Entrance signs mark Highway 3 in the Pass

The municipality is moving ahead with new signs at both entrances into the Crowsnest Pass along Highway 3.

  • Jun. 8, 2013 7:00 a.m.

By Joni MacFarlane

Crowsnest Pass Promoter

 

The municipality is moving ahead with new signs at both entrances into the Crowsnest Pass along Highway 3.

At the meeting on May 21, council was presented with a report on the project including materials to be used, landscape features, colours and a conceptual illustration.

It’s proposed that the sign at the west end of the municipality stay at it’s existing location, but the east end sign be moved to the east side of the campground in Bellevue.

Councillor Brian Gallant said he was concerned about this location.

“It seems that where it’s going to be located it’s right in front of an industrial site which I don’t think is conducive to what we’re trying to do…” he said.

He also asked if groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures had been consulted about the locations.

Marion Vanoni, director of finance and corporate services, who was acting on behalf of the Chief Administrative Officer, said she was unaware if any discussion had taken place.

The signs are a combination of cement blocks to make up the mountain symbol of the logo and metal with a hammered charcoal coloured finish sitting on a concrete base. They are lit with internal uplighting and have a large rock formation with a planter at the base for low growing natural plants.

Mayor Bruce Decoux expressed disappointment with a projected completion timeframe of three months because that would be the end of the tourist season.

Eidos Consulting in Edmonton and Land Studio Group have partnered to work on the project. The cost is $200,000 and is funded through the province’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative capital grant funding.