Town council received a rundown on what’s happening across Bracebridge during their latest meeting.
In Muskoka Ward, Coun. Barry Hammond reported that work is set to take place on the damaged covered bridge on Covered Bridge Trail.
On Aug. 22 a utility truck underestimated the height of the Covered Bridge and damaged both the top of both the exit and entrance to the bridge.
Hammond reports there was no structural damage to the bridge. The delay in repairs is due to difficulty finding contractors to fit the job into their busy schedule, but Hammond reported the repairs are now imminent.
In Bracebridge Ward, Coun. Debbie Vernon said she received a call from a resident regarding rats along the bank of the Muskoka River. Bylaw was informed.
Verson also met with the owner of 121 Woodward Street regarding their plans for high-density development on the property.
She also reported a resident called regarding an abandoned boat along the roadway on Front Street. Again bylaw was contacted and the boat was dealt with.
Reporting from Draper Ward, Coun. Archie Buie, received call a from a concerned citizen saying they were hiking at the MNR hiking trails in the ward (where cross-country skiing also takes place in the winter) when they came across a hunter. Buie told the citizen that, as the trails are located on Crown Land, hunting is permitted.
He encouraged people to be aware that this time of year, hunting is taking place on Crown land throughout the land. Hikers should be aware and wear bright clothing.
In Oakley Ward, Coun. Barb McMurray said the skating rink at the village square is currently being prepared.
She also thanked the public works department for their efficient and effective work at filling potholes in the area.
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