Grass clippings soon welcome in pool parking lot for Agassiz residents

Council gives approval for pilot program in Kent on six month term

A new grass clippings pilot project will soon be underway in the District of Kent.

Residents will soon be able to drop off their grass clippings in a designated spot at the Ferny Coombe Pool in Agassiz.

Staff presented the plan to council on Monday night. It was approved with the understanding that if residents abuse the privilege, the program will be immediately revoked.

“If it doesn’t go well, it would be disassembled,” said Kerry Hilts. “It will be reviewed on a weekly basis.”

Staff will pick up the grass clippings twice a week, so that it’s not accumulating for long periods of time. CAO Wallace Mah said that similar programs are not uncommon in other municipalities.

Councillor Lorne Fisher voted against the pilot project, saying it could cause a pest problem — both from rats and from people dropping unwanted trash instead of just clippings.

Former council member Ken Schwaerzle was in the audience Monday night. He spoke up at the end of the meeting to voice his appreciation for the pilot program, saying that “the citizens of the community will do well with this” and not abuse the program.

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