The City of Kawartha Lakes & our Roads……

Roads were the topic of conversation at this week’s council meeting.

On Tuesday, the council of City of Kawartha Lakes endorsed a controversial proposed five-year roads capital plan.  This plan has Forest Road to be repaved in 2016.

Today’s Lindsay Post wrote an article about what happened at this week’s meeting and how the councilor’s felt about this road plan:

Our Councilor, Brian Junkin, was quoted to say “he was not totally in favour of the five-year-plan, saying he had visited with three associations in his ward recently, having to tell one their road was “not even on the radar. They weren’t happy,” and another one they weren’t slated until 2016.   I was lucky to get out of there in one piece”

Brian Junkin did however vote in support of the plan.  He is quoted to say in the article that the plan is a work in progress and will be looked at yearly.

The SPA board is taking this topic of our roads very serious and meeting to discuss how to get them in better standing.

Bulletin – Recent Burglaries in Sturgeon Point

This note is to inform Sturgeon Point residents and cottagers that there were several burglaries in Sturgeon Point during the week of January 9th. The burglaries resulted in electronics being stolen and doors and windows being broken. It is possible that some or all of these burglaries happened in a single day and are related as part of a single multiple-site event.

The OPP have stepped up their patrols in response to these events. SPA is in communications with the OPP to explore the possibility of initiating a “Cottage Watch” or similar program. We’ll keep you posted on this initiative.

Regrettably, Sturgeon Point has seen this kind of activity in the past. There are several actions we can all take in order to help safeguard our properties

  1. Be alert to suspicious vehicles and activities. Don’t be afraid to notify the police if you think something looks wrong.
  2. Communicate with your neighbours. Let them know about your plans, including visits by contractors and service people.
  3. Have someone check in on your property in your absence.
  4. Make sure that someone has a phone number where you can be reached in case you need to be contacted.
  5. Make sure that someone has a key to your cottage in case they or the police need access when investigating the state of your property.

Here are the OPP phone numbers you may want to have handy:

Emergencies: 911

Police Dispatch:  (888) 310-1122  (to request the presence of an officer, report a crime, etc):

Lindsay OPP Office: (705) 324-6741 [Follow up, request information, general enquiries, etc.]

Sturgeon Point Association is on Facebook!!

SPA now has a facebook page. Come check it out.  It will be another place where we will be posting news and events.

Remember to “like” us, so you will always be updated on what is going on in the community!

Bear Safety in Sturgeon Point

It’s that time of year again, and we would like to remind all area residents about the importance of bear safety in our community.

There have been several incidents in the past few weeks where bears have been very active, tipping garbage cans, rummaging looking for any source of food.

Please help by ensuring that all garbage is secure, and putting your garbage out until the morning is also a good practice. 

The Ministry of Natural Resources has released the provincial bear reporting hot-line number. Its toll-free and a part of the Bear Wise program, which educates people on how to avoid attracting bears. The number to remember is 1-866-514-2327.