The County of Wetaskiwin has still received no direct request from the Louis Bull Tribe for a joint paving project of Range Road 253 (Louis Bull Road).
Late last year the county received a copy of a letter the tribe sent to the Minister of Municipal Affairs Shaye Anderson. However, the county is yet to receive a response from Louis Bull to set up a meeting between the two governing bodies, or receive any direct contact from Louis Bull Tribe regarding the paving.
But the County of Wetaskiwin has not dropped the project completely from its radar. In a Jan. 26 interview with the Pipestone Flyer, assistant CAO Rod Hawken reiterated reeve Kathy Rooyakkers’ previous statement that the paving project must be a joint venture.
County administration is investigating grants that would help make the project a reality.
“We’re going to take a look at prioritizing all the roads,” said Hawken.
The joint paving project was last discussed at the Jan. 23 council for public works meeting. Council made decisive action either for or against the project during the meeting.