By Anna Smith
With summer over, harvest is in full swing, and Bow Island Council was back to business with their September 11 Council meeting.
Council made a motion to purchase a new 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 from Murray Chevrolet for the public works department. This purchase was provided for by the 2023 budget, and it was noted that they currently have a shortage of vehicles which are fit for highway travel.
The unit this vehicle would be replacing has had extensive repairs over the past two years, and currently is likely to need a new engine. As such, council has decided to sell it as-is, per recommendation, and replace it with a demo unit from Murray Chevrolet.
A pair of motions were passed to support the Town of Coaldale and the Town of Taber in a recent initiative to further study the possibility of a Highway 3 Utility Infrastructure Corridor.
The participating communities intend to apply for funding under the Alberta Community Partnership program to perform an engineering feasibility study related to water and wastewater, respectively. Both motions passed.
Bow Island moved to submit an application to the Capital Power Community Sustainability Fund for a tree planting program at the Westview Recreation area. Their hope with the grant is to create a “free, accessible, inclusive green space for all the community members and visitors,” according to the proposal set in the town Agenda.