Fort St. James Council Meeting: August 10

Fort St. James Council held a meeting on August 10. The following are some highlights and conclusions from that evening:

  • Wed Aug 17th, 2016 5:00pm
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Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Fort St. James Council held a meeting on August 10. The following are some highlights and conclusions from that evening:

District is currently considering a water meter study to be done in 2016. This study would determine the future costs and benefits of implementing a water meter program for high volume users.

There is currently one water meter in Fort St. James. High volume users in the District should be charged for consumption to adequately allow for infrastructure improvements based on usage.

The study will include the following details: a general overview of water metering trends, benefits and challenges, modelling for Fort St. James on baseline water system demand and predicted post metering water savings, an order of magnitude metering program cost analysis, a summary of expected costs and benefits and a high level comparison of metering with other water conservation measures.

According to Nahounli Kennel and Uplands, the Spay and Neuter Animal Health Clinic sponsored by the Canadian Animal Assistance Team held June 9-11, was extremely successful. About 102 animals were either spayed or neutered and 67 animals were examined and vaccinated.

The Province of British Columbia has issued a 2016 Small Community and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing Grant to Fort St. James. Approximately $103.4 million has been issued to municipalities throughout B.C.

A sign by-law is in the process of being implemented for September 2016.

Rogers Communications is currently working on a two year plan to improve cell service locally according to the T.V. and Radio Society of Fort St. James.

On behalf of Victoria City Council, a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau was shared with Fort St. James City Council requesting the Federal Government decline the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project application.

Council has been asked to consider similar advocacy in writing from Victoria City Council.

The idea of a memorial wall to remember loved ones in Fort St. James is being considered.

The Fort St. James Curling Rink has suffered water damage recently. An adjuster is determining the extent of damage which is unknown at this time.