McLean Taylor wins bid for bridge

Is your sign in compliance?

The Wellington Street Bridge reconstruction project will be awarded to McLean Taylor Construction at the next regular Council meeting. The company had the lowest bid of the three tenders submitted. The total amount including taxes is $1.594 million. The project will start after July 15th because special permits from Upper Thames will have to be completed because some of the work will be performed under water.

Meanwhile, the Town will be enforcing the By-Laws for signage in the town including the downtown. Grant Brouwer told Council on Tuesday night that a recent study of business signs in the downtown found that only 33 of the 84 signs installed had permits issued. He said that prior to this the Town would investigate only on a complaint basis but a letter from the Heritage Committee outlining their dissatisfaction with current enforcement has led the Town to enforce current rules for everyone. Brouwer said that all non-permit signs will have to fill out the proper paper work to comply. He also told Council that some of the current signs will not be given a permit because they do not meet the proper criteria and will have to be replaced. In order to have everyone comply the Town will be having a public meeting to educate the owners and at the suggestion of Coun. Don Van Galen, will also have information at upcoming BIA meetings.

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