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4 A p r i l 1 2 ' 1 8 H A N N A / C o r o N A t i o n / S t e t t l e r , A b . E C A r e v i e w s t e t t l e r t r a d e s h o w Town of SteTTler Capital projects awarded Linda Stillinger ECA Review Water, sewer and paving projects received the go-ahead at the Town of Stettler’s Apr. 3 council meeting. Accepting administration recommendations, council awarded two out of three capital projects for the 2018 construction season. Beginning with the 51 Avenue water and sewer project, Director of Operational Services, Melissa Robbins presented council with detailed summaries of this year’s proposed capital projects. According to Robbins, the project to replace the water and sanitary sewer mains and services at 51 Avenue from 59 to 61 Street generated significant interest. Tenders were received from Wally’s Backhoe Services at $672,745, Shamrock Valley Ent. at $707,236, Carbon Earthworks at $726,263, Urban Dirtworks at $727,645, Grayson Excavating at $791,404, AIC Construction at $848,761, UG Excavating at $916,570, Pearl Rose Construction at $930,296, Kaon Infrastructure at $966,325, Northside Construction at $1,076,295, Bel Contracting at $1,079,005 and Nu Edge Construction at $1,310,466. Advising council to award the contract to Wally’s Backhoe Services, the lowest bidder, Robbins suggested adding the usual 10 per cent contingency to cover any unanticipated costs or changes. Robbins further recommended utilizing full time engineering inspection due to the complexity of the project. Council agreed, voting to award the tender to Wally’s Backhoe Services in rcmp Major Crimes investigation Two adult males and two adult females, all occupants of the missing 2008 Ford F-150 truck that was being sought by police in an investigation into the death of a man in Stettler, Ab. during the evening of April 6, 2018, were taken into custody on Highway 13 near Wetaskiwin, Ab. on April 7 at 8 p.m., in relation to possession of property obtained by crime. The investigation into the suspicious death in Stettler, Ab. continues. No further details are available at this time. When additional details become available, an updated media release will be completed. The deceased was located inside of a residence in Stettler on Sat. April 6 and the RCMP have determined his death to be suspicious. The white Quad cab 2008 Ford F-150 truck belonged to the victim. the amount of $672,745, with a contingency of $67,274 for a construction cost of $740,020. In addition, Tagish Engineering will provide engineering services with a budget up to $79,000. The total project expenditure of $819,019 comes within the $820,000 council approved in their 2018 Capital Budget with funds allocated from their 2018 MSI, Federal Gas Tax and Basic Municipal Transportation Grant. Pavement program Moving on, council approved a tender for Stettler’s 2018 paving program. In the 2018 Capital Budget, $930,000 was allocated for paving including $765,000 for the 51 Avenue Road Improvements (57-59 Streets), $75,000 for pathway paving and $90,000 for pavement patching. Receiving six tenders, all significantly under budget, council awarded the contract to Border Paving at $482,891. Other bids included Con Site Construction at $488,273, TJ Paving at $549,608, Central City at $586,608 and Master Paving at $599,835 with an incomplete bid from Landmark Paving. Adding an engineering budget of $105,000 to Tagish Engineering and $50,000 in pathway patches not included in the original tender, council approved expenditures up to $685,562 to complete the 2018 paving projects. Water main looping A water main looping project on the west end of Stettler will not proceed. The plan to install a new water main from the West Stettler Highway Commercial Subdivision across Highway 12 and looping back to 70 Street received initial approval in the 2018 Capital Budget. With eight companies submitting bids, the lowest tender from Urban Dirtworks came in at $371,811, significantly higher than the $200,000 allocated for the project. 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First, every trip down success road takes different twists and turns. Many of the steps are similar, but never the same. You may qualify for seed money to get you to the next stage. You may sell the idea outright and walk away wealthy. You may end up in a Joint Venture arrangement where someone else owns a portion of your rights and you get to earn a living getting it to the next stage. You may license all, or part of your idea, but still own it. Until you reveal your secret, you never know where it may take you. Timing is critical as someone else may be working on the same idea at the same time. You need advice. Good advice – not the kind your second cousin offers because he spends a lot of time online and knows everything. Call Battle Bend Energy for a confidential and free evaluation. It’s what we do. It’s all we do. And we do it well. Battle Bend Energy – 403-741-4920, ask for Don. Don will be at the upcoming Stettler Trade Show – April 13 – 15. 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s t e t t l e r t r a d e s h o w E C A r e v i e w H A N N A / C o r o N A t i o n / S t e t t l e r , A b A p r i l 1 2 ' 1 8 5 Bronc riders wait their turn to help a friend get ready for his saddle bronc ride. ECA Review/J.Webster (Left) Jake Plotts of Drayton Valley rides bareback bronc, 3 Silverado to an 80.5 score at the Stettler Ag Society’s 15th Annual Roughstock Rodeo Sat. Apr. 7 at the Stettler Agriplex. ECA Review/J. Webster We Do Sales & Installation of Residential Windows & Doors Would love it if you dropped in to see us at our Stettler Trade Show Booth # A 23 Fri., Sat. & Sun., April 13 - 15 Enter to Win Door Prizes: Panda Flowers arrangement; Peavey Mart, lawn ornament; Smitty’s, gift certificate; Kal Tire, oil change; Pure Pandemonium Paintball, 2 Basic Package certificates Kids! “How Many Stars in My Galaxy” (Guessing Game for kids 10 and under); 2 prizes from Uncle Tim’s Treats R R 72 pt East Central R Alberta 60 pt R 48 pt EVIEW R R 30 pt Coronation 403-578-4111 R 24 pt R 36 pt Stettler 403-740-2492 18 pt