Town of Bow Island Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Dave Matz gave a brief update to town council on the beginning stages of the Bow Island airport rehabilitation project on Sept. 23.
The rehabilitation project will involve a runway resurfacing and lighting replacement.
Lethbridge McNally Contracting will do crackfilling this fall, milling and crackfilling and paving in the spring.
Spring work is expected to commence in April under ideal conditions.
Bulk water station
The bulk water station that will be built by the Bow Island Airport has broke ground as the County of Forty Mile has stripped the top soil and Jayco Builders had started excavation on Sept. 23.
Council voted to keep both the Fortis and Atco franchise fees the same the same.
“The point being is the franchise fees is charged on everybody’s utility bill. If we increase the franchise fee it brings more income to the town. But it’s the residents that pay for it anyway,” said Bow Island Mayor Gordon Reynolds.
“It’s kind of one pocket into the other.”
The 2019 Atco franchise fee was 12 per cent and 2020’s estimated revenue will be $57,678.
Fortis’ 2019 franchise fee was 8.5 per cent and the estimated revenue is $114, 279, while in 2020 the revenue is $115,000.