(Trail Times file)

Trail council briefs: New TALC equipment coming

City officials met for a governance meeting on May 25

Trail city council held its Governance and Operations Committee (GOC) meeting on May 25, which is a forum where elected officials convene to make decisions on municipal business. The GOC usually proceeds regular council meetings, though the latter was cancelled.

Parks and Recreation

• The Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre will receive new cardio equipment this fall. The city has agreed to a three-year lease with Fitness Town to provide cardio fitness equipment including tread mills, spin bikes, upright bikes, elliptical, and AMT machines.

The cost of the lease-to-own contract will be about $75,000 for cost and maintenance over the three-year agreement. The city will also put the used equipment from the previous lease up for sale to the public.

“For the past 15 years, the city has entered into lease agreements for cardio equipment in order to keep our equipment current for our users and to minimize maintenance challenges as equipment ages,” read the report by Trisha Davison, department head. “Providing a reliable service to the public by minimizing down time of equipment has always been a top priority. Leasing the equipment assists with achieving this goal and helps to keep financing the cost of equipment manageable over time.”

Public Works

• City council agreed to move ahead with the purchase of a street sweeper from Rollins Machinery Ltd. for just over $250,000.

After the city’s sweeper went up in flames in November 2019, the muncipality entered into a rent-to-own agreement with Rollins which allowed city staff to test the new sweeper extensively.

“The new unit is actually considerably more effective than the previous machine due to the fact that it can be driven at higher speeds with better cleaning due to the improved vacuum and how the system operates,” said Chief Administrative Officer Dave Perehudoff. “The unit offers operational flexibility given it can also be used as a vactor and clean out catch basins as required.”

Trail Regional Airport

• The hangar at the Trail airport will receive a new roof.

City council awarded the almost $83,000 contract to Hil-Tech Contracting Ltd.


• The city agreed to an in-kind cash grant of just over $3,400 to the Trail and District Arts Council (TDAC) for pressure wash-cleaning of the concrete wall across from The Bailey Theatre.

TDAC is preparing the wall for the addition of a colourful new mural to brighten up the parking area.

New business

• A motion to resurface the Union Hotel parking lot for winter parking was defeated by council.

• Mayor Lisa Pasin raised the issue of the 2020 requisition for the Trail and District Public Library. Council unanimously agreed to request second quarter reporting that details the projected financial savings to be realized by the library’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City of Trailinfrastructure

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

YOU didn’t back check …

Pro hockey player Connor Jones’ inspiring stories on life, hockey and everything in between.

Haitian foster children arrive in Nelson after months-long lobbying effort

Marie-Paule Brisson and Sebastien De Marre have parented girls age 12 and 8 since they were babies

B.C. doc breaks down the incognito mosquito

Dr. Carol Fenton is a Medical Health Officer for Interior Health

Work remains to be done in B.C. care homes

BCSLA represents private operators of Independent and Assisted Living, and Long Term Care residences

Police investigating car accident on Rossland Hill

Captain Grant Tyson says the rollover resulted in minor injuries to three people

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest

Corey Hurren, who is from Manitoba, is facing 22 charges

NHL’s Canadian hubs offer little economic benefit, but morale boost is valuable: experts

Games are slated to start Aug. 1 with six Canadian teams qualifying for the 24-team resumption of play

‘Made in the Cowichan Valley’ coming to a wine bottle near you

Cowichan Valley has the honour of being the first sub-GI outside of the Okanagan

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

COVID-19 cases identified in Kelowna, after public gatherings

Those who were downtown or at the waterfront from June 25 to July 6 maybe have been exposed to COVID-19.

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

Most Read