April 16, 2014 - 10:43 AM
The District of Summerland has an opportunity to generate revenue to assist in reducing Summerland’s infrastructure deficit. An estimated $50,000,000 m³ of gravel (enough to satisfy municipal needs for 3,300 years) is located on municipal land adjacent to our landfill.
Plans are underway to generate long-term revenue and maximize the use of this community asset. A Request for Proposal has been issued to retain a lessee who is experienced in gravel resource management and developing gravel extraction sites for future sustainable land uses.
“Revenue generated from lease payments, gravel royalties and property taxes from this project will be used to rebuild, repair, upgrade and replace infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, sewer, drainage, recreation facilities) for many years to come,” advised Mayor Janice Perrino.
A commercially operated gravel pit will create jobs and long-term economic activity for Summerland.
For more information contact Don Darling, Director of Works and Utilities at 250-404-4096.
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