Rosse, Rowberry, Reid chosen as names for new streets

During their regular meeting June 24 night, Sylvan Lake councillors:

During their regular meeting June 24 night, Sylvan Lake councillors:

• approved the names Rosse Place, Rowberry Court and Reid Court for streets in Phase 5 of the Ryders Ridge subdivision.

Each of the names has a historic significance. Following is information provided by Sylvan Lake Archives Society.

The Rosse family arrived from Switzerland in 1911 and ran a general store and post office on Lakeshore Drive until Joe Rosse and his family went back to France in 1919. Edmond Rosse moved the store business and post office to the front of Dingwall’s Boarding House.

(Saundra) Ann Rowberry passed away last year after a 40 year coaching and mentoring career at Sylvan Lake (H. J. Cody) High School. There is now an athletic scholarship in her name.

Laura (Loiselle) Reid was born November 9, 1897, in Saginaw, Michigan and with her parents, Louis and Hattie Loiselle, brother Arthur and grandfather Alexandre Loiselle, travelled by rail to Red Deer in November 1899. With the family arrived cattle, horses, household furnishings and a dismantled sawmill, which the family planned to set up on the unsettled shores of Snake Lake, 15 miles west of Red Deer.

• awarded a contract for construction of the first phase of the sanitary trunk main replacement from the main lift station on Sylvaire Close west to 40th Street, to Kidco Construction of Calgary at the tender amount of $2,329,945.20 excluding GST. Work is expected to begin shortly.

• awarded a contract for construction of a water twinning and replacement project for Willow Springs area, to Pidherney’s Trucking of Rocky Mountain House at the tender amount of $718,281.63 excluding GST.

Work is anticipated to start after the September long weekend to limit the amount of disturbance to businesses. Two water mains will replace the existing ductile iron water main in Lakeshore Drive from 53rd Street to just west of the golf course and another water main will be added from Marina Bay to Willow Springs to allow for looping of water in case of an emergency shutdown.

• approved a demolition permit for an abandoned house and garage at 5038 49 Street. Councillors had to approve the permit because it’s in the Waterfront Direct Control District.

• heard from Chief Administrative Officer Betty Osmond that construction along 47A Avenue between 52nd and 53rd streets is expected to start July 2nd.

• were told by Osmond the town is proceeding with site design for an RV wastewater disposal site on Canadian Tire property. Once drawings are complete they’ll be submitted for Canadian Tire’s approval then a formal agreement can be drawn up between the town and company. It’s anticipated construction could take place in the fall.

Due to sewer trunk main construction, a temporary dump station location will be established adjacent to the old public works building on Erickson Drive.

• learned 750-800 people toured the new town hall during the open house on June 15.

• heard completion of the dog park is planned for this week. Signs will be installed by the end of June. An official opening is being scheduled for July 10th.

• were told the contractor for the provincial park beach sand project has scheduled this week to complete the project, weather permitting.

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