Council voted unanimously to keep the beach closed until August 31, 2020. Council heard from citizens overwhelmingly to keep the beach closed. The logistics and cost of opening the beach without endangering the safety of beach goers and town employees were too great.
At the Committee of the Whole Council meeting on February 19, 2019, Council voted against continuing with the floating waterfront playground. The vote was 4 to 3 against.
Voting for the playground was Nicole Beatty, Aaron Burchat, and Brian Darling.
Voting against the playground was John Henderson, Suzanne Seguin, Emily Chorley, and Adam Bureau.
This is a letter that Ted Williams sent to the Parks and Recreation Committee on the Waterfront Needs Assessment
To: Parks and Rec Committee Members
March 29, 2017
Waterfront NEEDS Assessment
Defining the Assessment
We should be clear in what our goal is with this assessment.
We thought you might like to know about a couple of town meetings next week. Council is looking for citizen feedback. Both meetings are on Wednesday October 12.
The Town budget meeting is at 2:30 pm at Victoria Hall (a couple of CTA directors will be making submissions).
The Cobourg Taxpayers Association (CTA) has done an initial review of the Parks Master Plan (PMP) Implementation Phase 1 report prepared by Director Hustwick.
In his report, the Director makes three main recommendations. The CTA respectfully asks Council to reject these recommendations for the reasons outlined below:
- Approve Implementation of the 2013 Parks Master Plan
As has been pointed out previously, the PMP was never approved or endorsed by Council.