McLennan street upgrade proposed

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

The idea of a major street improvement program for the Town of McLennan was brought forward at council’s Oct. 13 meeting.

But the idea would need further study before being implemented.

Councillor Dwayne Stout suggested the plan.

“What would it cost to debenture for $4 million for street [upgrades]?” he asked.

He noted the streets were paved about 35 years ago and need upgrading.

“I think it is time we got a hold of our engineer and had him come down,” he said.

Councillor Sue Delaurier noted if the project was done now, it night be an advantage because costs would clearly not decrease over time.

“It’s getting really bad,” said Stout referring to some streets.

“They’ll just keep getting worse,” added Delaurier.

“Some of the streets really need it,” Mayor Michele Fournier said.

However, she added the water and sewer underneath the streets should be checked first before any new pavement was completed to ensure new overlay would not occur twice.

CAO Lorraine Willier told council the only debenture the Town has left comes off the books in 2016.

No motion was made on the suggestion to give council more time to think about the project.

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