June 10, 2014 - 9:55 AM
PENTICTON - City council approved a sewage connection system agreement with the Penticton Indian Band for the new Skaha Hills Development.
The joint-agreement project was first discussed by the Committee of the Whole in May and was approved at last night’s council meeting.
The plan will cost the city $285,000 but will bring a return on investment, said Mitch Moroziuk, Director of Operations. The Indian Band is picking up remaining costs.
Moroziuk said the connection, on the city’s property, is in need of replacement anyway, so if the city voted against the plan, the operations department would still need to create a sewage replacement plan to fix the deteriority infrastructure.
Coun. Wes Hopkin, before approving the plan, said this project is a good example of the communities working together and finding the most economic and resourceful solutions that work in everyone’s favour.
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