Rossland City Hall. (File photo)

Contractor approved for Rossland Museum roof replacement

Rossland council awarded the tender for the Rossland Museum roof replacement to Trail Roofing Ltd.

Rossland City Council awarded the tender for the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre roof replacement to Trail Roofing Ltd. at Tuesday night’s council meeting. But councillors were disappointed that all three bids received were well over the $100,000 budgeted for the project. Trail Roofing had the lowest bid at $149,000, exclusive of taxes.

“I’m frustrated that we’ve got such a discrepancy between projected and tendered price. Fifty per cent is a huge difference,” said Coun. Andy Morel.

Brian Teasdale, chief administrative officer and corporate officer, responded.

“All pricing that we’ve gotten on all of our projects, as you guys have seen in the last little bit, has just been insanely crazy. That is the market condition and we can’t control that,” he said.

Council also approved transferring $50,000 from the city’s community works gas tax reserve fund to cover the extra cost.

Public hearing scheduled for short-term rental bylaw

Council agreed to schedule a public hearing to address the short-term rental bylaw for Tuesday, Oct. 10. A copy of the proposed amendment and bylaw are included in the Sept. 5 council agenda on the city’s website (

City staff directed to proceed with Business License Bylaw redraft

Staff presented a proposed redraft of the Business License Bylaw, after council had asked that it be redrafted on Jan. 25, 2016. Council approved moving forward with the changes, which will eventually lead to a public hearing, but also asked that the redraft include an introduction that outlines the key purposes of a business license.

Council approves letter of support for Seven Summits

Council approved a request from the Seven Summits Centre for Learning for two letters of support from council to be included in grant applications. Seven Summits is creating two new programs this upcoming school year: the Outdoor Youth Leadership Program and the Food Connections Program. The grants the school is applying for are to help with costs associated with the programs.

Council approves funding for RDI

Council approved $5,000 for the Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College. The RDI requested the funding so it can move forward with an application for a Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Climate Adaptation Partner grant. The grant program requires a minimum of at least five partner communities, but the RDI is proposing to work with six and will require a $5,000 contribution from each. It will then match that funding and hopes to leverage an additional $250,000 from the FCM.

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