Algonquin Highlands is willing to contribute $8,000 towards repairing a bridge used by snowmobilers.

In a letter to council, the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association asked for $16,000.

The letter had a quote of just under $110,000 to repair the Beech River Bridge.

The H.C.S.A. plans to apply for funding from the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs.

One of the criteria that needs to be met is a local contribution.

Mayor Carol Moffatt says the township’s contribution is an investment in recreation.

Moffatt says she is hopeful the decision by council is seen as an investment.

Moffatt also mentioned the bridge is safe for pedestrians, but not snowmobiles at this time.

H.C.S.A. Director Jim Richert told the my Haliburton Now newsroom that council’s contribution is great news for the association.

He also mentioned there is no guarantee the Ontario Federation will approve the grant.