From the Oct. 14 meeting of the Cache Creek Council.
Roll Call: Mayor John Ranta and councillors Lisa Dafoe, Herb Hofer and Wyatt McMurray.
Royal Bank update
Regional Vice President Pam Shaw and Cache Creek bank manager Amrit Sekhon attended the meeting to make a presentation of $13,000 for the new thermal imaging camera for the Cache Creek Fire Dept. Fire Chief Tom Moe was also present and presented Shaw with a framed Thank You from the firefighters.
Shaw gave a quick update on the state of the building which had an electrical fire in it at the end of July. She said they finally have temporary power in the building which will allow them to get to work renovating the interior. She said they hope to have the ATM operating by the end of this week, and the building open for teller service by the first week of December.
Administrator Dan Plamondon updated Council on the reconstruction work being done on Maclean Crescent.
Work began earlier this month. Plamondon said there may be extra fees for conpaction from a subcontractor.
He said there have been some snapped collars and pipes and interruption of service while they were repaired, but the company still thinks it can lay down asphalt before it has to stop for winter.
Council approved the purchase of a new hydraulic pump for the garbage truck at a cost of $3,774.35. The pump malfunctioned and was running constantly until it burned itself out.
During the public question period, Martin Dalsin asked how old the truck was. Administrator Dan Plamondon said it was a 2007 truck.
“No warranty on it and not old enough to trade in,” commented Dalsin.
“The municipality would benefit from a more robust garbage truck,” said Mayor John Ranta. “We’ve contemplated doing more work with our garbage truck,” he said, but it’s not likely to happen. He added that he would be happy just to have a truck that didn’t require major repairs after so short a time.
“Climbing the hill to the landfill every day would take it’s toll on any vehicle,” said Dalsin.
Council approved a Hallowe’en Family Event on Oct. 25 in the Community Hall.
Activities Programmer Marcie Down said there will be games, edible crafts, cookie decorating and apple decorating, a costume party, live music and a dance, all happening between 6-9 pm.
Admission is by donation and donations will go to help sponsor her new Youth Group. The Cache Creek Elementary School PAC will provide the concession.
Council’s next meeting is Mon., Oct. 27 at 4:30 in the Village Office.