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    This has also been going on in Innisfil for years.
    Residents free but visitors get screwed.
    But they have no problem accepting both Federal and Provincial money to maintain the resources.
    Where I live things like this are free or if a fee is charged it's the same for locals and visitors alike.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsman View Post
    But they have no problem accepting both Federal and Provincial money to maintain the resources.
    Most ramps are owned and maintained by the municipality , money from the local Home taxes. (nothing federal or provincial)

    Charging a 'user fee' for people who do not live in the municipality makes good business sense.

    Why should it be FREE if you don't live there ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Most ramps are owned and maintained by the municipality , money from the local Home taxes. (nothing federal or provincial)

    Charging a 'user fee' for people who do not live in the municipality makes good business sense.

    Why should it be FREE if you don't live there ?
    Because it's just the right thing to do......
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    A lot of these ramps were free at one time but overcrowding and people leaving garbage and parking in places that annoyed locals leads to complaints, we all know how that turns out.... the ramp by my place was free up until a couple years ago but the park being swarmed leaving no place for taxpayers to enjoy the waterfront brought the pay system around. I'm free to use it but I'd rather pay $15 at the private ramp to save the headaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean.f View Post
    A lot of these ramps were free at one time but overcrowding and people leaving garbage and parking in places that annoyed locals leads to complaints, we all know how that turns out.... the ramp by my place was free up until a couple years ago but the park being swarmed leaving no place for taxpayers to enjoy the waterfront brought the pay system around. I'm free to use it but I'd rather pay $15 at the private ramp to save the headaches.
    I don't have an issue with a small charge for general upkeep (like $10),but,$150 is outrageous. The fees are designed to discourage out-of-towners. That's just wrong,being discriminatory,notwithstanding. I hope they get screwed over,themselves,in the long run.
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    I think any charge that's out of line with private ramps is totally unacceptable. They hold the resource hostage in a sense by controlling access. Like you said a small charge makes sense but 100+ is ridiculous. I just wanted to underline the reasoning for Township fees. I use ramps and parks in other townships so I expect people can do the same here without being gouged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Most ramps are owned and maintained by the municipality , money from the local Home taxes. (nothing federal or provincial)
    It's good you said most.
    But very many fall under the local Parks and Recreation Dept.
    And yes many different local Parks and Recreation Dept.'s do receive funding from both Provincial and Federal governments.




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    This is the area I have been talking about.

    https://www.yorkregion.com/news-stor...reaking-rules/


    I just returned from a week long rd trip and Holmes piont is now closed off . Ran into town for a pizza and noticed it tonight rds pyloned off and a big sign that said no parking and something about the water front didn't catch all the message.

    Will be by again in the morning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishfood View Post
    This is the area I have been talking about.

    https://www.yorkregion.com/news-stor...reaking-rules/


    I just returned from a week long rd trip and Holmes piont is now closed off . Ran into town for a pizza and noticed it tonight rds pyloned off and a big sign that said no parking and something about the water front didn't catch all the message.

    Will be by again in the morning.


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    They've had full time police/ bylaw officers guarding the beaches every weekend for the past couple months. The last time I took a ride down Holmes point road the bylaw guys were ushering people attempting to stop. Most of the problems mentioned in the article happen during a regular summer,I can only imagine what it's like now. Park rd was an absolute nightmare Saturday morning with OPP directing traffic with the closure at 48 yet people were sneaking around hedge road and pulling a u turn to line up for Sibbald.

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