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Council’s vote to deny the request results from the onus being on developers, not the government, to provide funds in order to build the infrastructure related to a private land development.

City Manager Dianne Hunter commented on the issue, saying a favourable response to this request would not be consistent with current practices nor commitments required from other developers and the issues raised by this developer are not unique to this development.

The City of Fort St. John has been working with G8, as well as multiple engineering companies over the past five years regarding technical issues related to the development of this area.

The developer has been focused in the commercial component, or power sector, of the site, which requires a large intersection connecting the Alaska Highway with 79A Street.

This area is currently undeveloped, which previously lead the developer to request a capital contribution from the City in order to formally commence the land development.  

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