Bristol council report – Ragged Chutes Road gets a $700,000 overhaul

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Deborah Powell


Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Council held its regular meeting, July 2, where they approved the purchase of a positive pressure fan for the fire department for $2,995 plus taxes and made a motion to begin judicial procedures in regard to a landowner’s refusal to clean up their property. They also agreed to hire a by-law officer to work 15 hours per week for 10 weeks, including evenings and weekends.
Council agreed to a request from CERFO (Centre d’enseignement et de recherche en foresterie de Sainte-Foy inc.) to provide equipment and manpower for roadwork that will improve wetland connectivity in the Bristol Marsh area. Funding for materials will come from the federal government’s Habitat Stewardship Program, aimed at helping species at risk in the face of climate change.
Money from the local road assistance program will be used first to improve two kilometers of Ragged Chute Road from Highway 148 to the Sixth Line, at an approximate cost of $700,000. Next on the priority list is Front Road, for about $600,000. Funding from the Gas Tax, which is provided to improve municipal infrastructure, was doubled this year.
Tom Orr Cartage will reimburse Bristol for costs incurred for waste transportation while their truck wasn’t working.
The installation of smaller water tanks at the municipal hall will be investigated as a means of improving water quality to encourage the consumption of tap water. Council agreed to award $1,800 each to two volunteer firefighters who successfully completed the 90-hour officer course.
Additional stop signs will be installed on Dodd and Grantham streets for the summer.