On May 16th the Township of South Dundas received a letter from Mart Prost requesting cleanup of the Moffat-Fetterly Drain.
Don Lewis, manager of planning and enforcement, suggested that council use section 78 of the Ontario Drainage Act, “improving the works without the use of a petition.”
He pointed out that Prost has been unable to get any neighbours to sign the petition because they aren’t farmers whereas Prost himself wrote in his letter that “I grow approximately 110 acres of cash crops on land affected by lack of proper drainage maintenance.”
Lewis estimated that there hasn’t been any substantial work done on the drain since possibly before the 1960s.
Council agreed that Lewis should come back to council with a cost estimate as well as information on who would pay the bill before any decisions are made.