Old manor property being levelled off

Eric McCarthy
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ALBERTON -- Levelling and landscaping of the old Maplewood Manor property is underway but there are no immediate plans for the land, a spokesman for Community Services and Seniors indicated Tuesday.

With the mound where the old manor was located being leveled off, the new Maplewood Manor in back has suddenly become more visible from Alberton’s Church Street. The old manor was demolished last winter. Landscaping work started Monday.

The old manor, which was located in front of its replacement facility, was torn down last winter despite some sentiments that the facility should be maintained and put to use.

On Monday the demolition contractor started work at leveling the site and removing the remaining concrete and asphalt. The property was discussed only briefly at Monday night’s Alberton council meeting with councilor Natasha Dunn passing on questions she has heard from area residents. She said there was mention that it would be used for a walking park.

Mayor Michael Murphy pointed out those questions would have to be put to provincial government because it is the owner of the property.

A spokesman with Community Services and Seniors confirmed that the department will retain ownership of the property for potential future use but currently has no plans for its use. 

Organizations: Alberton council, Community Services

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