Beaver Creek Improvement District dragging feet over water

What's the deal with the water in Alberni's Beaver Creek, one reader asks.

To the Editor,

Beaver Creek still suffers frequent boil-water advisories. The potential exists to begin work this summer on solving the problem, but little seems to be happening to realize this potential.

Proposals exist to build a new reservoir and to allow use of city water in times of excessive turbidity. Unfortunately, the money available for this work can only be accessed after the improvement district (BCID) becomes a service area of the Regional District (ACRD) – a conversion mandated by referendum in October 2011, almost five months ago.

Sadly, the trustees of BCID do not appear to be seriously getting on with conversion, despite ACRD urgings. The ACRD has recently made a written request for decisions; on a final date for conversion and on acceptance of existing project proposals.

BCID’s apparent response has been to cancel the monthly board meeting (Mar. 19) at which these requests should have been publicly aired and acted on.

Residents were given no notice (apart from a sheet pinned to the office door) or any reason for the cancellation.

This is not only discourteous but unacceptable. BCID should promptly re-schedule the cancelled meeting and let the public witness and make input to their response to ACRD’s requests. The people of Beaver Creek deserve to have their trustees act, and be seen to act, positively and without delay.

The referendum decision must be implemented; with the water system placed under ACRD management and the proposed work initiated, as soon as possible.

Alexander Miller,

Beaver Creek

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