Highlights from January Property and Financial Services Meetings

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The Municipality of Pictou County held its January 2019 Property and Finance Committee Meetings on Jan 23 in Council Chambers. Here are a few highlights from the meetings:

-        A discussion with Trenton Fire Chief Wayne Allain on the use of fire hydrants in the Hillside area.   Council wanted to ensure the fire hydrants had adequate flow and why the department would use alternative hydrants if necessary.

-   Demolition of the former Linacy School is expected to take place between Feb. 11 -25.  The site has been divested to the Linacy Fire Department.

-   The McLellans Brook Water Line project is 50 per cent complete.   The project is expected to be completed by late spring.

-   Warden Robert Parker mentioned that the Pictou County Sports Hall of Fame is in need volunteers.  It’s current volunteer curator Barry Trenholm is wanting to retire soon and more people are needed to keep the facility operating.

-   Council agreed to send a letter to local MLA’s, MP  as well as Nova Scotia Department of Health expressing concerns about Lyme Disease treatment in the province.   Coun. Deborah Wadden put the motion forward after learning that two women in her district are travelling to Maine, United States for treatment.

-    Reminder of a community meeting taking place Tuesday, Jan. 29th at 7 p.m. at the Abercrombie Fire Hall in regards to concerns about the intersection of Abercrombie Road and the Trenton Connector.   

-   Reminder of the special ceremony Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1p.m. in Council Chambers at the Municipality of Pictou County’s administration building in honour of the historic birth of the Murray Quintuplets.

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