Acme Prepares for Bi-Election

The Village of Acme has had one of its five Councillors resign and a bi-election is inevitable. Bobby Kesler officially resigned as of May 25, 2011. Normally, a bi-election must be held within 90 days but due to summer holidays for staff and residents, administration is seeking the approval of municipal affairs to delay the bi-election until early fall. The confirmed date will be announced within the Village of Acme news section of The Capital.
Work has commenced on replacing water/sewer and storm sewer infrastructure for Clark Street in Acme. The last week of May crews were busy putting in valves that would temporarily shut down the water for those residents affected along the street. Through another method of temporary connection hoses these same residents are receiving water. Leakage from the hose connections have been dealt with and the major infrastructure work began the first week of June. The project is expected to take five or six weeks, depending on weather. Administration is hopeful that the job will include a pavement finish but so much depends on the amount of necessary fill (and subsequent cost) to properly prepare the underlay of the road. This project also includes sidewalk, cur and gutter, and a number of repairs and patching along a few other streets. Grants for this project were started with the previous CAO in 2007 and were later picked up to cover 100% of the project contract costs of $1.065 million.
At the Feb. 14 meeting, Clr. Theaker thanked former Clr. Glenn Hannah for driving the garbage truck while the Public Works staff were busy with the first of February water line break at the pump house. A motion was approved to purchase a couple of gift certificates to Cross Iron Mills for each of the two Kneehill County workers who helped with the water break.
A rental cost was agreed upon for use of the Village office for Water Commission meetings. A name change has been given to the Kneehill Regional Water Service Commission (KRWSC). The new name is 'Aqua 7 Regional Commission' for the seven communities the water line serves.