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Picture Butte making progress on fire hall

Posted on December 28, 2022 by Sunny South News

By Kenyon Stronski
Sunny South News

With the construction of the Picture Butte Fire Hall continuing, parts of main street were blocked off to allow the contractors room to work. Detours were noted on the Town of Picture Butte’s Facebook page.

“A ton of progress has been made on the capital project. It’s moving along very nicely and the only hiccup right now is the service issue on the highway,” began Fire Chief Frank West. “Weather is the biggest factor right now. It’s a fairly small piece of the project, but it has the biggest public impact so we’re trying to keep it moving as quickly as possible. The rest of the project is going really good and good work has been done over the past couple of weeks.”

Bringing up the topic of the main street disruption, Mayor Cathy Moore inquired into signage for the detour, as there have been some comments noting the signage and detour signs are very poor.

“Maybe it could be mentioned that there should be signs where they should detour too, that needs to be better displayed so it can be shown where you want them to go.”

West responded he did receive a communication on the signage, and it was passed onto the contractor to check on and review the signage that was placed. “They were going to have a look at it and I don’t know if there’s any additional signage but we’ll definitely have a look at it.”

Beyond that, West noted the month of November was extremely busy for Picture Buttes EMS services — quoting it’s the busiest month on record for them with 114 emergency events they responded to.

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