Year end Mayor's message
Merry Christmas! Christmas is upon us once more.
On behalf of the Village of Hay Lakes Staff and Council we wish you all the best this holiday season and the very best in the New Year!
1) Paving project;
2) Garbage Provider;
3) Lights on 4th Avenue South;
4) Recreation Centre and Agricultural Society – Membership;
1) Paving Project:
This is a follow-up to the Mayor’s Message issued this summer please note the following:
The paving project for the Village of Hay Lakes is set to begin in May 2016.
I am pleased to confirm that the Village has all necessary funding in place to begin the paving project this coming May.
Once we get closer to the paving date we will communicate with the residences the schedule of the paving project. There will be some inconveniences with this project, however they should be short lived for each resident as the paving moves from one location to another in the Village.
This is something that has been top-of-mind for most of the residents in this Village and has finally come to fruition. We are all looking forward to having pavement throughout the Village.
I’d like to thank past Councils for getting the Village to this point. This project, which is the biggest capital project in the Village’s history, would not have happened without their past foresight.
* The contractor is Boarder Paving.
* The project is split into two distinct categories:
i) Asphalt Paving;
* This is the paving that will be completed on all the gravel roads.
ii) Overlay Paving:
* This is the paving that will be completed on all existing paved roads within in the Village.
* Use of Funds:
Total cost new paving project $1,708,300
Total cost of overlay existing pavement $ 371,160
Total Cost $2,080,000 (rounded up)
Source of Funds:
MSI*, Basic Municipal Transportation
Grant#, Federal Gas Tax Fund, and
funds on hand $1,239,000
Alberta Capital Finance Authority@ $ 840,000
Total Cost $2,080,000
“*” - MSI is Municipal Sustainability Initiative and is helps support local infrastructure priorities and is provided by the Government of Alberta.
“#” - The Basic Municipal Transportation Grant (BMTG) provides financial assistance for developing and maintaining capital transportation infrastructure requirements and is provided by the Government of Alberta.
“@”- Alberta Capital Finance Authority is a financing arm of the Government of Alberta in which Municipalities are able to borrow funds to complete projects.
* The paving project funding is a combination of debt financing, funds on-hand and local improvement levies.
2) Garbage Contract - New Provider
The Village went through a tendering process and the following contractor was awarded the Village’s garbage contract:
Phantom Garbage Services
Please note the change from Thursday pickups to Wednesday.
Phantom will begin pickup beginning Wednesday, January 6th, 2016.
If you have any questions please contact the Village Office.
3) Lights on 4th Avenue South
Lighting is being installed on 4th Avenue South and should be completed in the New Year.
The lighting for this street differs from the rest of the Village as the three street lights will be solar powered.
This is a pilot project to determine both the functionality and economy of the solar light technology. If the project proves positive the Village may consider installing more of these lights going forward.
4) Recreation Centre and Agricultural Society – Membership
Please purchase memberships to both the Recreation Centre and the Agricultural Society.
These membership dues, which are not expensive, help with the continued operation of both of these facilities.
Phone the Village Office for contact information for the Agricultural Society. Please note that the Village Office has membership forms for the Recreation Centre.
A very Merry Christmas to you all and the very best in the New Year from all of us.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Village Office or myself directly. The contact information is listed below:
Village of Hay Lakes Website http://www.villageofhaylakes.com/
Village Office 780-878-3200
Todd Skaret Home: 780-878-2344
Mayor, Village of Hay Lakes