County nixes connector road

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  • Sep. 27, 2011 8:00 a.m.

By Treena Mielke

A delegation of almost a dozen residents who attended the Sept. 13 meeting of Ponoka County council were told their fears that a connector road between the north shore subdivision and Meridian Country Estates were unfounded.

Several residents were up in arms because they understood the county planned to connect the cul-de-sacs between the two developments on the east County nixes connector road side of Gull Lake.

Gary Malyon told council he had been assured when he purchased a lot there a road would not be built through the area.

In a letter addressed to George Verheire, division 3 councillor, W. Norval Horner president of Inshore Developments Ltd. stated such a connection would increase traffic and speed, and present a safety hazard every day.

“Ours is a vacation development so it is filled with pedestrians and bicyclists. Visitors cross this road on the way to the beach and it is popular for walks. In fact our owners would like to see still more speed bumps in the summer.”

A petition signed by 56 people opposing the road was also brought to council.

However, CAO Charlie Cutforth said he was simply checking out the feasibility of such a proposal by having surveyors investigate the grade.

“It’s on me. I was just trying to be proactive and I sincerely apologize. It’s obvious that the people don’t want it so why would be built it? It’s likely not feasible anyway.”

Coun. George Verheire agreed.

“It’s best to let sleeping dogs lie. We would be beating our heads against the wall to try and build it.”

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