No traffic changes at septic station

A septic receiving station in Sylvan Lake blamed for causing traffic problems won’t be changed after all.

A septic receiving station in Sylvan Lake blamed for causing traffic problems won’t be changed after all.

With summer camping season winding down, Sylvan Lake Town Council voted on Monday to reverse an earlier decision to change the configuration of the septic dump station in an industrial area at Erickson and Industrial Drives on the east side of Hwy 20.

The changes had been proposed to fix the problem of recreational vehicles backing up on to Hwy 20 as they wait their turn to use the septic station.

To fix the problem, the town had intended to reconfigure the site so RVs enter from the east and not the west.

But that would have led to another series of problems with vehicles blocking the neighbouring UFA store parking lot, council heard on Monday.

Coun. Laverne Asselstine said council should not bother with the reconfiguration and go ahead with the long-term solution of relocating the dump station to a better site.

“I’m saying let’s do it the right way, never mind the temporary stuff,” said Asselstine.

Council agreed and voted to drop the changes proposed for this year.

A second vote was passed to have options for a new septic station be included in the 2013 budget.

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