Is it time to start charging a fee to those who leave marked trails and have to be rescued while visiting the city’s waterfalls?
That question continues to be asked after two more rope rescues this past weekend, bringing the total for 2016 to 22.
THat’s three more than the total for all of 2015.
Councillor Terry Whitehead says there’s a clear need to look for ways to keep people on the beaten path, and that includes a review of best practices in other municipalities.
Whitehead adds that a user fee could help the fire department recoup at least some of its costs.
A report will be presented to city politicians at an upcoming meeting.