Storm Update – July 23, 2014

The storm that ran through Grand Forks on July 23rd, 2014, saw heavy rainfall and strong winds. According to Fire Chief, Dale Heriot, the Fire Department responded to 8 calls during the storm.

Damage from the storm resulted in two trees on houses, one tree on a vehicle, and trees that had fallen on utility lines, as well as tree branches blocking roads and driveways. There were no injuries reported as a result of the event.

City crews were out the night of the storm cleaning up debris, and had things back to normal the following day.

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Volunteers Needed for Water Meter Rate and Installation Committee

Installing water meters and billing according to usage is the single most effective water conservation measure a water utility can initiate. The City of Grand Forks is inviting volunteers to sit on the water meter rate and installation committee.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: ROAD/BOULEVARD SHOULDERING

Project: Shouldering City boulevards.

Where: 2nd street from 68th Ave to the bridge.

When: The month of July.

Goal: Remove excess material from road edge on the boulevard to allow water to run off the asphalt.

Benefits: To protect the asphalt from premature failure and protect the road base.

Challenges: This will mean an interruption in traffic on 2nd street and heavy equipment working in this area.

Time: Work will be between the hours of 7am and 3:30pm.

If you have any questions or if you experience any problems as a result of this maintenance program, please let us know at:
Public Works: (250) 442-4148

info@grandforks.ca
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Join Us At Our Residential Water Meter Installations Open House

Grand Forks residents can learn about the ins and outs of the residential water meter installations and meet the contractors at an upcoming open house.

Neptune Technology Group (Canada) Ltd. is contracted by the City of Grand Forks to supply and install the residential water meters and will be on hand to discuss the process, how installations will work and answer any questions. As well, Council members and staff will be available to also answer questions and discuss next steps.

The open house will be held:
Tuesday, July 22
3pm to 7pm
Seniors Centre Hall at City Park, Grand Forks

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Water Board Urges Okanagan Residents to Press for Action on Zebra Mussels

The Okanagan Basin Water Board and its Okanagan WaterWise program are ramping up efforts after two years of calls to the provincial and federal government, to help prevent invasive zebra and quagga mussels from being brought into Okanagan and BC.

Click the link below to view the full article on The Municipal Information Network Website.

The Municipal Information Network Website

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RFP – ROAD PAVING SERVICES

RFP Acceptance Procedure: In Person, By Mail/Courier

RFP Number: #2014-06-18-RPS

RFP Submission Deadline: July 9th, 2014 at 2:00pm

The City of Grand Forks requires paving and related work in various locations around the City and invites proposals from qualified contractors for the provision of approximately 5400 m2 paving, 460 m2 patching, 1400 m shouldering and related work in 2014.

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