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Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Council held their regular meeting, September 4. Input from the public included concerns about incorrect GPS mapping in the area of Keon Road, which can lead to serious delays of emergency vehicles. Council agreed to look into signage solutions. A member of the Pine Lodge Road Association expressed concern about drainage in the area.

Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Council held their regular meeting, September 4. Input from the public included concerns about incorrect GPS mapping in the area of Keon Road, which can lead to serious delays of emergency vehicles. Council agreed to look into signage solutions. A member of the Pine Lodge Road Association expressed concern about drainage in the area.
Only one bid was received for snow clearing in the north part of Bristol. The Kelly Brothers will plow the 81.77 km of roads, charging $2,242/km. Equipement Lourds Papineau won the lowest bid for a new snowplow truck for $254,075 (plus tax).
Council moved to pledge $5,000 per year over five years to Les Amis du Manoir St-Joseph to help with improvements to the facility as well as donate to the Chutes Coulonge fundraising golf tournament. Council accepted WSP consultants’ proposal to do plans, tenders and supervision for the final phase of the Aylmer Road, amounting to $16,300.
Council discussed composting options and determined that further investigation
is required. The donation of a small waterfront property in the northeast of the
municipality was accepted.
Councillor Greg Graham spoke about the need for more signs encouraging drivers to slow down in Bristol Village. A letter will be sent to the Ministry of Transport.
Mayor Brent Orr suggested the contract for hall rental be updated to include cleanup of the property surrounding the building, as there have been problems with litter blowing onto neighbouring properties.
Virginia MacLatchy gave a brief explanation of the version of the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up she will be organizing in the spring. In addition to picking up garbage from shorelines, the activity aims, among other things, to increase awareness of the problem of single-use plastics.