Itís not a power struggle thatís delaying the opening of the public washrooms downtown, but it is a power issue.
District of Lillooet chief administrative officer Grant Loyer says a new temporary power pole will have to be installed and hooked up to the grid before the washrooms can open for the summer.
After the property was sold last year, the temporary power pole on site that had served the washrooms and the Topperís hot dog stand was removed.
The trailer containing the washrooms is owned by the Chamber of Commerce. It sits on property now owned by the owners of the adjacent Esso service station. The District of Lillooetís involvement in the washroom project was to contribute $7,500 towards the effort to set up public washrooms downtown and provide utility hookups.
Loyer said the original plan called for the public washrooms to be located on their current site for a two-year period. ďAfter two years, that would either be their permanent location or they would be moved. They will probably remain on the current site for the summer. In the fall, our plan is to look at finding a new home for the washrooms trailer.Ē