Plans to change traffic flow at the RV dumping station adjacent to UFA have been scrapped and town staff instructed to look for a new location for the facility.
Councillors rescinded a motion from a previous meeting and instead asked staff to present a proposal for relocating the facility during 2013 budget deliberations later this year.
Initially they approved a project to spend several thousand dollars to make changes to the station and erect signage so that those using it would queue on Industrial Drive rather than on Highway 20 as now happens.
However discussion with UFA manager John Clayton prompted reconsideration. He expressed concerns about RV owners using his site to turn around and blocking other access points to the UFA site, according to notes provided to councillors.
Councillor Laverne Asselstine agreed. “If we make a change it’s going to seriously impact his business. The point is we need a proper sani-dump site.” He added it should be a priority for the 2013 budget.
It’s more an issue of traffic safety on Highway 20,” said Councillor Sean McIntyre. He indicated that some vehicles are stopping in the driving lane waiting to turn into the dump station and obstructing other vehicles travelling on the highway.
Every time I go down there there’s half a dozen vehicles sitting there. Let’s do it right, never mind the temporary stuff,” said Asselstine.