City approves business block party

closure of Cliff Avenue from George Street to Vernon Street from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 for Friday Night Lights

The City of Enderby is throwing a street party with council’s blessing.

Council unanimously approved the closure of Cliff Avenue from George Street to Vernon Street from 5 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 28 for Friday Night Lights.

“It’s a downtown business street party,” said Coun. Brian Schreiner of the Friday Night Lights event.

There will be a classic car show, kids’ games, sidewalk sale, music and food and market vendors.

The event is aimed at drawing the community out for an end-of-summer event which will feature registration booths for fall and winter activities.

“We’re hoping the hockey guys will be there, judo, karate, cadets, those types of things,” said Schreiner.

“It’s an all-round fun, downtown party for Enderby.”

Tender awarded

A Kelowna company has been awarded the tender for a major road upgrade project.

R355 Enterprises Ltd. was the low bidder at $1,131,303.96 (plus GST) for the 2015 capital road project on Vernon Street from Cliff Avenue to King Avenue.

“We want to do a huge storm upgrade and improve the water and the sewer,” said Mayor Greg McCune.

The Kelowna company’s bid was under the anticipated budget of slightly more than $1.2 million, but a report to council says it’s anticipated there will be some additional civil works associated with Hydro and Telus realignments which will offset the difference.

Work on the project is expected to begin in September.

“Half will be done before the snow falls, and the other half will be completed in the spring,” said McCune.