Port road plan irks neighbours

  • Aug. 1, 2011 2:00 p.m.

The Port fire department would like to see an overgrown roadway in the east end of town opened up, but a couple of nearby property owners are opposing the plan. Ken Ernst and Travis Dolan, who own properties on Mallard Street and Water Drive, told council July 18 that they don’t think it makes sense to spend an estimated $3,000 to establish the village’s right-of-way at the intersection of the two roads. According to a letter from fire chief Craig Beachy and a report from the village’s public works department, connecting the two roads would provide the fire department with better access to a hydrant on Water Drive, as well as access to a water main and main sewer line lying underneath the intersection. Mr. Ernst told council members that there has never been a road established in this area, and that it will be difficult and awkward to put one in because of the muddy conditions. A footpath might make more sense, he said. Acting mayor Wally Cheer said the major issue for the village is access to the sewer line and water main. “We have to be able to get a vehicle in there if it needs servicing,” he said, something that is impossible with the overgrown condition of the right-of-way. Mr. Cheer said the area could be a public beach access if it was cleared out. Right now there’s no public access to the shoreline in this part of the village. He also told the property owners that establishing the right-of-way is not a high priority and that council will consider their concerns before making any decisions. “I suspect we will find common ground fairly easily,” added councillor Ian Gould.

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