A message from CAO about Downtown Fires

Central Huron wishes to extend our sympathies for all the property owners who incurred damage and/or loss of personal property due to the March 18th  fire on Albert St.  The municipality wishes to acknowledge all the local property owners and downtown businesses for their patience as we work to restore order to Clinton's downtown core.

 

By way of an update - Central Huron is working with property owners and two separate demolition crews to get the fire-damaged  properties along Albert St. demolished.  This process requires appropriate permitting and we hope work will be able to begin as early as Mondaymorning.   We believe demolition of the entire site (from Spooner's Lane to 5 Albert St.) and the work required to structurally reinforce the southern third of 5 Albert St. may take all of next week.  We are confident that Hwy 4 should remain open for the majority of that process.

 

Finally, on behalf of Council and our municipal staff, I’d like to thank all the local businesses and citizens who donated food and/or money to keep emergency personnel fed and watered during the fire.  Although these incidents are devastating – they can also create a platform for a community to come together and we saw examples of that last weekend.

Steve Doherty,

CAO - Municipality of Central Huron