On September 19th Ted Weich & Brian Spiteri petitioned before Seguin Town Council, on behalf of approximately 110 signatories, on a request to further investigate options associated with a municipally maintained boat ramp on Star Lake. The following outlines the presentation to Council.
In response to this presentation, Council passed a resolution to identify logistics associated with the development of a ramp. Mayor Bruce Gibson stated that this is the first time the township will be considering taking the responsibility of creating a new ramp, versus supporting the maintenance of existing ramps. This may have been stated on the record as a clue moving forward that he may not want to set a precedent for all the other lakes within the Seguin jurisdiction. However, Councillor Buszynski countered the point by suggesting (this is not an exact quote) a township so influenced by water should consider this within its mandate.
Councillor Ted Collins was instrumental in getting us to this stage and was prepared with the resolution in writing that “magically” appeared in Mayor Gibson’s hands just prior to the vote. In addition to Ted Collins support, Councillors Rod Osborne seemed to have a very good grasp of what we are looking for, as did Councillor Mario Buszynski. Councillors Susan Adams and Jack Hepworth also voted to approve the resolution.
Be aware that we are encouraging a ramp with no parking amenities. Councillor Osborne clearly understood a desire to minimize the use by transient boaters and reinforced the point that the ramp is something that is being used as an option that will allow lake residents more convenient access.
Special mention on the efforts put forward by Ted Weich to get the signatures and take photos that were included in the package to Council of other boat ramps within the township that could be used as comparisons to reinforce our position.