TRURO - More steps are being taken to deal with flooding issues in the Town of Truro.
Severe flooding in the fall and subsequent community meetings with town officials resulted in a number of short and long-term solutions to deal with flood issues.
An update on the situation was provided during Monday’s Truro town council meeting. One of the solutions is to raise the dike by the Cobequid Educational Centre. The tenders have been reviewed with the Department of Agriculture and town officials now need to get permission from the property owner, Stanfields, to have access to the dike.
Coun. Raymond Tynes said it would be beneficial to have a confirmation by next month.
“I hope to know at the next council meeting if we are able to go forward with the dike,” said Tynes.
It’s also expected draining of the CEC football field will soon be able to take place. In addition, town staff should be able to investigate and work on a holding pond by the Truro Elementary School in the spring.