HURON-KINLOSS – Three appeals on assessment for the Bruce Beach Drain have been forwarded to the tribunal. The date for when the appeals will be heard has not been set.
Drainage superintendent Grant Collins said construction can proceed, since the appeals were on assessment, not on the design.
Collins said he hoped construction could begin by the end of the year.
There was some discussion on recent heavy rainfall in the area, and Collins said that when it is only water entering the ravine, there’s no problem. Issues arise when trees and debris clog the system.
“What’s proposed will prevent debris (from entering the system),” Collins told council. He noted that the retention pond designed to slowly release water into the system isn’t enough; it has to be piped down (the ravine) to prevent erosion.
“That drain’s required,” said Coun. Jim Hanna.
“We all want to see this move forward,” said Deputy Mayor Don Murray.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times