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Enderby reviews assets

Enderby is beginning the long and costly process of ensuring infrastructure is being maintained.

Council agreed Monday to phase one of an asset management strategy proposed by a consultant.

“They will do preliminary work and we will have a spread sheet so we know what we’re looking at,” said Mayor Howie Cyr of the condition of water lines, sewer pipes, sidewalks and roads.

Two other phases are expected, including financial planning and GIS mapping.

“It will give us an idea of how to budget over 20 years,” said Cyr of replacement costs.

“Every community is trying to come to grips with aging infrastructure.”

Phase one with Urban Systems will cost $20,000 while phase two would be about $45,000.

“The asset management investment plan will provide an interactive tool which decision-makers may use to understand the long-term impact of existing and alternate development standards,” said Tate Bengston, the city’s deputy chief administrative officer.

Document policy approved

There are now rules for handling important papers at Enderby city hall.

Council has approved a bylaw for the retention and destruction of records.

“There are now clear guidelines for our staff,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.

“I was quite surprised we didn’t have one.”

The bylaw outlines minimum guidelines for retaining documents based on the Income Tax Act, the Employment Standards Act, the Personal Information Protection Act and the Community Charter.

Based on these guidelines, officials will know when they can reduce the amount of paper.

“One issue for us is the physical storage of documents,” said Cyr.

 

 

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