Parking is now free for two hours in downtown Picton for the rest of 2016.
Tuesday night council gave the go ahead on the deal to accommodate businesses and customers during the $5.5 million rehabilitation project.
Mayor Robert Quaiff.
Quaiff says they also want to make sure that business owners aren’t taking up the spots from their customers. The two-hour deal will likely be enforced by chalking tires.
Also at the meeting, council approved the purchase of the easement on County Road 3 in Ameliasburgh in order to construct drainage improvements.
Quaiff says there appears to be a drainage issue from when Bay Breeze Street was first constructed. It runs off County Road 3.
Upon completion the entire drainage project will cost about $20,000.
Council has awarded the contract for the Allison Bridge replacement to Fidelity Engineering and Construction Inc.
The scope of the work for the contract has been increased to provide the extension of the bridge approaches to meet the design requirements for a posted speed of 80 kilometres an hour at an additional cost of $130,000.
In the 2016 budget, $1,051,000 was approved to completed the work. Commissioner Robert McAuley says they will be close to that limit or slightly over.