District Meeting Dec 11

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The District of Chetwynd held its regular meeting yesterday evening at the Council Chambers.

Delegations kicked off with Jay Morrison from Enbridge, who gave an update on their current projects within northern BC.

Morrison says that Enbridge’s High Pine Expansion Project has passed its final stages of clean up and its target date of service is projected for January 2018.

He added that the Wynnwood Project started in October and will be under construction until the summer of 2018.

Future plans for Enbridge include the T-South Expansion Project which will see upgrades to three compressor units. Enbridge plans to submit an application to the National Energy Board sometime in the new year with a service date expected in 2020.

Wayne Roberts of Urban Systems then spoke to Council on the Economic Development Strategy in the Region.  He said that the future plan will focus on developing a balance between small and large businesses, engaging the entire community to help play a role in the Economic Development Strategy, developing a healthy environment and to have regional collaboration with the PRRD.

Council approved the adoption of three bylaws including “District of Chetwynd Access to Information Bylaw No. 1062”, “District of Chetwynd Sewer Fees and Charges Amendment Bylaw No. 1063”, and “District of Chetwynd Water Fees, Charges and Regulation Amendment Bylaw No.1064”

Council authorized a thank you letter to the Dawson Creek Fire Department for answering dispatch calls since 2000 as per Chief Sabulsky’s recommendation.

Sabulsky also recommended that CRS be recognized for their actions on November 14, 2017.  At 10:00 pm, the Chief received a call from the hospital requesting help getting a seriously ill patient over treacherous roads to Fort St. John.  Caribou Road Services Operations Manager Ken Oakley organized teams of maintenance vehicles and ploughs to ensure the route was passable.  Oakley was very positive and further called to confirm that crews were plowing and sanding hills and corners needing extra attention.  The patient arrived safely at the Fort St. John Hospital by ambulance thanks to the help of CRS and coordination of all emergency teams involved.

Council discussed the next steps for the Chetwynd Public Library Feasibility Study and the BC Rural Dividend Fund which will see upgrades done to trails and sidewalks.

The next regular meeting will be on January 15th, 2018. Watch CHET TV this week for more extensive coverage of this meeting.

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