Construction in downtown Rossland is pretty much complete now. Sierra Landscaping has a bit of work to finish up and winterize the new plants, and the company building the bus stops has been slowed down a little due to vehicle problems but should be finishing up shortly.
The Spirit of Red’s Olaus Jeldness statue arrived early this week so the next step is to pour the concrete for the base, matching it to the base of the statue. The official unveiling will be at Winter Carnival but the statue may be up by December at the earliest: the concrete base needs to cure for at least a month first.
The boulder benches that will be used as street furnishings may not be installed until spring.
Thank you very much to everyone who participated in the Rediscover Rossland re-opening party. It was a great success. Several hundred people came to celebrate the new downtown, listen to music, get their picture taken, eat some cake, and do some shopping. The Scouts did a great job cutting the ribbon and leading the procession through downtown. Raised high above the crowd, Larry Doell took many great pictures of the large group gathered for the historic community photo.
This will be the last weekly write-up from the Columbia Project Communications Task Force. From the desk of Mayor Granstrom:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Columbia/Washington Task Force members: city staff members Darrin Albo and Mike Maturo, Renee Clark, Aaron Cosbey, Jenn Wilson, and Councillor Jody Blomme,” Granstrom said. “The Task Force met for 27 weeks in a row, before and during the construction, and did a great job of keeping citizens informed. Thanks to the TF members for setting aside time from your busy schedules to make this Task Force a success.”
-Columbia Project Task Force