Port Dover`s Misner Dam repair project continues to move forward

The Misner Dam repair project is on pace to hire a contractor in late September. The process is moving along quite smoothly, Lee Robinson, general manager of public works and environmental services, told county councillors last Tuesday.
The big question — which can’t be answered yet — is how much the repairs will cost.
Port Dover Coun. John Wells is “cautiously optimistic” that Norfolk’s budget of $1.1 million will do the job.
Haldimand Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett has offered to write a letter to the Minister of Natural Resources if county council feels the ministry is holding things up.
But Mayor Charlie Luke told councillors last Tuesday “we’re on the home stretch; we don’t need a letter from what I hear.”
An April 12 update from Manager of Engineering Gary Houghton reported:
o A field survey has been completed;
o Background information collection and review have been completed;
o Preliminary base plan drawing and existing condition/general arrangement drawing have been created;
o Stability analysis to be completed shortly;
o County to discuss rehabilitation plan with the MNR and the Long Point Region Conservation Authority.
Water at the historic Misner Dam has been lowered since 2009 because of safety concerns.

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