The District of Barriere held a Committee of the Whole meeting on April 16, at which they received updates on the various components of the Wastewater Project.
The septage receiving station should be commissioned late May or early June, barring any unforeseen issues.
The treated effluent disposal system test wells have been completed and the report is being reviewed.
The timetable for the project was discussed at length as it is slightly behind schedule. The tendering process will likely not start until early July.
The Birch Lane wastewater plant tank has been inspected, and will be sanded and repainted in the next week or two.
In other business, the District announced that there will be a Free Dump and Hazardous Waste Day on May 11. There will be more information forthcoming about what types of materials will be accepted.
Twelve applications were received for the Summer Parks Workers positions. eight interviews have been done, and the decision is being made as to who will be hired. The work will begin on May 6 and will continue until the end of August, with each of the workers putting in 20 hours per week during that period.
District Staff advised the committee that over 10% of the population of Barriere have requested that there be a referendum on the borrowing issue. Committee members passed a motion that the referendum process be started immediately. There will be ads placed in the next two issues of the Star/Journal advertising this.
Staff advised the committee that the Fire Department’s Tanker Truck has been repaired, costing $8172.20; a motion was passed to pay this from Fire Surplus.
The outdoor exercise equipment has been ordered from a new supplier and should be arriving in the next few weeks. Councillor Stamer stated that the Lion’s Club will be pouring the flooring in the gazebo in the next several weeks.
The next Committee of the Whole meeting will be on June 3, 5 p.m.