Caution - trail crossing on Road 38
Some Central Frontenac Council members expressed concern at their meeting this week about the number of crossings over Road 38 for the completion of the K & P Trail.
“It started out with a couple of crossing and now it seems there are more,” said Coun. Phillip Smith. “I’m a little concerned about our liability.”
“They (the County) told us we shouldn’t have any liability and that their insurance would cover us,” said Public Works Manager Brad Thake. “I was quite happy to hear that.
“I’ll be a lot happier when I see it in writing.”
“It would have cost at least $200,000 to go across the swamp in the Eagle Lake area,” said Mayor Frances Smith. “We’ll have to look at reduced speed signs on Road 38.”
Public Works Manager Brad Thake brought some “bad news” to Council in that one of the Township’s four graders needs expensive repairs and recommended it be replaced to the tune of about $250,000 plus taxes.
The model in question is a 1998 and Thake said there is enough in reserves to pay for it while reserves are replaced over this year and next.
Currently, the five-year capital budget has $180,000 slated to replace the 1991 model grader in 2018.
Elm tree Culvert
Public Works Manager Brad Thake said that the cost of the Elm Tree Road box culvert replacement came in under budget and work will likely start the second week in August. He said there will likely be a one- to two-week shutdown of the road but an alternate route for area residents is part of the contract. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of September or early October.