ATV bypass recommended as alternative
After much passionate debate and suggestions of secret deals made between councillors, Kawartha Lakes council will be recommending that ORVs not be allowed to pass through Lindsay.
In a tie vote among councillors at the committee of the whole meeting, Mayor Andy Letham cast the deciding vote to halt the proposed route through Lindsay and instead look at another option.
Poll was tighter when more rural votes considered
A clear majority of Lindsay residents have said “no” to an ATV route running through the town, according to a city poll.
Local jobs are priority for Flato president
New homes, a park, a large grocery store, a good commercial plaza, and maybe even a recreation centre – all of this and more is being considered on Lindsay’s east side by Flato Developments.
Shakir Rehmatullah, president of Flato Developments, held a community open house at The Pie Eyed Monk in Lindsay recently — a chance for residents to get a sneak peak of the draft plans.
Current plans include over 100 estate homes, cottages, and a golf course, among other ideas
Flato Developments was given a rough ride by Cameron residents at a public information session today whose residents were worried about plans for a big new residential and commercial development.
But founder and president of the building company, Shakir Rehmatullah, said he was glad they did the event and said he would have asked “the same things” if he were in Cameron residents’ shoes.
Council to decide on issue Sept. 21
A grassroots group that doesn’t want to see ORVs (also called ATVs) allowed on Lindsay streets is still gathering signatures until at least Aug. 25. The group, led by residents Darryl and Robyn James, is waiting to see if the committee of the whole will accept the petition.
The Ontario government is providing $2.4 million to help the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County deliver critical services, create longer-term housing solutions and keep vulnerable people safe, according to a media release from local MPP Laurie Scott.
A group of concerned citizens known as Keep Our Roads Safe in Lindsay is encouraging town residents to vote ‘no’ in allowing ATVs on town streets.
Last month, an ATV (also known as ORV) route through Lindsay was put on hold by council to get more input after criticism that residents were not notified.