Vice-president Ulfric (left)

Vice-president Ulfric (left)

Council briefs: Airport runway tender awarded

Peter Bros. Construction Limited has been awarded the contract for the Williams Lake Regional Airport pavement rehabilitation project.

  • Aug. 20, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Peter Bros. Construction Limited has been awarded the contract for the Williams Lake Regional Airport pavement rehabilitation project, covering 6,000 feet of the runway. The tender is for $2,052,210.83. Recently the city had funding approved for the project from Transport Canada for the amount of $3,891,095.

Airport manager Shea de la Mare said staff will ask Transport Canada if the extra money can be used to fund other runway projects at the airport.

For example, the remaining 1,000 feet of the runway will be the city’s responsibility.

A&W renovations

A development permit application from A & W for redevelopment of the exterior and signage of the existing building has been received by city council.

It will now go out for public comments and come back to council for further reconsideration on Sep. 15, 2015.

Crosswalk request

Both Exploring the Puddle Early Learning Centre and School District 27 have asked for a signalized crossing at Comer Street to cross Mackenzie Avenue. Council said it will take the request into consideration, as it looks at River Valley access but suggested they use the Oliver Street crosswalk in the interim.

Wounded Warriors Week

Jack Simpson’s request that the week of Sept. 14 to 21, 2015 be proclaimed as “Wounded Warriors of Canada Week” in Williams Lake was approved.

Simpson said a Cariboo Wounded Warriors event will host 20 military service veterans who are in care for physical and mental disabilities for an opportunity to enjoy fly fishing from Sept. 18 to 21 in our region.

It will be the first event of its kind to take place in Canada.

Bikers Against Child Abuse

Central Cariboo Bikers Against Child Abuse temporary chapter members introduced themselves to city council Tuesday.

The recently-formed group presently has five members and is encouraging more people to join.

“We are aiming to hold meetings the third Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. in the office of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Williams Lake in room 200 at 369 Oliver Street,” chapter president with the road name Hooligan told council.

Council travel to UBCM approved

Council authorized travel, accommodation and associated expenses for mayor, council and the CAO to attend the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Vancouver, Sept. 21 to 25, 2015 for a total of up to $3,230 excluding applicable taxes.

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