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Cement dumped on township property by ‘mistake’: CAO

Cement mix-up - Arthur residents were concerned after seeing cement unloaded from a development onto township property as seen in these photos posted on the “Arthur: What’s Happening” Facebook page. Township CAO Mike Givens said it was a mistake, but he is not concerned.  Submitted photos

Cement dumped on township property by ‘mistake’: CAO

by Olivia Rutt

ARTHUR - Having wet cement dumped on vacant township property was a mistake, say Wellington North officials after receiving numerous complaints from the public.

The cement, residue from a nearby development, was poured onto township property near the Arthur wastewater facility on Preston Street South.

A resident spotted the truck dumping the cement, took photos and posted them on the “Arthur: What’s Happening” Facebook page.

CAO Mike Givens said that is normal construction practice, but the driver made a mistake.

“In this instance it looks like the gentleman made a mistake, assumed that the adjoining property was part of the development and cleaned out the residue on the property, which turns out is owned by the township,” said Givens.

He told the Advertiser the township informed the developer of the error, but is not taking any other action.

“We trust that they will address the situation,” he said.

“We’re not going to press them to do it in a huge rush or anything.

“It has no impact ... there’s no environmental impact, it’s a vacant piece of land.”

November 10, 2017

 
 

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