Brockton looking at potential buyer for industrial land

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BROCKTON – Mayor Chris Peabody said he’s pleased at the response from a nuclear supplier who sent a representative to view industrial land Brockton has available in East Ridge Business Park.

The person would like to return, bringing the boss this time, to take another look. The land is priced within their budget, Peabody said.

“We’re well positioned for industrial land,” the mayor said.

The fate of the historic armoury building is still up in the air. Peabody said the decision was made to list the property on the open market.

“Council wanted to be open and transparent,” he said.

Another ongoing issue Brockton has been dealing with involves the west hill – Walker West subdivision. Because of the geography of the area, a booster pump is needed to provide water to the new homes being built. The problem is a worldwide shortage of certain electrical components, leading to delays in the project.

Peabody said there’s been some good news – the parts will be here this week. After that, it will be a matter of ensuring they’re the right parts and compatible, wiring them in, and testing to make sure they work. He added that the developer has a contingency plan in case there’s a glitch – using a water cistern to provide drinking water to the new homes as a temporary measure.

There’s no meeting of Brockton council this week, although Peabody will be at the meeting of Bruce County council on Thursday.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times

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