More Signs Have Been Posted And A New Fence Will Be Installed Soon.
York Regional Police #5 District Crime Prevention Constable Imtiaz Manjra, property owner Mr. Reda, Councillor Phil Bannon, Town’s Roads Supervisor, Peter Alcorn
Residents have been complaining about trespassing on the Water Tower property by local dirt bike and ATV riders. The concerns are not strictly about the excessive noise being created by these off road machines but there also are concerns about injuries being received by riders while on this private property.
Last October, Councillor Phil Bannon met with the property owner, York Regional Police, By-law Enforcement, Town Roads Department and Musselman’s Lake Residents Association (MLRA) on site to discuss what measures could be taken to address residents’ concerns.
This week Councillor Phil Bannon met with the property owner Mr. Reda, York Regional Police #5 District Crime Prevention Constable Imtiaz Manjra and the T0wn’s Roads Supervisor, Peter Alcorn to implement a plan action. Additional “No Trespass” were immediately posted. More temporary concrete barriers will be installed until the new fence can be installed in three weeks.
No more trespassing off road vehicles disrupting the peace and quiet that we all enjoy so much.
LOCAL DIRT BIKE & ATV USERS HAVE YOUR WALLETS READY
Community Safety Committee Has Good News.
Attending the “Bang Up Bend” meeting were Scott Stover, Paul Whitehouse, Peter Alcorn, Councillor Phil Bannon
Photo by Rick Wigmore
The Musselman’s Lake Residents Association (MLRA) is a member of the Community Safety Committee along with the Town, York Region Police and York Regional Roads. On Friday October 4 2013, as part of the on-going effort of this Community Safety Committee, Councillor Phil Bannon and Mr. Rick Wigmore (President of the MLRA), met with Staff from the Town and York Region. This very important meeting wasn’t held in a conference room but rather it was held on site at the side of the road of “Bang up Bend” on Ninth line. Representing the Town were Mr. Paul Whitehouse, Director of Public Works & Operation, and Mr. Peter Alcorn, Supervisor of Public Works & Operation. Representing York Region was Mr. Scott Stover, District Manager- Central/North, Road Maintenance Transportation and Community Planning.
Bang Up Bend temporary repairs
Photo by Linda Wigmore
Mr. Stover had very good news for us. He told us that a contract will be awarded very soon to fix “Bang-up Bend” permanently. Many residents had pointed out that the Bend was being eroded away under the road’s surface and was in danger of collapse. This has been fixed with a temporary solution but the permanent fix is now on its way. We will let you know the timing of these repairs as soon as we are updated by Mr. Stover.
Also discussed was pedestrian safety or lack thereof on this dangerous corner. The talk focused on extending a sidewalk on the west side of ninth line north to Coultice Drive. This is not a simple task as first funding has to be found and then plans will have to be drawn up. Next, some utilities will have to be moved, and then a bank of earth and some trees will also have to be removed. The good news is that under the direction of Councillor Bannon, this project will be moved forward in a timely manner.
We can never say enough about Councillor Bannon and his ability convene the right people to ensure community safety projects remain a priority and that they continue to move forward.