Following the SCRD
Following the SCRD: A citizen's report will be a regular column featuring writings on SCRD meetings by local citizens.
There are many examples of 'Death by Success'; the Salmon spawning process, the Praying Mantis mating ritual, and even the successful matchstick which, when struck, proceeds to consume itself. A new example could be the new SCRD Recycling Contract recently signed by the Gibsons Recycling Depot (GRD).
I had coffee recently with Garry Nohr, Chair of the SCRD Board, it was during our discussion that he informed that the new contract for refuse (trash) collection had been signed with ...... Direct Disposal, well who would have guessed. SCRD along with the Town of Gibsons and the quaint village of Sechelt have collectively engaged our favorite trash guys for another two years but here is the best part you get to pay more for the privilege of having the exhaust spewing beast of a truck race down your street every week when you only put the trash out one a month. How much you say? Just a mere 11% ($42,000) and considering the rate of inﬂation was only 3.2% last year you should consider this a deal, your newly elected ofﬁcials did. It should be noted that this is only for Areas B,C,D &E.
10 January 2012 --Attended my first SCRD Special Infrastructure Services Committee meeting and got to see the players first hand. On the meetingʼs agenda was a presentation by D. Whyte, the SCRD Technician responsible for waste management. The topic was a "Financial Analysis of the Impact of Proposed Zero Waste Initiatives on Sechelt Landfill". It was your typical powerpoint presentation, repetition of information and endless spreadsheets, Mr. Whyte had done his work, not knowing his mandate one cannot criticize.