Town renews lease with Saugeen Rail Trail Association


The Town of Saugeen Shores have renewed their lease with the Saugeen Rail Trail Association.

Council gave preliminary approval of a ten-year lease agreement at Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.

Prior to the motion being tabled, rail trail association President Dela Avre made a delegation to Council members to summarize 2021 and offer a look ahead to 2022.

Mayor Luke Charbonneau says the association has done a good job in maintaining the rail trail between Southampton and Port Elgin on behalf of the Town, and it makes sense to continue the partnership.

The agreement will see the Town provide a $20,000 annual grant to the association.

Charbonneau says a connection to the new Lamont Sports Park will see more people use the trail.