Funding almost in place for Bashaw Lagoon Project

Town still needing funds for its portion

Bashaw town council

Funds are starting to come together for the Town of Bashaw’s Lagoon Project, but they still need to confirm funding for the town’s portion, to the tune of $179,000.

The Town of Bashaw has been approved for funding for the project and will apply to use their 2021 Municipal Sustainability Capital funding for their portion of the project.

The funding sources are Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) and the Alberta Water/Wastewater partnership program (AWWPP).

ICIP funding will provide $286,091 and AWWPP will fund $250,329.

The complete project is estimated to cost $715, 266.

The other option was to pool capital reserve funds to pay for the town’s portion of the project, but council voted during their regular meeting on Oct. 22, to apply to use their municipal sustainability capital.

Bashaw Historical Society

In his report to council, Coun. Lynn Schultz stated he attended a meeting of the Bashaw Historical Society on Oct. 21.

The society has decided to pay to restore the mural on the curling rink wall, which will cost about $8,000. It will be completed by local area artists.

Regional Water Commission

Deputy Mayor Rosella Peterman attended the Highway 12/21 Regional Water Commission meeting on Oct. 2.

At the meeting, it was discussed that there is a leak in the balancing chamber. The installer is refusing to honour the warranty and tender discussions occurred.

The Lacombe County administrative contract has come up for review and proposed rates were presented during the meeting.

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