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South Frontenac Council - Jun 19/12By Wilma Kenny
Policy Needed for Extension of Sydenham Water Mains
Council deferred a motion to approve an ad hoc solution addressing the cost of a proposed Sydenham water extension a short distance east along Rutledge Road. They have asked Public Works Manager Mark Segsworth to develop a policy addressing any further extensions of the water mains,taking into account the capacity of the system, once the new village subdivision and all residents in the present service area are hooked up. Such a policy would address protocol and procedure, including ‘who pays for what.’
Coat of Arms: “Yes,” Logo Change: “No”
Council examined and approved a revised version of the Coat of Arms sketch: a couple of small details have been deleted, and the native medicine wheel with the four traditional colours (red, black, white and yellow) has been added. A formal rendition will now be ordered.
A proposal to alter the existing township logo by replacing the centre landscape with features derived from the Coat of Arms was soundly defeated: “A community group worked hard to design this logo (at the time of amalgamation,) and it’s on all our vehicles and stationary” said Davison: “I see no reason to replace it.”
Portland Waste Site Response to MOE
As discussed at last week’s Committee of the Whole, three alternatives for addressing concerns about the Portland landfill will be proposed for further review over the summer: 1)Water level management, 2) Partial capping of the site, and 3) Temporarily restricting use of the site. If the MOE approves, the review will be followed in September by an implementation plan that, Segsworth says, “Could end up being one of these alternatives, or some sort of combination of all three.”
Memorial Endowment to Enhance Township Office Streetscape
The interest from a 1999 memorial endowment will be used for purchase and installation of a new park bench, planters and plants outside the Municipal offices. This anonymous gift, to be administered by the Township, is intended for “community purposes in the Village of Sydenham to improve health, security, cleanliness, comfort and ornament of the village.”
Mayor Davison congratulated Councillor Robinson for having received a pin from the Sydenham Legion, recognizing 55 years of service.