Mulgrave still waiting on water treatment
By Lois Ann Dort
MULGRAVE – Mulgrave is still waiting on power poles and lines for the new water treatment plant. At Monday night's regular council meeting, an update on the situation informed council that the town was still waiting for invoices for the erection of the power poles needed to supply three-phase power to the plant.
In other business, council received two tenders to replace the pump station at the waste water treatment facility on Loggie Street. The tenders were for $600,000 and $400,000. Council decided against accepting either tender and have opted to wait for the possibility of federal funding for the project through the Building Canada Fund.
Last month council made inquiries regarding installation of fibre op service in the town. CAO Hugh Landry told council, that in a phone conversation with an Aliant representative, he was told Mulgrave was not in the company's plans for fibre op service over the next five years.
Mulgrave is reconsidering their solid waste management plan. The town is currently in talks with the Municipality of the District of Guysborough to determine the cost of contracting out the service to the MODG. Mayor Lorne MacDonald points out that the MODG waste management trucks go right past Mulgrave on their way to servicing the community of Auld's Cove.
Council also decided to send a letter to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal regarding the replacement of the Main Street bridge in Mulgrave. “There are some businesses that want to unload boats near there. We have to find out how much tonnage the bridge can handle and where it is on the list to get replaced,” MacDonald told The Journal.