The District of Barriere held a special Council meeting on Oct. 9, to discuss and award the tender for the Septage Receiving Station, as well as a few other items.
North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre president Donna Kibble addressed Council, asking for their rental fees to be waived again this year. Council members passed a motion to this effect.
Council members passed a motion to award the Septage Receiving Station contract to Acres Enterprises.
In order to facilitate the Septage Receiving Station, a site was chosen at the end of Kamloops Street on a portion of undeveloped road allowance. Discussions then proceeded with adjacent property owner Gilbert Smith Forest Products (GSFP) about possibly acquiring some of their lands that surround this portion of road allowance.
It was decided that instead of buying the GSFP property, an exchange of lands would be the most cost-effective solution for both parties. To that end, Council members passed a motion for the first reading of District of Barriere Road Closure Bylaw No. 98.
This bylaw will now go to a public hearing for input from the citizens of Barriere.
Leslie Stirling was appointed to the Cemetery Committee.
Council members passed a motion that the District purchase the garbage truck that Chase is selling.
The next regular Council meeting will be on Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.