City will own waste disposal grounds by end of July

Debate on a resolution to approve the waste disposal grounds transfer agreement between the Local Government District (LGD) of Mystery Lake and the City of Thompson during the June 22 council meeting generated some heat from city councillors.

Coun. Ron Matechuk moved to table the resolution, and Coun. Duncan Wong seconded his motion. “There are still some unanswered questions, what I would like to see myself for this information to be on the agenda, I would like to see that with the ‘56 agreement, the ‘66 amendment, as well as the new regulations coming into play go to public works and infrastructure,” Matechuk explained.

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The motion to table the resolution was defeated, even though Coun. Colleen Smook abstained from the vote, stating she was on the fence and could see both sides.

The resolution states that the closing date of the agreement would be on July 31, with the city taking over partial acceptance of liabilities from the closing date on, with the province of Manitoba assuming the liabilities prior to July 31.

Coun. Kathy Valentino commented she would be supporting the resolution. “For me I like that they’ve done that 30-year master plan, so there’s a 30-year plan in place for this, and the viability of this, and how it’s outlined, for that I see there is no problem with me supporting this tonight.”

This agreement is part of of the amalgamation of the City of Thompson and the LGD.

In the end counil passed the resolution unanimously.

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