Relocation of recycle bins

The relocation of the Forestburg recycling bins was up for debate at council’s regular meeting on Thurs. April 18.

It was proposed they move the bins from their current location across from the public works shop to a lot located at 4306-47 Street, south of the school bus parking lot at an estimated cost of $38,600.

The estimate included installing a culvert, creating an approach, laying gravel and putting up fencing at the new location in order for the bins to be moved; as well as reclaiming the old site.

These costs would be covered by the Garbage Reserve fund and Flagstaff Waste would cover the cost of moving the bins.

Coun. Elaine Fossen requested revised quotes based on a smaller site plan before moving forward with a decision.

Flagstaff Regional Solid Waste Management (FRSWM) reported that the recycling program continues to have difficulties with contamination.

A recent paper run was 26 per cent contaminated and required 20 hours of labour to sort.

FRSWM is hoping to educate the public on the importance of following recycling guidelines and putting the proper items in appropriate bins.

Funds for paving project

Village and council approved a request for $1,000 to the Forestburg Power Sports Association for a paving project on the old airport landing strip.

Funding will be disbursed from the Community Enhancement Fund.

The association hosts events like the Mud Bog and drag races at the old airport located west of the village and hopes to provide an economic boost to the area.

Public Works is busy working to get the village ready for summer.

Street sweeping will be ongoing as gutters dry up.

Work has commenced on the legacy project at Devonian Park with Communities in Bloom.

Water services will be brought online in early May to the ball diamonds bathrooms, campground, Kinsmen Park and cemetery.

 

Jody Pettigrew

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