Councillor concerned about use of grant money for Meloche Road project

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

A member of town council is still voicing her concern about the Meloche Road project and what sections will be done.

Councillor Joan Courtney said she recently drove down Meloche Road from Alma St. to Lowes Side Road and maintained that the stretch between Alma St. and Simcoe St. does not need to be redone. She worried that doing that stretch would be “a blatant misuse” of grant money.

The town originally applied for grant funding last September under the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and were notified last month it would receive $2 million.

The town plans on moving forward with the reconstruction of Meloche Road. While the stretch between Simcoe St. and Lowes Side Road (pictured) hasn’t been debated, the stretch between Alma St. and Simcoe St. has been.

The town plans on moving forward with the reconstruction of Meloche Road. While the stretch between Simcoe St. and Lowes Side Road (pictured) hasn’t been debated, the stretch between Alma St. and Simcoe St. has been.

CAO John Miceli said the project will also include drainage improvements and trails, adding there would be core samples taken along the roadway helping to determine what the exact nature of the project will be. He indicated that the engineering work that will be done will help guide council as to what the project should be and what needs to be done.

“Council will approve the scope of the work,” Miceli stated.

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