Mayor Hopes Relocation Will be Last Resort
But Ritchie wants relocation option
Perth-Andover's Mayor says anxiety is still running high among residents in the village's flood zone.
Terry Ritchie says while residents wait for a plan from the provincial government, people fear there could be another flood as devastating or even worse next spring.
Ritchie says it's difficult for residents waiting on that plan.
Ritchie tells CJ104 News he hopes for a solution to keep people in the downtown, but people should also be given the option to re-locate.
Premier David Alward recently told us there would be no decisions made on how to protect Perth-Andover residents from future flooding until a working group completes a study by the end of August.
Mayor Ritchie says that's not enough time to get something done to protect villagers for what could be coming next spring.
Ritchie says they had hoped the government would dredge the river, and they will continue to fight for a relocation plan.