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First Posted April 30, 1999

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Use driveway into former transfer station on the 7th Line

to the editor,

Posted March 13, 2017

I have lived for 25 years on Sideroad 10, on the north side of the Town of New Tecumseth-owned bush that has been a contentious issue for a few years.

It has come to my attention that the Town is spending my/our tax dollars on having a survey and feasibility study done to determine if they want to spend thousands more dollars on constructing a parking lot at the west entrance to the bush.

The speed limit on the 10th Sideroad in this area is 70 km/h but seldom does the traffic adhere to this limit, especially truck traffic servicing the subdivisions being built in town.

At present, there are two parking spaces for the bush at its west entrance and frequently extra cars park on the northbound and southbound shoulders creating a visual distraction for oncoming traffic, as there is a significant bend in the road just south of the bush entrance.

Last Sunday (March 5th) there were 10 cars parked on the east side of the road north of my driveway.

I have suggested to Council on many occasions that the driveway into the former transfer station on the 7th Line be used as the main entrance to the bush. It has a parking pad suitable for multiple cars and was used twice weekly by the public for many years as a transfer of garbage and recyclables before town-wide garbage pickup.

This would provide a safer, alternate entrance to the bush and would eliminate the dangerous parking on the increasingly busy 10th Sideroad.

How this couldn't possibly prove to be a more practical and cost-effective solution has yet to be explained to me.

Phyllis Madill,
Beeton

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