Councilors in Algonquin Highlands are continuing the conversation about year round maintenance of Bear Lake Road. It’s something that’s been on and off the table for at least a decade.

Yesterday, councilors considered the option of local improvement charges, but realized it wasn’t the way to go. They want to make sure they have all of the facts about what it would cost to bring the road up to code, so staff will find out how much an engineer’s report would cost.

Once they have those estimates, they can present them to the residents and take a survey to see how many people want the work done and how much they’re willing to pay.

With a tight budget this year, the cost of the report and sending out the survey will come back to council before they make a final decision.