Paving the way to improved health care in Penticton

Pavers removed from the Main Street revitalization project in Penticton are up for bid.

Pavers removed from the Main Street revitalization project are up for bid.

The pavers, removed from the 200 block of Main Street, will be sold to the highest bidder in a sealed bid auction. Funds raised will support the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation for the Penticton Regional Hospital Patient Care Tower expansion project.

“Downtown Revitalization is about both injecting energy and creating positive impacts for our whole City,” said Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. “Re-purposing pavers creates an affordable way for the community to get even more value from this project, and funds will go straight back into a great community asset.”

Until  June 30, people can stop in at the City Yards office (616 Okanagan Ave. East) between 7:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and submit a bid on a variety of “paver packages,” ranging from one pallet to 10 pallets. There are 130 pallets of paving stones available, with approximately 280 bricks per pallet or approximately 75 square feet. Paving stones will be sold as-is, where is, with no exceptions or substitutions.  The reserve bid per pallet will be $75. Bids close at noon on Thursday, June 30.

The city reminds bidders that the closing date is firm and the clock at city yards will be the official time and bids cannot be retrieved once they are submitted.

The City of Penticton hopes this project will help pave the way to revitalization throughout the city. For more detailed information on the paver auction, visit Penticton.ca.