Grant needed to repair sewer plant in Greenwood

Council is searching for grant dollars to help end repair the sewer treatment plant and other news from Greenwood council.

Greenwood council logo

Good fences make good neighbours. That seems to be the thinking of Greenwood council as they approved a development variance permit allowing Nicole and Darryl Drinkwater to construct a 2.75-metre (nine-foot) high fence between their house and their neighbour’s property.

The approval was given on Monday nights’ regular Greenwood council meeting.

Currently fences are limited to 1.8 metres (six feet) in height. Council was told the request was being made for privacy reasons in the area of the Drinkwater’s gazebo and barbeque.

***

Council granted approval for the museum to access city hall for a work bee on June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to clean and prep the upper floors for museum tours.

***

Council directed staff to contact Interior Health to arrange a meeting with staff and council to look at options if Dr. Ajaero leaves the area.

According to Councillor Colleen Lang, an online petition protesting his move collected over 500 signatures, plus there were petitions at Overwaitea and the post office in Grand Forks. Lang said the Grand Forks woman who started the petition had spoken to Dr. Ajaero and he had made clear his intention to leave.

***

Administrator Robin Dalziel reported the city had received a letter signed by four residents in support of the City of Greenwood continuing to work with the Dombroskys and their lawyers to clean up the property.

***

Dalziel reported that the city is working with a trucking company that is willing to haul tires away from the demolition derby site. He said the trucks would pick up what they could carry when on backhaul from the Kootenays. He said it would not be cost efficient to move the tires to a storage area until picked up.

***

Council was embarrassed by the smell coming from the sewer plant as they met for their meeting Monday night. Mayor Nipper Kettle said there are mechanical problems at the sewer plant and he didn’t sound optimistic that a solution will be found until the city finds a grant to cover the costs.

He said he had sent a text asking MLA Linda Larson to plead the city’s case in Victoria.

Dalziel said that staff are updating the waste management plan and once that is in place then the municipality will be resubmitting the grant applications for the sewer treatment plan, lift stations, etc.

 

Just Posted

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Road trip comes to end with split for Grand Forks Border Bruins

The team is coming off its longest road trip this season.

Grand Forks high school students remember

The school and the Legion joined for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony.

Letter: English town remembers Grand Forks on anniversary of Armistice

Phillip Morris writes from Shrewsbury, England.

Crowd gathers at Phoenix memorial for Remembrance Day

The small group shared remembrances around the campfire.

Saving salmon: B.C. business man believes hatcheries can help bring back the fish

Tony Allard worked with a central coast First Nation to enhance salmon stocks

High-end B.C. house prices dropping, but no relief at lower levels

But experts say home ownership remains out of reach for many for middle- and lower-income families

Worker killed in collision at B.C. coal mine

Vehicle collision occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning

B.C. asking for tips on ‘dirty money’ in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars

Action follows a Peter German report on money laundering in B.C. casinos

Canadian dead more than a week after plane crash in Guyana: Global Affairs

Global Affairs said it couldn’t provide further details on the identity of the Canadian citizen

Children between 6 and 9 eligible for $1,200 RESP grant from province

BC Ministry of Education is reminding residents to apply before the deadline

Victoria spent $30,000 to remove John A. Macdonald statue

Contentious decision sparked controversy, apology from mayor

Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

Worries follow privacy breaches at some Canadian cannabis retailers

NEB approves operating pressure increase to repaired Enbridge pipeline

The pipeline burst outside of Prince George on Oct. 9, now operating at 85 per cent

Most Read