Letter to the Editor: Re: Paving

A recent letter was critical of the City using taxpayer dollars to pave an access road to the Spray Irrigation Administration Centre

A recent letter to the editor from Mr. Brian Kostiuk (Paving – Cranbrook Daily Townsman – Thursday September 26, 2013) was critical of the City using taxpayer dollars to pave an access road to the Spray Irrigation Administration Centre located off Highway 3/95 north of the City earlier this fall.

The paving work was first identified as the preferred dust control method in an engineering design study completed in 2009 as part of the overall Wastewater Improvement Program at the spray irrigation property.  City administration acknowledges and understands the concerns of Mr. Kostiuk and other citizens of the community that paving the road to the spray irrigation pump house may not have been the best use of the City’s resources given the City’s infrastructure deficit including City streets that are in need of repair and maintenance.

The CAO is reviewing the decision to pave the access road with staff.

The City would like to thank Mr. Kostiuk for bringing his concerns forward.

Wayne Stetski, Mayor, City of Cranbrook