After technical challenges were discovered in Morenet's core system this summer, the installation has resumed.
Morden Mayor Brandon Burley says the city had been sold towers with the assurance they were engineered and CSA approved for the loads, this was discovered to not be the case and was reported to the incoming council.
The delivery system required several towers to be placed around the city; however, the towers which are subject to wind loads in addition to equipment weight would not be able to support those loads.
Burley says it was deemed unwise to have employees climb or to install equipment without the guarantee the towers were safe.
Consultations with professional engineers have shown the towers could be used if reduced in height from 112 to 80 feet. This, in turn, does mean an additional tower is required to proved appropriate coverage.
Work is expected to progress at a pace consistent to that of early 2018, prior to the discovery of this challenge, with contractors tasked with delivering full network coverage in 2019, Burley says.
Burley says the council understand the frustration in waiting for the network and says the council will strive to complete Morenet as soon as possible.