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Aldermen approve funding for roadway rehabilitation projects

Airdrie City Council Briefs:

By: Christina Waldner

  |  Posted: Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 10:03 am

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Two roadworks projects got the funding to go ahead from Airdrie City council on July 7.

A small section of First Avenue approaching the train tracks will get a makeover. Roughly 15 metres on each side of the track is affected – the asphalt will be milled down and repaired so the grade matches that of the track. The cost to complete the project is estimated at $40,000.

The second project involves a section of Range Road 13, one mile south of Yankee Valley Blvd. where a low spot on the road is in need of repair. Bob Neale, the City’s Engineering Services team lead, said the roadway will be taken back to base/clay and built up from there.

The existing elevation will be maintained. The estimated cost is $120,000.

Funds to complete these projects will come from an estimated $500,000 surplus in the City’s 2014 Capital Roadworks Rehabilitation Program.

School bus safety arms

In May, council voted to maintain the bylaw that does not require school buses in Airdrie to use their flashing lights and stop arms when dropping off and picking up children in local neighbourhoods.

At their regular meeting on July 7, council approved amendments to Schedules A and B of the bylaw to include additional roads.

Darryl Poburan, manager of Municipal Enforcement, RCMP and Building Inspections, said the addition of the roads to the bylaw was necessary because of changes to city boundaries due to annexation.

Letters of support

Council unanimously approved letters of support for two local projects.

The Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie requested a letter of support for a grant application to the United Way to support homeless youth in the community.

The Go Girl Committee will receive a letter of support from council for the annual Go Girl program that provides girls ages nine to 14 with the opportunity to explore sports such as cheerleading, yoga, tennis, and rugby at Genesis Place Recreation Centre, typically held in November. This year’s date has not been announced.

As well, council approved a request from the Airdrie Abilities Centre Society to proclaim Aug. 16 Airdrie Ability Awareness Day.


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