Presqu’ile Point folks are set to get their dock back.
A 63-foot sailboat that has been moored at the government dock at Presqu’ile will be moved by mid-October.
Council allowed resident Paul Marshall to keep his boat there all summer, and despite his request it remain over the winter, council opted not to renew the seasonal contract.
The contract expires October 15.
Marshall’s contract was a first, as the dock has typically been used solely for transient boaters…or a safe harbour in a storm.
Council agreed that having open water, or very thin ice, around a boat all winter from the agitators, could be a definite safety hazard for people using the dock.
Local news needs support
Local newsman Robert Washburn has been lobbying councils to help strengthen local news and journalists, since the loss of numerous news outlets over the past several years.
Last year, many newspapers closed, but there’s still a need for legitimate news sources, and Washburn hopes to make councils see the light.
He asked Brighton council to add the link to www.northumberlandhub.ca to the municipal website, but there was some concern with it being the only news outlet advertised on the site.
Council received the delegation, and didn’t make any promises.
Council is treading carefully over a water issue.
A Gosport resident has a water leak that’s actually threatening the integrity of Lambton Street near Price Street.
Leni Vinson told council that she and some of her neighbours have no shut off valves on their individual properties. Rather, their copper lines come from the feeder line on Lambton as there is no water main.
Typically water customers are responsible for the lines on their property while the municipality repairs from the shutoff to the main.
CAO Gary King said council needs to be careful so as to not set a precedent by paying for the repair.
A motion was passed to have the repair done by the municipality, but who was paying for it was not disclosed.
King suggested budgeting for a watermain to that area next year.
Conolly suggests council candidates are stirring the pot.
Thomas Conolly of Cindergirls nursery at 214 Ontario Street claims he has not, nor will he, produce cannabis at his location, despite the fact that he has shared with several residents that he intends on growing cannabis seedlings.
As one resident told council, Conolly even went so far as to have a high fence complete with barbed wire, installed on the property. And at a cost of about $30,000.
Conolly accused council members and candidates of being on a “witch hunt” and are “fear mongering” by spreading false rumours.
He said he recently had eight police cars complete with police dogs descend upon his property because of it.
Conolly said the greenhouses are old and nowhere capable of housing a grow op, and that there are no concerns he will be growing any cannabis on the property.