The mayor of Port Hawkesbury says town officials will try to find other ways to keep people from camping at the north end of Granville St.
Boulders were placed at the ”look-off” area where Granville St. meets Prince St. to deter the high volume of campers that had been staying there in the summer; it had been listed as a free camp site online without permission of town officials.
Councillors discussed the site at November’s monthly town council meeting Tuesday night; after, Brenda Chisholm-Beaton, the town’s mayor, said the boulders aren’t very pleasing to the eye, so they want to find different options.
“I have been listening to some of the comments that are coming forward with regard to aesthetics,” she said. “People do think that the rocks are not a good reflection of where we want to go for the vision for the town, which is fair.”
Chisholm-Beaton said the boulders also create challenges for people with mobility issues who want to access the green space.