Medicine Hat\'s mayor is reaching out to residents of River Ridge estates, hoping to find a compromise.
Medicine Hat's mayor is reaching out to residents of River Ridge Estates, hoping
to find a compromise. The condo association made a plea Tuesday night in council
chambers to have the City take over operation of a private sewage lift station
and cover the cost of maintenance. Norm Boucher told the residents city staff
will analyze the lift station situation and see what can and cannot be done.
Boucher says a court order was made in 2009 that ownership of the station be
transferred from the developer, Medican Construction, to the condo owners, so
the City may not even be allowed to get involved because they weren't mentioned
in the court documents. However Bob Stein, President of the Garden Homes Condo
Association, says city staff has known about this problem for a long time and
now it's time Aldermen stepped up to take command and not let the bureaucrats
dictate what they do.