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Brockton Mayor Reflects on 2020

Brockton | by Robyn Garvey  

Peabody calls it a very good sign and hopes the trend continues in 2020.

Mayor Chris Peabody says 2019 was a year of growth and development for Brockton.

He says the municipality has three full subdivisions on the go and a number of town house applications that will be coming forward in January.

Brockton's flurry of development in 2019 was so great that Brocktons housing permits doubled from the previous year.

Peabody calls it a very good sign and hopes the trend continues in 2020.

Another highlight of the year was the Truax Dam partial removal project.

This project has been discussed and debated for twenty years at the Council table and this was the year  when the project finally moved forward and was complete.

The 600-thousand dollar project which addressed municipal liability concerns and benefits fish migration was finance by Bruce Power as part of its environmental stewardship program.

2019 was also the year that Brockton was selected as the site for the new Residential Hospice Grey Bruce.

In support of the project, Brockton donated 3.5 acre parcel of land in the East Ridge Business Park for the six bed hospice project.

Looking ahead, Peabody says Brockton will continue to push for a good mix of housing development projects as well as ensure the lands for the new hospice are serviced.

Moving forward with Phase II of the East Ridge Business Park serving project will be another priority.

2020 will also be when Brockton welcomes a new member to Council to fill the vacancy left by Chris Oberle who resigned due to a career change.

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