Addington Highlands Council -by Jule Koch Brison
Addington Highlands Community
Centre - Denbigh: Councilor Tony Fritsch said that the gym could be
used now for events that do not require tables and chairs (the
center does not have any) and that queries have already been made to
use it for a sports event. Council will draw up a rental agreement
Fritsch also brought up the possibility
of a small business opportunity at the center, such as someone
opening a small coffee shop, though he said it wasn't clear how
viable a business like that would be. The idea was shelved until
council could find out what insurance and regulations, e.g. about
drinking water, would be needed for such a venture. The center's
parking lot is presently being excavated, to a depth that created
steep embankments in some places. Works Superintendent Royce
Rosenblath said that the embankments have been sloped more gently,
which has taken up some of the parking space, but is preferable to
having to build a 200 ft retaining wall.
Lion's Toll Booth - The Land o'Lakes Lions will be
holding their annual voluntary toll in the village of Northbrook
from June 28 to June 30.
Waste sites - Reeve Henry Hogg said that the
township received a letter from a senior environmental officer,
stating the ministry's satisfaction with the conditions of all five
of the township's waste sites. Reeve Hogg commended Royce Rosenblath
for his work in bringing the sites to their present condition.
Firehall Engineering Plans -The township received a draft
layout from Jewell Engineering for the proposed new fire hall.
However, Reeve Hogg questioned the need for the township to "spend
a lot of money on fancy engineering work". He said he had been
reminded that in the past a similar layout had been done by the
township's then chief building inspector. Council voted to meet next
week with Fire Chief Casey Cuddy to develop the floor plan of the
Road Reconstruction - Council voted to receive plans and
cost estimates that had been prepared by Jewell Engineering for work
on the Deerrock Lake Road and the Beatty’s Curve Road. In the case
of the Deerrock Lake Road, over the years the road has gradually
encroached on a private property in a certain spot. the project will
cost $62,000 and Deputy Mayor Bill Cox commented that it would be
cheaper to buy the property than to reconstruct the road.
For the Beatty's Curve Road, property
owners have requested that the township maintain the part of the road
that the township owns. The township would need to buy land, and
faced with project costs of over $250,000, council will notify the
landowners that they cannot afford to do anything now. They will
also ask if the property owners can contribute towards a "joint
effort on these roads"
The township is also waiting for a
report from Jewell Engineering on all its roads.