By Jamie Rieger
Bow Island council approved the first draft of their capital budget at their regular council meeting on May 8.
Several equipment items in the budget were itemized as a group, something mayor Gordon Reynolds said he liked to see.
These items included a sweeper and dozer for skid steer, mower, wood chipper, trench compactor, and a quad for a total cost of $50,000, with funding coming from MSI Operating.
Public works manager, William Lyons indicated that the quad was to replace one that has transmission issues and the wood chipper to replace one the Town is unable to use.
Crossing arms for a second railway crossing in town was also added to the capital budget, as per a motion made by council last summer. The Town’s estimated cost would be $142,700, coming from General Reserves. The project is currently in the hands of Transport Canada.
Other items in the capital budget include the servicing of 27 new lots in Westview Cres. at an estimated cost of $1.6 million, lift station #4 generator and makeup air at a cost of $121,434, which town finance manager, Regina Krooshoop said was a carry-over from the previous year.
More than $200,000 has been listed for new filters at the pool, which council already has a motion for and with funding coming from MSI Capital and Canada 150 grant funding.