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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Town Council approves sod expense for Lebel Mansion restoration project


Toni Lucas - At the regular meeting of Pincher Creek's Town Council on Monday evening, August 22 council decided to allocate up to $7,000 of an Alberta Historical  Resources Foundation grant to landscaping at the Lebel Mansion site.  This is part of a larger project, the reshaping of the Lebel Mansion grounds after the structural failure of a retaining wall.  Since 2011 the retaining wall was removed, the historic fencing was taken down and stored, the grounds were reshaped, and the fence has been mostly restored.


The remaining landscape work includes topsoil around the fence foundation, grading of the front lawn area for drainage away from the building, the fence foundation, and sod. The Lebel restoration project has a total estimate of $68,464 plus GST, with $23,600 in grant money to come from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. Councillor Doug Thornton asked if this would cover the cost of replacing a gate which went missing between the tear down and rebuild of the historic fence. Town Recreation Manager Adam Grose was in attendance during the meeting and explained the $7,000 would cover the cost of sod. Grose said the replacement of the gate will cost approximately an additional $600.

Related Story:  Lebel Mansion fencing project to move forward

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