Water issue in Beaver Creek quits flowing

The same game that BCID trustees have been playing is lame, one reader says.

To the Editor,

Last October, the people of Beaver Creek voted 73 per cent in favour of converting the Beaver Creek Improvement District (BCID) into a service area of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD).

Late last year, the ACRD committed $800,000 to infrastructure upgrades in 2012 and more recently applied for an additional $810,000 grant for a total of $1.61 million in water system improvements for Beaver Creek.

It was proposed that June 1 be a target date for conversion to enable work to commence in 2012 as these funds cannot be used for works that are not the responsibility of the ACRD.

BCID was supposed to make a decision to move forward with the conversion at its regular monthly meeting in March, however, the meeting was cancelled. The note on the door did not specify why it was cancelled but said the next meeting will be held on April 16.

Rarely do leopards change their spots. Chances are high that BCID trustees are up to the same game that they have been playing all along trying to maintain the status quo.

Is it time to rally the troops again? Doesn’t the voice of the people mean anything to them? The ACRD has put their best foot forward. It’s time for BCID to do the same.

Susan E. Roth,

Port Alberni