Cumberland council hears details of landfill agreement

Pending the outcome of an alternative approval process, Cumberland will be compensated $300,000 per year for 20 years.

Pending the outcome of an alternative approval process, Cumberland will be compensated $300,000 per year for 20 years when the Comox Valley waste management centre (Pidgeon Lake Landfill) expands.

The Comox Strathcona waste management service (CSWM) will also provide $3 million to upgrade the Cumberland/Bevan Road corridor.

Mayor Leslie Baird hopes a host community agreement will be signed off in June.

Council agreed to send the regional district a letter supporting the solid waste plan.

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Film producer Micheal Razberry has asked council to financially support production of a documentary of the 100th anniversary of the Great Vancouver Island coal miners’ strike of 1913.

He also asked council to introduce businesses or other potential sponsors.

Razberry proposes to follow a timeline from when Cumberland miners declared a ‘holiday’ to protest the firing of Oscar Mottishaw, to the solidarity of 3,500 miners extending to Nanaimo.

Coun. Kate Greening feels the financial request of council is inappropriate.

Council voted to forward Razberry’s request to the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce.

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With the exception of Greening, council approved a Village Park master plan that considers the long-term renewal of the park. Key components include playground upgrades, skatepark construction, tennis court changes and basketball court removal. Mayor Leslie Baird and Coun. Conner Copeman are concerned about the latter. Baird would rather lose a tennis court.

Greening feels the plan “needs to go back to the people” at a village hall meeting, but Couns. Gwyn Sproule and Roger Kishi do not want to further delay the process.

The plan first needs to go through the budget process before an estimated five years of work begins. Total costs are estimated at $1.98 million at the high end.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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