May 11, 2015

Hi All

I was in contact  with the Ainley Group which is  the construction company that has been working on hwy 127 to find out what the black barriers on the hwy were for and how the replacement of  the culverts and  how this was going to affect us here on Mink Lake. The following is the response recieved,

Details on the Hwy. 127 work per our discussion;

  • Exclusionary Silt fence is being installed in advance of the construction as a preventative measure for turtle nesting – fence is installed to prevent turtles from accessing the granular shoulder to nest.
  • Construction is anticipated to start in late June or early July with completion in the fall.
  • There are no full road closures required. Traffic impacts will include single lane closures to allow for culvert replacement operations and resurfacing.
  • There will be some night work require and the Ministry has obtained a noise by-law exemption in order to do so.

If you have any other inquiries please feel free to contact us.

Regards,

Kimberly A. Stacey, C.E.T.
Senior Project Manager

I was also in contact with our roads people about our road and was told that it will be looked at and fixed soon. This is in regards to the big gouge taken out by the plow at the top of the snake or s bend on the hill.

There will be a hazardous waste collection this coming Sat May 16 at 29860A-B Hwy 28 South

across from Monck Rd in Bancroft from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Leo’s chip truck is now open at Linkie’s General Store

The black flies seem to have gone due to the cold weather we have been having

I’m sure they will be back though when it warms up again

The trilliums are coming up

And last the frogs are singing again

Regards

Valda Cormack

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