It's a win for the City of Salmon Arm, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) and, ultimately, the taxpayers.
At the Regular Board Meeting held Thursday, May 21, CSRD Directors voted unanimously to waive tipping fees for the City of Salmon Arm to dispose of clean fill from the Ross Street Underpass construction project.
Waiving the tipping fees will result in a cost savings of over $500,000 for the City of Salmon Arm.
This partnership benefits taxpayers from both local governments. The City's taxpayers won't be paying to dump the fill, while the fill received will be used to offset materials needed for the CSRD's Salmon Arm landfill expansion project.
The City of Salmon Arm will be responsible for all costs associated with hauling the soil to the landfill. The loads of soil will be brought onto the CSRD's landfill site through the newly acquired property on 40th Street SE to avoid congestion at the main public access to the landfill.
The City anticipates beginning the project in the latter part of 2020 and into 2021.
Photo: A worker moves refuse at the Salmon Arm Landfill (CSRD photo)