Invitations sent to MP, MLA

At its regular meeting Sept. 10, Rimbey town council agreed to extend an invitation to Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins and Rimbey-Rocky

At its regular meeting Sept. 10, Rimbey town council agreed to extend an invitation to Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins and Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA Joe Anglin to provide them with an update and information on issues prevalent to the Rimbey area.

Complaint about water drainage

Council acknowledged a letter from Joyce Tona concerning drainage. In her letter Tona noted that the water drain on the street on the west end of Legacy Lane is too high to take in the water that comes down in summer or to handle the run off that occurs during the rest of the year.

When the storm hits it causes a real flood as the water builds and roars down the street, finally pooling and remaining there until the next runoff. As the water backs up it also is building the silt with it and it is starting to build onto the curb and cement side-walk making it difficult to keep the walk clean, she said.

Council will send a written response to Tona advising her the raised manhole occurred because the pavement had settled. There are several such manholes in town and the issued is to be addressed during the town’s 2013 budgeting process.

Status quo for franchise fee rate

Council agreed to keep the current franchise fee rate for Atco Gas at a 24 per cent surcharge and the surcharge at seven per cent for Fortis Alberta’s franchise fee.

Town to look at pool’s operation

Council has requested a written report from recreation director Rick Kreklewich regarding the

pool’s operation during the summer.

Councillors say operations went well overall for the first season but want to look at ways to improve service for next season. Extending the length of time the pool is in operation may also be considered.

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