November 25th, 2016 by

County to address Millennium Trail regulation in 2017

Bruce and Barbie Cordick address committee of the whole Thursday November 24, 2016. (Photo: Nicole Kleinsteuber / Quinte News)

Bruce and Barbie Cordick address committee of the whole Thursday November 24, 2016. (Photo: Nicole Kleinsteuber / Quinte News)

A report regarding the use and regulation of The Prince Edward County Millennium Trail has been deferred until the new year.

On Thursday, Bruce and Barbie Cordick appeared before the committee of the whole expressing their concerns over the short notice given to respond to a report that originated from a delegation they made two years ago.

In 2014, the couple told the committee the trail isn’t wide enough to have people walking or skiing, using it at the same time ATVs and other off-road vehicles do. They also have concerns relating to excessive speed and possible collisions in heavy populated areas such as Wellington.

“We were told two years ago we would be consulted,” said Bruce Cordick. “Communication is lacking when there has been no communications with people that are making the delegation.”

Cordick said they were just made aware that a report was coming forth that morning.

“We have concerns with the report,” he explained. “There are conflicts.”

In the report, it states no changes are necessary to the existing trail bylaw, however it states extra signage is needed along with enforcement which the OPP has committed to. The report also states that since the Cordick’s deputation, the County has developed a regular inspection system for the Trail which breaks the trail into sections, inventories signs in each section, notes trail issues, and allows The County to determine what is lacking or needed in each section of the trail.

Mayor Robert Quaiff said the couple has been patient enough and unfortunately receiving the report that morning was not a courtesy.

The committee agreed to bring the matter back to a January 12 meeting to give the Cordicks a chance to prepare a formal response.

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