Princeton Council authorize infrastructure assessment and repair

Council gives staff authorization to proceed with three infrastructure projects.

Three infrastructure projects were given the green light during the regular meeting of Council on Jan. 21.

Environment Canada issued a proposal to the Town of Princeton for an alternate location to house an upgraded Reference Climate Station at the Princeton Airport.

Council approved the proposed site and directed staff to negotiate the terms of the lease with Environment Canada.

Bruce Hamilton, Interim Public Works Manager presented Council with an assessment report from TRUE Consulting on the more than 40 year old Ponderosa Lift Pump Station.

Hamilton explained that in his professional opinion, “the station is at the end of its life.” He further explained that one of the pumps is beginning to fail and also explained the hazards and costs that could be incurred to implement entry and rescue procedures each time maintenance was required.

The report states that the lift station is “in a confined space with substandard restricted access and  the “control system is inadequate.”

Council authorized staff to proceed with the retrofitting of the station at a budget cost of $192,000.

The waste water treatment plant known as the Klargester located in the Westridge Subdivision, is as well suggested to be likely reaching the end of it’s life.

Staff advised Council of concerns related to safety and maintenance of the Klargester and have recommended a thorough assessment be done.

Authorization was given for Staff to arrange for an assessment to be performed by TRUE Consulting at the budgeted amount of $7,000.