TIGNISH -- Tignish gained three new businesses in 2012, a barbershop, doctor’s office and liquidation center, community chair Allan McInnis reported during the annual ratepayers meeting. The value of the work involved in building permits issued in 2012 amounted to $407,000.
Other highlights for the year included completing a $308,000 renovation project on the municipal building, getting three lots serviced and ready for sale in the Steeple View subdivision and changes were made to the Spring Lane/Church Street intersection to improve visibility and traffic flow.
Tignish unfurled a new community flag in 2012, its 60th year of incorporation, and it scored five blooms in Communities in Bloom judging.
The community contributed $10,000 to its fire department for the upgrade of its communication system and provided $7,167 to help the Health Co-op Centre upgrade its system prior to the arrival of a new doctor. This year, McInnis reported, the community hopes to lay more sidewalks and repair existing ones. It has submitted an application to the Canada Building Fund for assistance in replacing sewer mains, and will be submitting an application to the PEI 2014 Fund for assistance in upgrading the Bicentennial Park.
The community intends to plant more flowers and do more beautification work prior to this year’s Communities in Bloom judging.