Town wants better cost sharing with CSRD

The Town of Golden is sending a formal letter to the regional district to open up the dialogue on regional collaboration.

MMBC Letter

 

The Town of Golden Council has sent a letter to the province requesting that they renegotiate certain aspects of the Multi Material BC (MMBC) recycling program.

Council unanimously voted to send the letter after receiving correspondence from Black Press (owner of the Golden Star) requesting the municipality’s support in their efforts to get the government to renegotiate the program.

The program threatens the stability of the newspaper industry, due to recycling costs placed on newspapers, and Town Council agreed that the newspaper is vital to the community.

The Town, as an advocate for the residents, has signed on with MMBC, but requested in the letter that the province renegotiate with the B.C. newspaper industry.

Dyke Repair Contract

 

Dawson Construction Ltd. has been awarded a contract by the Town of Golden for dyke repairs to the Kicking Horse River.

The 90-metre section of the dyke, on the south bank near Golden Transfer, was damaged during the spring of 2013.

The total project is going to cost an estimated $360,000, with 80 per cent of all eligible costs through the Emergency Management BC disaster recover grant fund.

The total value of the contract is $52,380. There were three bids for the contract, with the other two each amounting to more than $100,000.

CSRD Cost Sharing

 

The Town of Golden is sending a formal letter to the regional district to open up the dialogue on regional collaboration.

Mayor Christina Benty proposed the Town send a letter, reasoning that the municipality is supporting various facilities that Area A residents use.

The cost to maintain infrastructure such as the swimming pool or the airport rests solely on the Golden taxpayers.

The Town would like to see more “meaningful collaboration and cost sharing” with the CSRD.

Benty hopes this will be the first constructive step in starting the discussions.

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