COM­MIS­SION NOTES

May 10, 2017

The Victoria Standard - - Obituaries / Announcements -

Present at the meet­ing were Chair of the Vil­lage Richard Roberts, Vil­lage Clerk-trea­surer Erin Bradley, Com­mis­sion­ers Brian Mor­ri­son, Bill Marchant and Mar­i­lyn Mor­ri­son. Ab­sent: Com­mis­sioner Philip Macrae. Wayne Ryan and Leo Fownes of Mile­brook Es­tates Ltd. brought a pro­posal to Com­mis­sion.

County War­den Bruce Mor­ri­son at­tended briefly to dis­cuss his meet­ing on June 12 with Baddeck Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment (BVFD). The fire hall sits on land that is owned in part by the Vil­lage of Baddeck and in part by the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity. The fire depart­ment in­quired of Mor­ri­son whether the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity would re­lin­quish its in­ter­est in the prop­erty. The War­den will take the in­quiry to next Coun­cil meet­ing. In the mean­time, the War­den re­quested the Vil­lage dis­cuss whether it would re­lin­quish its por­tion of the prop­erty. The fire depart­ment can con­sol­i­date and take own­er­ship of the prop­erty if the County and Vil­lage re­lease their por­tions.

Pub­lic Works Su­per­vi­sor Trudy Gillis pre­sented the monthly wa­ter report. Gillis and her team con­tinue main­te­nance and re­pairs of the wa­ter treat­ment plant.

The new sum­mer hire at­tended the gas de­tec­tion course and the air res­pi­ra­tor course and is pre­pared for a man watch when plant clean-up com­mences.

A large wa­ter me­ter or­der was placed to re­place me­ters frozen and bro­ken over the win­ter. Steps are be­ing taken to make me­ter read­ing eas­ier.

The Vil­lage is up to date on all re­ports re­quired by the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment.

All four lift sta­tions have been cleaned and pumps re­placed at Queen St. and Wa­ter St. lift sta­tions with new grinder and pellers to pre­vent fur­ther clog­ging.

Static test­ing of wells for the Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­ment has started. This needs to be done weekly up un­til Novem­ber.

Gillis brought up the need for a Source Wa­ter Pro­tec­tion Plan meet­ing as re­quired by the DOE.

Work will be done on the trails and look off on Kid­ston Land­ing.

Within the next two weeks Gillis and her team will take down the wa­ter treat­ment plant piece by piece for clean­ing and re­pairs. She will be work­ing on stan­dard op­er­at­ing pro­ce­dures to make any fu­ture clean­ing eas­ier.

Gillis is look­ing at in­stalling a tur­bid­ity me­ter and a sam­pling port at the wa­ter treat­ment build­ing on the raw wa­ter side to test wa­ter be­fore chlo­rine is added. This will keep them in com­pli­ance if any­thing hap­pens at the wells dur­ing the win­ter months and the wells can’t be reached.

Test kits have been or­dered to be­gin lead test­ing in July. Baddeck will be the first Vil­lage in Nova Sco­tia to do this type of en­vi­ron­men­tal test.

Gillis will soon broad­cast ways to con­serve wa­ter and con­tinue ed­u­cat­ing the pub­lic about what not to put down drains. En­tire face clothes and hand tow­els are be­ing pulled out of pipes.

Bill Marchant pointed out that work needs to be done on the wharf. A light stan­dard has fallen over and should be re­moved as well as the con­crete post it sits on. Some of the cladding on the side of the wharf has come loose. A pon­toon that de­tached from the small float­ing wharf used to main­tain the Baddeck wharf must be re­trieved.

Gillis asked for a list that out­lines the scope of work to be done at the wharf.

Bills were re­viewed and ac­cepted by Com­mis­sion­ers.

Wayne Ryan and Leo Fownes of Mile­brook Es­tates Ltd. pro­posed a part­ner­ship be­tween the Vil­lage, the County and Mile­brook Es­tates to run a new wa­ter line to a Queen Street prop­erty they have an op­tion of pur­chas­ing. The Vil­lage will pro­vide doc­u­ments to the Eastern District Plan­ning Com­mis­sion and the County and con­tinue to pur­sue an agree­ment with Mile­brook Es­tates Ltd, the County and the Vil­lage con­cern­ing a wa­ter line.

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