BIBLE HILL – The Village of Bible Hill wants to be included in a local joint flood advisory committee.
The village has sent a request to the joint flood advisory committee of the Town of Truro and Municipality of Colchester County to have a seat on the committee. Village commissioners said at a recent meeting that the village has requested participation in the committee in the past but was never allowed. At a regular village commission meeting on Tuesday night, commissioners would not indicate why that was the case.
Commissioner Sharon McLean said it’s only fair the village have representation on the joint committee.
“We are members of the community and deserve a say,” said McLean.
Village clerk Bob Christianson agreed.
“We are all municipal players ... we have authority under the Municipal Government Act to expend money” on flooding issues, said Christianson.
“We are spending money on it,” for projects such as the recent berm work at the Holy Well Park and maintaining the dike at the CNR tracks and Salmon River Bridge, Christianson said. “(We) need to better co-ordinate our efforts because flooding affects all of us.”
Village chairman Tom Burke added, “the committee has a responsibility for us to know what’s going and we have to be at the table to know.”