Alarm a priority for manager

  • Mar. 1, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Council approved a capital expense of $8,700 to install intruder alarms at the Smithers Regional Airport recently.

The airport was the only municipality-owned building that was without an alarm, and while it was neglected in the past by Transport Canada, who owned the airport before, it was one of the first priorities for the airport’s new managers, Rob Blackburn.

And it’s a considerable asset to go without alarms, Mayor Cress Farrow said, considering not just the buildings but the services they provide, including water that extends past the airport and it’s tenants to include Watson’s Landing.

Having an alarm system to protect those buildings is crucial,” Farrow said. The $8,700 will be taken from the airport’s operating funds, where ongoing maintenance fees will come from as well.