Carlow Mayo Township council convened a special meeting on May 26 at 9 a.m. to discuss implementing improvements to two roads within the township; a surface treatment on Fort Stewart Road and crack filling on Boulter Road. The cost for this road work will be around $70,000 and will be coming from the township’s reserves. Work will start right away and should take approximately one week to complete, depending on the weather.
According to Jenny Snider, the township treasurer, the two items on the agenda on May 26 were a portion of Fort Stewart Road and the north end of Boulter Road. She says that Greenwood Paving out of Pembrooke was awarded the contract to do the surface treatment work not only on Fort Stewart Road but eventually on A.G. Wilson Road, Havergal Road and New Carlow Road.
“Originally, we budgeted for a single surface treatment on 7,600 square metres at $21,432, but the road superintendent [Charles Mackey] asked that we change it to 10,500 square metres and increase it to a double surface treatment for a cost of $59,220, as the extent of the wear and tear on it was more than originally estimated,” she says.
Council subsequently approved this work on Fort Stewart Road.
Snider says the pavement on the north end of Boulter Road has cracked and [Mackey] asked council to approve having Greenwood Paving fill in the cracks while they are in the area doing the other work. She says that the estimated highest cost would be $11,300 but Mackey thought it would likely be less.
Mayor Bonnie Adams read out the motion to repair the cracks on Boulter Road, for approximately 5,000 metres at $2 a metre for the aforementioned approximate total of $11,300. Councillor Dan Hughey brought forth the motion, while Councillor Eldon Stewart seconded it and it was passed by council.
Both projects will be taken out of the township reserves. Snider says that the work has already begun and that depending upon the weather, it should take about a week to complete.
Michael Riley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Bancroft Times