Langford residents have say on planned road closure

Langford residents had the chance to speak to the proposed closing of Mary Ellen Place at a council meeting

Langford residents had the chance to speak to the proposed closing of Mary Ellen Place at a council meeting last Monday (June 17).

However, the issue wasn’t on the agenda as planned.

“There were many people who came out about the Mary Ellen Lane issue,” Coun. Denise Blackwell said. “Even though it wasn’t on the agenda, the mayor allowed anybody who wanted to speak on it to speak. So that took at least an hour.”

Some issues raised were an otter habitat in Glen Lake, below the dead-end lane. Neighbour Ann Linton also spoke to her concern over access to her garage.

Blackwell said the purchaser has committed to not make any alterations to the lake front, and will allow Linton to access her garage.

While she still opposes the sale, Linton is more comfortable with it now.

“We won that,” said Linton. “I realize it was sort of a hopeless cause anyhow, it’s just nice to see everyone voice their opinion and be heard.”

“It was fairly balanced,” Blackwell said. “It was good to have them out there and get people’s input.”

 

The issue is expected to come before council at its next meeting, on Monday, July 15.

 

 

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