Monday, June 9, 2014

Pinnacle Pellet to make presentation and address concerns to Council tonight

As we outlined on the blog last week, Councillor Cunningham gave us all the heads up two weeks ago, advising how he was pleased to hear that representatives of Pinnacle Pellet were planning to attend City Council.

A much anticipated opportunity for Council to discuss concerns about the west side terminal that has been in the news frequently in the last few months.

Presentation night is tonight, with Mr. Vaughn Basset, Senior Vice President Sales and Logistics for Pinnacle Pellet scheduled to be in attendance at tonight's Prince Rupert Council session.

Mr. Vaughn is to provide an update on the status of the Pinnacle Pellet Plant project, as well as to address various Public concerns regarding the west side Wood Pellet Terminal.

Council has been focused on the Terminal through much of this year, with many councillors receiving calls of concern and emails outlining a number of complaints about the terminal.

The majority of which seem to involve, noise, dust, operational issues and of late concerns of smells that some residents of the west side say make their quality of life poor.

There does not appear to be a public participation segment involved with the Pinnacle presentation to Council, so it will be up to the six Councillors and Mayor to take care of the list of items that have been provided to them over the last few months.

Should there be other residents with concerns for Council, sending them by email prior to their evening session might provide some answers, or at least pass on observations from those that live in the area.

You can access the email addresses for the mayor and Council from this page on the city website.

For more background on some of the issues surrounding the Pinnacle Pellet Plant see our archive page here.

Items of interest from Prince Rupert Council can be reviewed here.

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