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.