Bristol Council highlights ATVs, road improvements, and beach erosion

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Deborah Powell


Deborah Powell

BRISTOL – Ten members of the public attended the municipality’s regular meeting, June 6 where the issue of ATVs on roads and trails was again raised by an audience member who asked for clarification on what the plans are for expanding the areas where ATVs can travel given recent discussions at the MRC. Mayor Brent Orr said nothing had been decided and a mayors’ committee is studying the topic.
Discontent was expres-sed that the Bristol ATV route had been published on the regional ATV map when it was still “under study”. Council agreed to send a letter to the ATV Club accepting to continue the study if the club would ensure proper signage and patrolling. Councillor Graham stressed that acceptance of the route was not a “done deal”. An audience member requested that a consultation be held before any decision is made.Barbara Haughton,
delegated by council to attend meetings regarding the Chats Falls Park Project, announced that the interpretative panels highlighting the biodiversity and history of the area would be on display at this year’s Shawville Fair. She also mentioned that a paddling event was being organized.
Council passed by-law 253-A.1 clarifying the regulations concerning use of access ways and agreed to send a letter to the Ministry of the Environ-ment requesting permission to go ahead with erosion control measures on the access ways at Murray Hill, Lothian and Graham Roads in Norway Bay. Orr also noted that the sand for the beach has been tested and approved by the Ministry.
A motion was passed to send a list of roads needing the most improvements
to MNA André Fortin for the Municipal Road Improvement Help Program. Aylmer Road, Ragged Chute and Front Road were listed in the top three.