The Public Works Department is involved in a wide range of activities within the Skeetchestn community. The Public Works crew has the challenging task of maintaining and regularly upgrading the reserve diversified infrastructure. It involves the maintenance of Band buildings exterior, park equipment and the water distribution system, the collection of household garbage and recycling, the summer and winter maintenance of our roads, our parks and green spaces.
The Department maintains a fleet of vehicles as well as other heavy and light equipment including winter clearance equipment and summer maintenance equipment.
The Public Works Department staff are responsible for maintaining the transportation network within the reseve (for roads and streets owned by Band). Maintenance of the roads and streets includes pot-hole maintenance, hot-mix patching, paving, street sweeping, repairs, patching, ditches grass maintenance and signage.
The Band operates 3 water systems that are spread throughout the reserve. Two of those water systems are classified as Small Water Systems and one is clasified as Level 1 Treatement/Level 2 Distribution. A water testing schedule is followed and water test results are available to the public.
Garbage and Recycling pick-up Click here for Schedule
If you need large items to be picked-up, contact the Public Works Maintenance Shop.
Because this life is for loving, sharing, smiling, caring, forgiving, hugging and more loving!
We receive surplus and donated goods and redistribute them. We dream of a community built on relationships based on mutual aid and cooperation. We use the distribution of free items as a catalyst for change. We encourage recycling and reuse as a means to counteract excessive waste and consumption.
Bring your donation, or volunteer your time, every Monday and Tuesday from 8am to 12pm.
Located in the Main Village at 412 Church Drive.
Our department also delivers wood to our elders during the fall and winter months and assist with set-up and tear-down during community events.
Below are notices to the community and other useful and important resources you may find helpful.
Rochelle Porter - Manager (away on Maternity Leave)
Sarah Peters - Interim Public Works and Housing Admin Assist
Gerry Deneault - Sr. Maintenance Worker
Andrew Karas - Water Technician / Maintenance Worker
Steve Mann - Equipment Operator / Maintenance Worker
Stewart Unrau - Maintenance Worker
Shawn Slaunwhite - Janitor