The Municipality of Norfolk Treherne is looking to purchase a new brush cutter which will help those living in the municipality stay safe.
Reeve Will Eert says the municipality paid contractors around $10,000 to handle the brush cutting, so they're instead looking to add a cutter to their own Bobcat. He notes that's not the only upgrade the municipality will look to add.
"We're also looking at gravel packers because they'll keep the gravel on the road," explains Eert. "But, when public work was asked for an opinion, they said they really would like a brush cutter."
He adds they don't have a timeframe for when they'll be making the purchase, as they're just entering the budgeting process. He notes that the brush cutters are helpful toward keeping those in the community safe while driving.
"You get corners rurally, and you can't see around the corners," says Eert. "The brush is growing, and so by cutting the brush back from the corners a certain distance, then that improves visibility on the corners. Also, farm equipment gets bigger and brush grows in and so Ag businesses sometimes drive their combines down the road."
He adds it will also allow these Ag businesses to allow easier access to their businesses.