Council slips under budget if they finalize purchase of signs from local representative

Council shops local

Rimbey town council is waiting for the final design before giving the go ahead to purchasing four new entrance signs for the town from a local supplier.

At its Tuesday meeting council discussed the pros and cons of purchasing four Behren signs for the town’s four major entrances including a large double-sided LED back lit sign for the entrance off of Hwy. 20. During last year’s budget deliberations, council earmarked $30,000 to go towards signs and the necessary electrical upgrades needed for the purchase.

The bid to purchase the signs from Rimbey distributor, Melvin Durand came in at under $23,000.

“The electrical upgrades have already been completed, said Mayor Rick Pankiw, later.

CAO Lori Hillis said that the upgrades cost around $573.00.

Coun. Gayle Rondeel noted that the previous council had discussed installing an event sign.

“Would our money be better spent on an event sign?” she questioned.

Melvin Durand, who sells the Behren signs, said purchasing an LED sign board would be a substantial investment, although a message board could be added to the bottom of the entrance sign.

However, Coun. Paul Payson said he has concerns about placing such a board at the entrance off of Hwy. 20.

“I’m not really against it, but the location scares me. There are plenty of accidents at that intersection and it may be a distraction. I don’t know if the drivers need something blinking at them.”

Mayor Rick Pankiw said the issue had been discussed previously and it was noted that in front of the Bank of Montreal was the best location for a digital message centre.

Council agreed to postpone a decision regarding the signs until its Nov. 28 meeting.

At that time Melvin Durand plans to provide a final design of the Behren signs.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Ice fishing enjoyed by all

Crestomere 4-H members enjoy ice fishing

Major announcement planned for Tuesday at Westerner Park

Hopes are that the CFR will be relocating to Red Deer

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Hockey heroes and every day heroes needed

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

B.C. out of the running for Amazon’s next headquarters

Toronto is the only Canadian city left in the running despite the province backing Metro Vancouver’s bid for new Amazon headquarters

Post interest rate hike debt tips

What to do about your debt and mortgages after the interest rate hike

Foreign workers sleeping in Alberta Burger King basement

Alberta Health Services said its inspectors found foreign workers sleeping in the basement of the Lethbridge restaurant

Court application halts release of bread price-fixing documents

Bread price-fixing documents won’t be unsealed Thursday, Loblaw says

Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip hop-rock band N.E.R.D. will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles

Heritage Minister wants zero tolerance for harassment in entertainment industry

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly had two meetings to discuss harassment in the film, TV and theatre worlds

Newly freed Diab wants reforms to Canada’s ‘lousy’ extradition law

French authorities dropped terrorism charges against Hassan Diab who was suspected of taking part in an attack in Paris in 1980

Russia probes come up against claims of executive privilege

The argument was laid bare this week during Steve Bannon’s interview with the House Intelligence Committee.

Most Read