Re-adjusting line could be costly

Briefs from Village of Midway council's regular meeting on Monday, May 4.

Midway Council

Village of Midway’s regular council meeting was held on Monday with all members in attendance.

Re-adjusting property line could be costly

Resident Mike Price made a proposal regarding the reclamation of a three-metre depth of his property that was lost due to paving along 12th Avenue before he bought the land.

He suggested that the village purchase the vacant lot (referred to as Lot #1) adjacent to his property, and then transfer an equitable portion back to his title to make recompense for that lost to paving.  The lot, said Price, is on the market for $43,000, considerably more affordable than the alternative measure, which is having the road and several hydro poles moved to re-adjust the property line.

FortisBC presented the village with a quote of approximately $175,000 for the move, three-quarters of which would be billed to Midway.  Council agreed to further consider Price’s proposal and do a walking tour of the area in question to consider options.

AKBLG informative

Councillor Rotvold presented a detailed review of her attendance at the recent Association of Kootenay and Boundary Local Governments conference in Nakusp, which she described as extremely informative and relevant to local concerns such as water infrastructure and municipal insurance. Rotvold’s expenses for the conference were under $400.

Trees slated for removal

A group of elm trees on Hartland Avenue that have suffered considerable winter damage have been slated for removal in the near future. The cost of the removal is not specified, but will be charged at the rate of $1,200 per day.

Budget meeting scheduled

The public budget meeting is scheduled for May 14.

Museum to host breakfast

The Kettle River Museum will stage a May 16 breakfast in front of the bunkhouse, though no entry of the historical building will be permitted except by organizer Monica Stewart.

Council authorizes use of generator, grill

Midway Public Library is hosting its annual spring event on May 30 in the parking lot of McMynn’s Family Foods. A request has been made for the use of the village’s big generator and grill for the event, and this was supported by council.

Lindquist family deserves thanks

The roofing on timber frame entrances at the arena was completed last week, and Councillor Darrin Metcalf proposed that a letter of thanks be forwarded to the Lindquist family, who donated the lumber, and a commemorative plaque mounted on the façade of the building.

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