Coquitlam will re-ink its deal with Port Moody to keep up the roads, pipes and lights that cross each others’ borders.
The updated infrastructure maintenance agreement, which was OK’d last month by Coquitlam city council, covers assets at municipal boundaries.
The last time the two cities signed such an agreement was in 1988; however, many assets have been added over the past 33 years to accommodate growth, said Jaime Boan, Coquitlam’s general manager of engineering and public works.
Specifically, Coquitlam shares assets with Port Moody along an 11-kilometre border at:
- Magnolia Place
- Camelia Court
- Guildford Way/Balmoral Drive
- Viewmount Drive
- Taseko Lane
- Brookmount Avenue
- Gatensbury Street
- Kinsac Street
- Ingersoll Avenue
- Ailsa Avenue/Glenayre Drive
- Barnet Highway
Boan said the agreement clarifies where each city is responsible — and for what piece of infrastructure — to prevent overlapping work and reduce potential liability.
The maintenance deal with Port Moody is similar to five-year agreements struck in 2017 with the city of Burnaby and, this year, with the city of Port Coquitlam.
The respective cities have to pay for the costs to keep up the inter-municipal assets for which they’re charged with, Boan wrote in his report for the May 31 meeting.
Asked by Coun. Bonita Zarrillo if there would be any savings for Coquitlam taxpayers as a result of the updated agreement with Port Moody, Boan said he didn’t expect there would be.
“This was to formalize and ensure there was clarity among everyone,” he told council.