SCUGOG: Council is hoping to make the Port Perry fairgrounds safer for everyone, by having a gate installed at the Rosa St. Entrance.
The motion was made by Ward 5 Councillor Jennifer Back, at Council’s committee meeting on Monday, June 20. She brought up the motion after hearing concerns from residents about vehicles driving on Rosa St., at a high rate of speed, entering the fairgrounds.
Regional Councillor Bobbie Drew questioned, if the Durham Regional Police had been contacted about possibly doing radar on Rosa St.
“This is an ongoing issue, in urban Port Perry and especially on the smaller streets, just like we had with Paxton St. We know there are limited resources for our traffic cops to get out there,”
Councillor Back said. “There’s no point (in doing radar). People are speeding on every road.”
Councillor Drew then pledged her support for the initiative. “If we can stop vehicles from charging around the track, that would be a great thing,” she said.
The initial motion called for the gate to be funded by Scugog’s Parks reserve. However, Treasurer Trena DeBruijn said, she would need to talk to the Township’s legal consultants, to see if that reserve could be used for the project. She is expected to report back with the answer at Council’s next meeting, on Monday, June 27.