Highlights from Bristol council Internet service, and road maintenance

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Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Council held their regular meeting July 6 at the Jack Graham Hall. During the public
participation period, Ken Bernard thanked the municipality, on behalf of the Norway Bay Municipal Association, for providing equipment to lift the
swimming docks into the water at the pier.

Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Council held their regular meeting July 6 at the Jack Graham Hall. During the public
participation period, Ken Bernard thanked the municipality, on behalf of the Norway Bay Municipal Association, for providing equipment to lift the
swimming docks into the water at the pier.
A resolution was made to ask the building inspector where the file stands in relation to a shoreline property on River Road that has a number of boats and vehicles stored on it, following a plea for action from a neighbour.
A question was raised regarding the possibility of internet access through Telebec in Norway Bay. Councillor Holmes said he had been told the area was near the top of the priority list. It was suggested
to start a petition to demonstrate interest in having the service, with council in favour.
A proposal from the engineering consulting firm WSP to repair 0.3km on Cemetery Road for $9,500 before taxes was accepted. Confusion continued regarding who is allowed to dig a ditch in the watercourse known as Golden Creek; the landowner hopes the longstanding matter can be resolved in time to allow the land to be used next year.
Council accepted an offer of professional
services from the consulting firm BC2 to propose a plan for multi-unit family housing in the municipality for $6,500 excluding expenses and taxes.
A proposal was also accepted from the watershed association ABV des 7 to come up with a plan for useable right-of-ways in Norway Bay for $15,905. Holmes added the final cost would be higher as the beach is to be included in the study; cottagers will
be consulted as part of
the study.
The Picanoc tower will remain as it is providing some internet service; a commemorative sign for Edward Kelly will be installed at the corner of Smith Line and 10th; and the official name for
residents of Bristol will be Bristolians. The dispute regarding which municipality is responsible for Gold Mine Road North has been resolved for the moment
as Bristol has repaired
the road and Pontiac will grade it.
A meeting will be held with the Town Hall and library internet provider, Picanoc, in order to
determine how to better control usage. An inquiry will be sent to the Ministry of Transport regarding their plans for maintaining Lac des Loups Road as its poor condition is causing truckers to use Bristol roads instead. A proposal for beach cleaning using a walk behind machine was discussed.