Before council agreed to the request, Councillor Peter Raymond asked about training. CAO Lois O’Neill-Jackson said the training would be the same as for summer students—“very straightforward and not extensive.”
The project for creating a parking area near the provincial park’s Beaver Lake entrance is still in the works and may not be completed for a few years.
It was the second request council has heard this year to give people who are not its employees bylaw-enforcement powers.
On Sept. 20, Jim Inch representing Kawartha Land Trust (KLT), had asked council to consider giving KLT powers to enforce burning-ban bylaws on Chiminis/Big Island in Pigeon Lake.
Council has yet to make a decision on that request.