At the December meeting, Council was presented with a request from the Mallaig Chamber of Commerce to install a bridge at the south and west end of the new subdivision and provide an access path from the subdivision to the churches, recreation facilities etc. The original proposal for the pathway through private property was unsuccessful. We have now received a letter from the Mallaig Parish Council requesting that council consider developing a pathway on the west and north side of the Church (on property owned by the diocese). This walkway would serve as an access to the new subdivision.
Dennis Bergheim has been in contact with the Mallaig Parish Council and he will be in to speak with Council about the proposed bridge, walkway and costs. This project would fit the criteria for the CIP Grant.
If Council decides to proceed with installing the bridge and designating a walkway, they have the following options:
- Register an easement on the land owned by the diocese.
- Request the diocese to transfer the land to the County and register it as a separate title designating it as a Public Utility Lane (would require approximately 15-20 feet).