DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard
SCUGOG: Scugog Mayor Bobbie Drew provided an update on the Township’s achievements during a luncheon event on Thursday, March 3rd. “The Township of Scugog continues to accomplish a lot, in spite of the challenges of the pandemic. We’ve had to navigate the changing directions and regulations related to [COVID-19] from the province and Durham Regional Health, adapting and changing to meet the needs of our clients, residents, staff and businesses,” Mayor Drew stated.
She noted while the Township is working to address their infrastructure deficit, “it will take years to truly make a difference.”
“It will be key to continue the designated levies for our infrastructure in order to maintain this progress,” Mayor Drew added.
The Township is implementing new speed limits.
“The new policy reduces speed limits on all of our rural roads from 80 km per hour to 60. Collector roads in urban areas will remain at 50. Local roads in Port Perry and [the] hamlets will be 40. All signs will be in place by July of this year,” Mayor Drew explained.
Scugog’s Mayor noted the community is looking to “attract and maintain a knowledge-based workforce.”
The Lake Scugog Enhancement project, which involves the dredging of a portion of Port Perry Bay, is expected to begin construction this fall. “That is pending permits and funding,” Mayor Drew said.
The Township is working on implementing the projects on the Township’s Waterfront Action Plan, such as the Port Perry picnic shelter rebuild, Palmer Park playground retrofit and a design for the Palmer Park washroom facility.