Big Lakes County seeks funds to expand tire service

Richard Froese
For the Lakeside Leader

Big Lakes County plans to develop marshalling sites for the disposing of tires and is seeking funding.
At its Nov. 8 meeting, council authorized administration to submit an application for up to $30,000 to the Alberta Recycling Management Authority for a tire marshalling area grant.
“I don’t have a problem if it won’t cost us anything,” said councillor David Marx. “We already have the sites.”
Grant funding would initiate steps to expand the facilities in the county.
“We hope to integrate this potential project in phases,” says a report from Heather Nanninga of the county in a written report, “beginning with enhancing the tire marshalling area at the Kinuso/Faust transfer station and at the remaining transfer stations in the Banana Belt, Grouard, Heart River and Joussard in future years.”
Nanninga’s report goes on to say, “dependent on the grant funding, Big Lakes County will be able to operate a separate tire marshalling area with new signage and concrete block walls.”
Nanninga’s report says such a facility “can help the county better serve the public.”
One councillor suggested the county ask for more funding to cover more.
“Why can’t we apply for all sites?” said councillor Don Charrois.
Council also directed staff to consider expanding the application to include all county sites. The application deadline was Nov. 23.

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