Town to look at moving dumping station

The possibility of moving the current recreation vehicle dumping station is to be investigated by Sylvan Lake town staff.

The possibility of moving the current recreation vehicle dumping station is to be investigated by Sylvan Lake town staff.

Councillors unanimously passed a motion asking staff to examine possible new locations and costs and report back to them in time for discussion during 2013 budget deliberations. Mayor Susan Samson and councillors Graham Parsons, Rick Grimson and Laverne Asselstine voted in favour of the motion Monday night while the other three councillors — Ken MacVicar, Sean McIntyre and Dale Plante — were absent.

Asselstine raised concerns about the current location at Sylvaire Close and Industrial Drive stating comments he’d heard from a local business owner who complained about interruption of access to his business, garbage and waste material on his property and hazards because trailer owners waiting to dump their loads back up onto Highway 20.

“I think we’ve reach a point that the usage of the site, because of its proximity to the highway, the hazards of that, that we should be looking at taking it out and moving it elsewhere,” Asselstine said.

Asselstine noted that when the dumping station was initially located at the corner Highway 20 and the industrial park weren’t likely as busy as they are today. He suggested staff be asked to find another location where the site could be located.

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