Joe Danchuk – Mayor
Joe Danchuk was born and raised in Trail and has lived in Montrose since 2002. The 62-year-old was employed at Teck Trail Operations for 37 years as a millwright. He was a councillor in Montrose from 2010 to 2012 then became the village’s current mayor in the last election.
The number one challenge in the Village of Montrose is infrastructure issues. We need to address the repairs and upgrades to the sewer system include the drainage beds, filtering systems and the headworks portion. Currently we are monitoring the drainage beds and outflows with the intent to complete a plan to facilitate repairs required.
We need to complete the capital storm drainage plan. The plan will determine how to approach changes and repairs to the manholes and pits for surface drainage.
We need to plan the improvements from the recommendations in the Roads Maintenance program study that has been recently completed. The village must complete the capital plan for the water main replacement.
The outstanding issue from the last three years to be resolved is recreation. During 2014 we opted out of the recreation agreement with Trail. Therefore, with our partners in the Beaver Valley Recreation Committee, we are monitoring our useage and costs for this year of the Trail facilities. Following this year we will determine the next steps to move forward.
Another key issue is to continue to work with the surrounding communities to ensure our local hospital, Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, maintains its regional status.