Pasadena will ask province about Tipping Drive water service

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Pasadena council talked about the Tipping Drive issue at Monday’s public meeting. From left, town clerk Brian Hudson, Mayor Otto Goulding and clerk Sharon Brown listen to the discussion.

PASADENA — Town council would like to include Tipping Drive within its municipal boundaries, but that will depend on a response from the provincial government.

Municipal representatives discussed the issue of providing Pasadena’s Tipping Drive area with water and sewage service at Monday night’s public council meeting.

They met with representatives from the neighbourhood last week and said direction is needed from the province before any further action because the road is technically owned by the provincial government, which would need to clear any development there.

“We can’t do anything with (Tipping Drive) until it’s brought up to municipal standard,” said Coun. Barry Walsh.

“We would like to (bring the road within the municipal service area) but we have to wait and see.”

Walsh said he is optimistic that it can happen, but could not guess how long it might take.

The town is trying to set up a meeting with the province on the issue.

The area currently receives some services from the town on an exchange with the province. For example, the province plows the main road in Pasadena and the town plows Tipping Drive.

Local residents do pay property taxes to Pasadena and recently came forward asking the town to provide water service, since most of the homes are on well systems.

A preliminary report says that project could cost over $1 million, something Pasadena Mayor Otto Goulding said last week the town can ill afford.

They will meet on the issue again within the next few weeks.

Organizations: Town council

Geographic location: Pasadena

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