Lantzville District Hall shown above.

Lantzville District Hall shown above.

Lantzville defers decision on water pipe construction

LANTZVILLE – An Aug. 3 special council meeting lasted less than five minutes.

People packed Lantzville’s town hall last night in hopes of hearing a debate about water supply in the district, but instead heard nothing.

On Monday (Aug. 3) Lantzville councillors held a special council meeting where they were set to debate and vote on a motion calling for the construction of the pipeline that would connect the district to the City of Nanaimo’s water supply, thus triggering a water agreement between the two municipalities.However, instead of any significant debate or decision being made, Lantzville councillors voted to defer any discussion or decision on the matter until Sept. 12 or sooner.

The decision to defer any decision was made due to the ongoing legal opinion being sought by the District of Lantzville, which once complete, will determine whether any member of council is in a potential conflict of interest situation with the Nanaimo-Lantzville water agreement.

Lantzville councillors will now break for the remainder of August and resume regular council meetings beginning on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.Wednesday’s council meeting lasted less than five minutes.