Rossland and Trail reach sewer agreement
After successful negotiations, the Councils of Rossland and Trail are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached regarding the long standing dispute over cost apportionment for sewer services. The successful agreement will provide a fair funding formula for the participating partners; City of Trail, City of Rossland and Village of Warfield.
Over the next two years the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, as the administrator of the regional service, will be implementing a user-pay funding formula; this will involve installing the necessary volume measuring equipment. In the meantime, municipal costs will be apportioned using the following formula:
• Trail – 62.56%
• Rossland – 24.90%
• Warfield – 12.54%
Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom commented “We’re pleased that the agreement will ensure a fair sharing of costs for everyone and an incentive for participants to control their water usage as water usage relates directly to flows.”
“The City of Trail is relieved to finally put the longstanding sewer dispute behind us,” said Mayor Bogs. “Now we can move forward and focus our efforts on other important matters in the service and dealing with the Liquid Waste Management Plan.”
The Regional District will now be responsible for drafting the new Service Establishment Bylaw and then providing it to the three member municipalities to the service for their approval.
This article is a press release from the City Of Rossland.