Council addresses two major projects at meeting

Tenders sought for construction of a new fire hall and an extension granted to the construction deadline for the new aquatics centre

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

The town’s elected officials have addressed several topics at a recent meeting, and two resolutions were passed regarding major capital projects in Kindersley.

Council held a regular meeting on May 14, and members passed resolutions to publish a tender for construction of a new fire hall and to grant an extension to the construction deadline for the new aquatics centre. Both resolutions were passed unanimously.

Deputy Mayor Shaun Henry, who chaired the meeting in the absence of Mayor Rod Perkins, said he and Councillor Dean Galbraith worked closely with members of the fire department and the town’s chief administrative officer (CAO), Bernie Morton, to go through the process to help design the fire hall.

He noted that the town has a conceptual design for the new fire hall. The building will be located at 111 Railway Avenue West to the west of the Peavey Mart store. Henry said a lot of thought has gone into the process.

Galbraith said he did not know what needed to be included in a fire hall, so the majority of expertise came from Fire Chief Ron Hope. He said the group members met to work together on the design, and the group went back to the drawing board more than once. The building is set up to meet the department’s needs, the councillor said.

The building will have extra space to accommodate existing and future vehicles, and there is even more space for the firefighters, themselves. The resolution was passed in the presence of nearly every member of the Kindersley Fire & Rescue Brigade.

For more on this story, please see the May 16 print edition of The Clarion.

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