Arnprior council left in the dark

ARNPRIOR – Arnprior council just couldn’t see a way forward at last Monday’s council meeting.

That’s because the hydro was out.

A scheduled Hydro One outage on McGonigal Street in Arnprior impacted the Monday (Aug. 26) meeting of town council, as there was no electricity at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Work crews say residents were notified the power would be out until 9 p.m. Monday to facilitate planned line upgrades in the neighbourhood.

Mayor Walter Stack says somehow the notice was overlooked or went astray at town hall and council members showed up to find the meeting location plunged in darkness.

“Things sometimes fall through the cracks and Hydro didn’t notify us today,” Stack said.

The mayor says he found out about the repair after the fact. Stack says the meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Council, and the Town of Arnprior apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.