Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:25 p.m.
Saint-Felix Road repair settled... for now
Things got heated at the last Clarence-Rockland municipal council meeting after over one hundred people signed a petition regarding repair work for Saint-Felix Road.
Over 40 people showed up to the municipal council meeting in Clarence-Rockland on Monday, February 5, wearing “S.O.S Saint-Felix” tags. These tags are referring to the state of Saint-Felix road that left residents to submit a petition with over 100 signatures to the council demanding more be done to fix the road. By the end of it, an understanding had been reached.
As it stands, the municipality’s 2018 budget allows for surface treatment on approximately half, which is 1.5 km, of Saint-Felix road – beginning at Drouin Road and going east. The budgeted financing for this work is $ 306 000. There will also be three significant culverts that will be replaced, due to drainage issues, at a cost of about 110 000$.
The residents representing this cause were unhappy with the fact that council has decided to repair the part of Saint-Felix road that is less damaged, instead of the section of the road that does not even have asphalt. Residents have also raised concerns, however, over the safety of the road, especially for buses and ambulances.
"The paved section [the section the City will be repairing] is a question of security, especially school buses, and that is what is most important," said Gilles Lecompte, the organizer of the petition. "In my opinion, the Mayor and Mr. Levert [ward 7 councilor] have fulfilled our needs."
For the complete story, see page 3 of the Vision for February 15, 2018.