Please attend the City’s Liquid Waste Management Steering Committee meeting:
When: 11 AM, Thursday, June 2
Where: City Hall
This meeting is open to the public. Water Watch will be presenting our petition asking Council to reject joint treatment with Catalyst.
We don’t have your name on the most recent Water Watch petition, and this is your last chance to sign before it is handed in to Council.
You can add your name to the petition online also.
At this Thursday’s meeting, Councillors will decide what they will do with the public input they’ve received. The report on the public consultations stated:
“Input from the community through the Open House and Word Cafe processes overwhelmingly supports some form of publicly owned sewage treatment facility for Powell River. A joint treatment with Catalyst option was rejected on all levels.”
You can see this report at: http://powellriver.fileprosite.com/Documents/DocumentList.aspx?ID=1718
Councillors will also decide on Thursday whether to accept the nearly unanimous recommendation from the Joint Advisory Committee that Powell River should choose a publicly owned and operated sewage system. The only advisory committee member to oppose this recommendation was the representative of the mill who had originally proposed joint treatment to the City. The vote was 10 to 1 for a public option.
Urge Councillors to accept the overwhelming feedback from the public consultations and the recommendation from the Advisory Committee in favour a public option for Powell River’s sewage system:
Email councillors at:
Mayor Stewart Alsgard
Councillor Debbie Dee
Councillor Dave Formosa
Councillor Maggie Hathaway
(604) 485-5087 (h)
(604) 485-1249 (b)
Councillor Chris McNaughton
(604) 483-9597 (h)
(604) 414-9549 (c)
Councillor Aaron Pinch
604) 485-0888 (ext 115)
And if you have questions about this issue – the costs of different options, the environmental impacts, concerns with privatization - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org