Miron Avenue sidewalk to go ahead, despite petition

Yellow flags mark out the locates along the east side of Miron Avenue in Cornwall on Monday, May 14, 2018. City staff are recommending this sidewalk be rebuilt this year despite a petition from homeowners on the east side of the street who want it removed. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – City staff say the rebuild of an existing sidewalk on Miron Avenue should go ahead because it provides a link to several amenities in the neighbourhood.

The recommendation comes after a 12-signature petition was received earlier this year from residents on the east side of the street to remove it.

In a report to council tonight (Monday), Infrastructure Division Manager Michael Fawthrop says the sidewalk is “for use of other pedestrians throughout the neighbourhood” while it also provides an “important link” to a playground, church and a recreational path.

The city is also considering adding sidewalks on Twelfth Street East in the future, which would link with the Miron Avenue sidewalks.

The reconstruction of the sidewalk, which was budgeted for this year, is around $22,000. Removing it and adding grass would have cost $12,000, the city report states.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. at city hall.