By Jamie Rieger
With only one councilor opposed, Redcliff town council approved a proposal submitted by a bike club wanting some upgrades done to the local BMX track.
“This is a good way to promote more physical activity in our community,” said councilor, Eric Solberg.
The 670 Mountain Bike Club met with members of the public services department prior to the proposal being sent to council for approval.
Listed items in the proposal are:
-Use of fire hydrant next to the track for occasional dust control
-Move piles of soil to new locations in the park
-Potential hauling of material (minimal, if any)
-Rocks to be hauled from the landfill
-Move existing pre-cast concrete blocks
-Supply some gravel along one side of track
-Eventually provide grass seed in open areas to improve weed and dust control
-Have the track included on Town’s regular weed control schedule
Public Services estimated the work time for the town to be approximately five days, with equipment and man power hours estimated at $12,120. Total estimated costs, including weed control, are $12,820.
“There is minimal cost to the town, other than purchase some gravel and grass seed,” said municipal manager, Arlos Croft.
Town council voted in favour of the proposal, with only one opposed.