Addington Highlands Council agreed to pass the matter of flooding on Addington Road 5 over to its public works supervisor to see what can be done at its regular meeting Monday in Flinton.
The decision followed a presentation from resident Erroll Ruth, who told Council that when he arrived in mid-April, it was another month until he could drive to his cottage.
He said he’d spoken to the public works supervisor, who came out to look at the road and they agreed that at least another new 4’ culvert was needed. (New culverts were installed in the fall of 2013 but don’t seem to be enough.
“We have a financial commitment from the trails people and we’ll buy the culverts from you people,” Ruth said. “If this (flooding) happens, it will get so that nobody will be able to use the road, including the snowmobilers.
“And the road does get used. This weekend, I was thinking I should put up a coffee shop.”
“Or a toll road,” said Coun. Bill Cox.
Coun. Tony Fritsch said that Council has agreed in the past to assist with projects of this type.
“But we do have a maximum that we can spend, I think it’s $5,000,” said Cox.
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Council agreed to let Lennox & Addington Resources for Children use the Addington Highlands Community Centre in Denbigh for a playgroup on Tuesdays.
“They ran this program before but it lapsed and now they want to run it again,” said Coun. Tony Fritsch. “They want to keep some equipment there so they’ll need a lock on one of the storage areas.
“I’m happy to help out with that.”
CAO/Clerk-Treasurer Christine Reed said that the rec club in Flinton pays for the program.
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Council turned down a request from Jillian Mumby to use the upper floor of the Flinton Hall free of charge for a winter arrangement workshop.
“I don’t see why it should be free for somebody who will be making a profit,” said Coun. Bill Cox.
“We need to get a policy worked out for this sort of thing,” said Coun. Tony Fritsch.
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Council agreed to meet with a resident and lake association wanting dump hours changed and/or an arrangement with North Frontenac to use its facilities but essentially it will be an information session as Council is firm on hours remaining at they are.
“These are the hours,” said Coun. Bill Cox. “Use the dump when it’s open.
“We can’t please everybody.”
“This keeps coming back again and again,” said Coun. Tony Fritsch, who volunteered to arrange a meeting with the resident and lake association.
“There’s some people who don’t like the word ‘no’ and haven’t liked it since they were five,” said Dep. Reeve Helen Yanch