Ogden working on Development Plan
There will be some paving work done this summer to a section of the Marlington Road that sees a lot of heavy traffic from the Rock of Ages quarry which damages the road and causes the shoulders to crack. “We are planning to widen the road and to strengthen the shoulder with larger rocks to avoid this happening,” said Ogden mayor Michael Sudlow. The municipality is also planning to re-gravel many roads, however, Mr. Sudlow admitted that the damage to the roads done this spring, so far, has been less than expected. “Our Building Inspector has stayed on top of all the small wash-outs, but we did think we would have more trouble than we did because of the long and cold winter.”
Ogden sent out extensive surveys to its residents a few months ago and is now analyzing its results. A committee of four, which includes the mayor, councillors Joe Stairs and Sylvie Lefebvre, and Director General Vicki Comeau, will be meeting today for a second time to look over the information which will be used to create a Development Plan. “We need a Development Plan for the future, to know where we’re going, and also to apply for various grants,” said Mr. Sudlow.
There is still no sign of any action on the Michael Dunn property, now owned by the Quebec government, which was bequeathed to the population upon his death. Things are quite different on the American side of the lakeside property where trails and an interpretation centre have been built and where people can access the beautiful property.