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Feature Article - August 30, 2007

Mountain Grove Fire hall approved

by Jeff Green

Central Frontenac Council has approved the construction of a fire hall in Mountain Grove.

In a unanimous vote, Council granted the tender for the building to Wemp and Smith of Kingston, for a cost not to exceed $509,000. Sith other fees, the project will cost $532,000.

At a special meeting on August 29th, they also approved road construction for a portion of the Oak Flats road in the south end of the township, at a cost of $302,000.

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While the fire hall was approved in a unanimous vote, there was one dissenting vote for the Oak flats road project. Councillor Frances Smith questioned why Council was spending “three quarters of our road construction budget on one single road" and voted against funding the project in a recorded vote. "We’d be better off doing more in the way of maintenance on all of the roads in the township,” she said.

Deputy Mayor Bill Snyder, on the other hand, had no trouble supporting the project, which he has been advocateing for since Central Frontenac township was created 10 years ago.

Both projects are expected to commence within two weeks.

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