Sechelt Briefs: Cowrie and Derby Road link completed

Fall is usually a busy season for paving and roadwork and the District of Sechelt is no exception.

The last part of the link between Cowrie Street and Derby Road was recently completed and is now open to traffic, allowing people to travel between West Sechelt and downtown without using Highway 101. It’s also being recommended as a great route for cyclists.

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The district is reminding people that the speed limit is 50 km/h and includes a 30 km/h school zone on Cowrie by Chatelech Secondary School.

The district is also reminding residents that prep work is underway for improvements on Sechelt Inlet Road, between Burnett Road and Todd Road, with the work expected to be completed no later than Nov. 15.

The major work on Trail Avenue, budgeted at around $6 million, has been out to tender and the latest capital project update from district staff said bids are currently being evaluated. The project is slated for completion in August 2020.

Food Bank donation

Sechelt Coun. Alton Toth is hoping to convince his fellow councillors to chip in to help the Food Bank out of the funds set aside in the budget for council.

In a notice of motion presented at the Oct. 2 council meeting, Toth said he’d like to see $10 per district employee and member of council donated to food bank services on the Coast and that other local governments be challenged to follow suit.

Because the idea was presented as a notice of motion, it was not debated or voted on at the Oct. 2 meeting, although, after doing some quick math in her head to estimate the impact to the budget, Coun. Brenda Rowe said she’d be willing to speak in favour of it that night.

The motion will come up for discussion Oct. 16 and Mayor Darnelda Siegers suggested the mayor of Gibsons, chair of the regional district and chair of School District No. 46 should “be prepared.”

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