Council Briefs: Sewer, water bylaws amended

In order to create a system that flows best for its users, the Village of Radium Hot Springs has disposed of the old sewer rates.

In order to create a system that flows best for its users, the Village of Radium Hot Springs has disposed of the old sewer rates.

The Village of Radium Hot Springs passed the Sewer System Regulation and User Charge Amended Bylaw No. 418, 2016 at the regular council meeting on March 23rd to adjust user rates and fees of the recently upgraded sewer system.

In addition, the Village of Radium Hot Springs passed the Water System Regulation and User Charge Amended Bylaw No. 419, 2016. The water rates imposed with this change came into effect on January 1st.

Coun. Ron Verboom made a motion to approve both resolutions and was seconded by Coun. Tyler McCauley with unanimous support from council.


Environmental update accepted from CBT

Neil Muth, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) president and chief executive officer, recently submitted a written update to the Village of Radium Hot Springs about CBT’s Water Smart program to encourage questions and comments about the initiative.

The goal of the Water Smart program is to reduce water consumption by 20 per cent among participating communities by reducing the amount of water used on lawns and gardens; and reducing the amount of water that leaks out of drinking water systems. Muth’s letter, dated March 11th, explained the CBT plans to address each community’s needs through the recently adopted Environmental Strategic Plan between 2014 and 2019.

The information was accepted by council and staff at the March 23rd council meeting.


Trash Bash

Edgewater Elementary School (ESS) students will be lending a helping hand to the Village of Radium Hot Springs for the annual Trash Bash to clean up the Columbia Valley.

Council unanimously approved information regarding the ESS students’ contribution to reduce garbage in the Village of Radium Hot Springs during school hours on April 22nd before the community cleans up for the busy summer season at this year’s Valley Pride on April 23rd.

Mayor Clara Reinhardt encouraged council and the community to contact village staff regarding priority areas that could use some cleaning up so the students can make the most of their time in the community.

She suggested Sinclair Creek trail could use some TLC and thanked the community for its ongoing participation in this initiative.

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