Lumby council gives nod to sewer rates

The last component of Lumby’s 2016 financial plan has been approved

The last component of Lumby’s 2016 financial plan has been approved.

Council adopted the sewer rates Monday, including an increase of two cents per cubic metre.

“It’s going up very little,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.

Acton is confident all of the needs of the sewer treatment system are being addressed even with a minor hike to revenue.

“We’re putting a fair amount of money away for infrastructure repairs,” he said.

“The rates are fair and reasonable.”

In a related matter, four tenders have been received to construct the new sewer lift station in Oval Park.

The bids ranged from about $1 million to $1.3 million.

“Someone will be selected to do the work soon,” said Acton.

However, strict terms are to follow.

“The contract says the area will be immaculate for Lumby Days. Lumby Days is our pride and joy,” said Acton.

 

It’s expected the lift station will be completed by late August.