County and City agree on sand and salt deal
Camrose County reached an agreement with the City of Camrose that will buy them time to make a decision about their sand and salt supply.
Camrose County came up against this situation as their previous contractor, Carillion, filed for bankruptcy this year.
The agreement comes after a motion was carried at the July 24 council meeting to approve an unbudgeted expenditure of up to $500,000 for the construction of a sand and salt storage facility to ensure they have a supply.
In light of this arrangement, County administrator Paul King said they are not looking at doing any construction this fall.
“It means we have access to a facility that will supply our sand and salt and that gives us a year to make some better decisions about what we’re going to do with our particular supply going forward. It just buys us some time to make a better decision,” said King.
“The city is just going to us their existing facility, and we’ll have access to it.”
Camrose County budgets a supply of about 700 megatons to service their hamlets.