. The LUB is looking at Clive’s commercial and industrial districts and what types of businesses should be allowed in different areas of the village.

Post office in Clive

The Village of Clive doesn’t usually respond to union requests but agreed to offer their support to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) by filling out a federal survey online.
“The village is committed to having a Canada Post office in our community,” said CAO Kenney.  “We wanted to make sure that is recorded.”

More energy efficient

Clive council, at its regular meeting Oct. 24, agreed they want to be a part of Fortis’ proposal to convert streetlights in communities to LED.
Fortis will pay for the investment up front and recoup costs on customer bills through a separate maintenance item added. The eventual energy savings will pay for the initial costs of the streetlights, said CAO Kenney.

Council duties

The Village of Clive plans to participate in a post election workshop in the fall of 2017 in Blackfalds that is aimed at educating elected officials about their roles and responsibilities.
The Town of Blackfalds is planning the regional workshop after the next municipal election. The province is making these types of workshops mandatory effective the 2017 councils being elected.
“We want to secure spots,” said CAO Kenney about the workshop.

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