By William Crooks
Local Journalism Initiative
During a Bury Town Council meeting Nov. 6, the question period brought to light several key issues of public interest, including heritage preservation discrepancies and concerns about municipal water usage policies. Mayor Denis Savage presided over the meeting, at which around nine residents attended over the course of the night. The meeting began at 7:30 p.m. and lasted just over an hour.
The first question period opened up with a resident highlighting a discrepancy between digital mapping services and the city’s records regarding the existence of the Prescott Cemetery. The council acknowledged the concern and committed to a further investigation into the matter, understanding the importance of heritage sites for both historical value and tourism.
The same man addressed the council with a related issue about a ‘private property’ sign placed across a road leading to the cemetery. The sign had been temporarily removed to allow road repairs after heavy rain, which sparked a discussion on maintaining access to historical sites. The council noted the necessity of ensuring that such sites remain accessible to the public.