It’s taken months, with a few delays, but work on the Colony Street upgrade in Armstrong is nearly over.
The major 2013 capital project has had the curbs put in, and now sidewalks and paving are to follow.
“Final completion is anticipated within the next two weeks,” said city public works manager Tim Perepolkin.
The original target date for completion was July 31, but the project had to be extended due to unforeseen delays with FortisBC and because of heavy rains for 10 or 11 days during the project.
An Armstrong company has been approved to use the city’s 100th birthday logo on special T-shirts.
Curves Armstrong/Spallumcheen is rewarding all of its members that reach a milestone workout number in the celebration year.
“They’ll be awarded a commemorative T-shirt that says ‘Curves 100 Girls,’ and we’d like to add the Armstrong 100 logo,” wrote curves owner Patricia Cech in her request to council, which was unanimously approved.
The Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Arts Society, as it has done in the past, has requested council’s permission to use the parking lots to the west and north of the museum and art gallery building during the IPE for paid parking.
“This has been one of our most successful fundraising efforts in the past,” wrote society administrator Sherry MacFarlane.
Council unanimously approved the request.
Two local groups whose lease and fee service agreements expired some time ago have had their deals renewed with the city.
The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club leases land from the city for their community programs. The city does not charge rent or levy property taxes for the use.
The latest three-year deal expired in 2011, and the club asked to renew the three-year deal with no changes.
Council agreed, as they did to a request from the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce to renew its Visitor Info-Centre fee for service agreement.
The current deal expired at the end of 2009 with the city continuing to pay the annual fee plus inflation.
A new agreement is now in place that runs from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2015. The city will pay $14,400 in 2013, and pay the annual fee plus inflation in 2014 and 2015.
Chief financial officer Terry Martens said both agreements had simply been overlooked when it came time for renewals.