One step closer
Major construction on Pit Pond complete by end of November
Weather permitting, most work on the new Pit Pond trail in Springhill will be complete by the end of November.
“We hope to have the trail part in, and the bridges in, before the snow flies,” said county Coun. Maryanne Jackson.
They also hope to have the bandstand built by that time as well.
Springhill Communities in Bloom recently held a public meeting to discuss the Pit Pond Trail Development project at the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre.
The trail circles the Pit Pond and extends out to McGee Street.
The trail will open in the spring of 2019, and will be dedicated to 97-year-old June Henwood.
Twenty years ago, Henwood drew a map of a trail circling the pit pond, and that map is the foundation of the work being done today.
On Aug. 31, provincial deputy premier Karen Casey presented a $50,000 cheque to the Springhill Communities in Bloom committee at the Pit Pond. The money comes from the province of Nova Scotia Connect2 grant program.
The $50,000 grant covers 50 per cent of the cost of the $100,000 trail, with $25,000 provided by the Municipality of Cumberland County, $12,500 from Springhill Communities in Bloom, and $12,500 provided as in-kind work.
The 2018-2019 Connect2 program provided $600,000 to 21 projects throughout Nova Scotia.
All projects must be completed by March of 2019 to receive full payment of the grant.
Maryanne Jackson took questions and suggestions during a Springhill Communities in Bloom public meeting to discuss the Pit Pond Trail Development project.