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Williams Lake Council puts the ball back in the province’s court.

For a small group of area residents it’s hurry up and wait.

Williams Lake City Council opted to toss the ball back to the province at last night’s meeting regarding access for about a dozen or so residents who live on the wrong side of the Fraser River.

In May, the access road used by the folks on Moore Mountain washed out and the city tried to get a couple of different ministries to join with them to come up with a permanent solution, but both the Minister of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure said no.

Mayor Walt Cobb says the city wasn’t even sure how a subdivision came to be on the opposite side of the river, but during the investigation, it was discovered the subdivision was established back 1912, Cobb said “when they looked in the history of it, that subdivision apparently was done in 1912and it was water access only and I guess that’s when the old river boat use to come up and down the Fraser River.”

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If the city were to move forward on its own, the nearly 100-thousand dollar bill for a study would be on the city’s back.

The residents will continue to use a locked gate to get to their homes as the battle to get a more permanent solution continues .

The current access is not a feasible alternative due to the crossing of the CN tracks.

 

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