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Fraser River sanitary sewer crossing to proceed

City of Mission reaches an agreement with the Braich family
Mission Mayor Paul Horn (middle) stands with Kenny and Bobby Braich. The city and the Braich family have come to an agreement that will allow the new Fraser River sewer line to be constructed. / Submitted Photo

An agreement has been reached between the Braich family and the City of Mission that will enable the city’s Fraser River Sanitary Sewer Crossing project to proceed.

The agreement will provide the city with a permanent right of way for the sewer pipe and temporary access over the majority of lands to deposit the dredged sand and permit staging and assembly of the pipe.

“My family and I are proud citizens of Mission who believe deeply in contributing to the well-being of the community,” said H.S. Kenny Braich in a press release issued today (July 12).

“Nothing is more important than realizing my parents’ and my family’s vision of leaving a legacy on our lands for the benefit of future generations and to the community as a whole. This agreement reconfirms our commitment to the community and is the final step to realizing the new crossing which will protect the environment and allow for the development of these critical waterfront lands and the entirety of Mission.”

Mission Mayor Paul Horn said a lot of work went into getting this agreement done, both by staff and the Braich family.

“It’s very clear that everyone involved put the best interests of the city first. This agreement not only allows us to complete the much-needed sewer crossing, but it should also signal to everyone that we are serious about moving the development of our waterfront forward,” said Horn.

“We appreciate the efforts of newly elected Mayor Horn, council and staff in advancing this long-awaited critical project ahead to certainty and we look forward to working with the city in delivering a multi-faceted dynamic development in the near future,” said Bobby Braich.

The city will be tendering the work in the coming weeks and the community can expect to see land clearing works commence this coming fall with the pipe installation to occur in late 2021 and early 2022.

READ: Mission explores option to borrow $12.5 million to complete sewer line

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