Cottage Owners' Association and Lake Plan




The Roads committee chaired by John Middleton is made up of representatives for each of the major Kennisis Lake road areas - West Shore (Peter Hewitt), Wilkinson (Edwin Kling), Kennisis Lake Road (Laura Thiessen) and Watts (John Middleton). Collectively, these roads are toured in October and major priorities are identified for input to Dysart's budget cycle for the coming year. We submit a findings letter to both Dysart and the KLCOA board(see below for 2017 submission for 2018 budget process).

Points for reference:

  1. The two lakes have 30 km of roads - 10% of Dysart's 300 km of roads.
  2. Dysart bases its road budget on a roads study undertaken by independent engineers every 5 years
  3. Dysart has independent engineers assess all bridges every 2 years. It is the last review that picked up the need to replace the Paddy’s Bay Bridge.
  4. Ongoing liaison between KLCOA Roads chair and Dysart re: issues and resolution
  5. Over past 3 years Dysart has spent approximately 1.3 million dollars for municipal roads. County Rd. 7 is maintained by the County of Haliburton – which ends at Wilkinson intersection.
  6. In 2017 rain crews were out patching any/many/all the roads after almost every significant rainfall.
  7. Winter plowing currently is done both by Dysart and sub-contractor (mostly Watts Road).

We encourage property owners to call Dysart Roads directly. Dysart can and has responded to concerns whenever they can and monitor their messages in off business hours - Dysart Roads Department  (705 457-1830).  


                               Report to Dysart for 2018 Initiatives.

                                        KLCOA Roads Committee                               

                                                                                      October 25, 2017


Rob Camelon

Director of Public Works

Municipality of Dysart et al

Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0

Subject: KLCOA Road Committee Recommendations for 2018

On October 15th, the KLCOA Roads Committee travelled the roads around the Kennisis Lakes to assess their    condition in order to provide recommendations for 2018 attention.

You and your staff are to be commended on the replacement of the Paddy’s Bay Bridge, the start of the rehabilitation of Kennisis Lake Road (past the Paddy’s Bay Bridge) and the timely repairs to washouts on West Shore Road (triggered by the wet spring/summer). As always your response to our questions and resolution were timely and much appreciated by our membership.

We look forward to the continued rehabilitation of Kennisis Lake Road beyond Paddy’s Bay Bridge including the possible replacement of culverts and shoulder repairs. 

The following are our recommendations for consideration into the 2018 work plan/budget:

1. Refurbishing  - Kennisis Lake Road from Paddy's Bay Bridge to the dam

2. Slurry Seal      - Watts Road remainder (this may involve surface repair as required)

                          - West Shore Road

3. Maintenance -

  Wilkinson Road - 2280-2300 surface breakdown 

  Wilkinson Road - shoulder repair at the culvert just before the public boat launch

  Wilkinson Road - shoulder repair at the deeper culvert at Bullfrog Bay

  Watts Road      - rocks posing hazards at #s 1141, 1383

4. Repair of shoulder washouts on West Shore Road and Wilkinson Road (including culverts)                           

As always, we appreciate your continued efforts and we thank you in advance.  If there are any further questions/clarifications please contact me.

Yours truly. 

John Middleton (Chair), Peter Hewitt, Edwin Kling, Laura Thiessen

cc. Murray Fearrey, Susan Norcross, Deb Wratschko















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