Ask TPR Vol. 6

November 6, 2018

This is the sixth post in an ongoing series called ‘Ask TPR’ where frequently asked questions from residents are answered publicly. If you have a question about Town operations please use the form at the bottom of the page.

Construction Updates

How is the Peace Regional Recreation Centre Progressing?

Construction on the Peace Regional Recreation Centre remains on schedule to open in the fall of 2019. During October, representatives from the funding municipalities toured the site to see the progress. The centre is nearly completely enclosed. Work has moved to the second floor.

On October 22, Council approved an increase to the project’s contingency budget. Originally set at six percent this was raised to 10 percent, about $862,917.

More details on this project are available on the project webpage.

How is the 99 Street Slide Progressing?

After eight months of construction this project in the final wrap up stages. An official announcement is pending.

The project was completed on time and on budget and will help to protect residents and businesses in the area around 99 Street from future slides. This was done through the construction of two pile walls, which stopped the progression of a slide that was discovered in 2016.

We’re grateful for the financial contributions from both the Federal and Provincial Governments. More details are available regarding the background and the project on the project webpage.

How is 103 Street Construction Progressing?

The majority of the work is now complete on the 103 Street Neighbourhood Infrastructure Renewal Program. Landscaping and installation of new streetlights will be completed in the spring.

Construction on 103 St. was part of Phase One of the 2018 to 2021 Neighbourhood Infrastructure Renewal Project. The other part of Phase One was the area around 99 St. and 104 Ave. that second part of phase one has been rescheduled until the spring of 2019. The decision to delay that part until the spring was to ensure that the 103 St. component was completed this fall.

More detailed information on the 103 Street Neighbourhood Infrastructure Renewal Project is available in the briefing note that went to Council’s Governance and Priorities Meeting on November 5.

Saddleback Playground

The playground construction was completed at the start of November.

While this work is being done later in the season, it gave us the opportunity to advantage of better pricing and to schedule the construction during a time of the year when it was less likely to interrupt park users.

Snow Responsibilities

For more info about snow removal including clearing maps and more check out our Snow & Ice page.

What is the Town of Peace River responsible for?

The Town of Peace River is responsible for clearing snow from and sanding along municipal roads, parking lots, trails and sidewalks adjacent to our property. Snow clearing operations begin within 12 hours of final accumulation.

Snow removal takes place when packed snow on the roadway reaches a certain point. When that happens, temporary on-street parking bans can be issued to allow us the opportunity to remove snow from streets. If a ban is in place you will see warning signs placed at key intersections in neighbourhoods, messages will also be posted on the Town website and social media pages.

What are residents and business owners responsible for?

Residents and businesses are responsible for clearing the snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. For those who are renting, check with your landlord to clarify if they are managing snow removal at your residence or if you are. If you are going to be away from your residence or business for a period of time, please make arrangements to have the snow shovelled.

When shovelling snow please do not shovel it onto the streets, this can create a hazard and is illegal.

Additionally, if you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear snow from it, this will help our fire department in the event of an emergency. To assist our crews in clearing streets we would also ask that garbage bins be brought in promptly after garbage is collected.

Working together we can keep our streets and sidewalks safe this winter.

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