A bank of solar panels on the Stettler Recreation Centre could supply up to 450kw to the facility and possibly power solar lighting for West Stettler Park pathways. Stettler Town council reviewed the information that is part of the town’s strategic plan at their June 21 meeting.
According to CAO Greg Switenky, the town has been working with ATCO Electric on the solar project that will install panels on the roof and south side wall of the rec centre.
Council approved an application for a grant from the Canada 150 – Community Infrastructure Program for the solar panel project. The grant is part of a federal government initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150 years of confederation in 2017.
New money for hospital
According to Coun. Karen Sernecky, Stettler Hospital has been approved for an $8 million influx of new money to go towards renovating several areas of the hospital and care centre.
The town received word from Deputy Premier/Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman that the funding was approved from the Alberta Health Services Infrastructure Maintenance Program
No traffic fix yet
The town will continue to discuss trouble spot intersections along Highway 12 at 61 Street and 67 Street with Alberta Transportation at the end of June. The town has requested collision data for 67 Street from the RCMP to prove the need for traffic signals at the intersection. Hwy 12 falls under provincial jurisdiction.