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IN BRIEF: Here's a look at recent happenings around Prince County

Tignish and Alberton councils hold meetings, vote on bylaws, Summerside roadways under construction

TIGNISH COUNCIL:

Tignish gets its election planning in gear

Town Council selected the town’s administrator, Chancey Gaudette, to be their Municipal Electoral Officer (MEO) for the municipal election that will be held in November, and former administrator Karen Gaudet-Gavin will be the deputy MEO. The election preparations are all in keeping with the province’s new Municipal Government Act, and the many new bylaws municipal councils across the province are enacting. Tignish Council gave first reading Monday night to three of those bylaws: remuneration, municipal grants and fees.

Council pleased with policing

For a second month in a row, Tignish Town Council commended West Prince RCMP for its level of service. That follows months of demands, expressed during council meetings, for an increased RCMP presence.

During Monday’s monthly meeting, council members told Staff Sergeant Derrick Hewitt the force is doing a good job, with councilors suggesting the visible presence is making motorists adjust their driving habits.

CITY OF SUMMERSIDE ADVISORY:

Use caution and expect delays during Summerside construction

Drivers and members of the travelling public should be aware of impacted traffic flow in various areas around Summerside.

This could include road closures and detours between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. in areas such as:

– Harvard Street (from Granville to Autumn Streets) for paving upgrades

– Arcona Street (from Ottawa to Green Streets) for paving upgrades

– Queen Street (from Water Street to Heather Moyse Drive) for paving upgrades

– Granville Street (from Church to Foundry Streets) for paving upgrades.

In addition, the city’s line painting and marking season has begun and crews will be dispersed throughout the city at various time. There are crews that will also be replacing electric poles and trimming trees.

The public is urged to used caution while travelling follow posted signage and speed limits.

All fines double in construction zones.

ALBERTON COUNCIL:

Alberton council approves landscape budget

Alberton will soon be getting an extra splash of growing colour. Town Council approved a $3,525 budget submitted by special events co-ordinator, Garth Davey, for trees, plants and grass to be planted in town and for planters and hanging baskets.

Approve building and demolition permits

Alberton Town Council approved building permits for a two-unit rental property on Emma Drive, demolition of a house on North Street to make room for a mini-home and for a 24-by-30-foot extension to a rental storage building.

Gives support to special events

During the monthly municipal meeting councillors approved a $500 donation to the P.E.I. Association of Newcomers to Canada to assist with a multicultural festival the organization will hold in Alberton on July 22.

They also approved use of the Old Stone Station Park for a back-to-school party the Alberton Apostolic Pentecostal Church is planning for Aug. 25, and supported a resolution seeking to have the first Saturday in June declared a National Health and Fitness Day. Council will also seek to organize a special event to mark that occasion.

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