Creating a new road to connect Main Street to the golf course won’t happen, council decides

Hillcrest Golf Course may be difficult to access from Main Street North, but the City Council has no plans to build a new access road any time soon.

Hillcrest Golf Course may be difficult to access from Main Street North, but the City Council has no plans to build a new access road any time soon.

At the May 9th regular council meeting, Mayor Clive Tolley moved a motion that the city administration consider creating an access road linking 1500 Main Street North to the Golden Ticket Sports Center parking lot and to the existing service road which connects to Thatcher Drive.

“If you walk up Main Street North and look right at Hillcrest Golf Course, many people walk across the ditch to the Hillcrest Golf Course parking lot or use Golden Ticket facilities or other Hillcrest Sports facilities. Central Building,” Tolley said.

“Since we blocked an exit to the left of Thatcher leading to the service road that serves the new Co-op Pharmacy and Dental Practice, we have restricted the ways in and out of this facility,” he said. said, adding City Hall should see if it makes sense to create a new access road so people can use Main Street North to access and leave the sports venue.

Changes to Thatcher Drive East that affected the entrance to this small shopping center have been completed, so this motion does not change that, the councilor said. Heather Eby. Therefore, she thought part of Tolley’s argument was “moot.”

“I guess it would be interesting to see how much it would cost and what it would look like, but I don’t really foresee it being something I would bear the cost of,” she continued. “If people are crossing the ditch by car, a better solution would be fences or bollards to prevent people from crossing by car.”

Eby added that with rising construction costs, creating a new access road would be “not a cheap undertaking” and she didn’t think it was necessary.

The co-op sent a letter expressing its support for a new access road, considering that it wants more access to its pharmacy on the service road and easier access for its customers, Tolley said.

Council then voted 5 to 1 against the motion; Tolley was in favor. Com. Crystal Froese was absent.

The next regular council meeting will be on Tuesday, May 24.

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