Assessment money runs dry

Nice try but, as the saying goes, no cigar. He was referring to the phrase: “partnering to undertake a flood plain hazard assessment.”

  • Dec. 10, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Nice try but, as the saying goes, no cigar.

Referring to a letter from the provincial Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Todd Stone, regarding the Salmon River Bridge, Coun. Alan Harrison said at a recent council meeting he found the wording of the letter “interesting and perhaps promising.”

He was referring to the phrase: “partnering to undertake a flood plain hazard assessment.”

Regarding partnering, Harrison said: “It’s the first we’ve heard they might share,” and  suggested council respond by explaining the city has $40,000 ready to contribute if the province wishes to do its part.

City administrator Carl Bannister said in staff’s conversations the ministry has always said it will conduct a flood risk assessment, but only as it pertains to the bridge – not the broader assessment of the delta the city wants.

Harrison asked, with a smile: “Am I inferring something between the lines that’s not there?”

“I think you are,” Bannister replied.

Harrison thanked him. “I like direct answers.”


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