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Feature Article - May 7, 2006

Snyder keeps fighting for OakFlatsRoad

by Jeff Green

Central Frontenac Councilor Bill Snyder has been trying for years to convince his council colleagues to pave a little over one kilometre of the Oak Flats Road at the south end of Central Frontenac.

Most of the road was paved before Hinchinbrooke Township was dissolved into Central Frontenac in 1998, and according to Snyder there was money set aside to improve the road in 2000, but that never happened.

He raised the issue during a budget debate in 2001, and has raised it again since then. This year, when the road was not listed on the road construction list that was proposed by Public Works Manager Bill Nicol during budget deliberations, Snyder brought it up again. This led him into a confrontation with Mayor Bill MacDonald during a budget meting on Tuesday afternoon.


“I feel it is unfair that this portion of the road has not been improved,” Snyder told the News, “but I’m not going to give up on it at this point. I feel I made some headway today, when the public works manager told me that he would find out what it would cost to widen the road and put in some fill to make it better. I don’t care if they don’t pave the road for a couple of years, as long as they begin work on it. It’s a matter of fairness, as far as I’m concerned.”

When council meets next Monday in Mountain Grove with the hope of finalising their 2006 budget, Bill Snyder is hoping some money will be found to fix that one kilometre stretch of Oak Flats Road that he has been talking about for several years.

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