CVRD user fee survey not user survey

Where is the survey that the CVRD board directed staff to create, to be funded by the MMBC rebate?

The CVRD staff has created a user fee survey but the CVRD board directors carried the motion at the Sept. 9, 2015 meeting for “a cost estimate and user survey/consultation program be developed to assess additional diversion opportunities, to be funded by the remaining Multi-Material BC rebate.”

The user fee survey for Area G had two user fee options. There was no user survey to ask if we wanted glass pickup, flimsy plastic pickup, yard waste pickup, etc. There was no box to tick for the MMBC rebate of $17 per house in 2014 and $34 per house in 2015 to be given back to the users as was promoted when the CVRD staff came to the communities to promote the truck and tote loans.

There were two CVRD staff following the garbage truck around to put the clear plastic envelope with the letter and waterproof tag and orange notice on all the recycle totes. How much did that cost? What about zero waste by using materials that can’t be recycled?

As there is only $721,018 in the MMBC contingency fund how far will it go towards all these CVRD plans by staff for the CVRD electoral areas? At a meeting in Area G in the spring of 2015 the CVRD staff said that new trucks and totes would be needed as the trucks that pick up our current curbside/recycling would not be able to pick up the kitchen organic waste. I think the figure was $3.2 million for trucks and totes, etc. More loans with more interest. So the totes are not really free.

The CVRD board did not direct the CVRD staff to create a survey for curbside garbage. Why are areas A, B and C being given surveys that includes curbside garbage fees when PAN Disposal is picking up their garbage? This is not a recycle MMBC contingency fund diversion!

Where is the user survey that the CVRD board directed the CVRD staff to create “to assess additional diversion opportunities, to be funded by the remaining Multi-Material BC rebate”?

Lynne Smith

Saltair

 

 

Cowichan Valley Citizen