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Highway 748 intersection

upgrade puts projects on hold

by Adrienne Tait and possible partnership opportunities with the approvals and development for R3 and R4 zoned
and Dana McArthur province. projects proposed, the infrastructure needs
Mayor Greg Pasychny said, “The previous upgrading.
The intersection at highway 748 and 40 St. was the [transportation] minister's words to me -prior to the Boyce suggested that due to the date of the original
topic of discussion at the January 12 committee of election - regarding this intersection was that we bid he would prefer to send the project out for re-
the whole meeting. would be receiving some kind of assistance.” Since tender. The suggestion was met with approval from
In 2005 the town of Edson agreed to be responsible the election Mayor Pasychny said he has made the other council members. With the downturn in
for the upgrading of the intersection as required by repeated requests for a meeting with the new Minster the economy Boyce said he hopes to see the
Alberta Transportation. The upgrades were of infrastructure and has asked for the MLA to assist numbers brought down substantially.
considered necessary if the Town wished to promote in obtaining a meeting but so far has been unable to Mayor Pasychny said he will continue to pursue
further development in the Hillendale subdivision. do so. ways to work with Alberta Transportation in hopes
According to the information provided, the Pasychny noted that he has learned from various of securing grant funding or cost sharing in the
province has since then informed the town they will sources that meeting with the provincial ministers is meantime.
not allow any further development along 40 St. until a challenge across all ministries and across the
the intersection is upgraded. province. “It's very difficult to see any ministers, it
“It may also be noted that the traffic impact doesn't matter who you are or what you want across
assessment study commissioned by the town at the all the ministries.”
request of Alberta Transportation has established that Council acknowledged that they agreed to pay for
the projected traffic count upon the development of the intersection but noted that at the time the costs
Hillendale phase I and II would require the were anticipated to be around $400,000. Those costs
upgrading of the Hwy 748/40 Street intersection,” have since escalated to an estimated $1.5 million.
said the background information sheet provided. “I don't want to invest a bunch of our tax payers
With the new hospital nearing completion and money into something I believe is unfair to this “Thanks for all the support from Edson
development in Hillendale phase 2 underway, municipality,” said Pasychny. and area that by giving and coming to
council has been looking at ways to fund the project As the agreement stands the town would be our Christmas Tea and Bake Sale and
required to fund the cost of the entire intersection Silent Auction at Parkland Lodge,
including portions that are within the county.
Councillor Chouinard said, “It should be a three sponsored by the Lodge Auxiliary. A
way split. The other two governing bodies should be special thanks to our volunteers plus
Weekly Anchor helping us.” our students Andie, Brooklyn, Jorja,
Pasychny said he has another meeting scheduled
Tamara, and Colton from Holy
Mail Subscription with the MLA on Thursday and is hoping for some Redeemer School,” said Ivan Strang
positive news.
with the Auxiliary.
“We had to commit in 2005 for the first
If you would like to receive your Anchor by mail, development of Hillendale in phase 1. These guys
please fill out the subscription form below: are shakedown artists,” said Councillor Boyce, “We Winners included Carol Jakubow, Gloria
1 year subscription: $35.00 (+GST) have to make some progress. Ultimately the Sommerz, and Irene Stevens
Seniors $30.00 (+GST) province holds the hammer.” With no further

TOWN OF EDSON Town of Edson

POSTAL CODE Office Hours
Public Information & Notices 2016 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Box 6870, Edson, Alberta, T7E 1V2
or email The Town of Edson is now accepting applications for a permanent Saturday, January 23: 10:00 to 11:30
position of Equipment Operator for the Recreation/Parks Department.
THE WEEKLY ANCHOR This full time position is covered under the CUPE Agreement with the Space is limited!
Ph: (780) 723-5787 Email: Town of Edson. Some of the duties include operating light equipment
5040 3rd Ave., Edson, Alberta Must register at 780-723-4403
(corner of 51st Street & 3rd Avenue) including the ice resurfacer and general landscaping duties.
At the FCSS Family/Parent Link Centre
Position Requirements: 4818 7th Avenue, Edson, AB
* Demonstrate the ability to operate and maintain equipment in a safe
and responsible manner. NO MOMS ALLOWED!
* Have physical strength, agility and coordination sufficient to perform
manual labour tasks.
* Work in a safe manner and adhere to the guidelines of the Town’s
Health and Safety program.

The complete job description, position requirements, and wage grid for
this position is available at

Please forward your resume prior to January 29, 2016 to:

Jim Desautels, Director of Community Services
Town of Edson, Box 6300, Edson, AB T7E 1T7
Ph: 780-723-4403; Fax: 780-723-7240

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected
for interviews will be contacted.
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