Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chester: Council Seeks Crown Land In Western Shore

A parcel of land in Western Shore could become property of the Municipality of Chester. The Nova Scotia Government owns roughly an acre of Wild Rose Park. The municipality is interested in acquiring the land through a 20-year lease arrangement that would include an out-clause regarding the seawall, which is provincially-owned. Warden Allen Webber says they don't want to be held responsible if the seawall erodes and causes flooding. He says the lease would provide the municipality with a sense of security.

Webber didn't know the cost but says its a marginal amount of money. The matter has been back and forth between the municipality and the province for over a year.