Today's date: Wednesday October 17, 2018
column width padding column width padding

The Wellington Advertiser Masthead Logo

We Cover The County...
40,052 Audited Circulation

WEEKLY POLL   |   Community News   |   EQUINE   |   Schools & Buses

Municipal 2018
column width padding column width padding

Puslinch community centre grounds to increase by 10 acres

by Mike Robinson

ABERFOYLE - Councillors here now have an agreement in principle to purchase approximately 10 acres of property here immediately behind the Puslinch Community Centre.

On Dec. 8, Mayor Dennis Lever said the announcement was made immediately following the previous night’s in-camera council session.

Final approval remains conditional on a lot line adjustment at the county level.

Lever added that the 10 acres would extend back as far as Mill Creek.

The boundary would be on the west side of Mill Creek.

He noted there is a large portion of the property near Mill Creek that is wetland. There is also an open section and a bush section.

“Approximately five acres is open and farmed and about five acres includes the bush and creek area,” Lever said.

“We have checked with the [Grand River Conservation Authority] and we can used it for recreational fields and for parking.

“We cannot construct any structures back there and we cannot pave it.”

Lever said the municipality is considering space for additional sports fields and parking.

In the past, the municipality has used the property for additional parking for the Aberfoyle Fall Fair, with the agreement of the landowner for access. Once the deal is complete, it will be under the jurisdiction of the township, Lever said.

Lever later emailed the Wellington Advertiser office to note that the purchase would be funded from the municipality’s parkland reserve and not affect the tax levy.

The parkland reserve is built up with funds from developers etc. as cash in lieu of parkland.



December 16, 2011


Tell Us What You Think

Login to submit a comment

Comments appearing on this website are the opinion of the comment writer and do not represent the opinion of the Wellington Advertiser. Comments that attack other individuals or are offensive, unsubstantiated or otherwise inappropriate will be removed. You must register or log in in order to post a comment. For more information, read our detailed Comment Policy and Guidelines.




Wellington North Guide 2018-2019

Related Stories

  • Ice schedule conflicts taking place at Aberfoyle ice pad
  • Proposal for shoulder paving on local highways may be impossible
  • Council wants more information before deciding on pit infilling
  • Stokley concerned with how costs will be covered
  • Shorter may be better for email addresses
  • Traffic counts may not be helpful in setting speed limits in Puslinch Township
  • Pedestrian bridge model should be investigated
  • Surplus farm home severance issue reaches Puslinch councillors
  • Cox Construction applies to expand gravel pit
  • Possible unity in water protection rules?
  • Year one: Dennis Lever sees much to be proud of in Puslinch
  • McClintock trailer park applies for sewage upgrades
  • Puslinch development charges to jump 4.3%
  • Resident offers idea for future focus for Puslinch
  • Puslinch council concerned residents may foot bill to protect city water supply
  • Sticky situation over use of ice time at Optimist Recreation Centre in Aberfoyle
  • column width padding column width padding column width padding

    The Wellington Advertiser





    Digital Publications


    Twitter Logo

    Free Press News Network Logo