Timmins Mayor Steve Black is weighing in on the recently released cost estimate to maintain two rural roads in town. Public Works is estimating it will be $65,000 to upgrade the roads to allow for snow plows to get through. Black says council is going to have to consider that cost if they’re going to award the contract, but so far they have given the direction that they are willing to take the cost on as a city. This goes against the city’s current rural road policy, which has the residents pay for the upgrades.

Black says a number of cottage associations will be paying close attention to see where the decision falls. The city is waiting to get a bid from a contractor for the work before a final cost will be settled on. The next council meeting is on Monday, however there is no word yet on if this issue will be on the agenda.

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