Buck Lake boat launch one step closer to portable outhouse

Zone 4 funds to be used in purchase

The County of Wetaskiwin is moving ahead with its plan to purchase a portable outhouse for the main boat launch on the south side of Buck Lake.

Councillors first approved the idea during their July 18 council meeting.

That previously made motion was rescinded during council’s Aug. 15 meeting, with another one approved in its place, stating where the funds for the project would come from for the purchase and ongoing maintenance of the facility, “Such as having it pumped out,” said County of Wetaskiwin assistant CAO Rod Hawken.

The cost to rent an outhouse for the first year was $7,940 and $5,490 for the second year. To purchase it was $7,665 for the first year and $4,590 for the second year.

“The funds will come from the Zone 4 capital reserve and the Zone 4 operating reserve,” said Hawken.

The Zone 4 funds will also cover the cost of a chain link fence to go around the outhouse to keep would-be vandals from tipping it over.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca