Spallumcheen controls dust

Dustr contract issued, building permit stats up over last year at same time so far in 2016

Dust control in Spallumcheen will fall to a familiar name.

Tiger Calcium Services Inc., based in Nisku, outside of Edmonton, has been awarded a one-year contract with a township option of four additional one-year renewals.

“Tiger Calcium Services Inc. has provided excellent dust control service to the township over the past five years,” said township public works manager Ed Forslund.

Approximately 180,000 litres of calcium chloride or magnesium chloride is applied annually to various sections of gravel roads throughout the township. The number is based on 2015 inventory.

Three companies bid on the dust control lender with Tiger Calcium Services being the lowest bidder at 27.5 cents per litre, or a cost of $49,500 for the 180,000 litres.

Permits issued

Two more building permits worth $37,500 were issued in the township in February.

Through the first two months of 2016, eight permits totalling $560,500 have been issued.

There were none issued through February in 2015.