Court of Revision for Ashely Drain to be held July 2

LITTLE CURRENT— There will be a Court of Revision held on Thursday, July 2 at the Waterfront Artisan Incubator and Technology Centre in Little Current at 4 pm for the Ashley Drain.

“Anyone who feels their assessment is not fair can file an appeal and be heard, though written appeals must be submitted 10 days in advance,” explained town CAO Dave Williamson.

Keith Ashley originally petitioned for the  drain, which will run from the Boozeneck Road, west to Ted Eadie’s property to Keith Ashley’s, running parallel to North Channel Drive and coming out at the Catholic Cemetery.

The drain includes a large watershed including properties from the top of Wilson Street out to Highway 540.

The cost of the drain (an estimated $240,000) will be split amongst all property owners within the area, with the cost allocated based on how much each property will benefit from the new drain.

The Northeast Town will bear the largest portion of the cost due to the municipal roadways and subdivision, totaling $101,000.

A meeting was held for all parties involved in the drain with K. Smart Associates Ltd. regarding the engineers’ report for the Ashley Drain earlier this month.

A first and second bylaw reading for the drain was passed by the Northeast Town council at the meeting. The third and final reading will not occur until after the court of revision.

Mr. Williamson added that if anyone is unsatisfied after the Court of Revision, landowners also have the opportunity for one last appeal to the tribunal.