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Off-Road Vehicle Trail Expansion Open House

Off-Road Vehicle Trail Expansion Open House
Posted on 03/05/2019

Township of Springwater / March 5, 2019 – Springwater residents are invited to attend one of two public Open Houses to give their input on the proposed use of off-road vehicles on municipal highways. Township staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Open House Details

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Location: Elmvale Community Hall (33 Queen Street, Elmvale)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Location: Township Administration Centre (2231 Nursery Road, Minesing)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For those unable to attend the Open Houses, a survey is available at: springwater.ca/ORV.

Background Information

In early February, Township staff presented a report to Council recommending that Council undertake a review of permitting off-road vehicles on Springwater’s municipal highways as permitted by Ontario Regulation 316/03.

Off-road vehicles are currently permitted on certain Springwater municipal highways under an agreement with the Central Ontario ATV Club (COATV). These municipal highways are links that connect the County of Simcoe Forest Tracts, North Simcoe Rail Trail, and open and unopened road allowances to create an off-road vehicle trail system. These links include:

  • Flos Road Three West – North Simcoe Rail Trail west to Phelpston Tract
  • Flos Road Four West – North Simcoe Rail Trail west to Vigo Road
  • Vigo Road – Flos Road Four West north to Flos Road Six West
  • Flos Road Six West – Vigo Road to Ryther Road (Wasaga Beach)

The Central Ontario ATV Club (COATV) submitted an application to the Township in April 2018 to expand the current motorized trail system in order to make connections with neighbouring municipalities.

Council requested that staff examine the proposal and gather public input on the specific routes and general use of off-road vehicles on all Springwater municipal highways.

For more information, please visit springwater.ca/ORV.

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