Brookdale North sewer extension plan going to PAC

Planning General Manager Mark Boileau discusses the Brookdale North sewer project during a special council meeting on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A proposed $7 million extension of sewer services along Brookdale North will be heading to a future Planning Advisory Committee meeting.

Councillors heard an overview of the project, the cost of which would entirely be borne by the landowners along the sides of Brookdale Avenue from Tollgate Road to Cornwall Centre Road.

Several of those landowners were in the audience for the special council meeting Monday night. There were representatives from Irving Oil, Cornwall Nissan and Cornwall Camping Centre.

Planning GM Mark Boileau told council there are a couple of stakeholders who are “anxiously” awaiting the sewer services in order to move ahead with development and expansion.

But a number of councillors and the mayor felt a PAC meeting would be a better venue to allow stakeholders to have their say on the project and express any concerns they have about the sewer project.

Coun. Bernadette Clement asked for more financial information and exactly how much each property owner would be on the hook for over 20 years.

CFO Tracey Bailey said some of that information may have to be shared behind closed doors.

Council did accept the report and asked for it to be referred to 2018 budget discussions.

Irving Oil Real Estate Development Manager Marc Gosselin, Cornwall Nissan owner Ayman Gabriel and Cornwall Camping Centre owner Martin Lalande talk ahead of a special council meeting on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The city is proposing to extend sewer up Brookdale Avenue, north of Tollgate Road, at a cost of $7 million. The project would be paid for entirely by the landowners over 20 years. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)