The County of Wetaskiwin has approved a small land purchase totaling $350 during their Public Works council meeting July 23.
The purchase is related to upgrading county roads that will likely be affected by the new G3 grain terminal under construction at the intersection of Hwy. #2A and Twp Rd #460.
In an agenda memo Director of Public Works Neil Powell stated, “In October 2018, adjacent landowners were informed that County Council along with County staff have identified Township Road 460 (from HWY 2A to RGE RD 240) and Range Road 240 (from TWP RD 460 to HWY 613) also known as the G3 Resource road, as the most likely of County roads that will experience the greatest increase in truck traffic.
“To plan for this, the County proposes to upgrade RGE RD 240 (2 miles) and TWP RD 460 (2 miles) to a paved road standard.
“The upgrade will include road reconstruction, intersection upgrades, bridge upgrades, granular base course and pavement to a 9-metre top width.
“To proceed with the G3 project, ROHI Engineering has negotiated a Land Acquisition Agreement with Alfred and Albertina Johb, for the purchase of 0.05 acres at SW 18-46-23 W4M.
“The land is required for the purpose of road widening and other related improvements. The land is valued at $7,000/per acre; therefore, the total purchase price will be $350.00, plus GST. Payment will be made once the Road Plan is registered with Alberta Land Titles.”
Councilors unanimously approved the purchase.