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Borden-Carleton sprucing up town for 100th anniversary

Borden-Carleton Mayor Charles MacKenzie, left, and Councillor Nicole Arsenault listen as Councillor Larry Allen reads a report at the May 14 council meeting.
Coun. Larry Allen reads a report at the May 14 Borden-Carleton council meeting, as the town's mayor Charles MacKenzie and Coun. Nicole Arsenault listen. - Alison Jenkins
BORDEN-CARLETON, P.E.I. —

The town of Borden-Carleton is getting some freshening up, according to reports at the May council meeting Tuesday night.

This year will mark the town’s 100th anniversary. Celebrations will be held June 28 until July 1.

Coun. Nicole Arsenault said the go-cart track building is gone, to be followed shortly by the fencing and posts. The pavement will remain for now so it can be used for the 100th anniversary celebration tent.

The McCain Food Adjustment Fund has paid for the town to purchase the property and remove the structures.

 The town’s maintenance crew has been busy getting the Marine Rail Park ready for the summer season and the 100th anniversary celebrations.

Work completed so far includes:

  • Benches painted and placed in the park
  • Boardwalk repaired from park to Carleton Street.
  • Repairs to boat in playground
  • New garbage cans built


Borden-Carleton needs a budget

The town of Borden-Carleton hasn’t passed a budget yet, as the town does not have a CAO to draw up the document. 

At the May 14 council meeting, councillors voted to extend an offer for a candidate to become the temporary CAO.  

They also decided to engage a firm to hire a long-term CAO for the town.


Water and Sewer

During the May 14 meeting, council heard the town's residents used 7,383 cubic meters of water in April.

In his report, Alan Nisbet, who is in charge of the water sewer section for the town, said new water and sewer lines for Carleton Street are installed and ready to be turned on.  

The report also said Nisbet has installed a two-inch line at the water building to accommodate the occasional requests from contractors who need to fill water trucks. In the past they used a fire hydrant, which Coun. Larry Allen said didn't sit well with Nisbet.


More Borden-Carleton in brief:

Hall is ready 

The old church that has been turned into a performance hall is filling the schedule with two dates in the calendar, including a ceilidh and a spot in the Festival of Small Halls lineup.

Basketball or tennis

Residents can have their pick at the tennis courts, as council approved funds for basketball lines on the tennis court.

Mayor Charles MacKenzie said he expects the space will continue to be used for both sports throughout the season.

Borden-Carleton policing report

The RCMP spent 139 hours patrolling the town in April, down from 160 hours in March.

  • One false alarm
  • Three moving vehicle violations
  • One suspicious vehicle or person

Borden-Carleton Fire Department report

The Borden-Carleton Fire Department answered a total of seven calls in April.

  • Five medical calls
  • One assistance to RCMP
  • One motor vehicle accident


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