Lambton Shores making application for provincial relief after storm

grand bendThe Municipality of Lambton Shores plans to apply for financial help from the province under the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance program.

Municipal Council made the decision to move forward with the application during a special meeting of Council held Thursday (July 31). Application will be made to both the private and public components of the program.

In the meantime, public works crews continue to clean up and clear back municipal road allowances. The work is said to be progressing well and public works and contract crews are concentrating on trees that are leaning over the road allowance and which pose the most significant risk to the public.

The Municipality expects the work to continue for another two weeks.

A media release from Lambton Shores said what it calls “curbside” residential brush pick up will begin for the areas of Huron Woods, VanDongan, and Klondyke Road. Brush management within Beach O’Pines will be clarified as a more detailed clean-up strategy is developed and presented to Couyncil.

That work won’t begin, however, until the priority work is completed, which is tentatively set for the last three weeks of August.

Residents piling brush at the edge of their property are being asked to keep piles off the roadway.

A temporary location to drop off storm damaged tree waste has been established at the Klondyke Sports Park–9989 Klondyke Road, east of Highway 21. There is no charge for use of the site but material can be no longer than four metres (13 feet) in length and is limited to residential brush only.

Temporary waste dumpsters have been set up to assist residents with disposal of spoiled food. The dumpsters are located at:

  • Huron Woods: Huron Woods Community Association Clubhouse, 9962 Riverview Rd.
  • Southcott Pines: Southcott Pines Park Association Clubhouse, 10246 Lakeview Ave.
  • Van Dongen: The intersection of Parkview Crescent and Jane Street.
  • Deer Run: The cul-de-sac at the south end of Timberwood Trail (South of Jenna Rd.).

The dumpsters are for food waste only and will be in place until August 5.

Updated information on the aftermath of the storm is available on the Municipal website (www.lambtonshores.ca).

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