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COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 18, 2021
via WEBCONFERENCE - ZOOM

2021 Research for Contract Cost
At the March 3, 2021, Regular Council meeting, Council passed a motion directing administration to research costs for contract-based construction for the P&H road and Carey Ridge Estates Road.

Administration presented a report to Council advising that the quotes received for contract-based construction would be an approximate price of $303,800 per mile from one quote, and another quote from a reputable contractor is at $28 - $30 per square meter, costing around $358,400 per mile.  This price exceeds the cost to do the work with County forces.  

Council accepted the report for information.

2021 Graded Aggregate Seal Coat Contract
Council passed a motion to accept the bid received from Ant Construction Ltd in the amount of $691,290.00 (plus GST) for supply and application of Graded Aggregate Seal Coat (Chip Seal).

2021 Portland Cement Contract 
Council passed a motion accepting the bid received from Lafarge Canada Inc. in the amount of $852,591.25 (plus GST) for supply and application of Portland Cement in the base stabilization process of our 2021 Chip Sealed Roads.

2021 Road Rehabilitation
Council passed a motion to award Re-Call Gravel Systems Ltd the contract for the 2021 Road Rehabilitation.

2021 Rubber Tire Backhoe
Council passed a motion to approve the purchase of one new CAT 420 Backhoe Loader with the 5YR/3000HR warranty from Finning for a cost of $175,697.00.

Shared Services Agreement – Town of Viking
The Town of Viking has requested that Beaver County consider providing traffic enforcement services for the Town.  The Town has requested 40 hours of service per month.  They have agreed to pay $95.00 per hour for that service.

Council passed a motion approving the Shared Services Agreement with the Town of Viking for Beaver County to provide traffic enforcement services.

Sponsorship Requests
Council approved the following Community Support Grants:

Holden Junior Cattlemen Show                     $2500.
Friends of Ryley School Society                    $5000.
Holden Community Hall                               $2500.
Tofield Lions Club                                        $7500.
Friends of Saint John the Baptist                  $4500.
Tofield Curling Club                                      $2500.
The Gallery/Studio 14 Art Association            $1000.
Tofield Ag Society                                         $7500.
Beaverhill Bird Observatory                           $2500.
Tofield Minor Hockey                                     $2500.

Mike Damberger, Regional Director, Alberta Transportation
Mike Damberger, Regional Director, Alberta Transportation, attended the meeting.   M. Damberger discussed the following topics/issues:

  • Update on construction project of the intersection at Secondary Highway 14 and Highway 834.
  • Twinning of Highway 14.
  • Criteria for paving of Secondary Highways.
  • Traffic safety issues.

 Viking RCMP Detachment
Corporal Ryan Doucette, Viking RCMP Detachment, attended the meeting and provided Council with an update on the activities of the Viking RMCP Detachment.

Closed Session - Division 2, Section 21 of Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act – Disclosure Harmful to Intergovernmental Relations – Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission
Council passed a motion directing Cr. Pederson go back to the Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission to discuss legal in closed session.

Future Dates

The next Regular Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, 2021, commencing at 8:30 am, to be conducted via Zoom.

 Please note that Council will be meeting via electronic means until the COVID-19 physical distancing requirement has been lifted.

For more information, contact Beaver County toll free at 1-866-663-1333 or 780-663-3730.

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