I am writing in response to a notice of “Winter closure of municipal parking lot #2, Joe Fowler Park”.
It seems the township of Scugog regards the usage of this downtown parking lot unnecessary in winter months.
As an employee in the area I can tell you this is not the case. Many employed in the area use this lot all year long. And the businesses in this area are going to be majorly impacted by this decision as well.
But my biggest concern is the impact this will create on street parking in the area. Not to mention snow mobilers that park their vehicles with trailers on the lot when accessing the lake as well as those who partake in ice fishing. Our lake is a 12 month destination not just summertime.
I feel the closure of this parking lot will simply add to the current congestion of parked vehicles along Water St.
On behalf of the employers and employees living and working in this area as well as it being a tourist destination the municipality has to provide municipal parking to access the downtown and the lake.
I ask that the Public Works department reconsider this action.