As the frost hits the ground, staff at the Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality (SPMRM) is busy finishing summer projects before the snow falls.
The sports field has been levelled and seeded prior to the winter season. The NHL-sized hockey rink is on hold until spring as the SPMRM waits for the province to finalize the land sale in the East Village, but the ice plant has been purchased and will be shipped to Sun Peaks this fall. Nine new benches will be added to the Valley Trail system in the coming months along with 11 new garbage bins with doggy stations.
On the education front, work on the new school portable has been completed, and the construction of additional washrooms for the students is underway.
White Lyon Road Maintenance has been hired as the Sun Peaks roads contractor for winter maintenance and snowplowing, and a new road surface from Industrial Way to Alpine Road has been laid.
Sun Peaks resident Travis Abbey has been hired as the Public Works/Special Projects assistant leading up to the road hand-over from the province to the municipality.
The community’s Sustainability Plan is underway, and was put out for referral prior to the public meeting on October 5, leading up to the finalization of the Official Community Plan (OCP).
“The Sustainability Plan deals with how the community of Sun Peaks will grow looking forward,” said CAO Rob Bremner. “It deals with social aspects of the community as well infrastructure as we go toward finalizing our OCP.
“Sustainability deals with things such as employee housing, health and wellness, arts and other social aspects that communities undertake as well as such thing as greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental programs. Once the Sustainability Plan is complete, that will then be rolled into the final draft of our OCP.”
To keep up to date with Sun Peaks municipal news, visit www.sunpeaksmunicipality.ca.
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