of The Clarion
Town officials have approved temporary septic tanks for a local business with plans to develop land that is outside the reach of the town’s sewer system.
Rocky Mountain Equipment Canada Ltd. operates a farm implement dealership on 12th Avenue West. The company has asked council for permission to supply, install and use temporary septic tanks at the location. The request was discussed at a council meeting on June 11.
The company has asked the town to relax its bylaws to allow for the septic tanks. A letter to the town states that the company is prepared to use temporary septic tanks until permanent sewer services are available at its property line.
Mayor Rod Perkins said the town has been negotiating with Rocky Mountain Equipment as the company works on its plan to move. He said the town does not have water and sewer services as far east as the property at the present time, so the company has asked the town to allow a temporary solution.
He noted that the company will pay to connect to the system once the services are available further east of town. Perkins said he and two members of the town’s administration have met with company officials in the past.For more on this story, please see the Jun 20 print edition of The Clarion.