More input needed for natural gas project, says Leggett


By Barb McKay


The natural gas tripartite committee needs more participation, according to one Kincardine councillor.


Mike Leggett introduced a notice of motion during last Wednesday’s council meeting, asking that the number of members on the committee developing the business case for the regional natural gas project be increased.


The committee is currently made up of mayors from Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss Township and Arran-Elderslie Township, the municipalities jointly attempting to bring natural gas to the region, with assistance from Bruce Telecom. Leggett said more input is needed because of the scale of the project. He added that a greater level of participation would also help to speed up the process to complete the business case.


Leggett suggested that the committee add two Kincardine council representatives and one councillor each from Huron-Kinloss and Arran-Elderslie, along with a representative from the Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation.

The motion will be formally presented during the Dec. 18 council meeting.