A map from the 19th century is causing delays for the Regional District of East Kootenay’s plan to take over the Windermere Water Treatment Plant.
The RDEK plans to assume operations of the Windermere Water Treatment Plant through the purchase but an unexpected development is causing a delay.
Area F director Wendy Booth says a map from 1893 shows the property sits on a road or trail which may or may not have existed at the time.
“There’s a line on a map from 1893 that was discovered indicating that a trail or a road existed on the property. Maybe it existed, I have no idea. This map is over 100 years old.”
Booth says this will call for some extra paperwork but won’t impact their planned purchase of the site.
“We have to file all these papers and get signatures from a number of different departments within the provincial government and this is one of them, so that’s how it came to light that this exists. So it’s something that we are waiting for some indication from the province or surveyor general of how we should approach it.”
Booth hopes to have the issue resolved soon
She adds the delay won’t affect water supply.
– Wendy Booth, RDEK Area F Director