Minto council briefs: Road construction proceeding smoothly, to finish by early August

Economic and business manager Belinda Wick-Graham reported at the July 5 council meeting that the downtown road construction project in Harriston continues to proceed smoothly.

She credits both Triton Engineering and contractor Moorefield Excavation for the efficient progress.

“They’re making our job here very easy. We’re only getting about seven people out to our bi-weekly meetings. So that’s a good thing. People aren’t upset or we’d have a lot more people,” she observed.

CAO Bill White said, “The main thrust is to finish, hopefully early August, the main street – get it open and back functioning,” said White, who noted a smaller road project on Elora Street, north of the traffic lights, between Arthur and William Street, will get underway after Labour Day.

Facade grant approved

Minto council has approved grants totalling $7,000 under the municipality’s signage and facade improvement  program for Hearth and Leisure, located at 6 Elora St. S. in Clifford.

The project includes demolition, extensive renovations and facade restoration.

Building inspector appointed

Minto has a new building inspector.

At the July 7 meeting, a bylaw appointing Minto source water protection building assistant Stacey Pennington to the position of building inspector was approved.

A staff report from White notes Pennington has passed certification exams and will be trained to do in-field inspection work and more actively participate in the building and plans review process.