SCUGOG: Scugog Council voted unanimously on Monday, April 13 to grant a site alteration permit to the Port Perry Agricultural Society so they can add undertake a project that will see fill added to the Port Perry Fairgrounds.
The fill will be used to level the ground in front of the grandstand with the track to prepare for the Port Perry rodeo in September. There will be other benefits to it as well, as was explained in a presentation to council by the fair board president.
“It’ll allow us to expand not just for the rodeo but bring different events and more events in front of the grandstand,” said Port Perry Fair board president Frank Mackey. “The drainage will also be better in that area of the fairgrounds.”
The society plans to get fill from pool and excavation companies. One concern council had with the idea was whether or not it was going to be clean fill, but Mr. Mackey assured them that the society will not take any risks.
“We will do our due diligence and find out where the fill is coming from,” he said.