Fort St. James Council held a meeting on July 13. The following are some highlights and conclusions from that evening:
Geoffrey Mercer, self- employed MSC EP presented Council with information about hydrothermal liquefaction.
This technology is fairly new and Mercer is currently researching other similar projects.
The project’s objective is to alleviate pressure on the current Fort St. James lagoon system and to find alternative utilization for waste products.
Source material would initially be acquired from local septic systems.
Benefits include: extension of lagoon operational life, reduction of lagoon odours and a decrease in operational costs.
Council is currently looking into this as research continues.
Council received a report regarding the Transportation Committee and action items put forward including: Hwy 27 and YRB gravel pit access concerns, abandoned vehicles along Hwy 27, road conditions on Sowchea Road and a review of the Corners intersection.
A bylaw to consider the regulation, construction, placement and maintenance of signs in the District of Fort St. James is currently being considered by Council.
The Fort St. James Fire Dept. is busy as ever. A fire inspection took place at Conifex Timber as well as new hose testing.
New recruit applications are due Sept. 2 and new recruit hands on training begins Oct. 29.
Three live fire training courses are still to come this year as well as one vehicle rescue course.
The Fort St. James Hockey Arena is being renovated with new arena boards and roof.
The Community Centre will be installing a new projector shortly.
Mayor Rob MacDougall thanks the R.C.M.P. in Fort St. James for their services.
“They do a great job when responding to calls and in sharing information. They do an excellent job and we are lucky to have them,” MacDougall said.