ACOA Funding Anouncement
Bill Casey, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester, today announced contributions totalling $139,375, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)’s Business Development Program (BDP) and the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150), to upgrade community infrastructure in Pugwash. MP Casey made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA.
A $60,000 non-repayable BDP contribution supports the Municipality of the County of Cumberland as it undertakes detailed design and costing to develop the Pugwash Waterfront. This work will facilitate significant future infrastructure investments, including a multipurpose centre, trails, extended boardwalks, sidewalks and a harbour centre. The project will generate growth in the tourism sector, increase foot traffic in the downtown core and promote a long-term increase in people choosing Pugwash as a place to live and do business. Additional support for the project includes $50,000 from the Municipality and $15,000 from the Village of Pugwash.
A $47,625 CIP150 contribution supports the Northumberland Community Curling Club as it completes energy efficiency and physical upgrades to the Curling Club. This includes an automated heating and humidity control system, energy-efficient LED lights, fire-resistant steel siding, upgrades to ice and lounge areas and resurfacing a portion of the parking area with asphalt pavement. The project will help the Club provide an even higher-calibre recreational experience for all who enjoy the facility, such as members, local schools and the Sunset Adult Residential Centre Program. Additional support for the project includes $51,260 from the Northumberland Community Curling Club.
A $24,250 CIP150 contribution supports the Northumberland Golf Club (Northumberland Links) as it completes renovations to the lower level of its clubhouse. The project includes improved lighting, updated public washrooms, improved exterior signage and the addition of barrier-free access to the main entrance. Northumberland Links attracts visitors from near and far and hosts community social and cultural events at its clubhouse such as dinner theatres, an annual fashion show, and meetings. Additional support for the project includes $48,000 from the Northumberland Golf Club.
A $7,500 CIP150 contribution supports the Royal Canadian Legion, Peace Branch 60 (Pugwash Legion) as it repairs its roof. Through this project, the Legion will replace its asphalt shingles with durable metal roofing. The contribution helps the Legion remain sustainable for community events such as meetings, Remembrance Day services, emergency measures training, youth programming, community suppers, and fundraisers. Additional support for the project includes $7,750 from the Municipality of the County of Cumberland.
Pugwash Central Water Supply Construction Update – November 25th, 2016
On behalf of the Municipality of Cumberland and the Village of Pugwash, WSP Engineering and Dexter Construction would like to provide a construction update to provide a snap shot into the upcoming weeks ahead of us.
• Water Main Crew #1 will be working on Murray Road from Route 6 and continue on Pleasure Cove Road installing water main.
• Water Main Crew #2 will be completing the section of water main between Durham Street and Palmerston Bridge. This crew will then follow Crew #1 installing water laterals on Murray Road and Pleasure Cove Road. If Crew #2 catches Crew #1, Crew #2 may move and work on Murray Road between Pleasure Cove Road and Pugwash River Road.
• Clean-up Crew #1 will be working their way back from Crowley Road, tidying up any loose ends through the village and following the water main crews as they work through Murray Road and Pleasure Cove Road to the connection at Pugwash River Road.
• Many water services have been predrilled ahead of the water main crews to the edge of the Transportation, Infrastructure & Renewal Right of Way to service your property. Of note, ahead of the lateral crew, a proposed location for your water service will be identified with a stake at the Transportation, Infrastructure & Renewal Right of Way, either Sam or Jack from WSP Engineering or a designated representative from Dexter Construction will contact you to discuss the final location for the water service to be installed that allows you to continue the service to your house at a later date. This activity will continue ahead of the water main crews.
• Reinstatement of streets will continue as pipe work becomes completed and the water main has been pretested with the placement of asphalt, shouldering and landscaping.
• Please note the Contractors work plans are subject to change depending on the availability of work force, the current work at hand and location of the work. You may notice the number of crews fluctuating on a week by week basis on this project.
• Traffic control methods are submitted and reviewed by TIR and on this project and you will experience a “Stop and Go” system where you are “Stopped” and the flagger flips the sign to allow you to “Go”.
· The coming months will see construction of the Water Treatment Plant, further well development and construction of the water storage reservoir.
· We are continuing to work on our water rate study and application to the Nova Scotia Utility Review Board. As part of this, we will determine the final Capital Charge that each property owner will be required to pay. We are certain that the capital charge will not exceed the $5000 as previously mentioned.
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