Pool gets rough start to the season

Cache Creek Council Briefs from the May 28 meeting.

From the Cache Creek Council meeting on May 28.

Roll Call: Mayor John Ranta and councillors Lisa Dafoe, Herb Hofer, Wyatt McMurray and Darrell Rawcliffe.

Infrastructure Planning Grants

TheVillage will submit funding applications to the Ministry of Community & Rural Development under its Infrastructure Planning Grant Program for funding for a Water System Leak Detection Study, a Well Protection Plan study, and for Sewage Treatment Plant Main Lift Station design ($32,000).

“It gives us a ‘shovel ready’ design,” said Coun. Wyatt McMurray. “It may just sit on the shelf, but it’s a very important piece of information to have.”

Swimming Pool

Coun. Darrell Rawcliffe reported that the swimming pool was closed after having a problem with chlorine injection  and that a new chlorine injection system has been installed. He said the new system didn’t seem to be working and the pool staff were adding chlorine. But that wasn’t bringing the chlorine count up, either.

Staff later realized that the chlorine in the container they were using had evaporated. They replaced it with a fresh container, but by then the water in the pool was registering bacterial counts and Interior Health required the Village to keep the pool closed to the public until the chlorine took care of the bacteria.

The pool was open again by the end of the week.

Next Meeting

June 11 at 7 pm in the Village Office. The Village’s Annual Report will be presented at this time, and members of the public are welcome to ask questions about it.