TATAMAGOUCHE - The Municipality of Colchester is considering paying thousands of dollars to address a compromised retaining wall along Main Street in Tatamagouche.
According to a council committee report, the wall, which runs along an existing sidewalk within the right of way, has been a topic of discussion for the past few years between Colchester County, the Village of Tatamagouche and the provincial government regarding the reconstruction of the wall and related maintenance.
On Thursday night, council committee voted to suggest to county council at the end of the month to spend $5,000 towards the removal of the wall and sidewalk while leaving space behind the existing curb and re-sloping the bank.
The province of Nova Scotia is willing to add $5,000 to cover the remainder of the project’s cost but indicates, in the report, that ownership and future maintenance or replacement would not be a provincial responsibility.
The motion also specifies the Village of Tatamagouche would bare all future responsibility regarding ownership and maintenance of the wall area.