PICTOU – Residents of Maple Estates Drive in Granton will soon have to make some decisions about their road.
The Municipality of Pictou County will be polling residents along the drive as to whether the county should take over control of the road and if it should be asphalted.
County CAO Brian Cullen said an engineering report has been completed and only a little work needs to be done to the road to bring up to county-owned standards.
If the county takes over the road, the capital improvements needed on the road would be cost shared 50/50 between the county and the road’s homeowners. The homeowner’s share of the costs would be paid via an area rate on their tax bills over a 10-year period.
“We looked at the condition of the road and the existing road surface is good,”said county CAO Brian Cullen during a recent property services meeting.“The road is in reasonable shape and there is no work in the subgrade, just the surface.”
The road is 380 metres long and has 13 lots with about eight or nine houses along the roadway. Cullen said homeowners on Maple Estates Drive asked the county to consider taking over road since it is a private road right now.
Cullen said two letters will be sent to homeowners on Maple States Drive listing the costs involved for the county taking over the road and a second letter detailing the costs for paving.