Four goals for Masset

  • Aug. 1, 2011 11:00 a.m.

The village of Masset has set four goals for 2011, according to the village’s annual report, including building a new airport terminal. The annual report, adopted at the June 27 council meeting, provides information about municipal spending and revenue over the past year, and the village’s goals for the current year. Masset’s four goals for 2011 are to build a new airport terminal, get its airport certified by Transport Canada, set targets for carbon emission reductions, and celebrate its 50th anniversary. The last goal had already been accomplished by the time the report was presented, with the village marking its anniversary with a Harbour Days celebration in May. And there’s good news on the airport terminal, with all funding now in place and construction set to start sometime later this year. The annual report also answers the question, how well did Masset do on last year’s goals? The village had four goals in 2010. The first was to continue upgrading its infrastructure, which the village accomplished with a $1.5-million water main replacement program, the installation of a sewer main extension, and the creation of a walking path between Dogwood Crescent and Harrison Avenue. Goal two was to work on the Climate Action Charter, accomplished by partnering with Queen Charlotte and Port Clements to undertake a study. This work is continuing this year. Goal three was to improve sidewalks. During 2010, the village installed a new sidewalk along the part of Collison Avenue that lacked one, which has improved safety for pedestrians travelling to the hospital and Old Massett. But there was nothing accomplished on goal four, which was to work towards a new recreation centre/swimming pool to replace the old centre, closed down by the Greater Massett Development Corp three years ago. A new centre will cost an estimated $10-million to build. “Unfortunately, there was no success finding sources of funding,” administrator Trevor Jarvis said. A new rec centre is no longer on the village’s list of goals.

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