At the Cariboo Regional District Board (CRD) meeting on Friday, March 6th, 2015 - Williams Lake Mayor (and CRD Director - Williams Lake) Walt Cobb will present a letter he authored on Monday, Feb 23rd to MLA Donna Barnett pleading with her to have the BC Government authorize a re-start of Mt Polley at 50% capacity.
I have discussed this with Mayor Cobb and he will request the CRD Board to do the same. The Board has previously discussed this and did not agree at its' Dec 12, 2014 meeting to write a letter to Victoria calling on it to authorize a partial re-start of Mt Polley, at the urging of CRD Area 'F' Director Joan Sorley.
I have asked Xat'sull First Nations Chief Bev Sellars for her input on Mayor Cobb's letter, given she and her Band members' are Area 'D' constituents and I hope to hear from her before Friday's CRD Board meeting. I have also heard from 1 Likely resident who says the Board should reject the request from Mayor Cobb.
It should make for an interesting conversation at the Board table, given what has transpired at Mt Polley and in the region and province from Dec 12th, 2014 until today
If you wish to contact myself in regards to Mayor Cobb's request, I would be pleased to hear from you. Click here for my CRD Email address
Letter from Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb to Cariboo-Chilcotin (BC Liberal) MLA Donna Barnett: