ECA Review Reporter
During the regular meeting of Castor Town Council on Tuesday, October 9, further information was presented regarding the proposal to inspect the town’s wastewater system.
As reported previously in the Review, a proposal was received from a consulting firm to assess the town’s wastewater lift station. The assessment would examine the station’s suitability for the town’s needs, and ensure it met existing codes and guidelines.
Council had questioned if cost of the report, quoted to be $24,500, would include designs for any upgrades that might be needed to bring the lift station up to code. Administration informed council that the cost of the report does not include design work for any upgrades.
The consensus of council was that the assessment is still a good idea, and the cost of the report will be included in next year’s budget.
Sgt. Colm Fitzgerald, commander of the Coronation RCMP detachment, spoke to council regarding policing in Castor.
His members are taking a harder approach to noise complaints within Castor, and are issuing less warnings and more tickets to noisy residents.
“It was becoming an issue to the point of being a problem,” said Sgt. Fitzgerald, speaking to council regarding the growing trend of loud parties within the town.
As the crown does not prosecute by-law infractions, Sgt. Fitzgerald reminded council and administration that it is the town’s responsibility to prosecute these tickets once issued.
Sgt. Fitzgerald also told council that the RCMP is starting their yearly DARE campaign, starting with Theresetta School in Castor. Details about the campaign will be announced later.