Poo-Bags, Planters, and Painting Parties
The Village of Pugwash continues to struggle with projects, especially the highly visible.
The popular boardwalk in Eaton Park remains in shambles, tossed aside by Hurricane Fiona. The Village’s insurance provider has dug in its heels on any responsibility for the repair, despite the fact the same damage was covered under the earlier Hurricane Dorian.
The company claims Fiona, the larger of the two storms, is not covered the same way.
Meanwhile, the Village Commission wants to cut back on the number of flower boxes on display for the summer. It is time to replace the old boxes and the commission has decided to review the cost for the dozen fixtures.
Roger Mundle noted that the boxes require daily watering and service while the equally beautiful in ground gardens are more hardy and need less attention.
The flower boxes are a joint project with Pugwash Communities in Bloom.
Similarly, the two share in providing “doggie poo-bags” in Eaton Park. The village provided the dispensers and signage, while CiB will provide the replacement bags.
The Village also seeks help to refresh the old firehall, generally regarded as an eyesore.
Despite budgeting for the paint-peeling public works facility over the last few years, the building been left to anger the community.
The Village will depend on a grant application to provide the solution, a grant that involves volunteers. Call it a community painting party. If the grant comes through, volunteers will be called to, pardon the expression, “get ‘er done.”
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