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Bow Island disposing of surplus equipment

Posted on February 1, 2024 by Ryan Dahlman

By Anna Smith

The end of January was a relatively quiet meeting for the Town of Bow Island, as they get ready to tackle whatever the new year has in store.

The Town passed a motion at the Jan. 22 meeting to move some pieces of surplus equipment along, seeing that the pieces in question are no longer being used. Some of the equipment is quite old and of low value, noted staff in the report collected for Council’s information.

It was further noted that they do not expect to “really get anything for the garbage truck,” and notes of dismay were assuaged by assurances they were not getting rid of “the green [garbage truck].”

Units include a Navistar Garbage Truck, 2002 Ford F150, 2004 Bomag Packer, and a Grader Snow Wing.

It was noted during Council reports that there are individuals leaving the Pleasant View Lodge due to various reasons, with fewer seniors entering it for other reasons, with the rise of continued at-home care for seniors becoming more and more popular.

Councillor Kim Mitchell was pleased to note how many different organizations were interested in being involved in the installation of the new ice plant in her report, out of a desire to know how the vital piece of equipment for their various recreational activities functioned.

There is some interest in partnerships for rural transport solutions as well, added Mitchell, as it was noted that there are not many bussing options in rural Alberta, citing only the private Prairie Sprinter as transport to and from Calgary.

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