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Dombrowsky weighs in on Sydenham Water funding

by Jeff Green

MPP Leona Dombrowsky has sent a letter to South Frontenac Mayor Bill Lake requesting that South Frontenac Council consider an alternate funding arrangement for the Sydenham Water plan project.

The letter, reprinted in the letters to the editor, was mailed on September 13, and was copied to Alastair Lamb of the Sydenham Safe Water Association. It supports suggestions by the Safe Water Association that the project, which is being subsidised by the provincial and federal governments, be funded by ratepayers from throughout South Frontenac Township rather than the residents of Sydenham who will make use of the system.


While Sydenham residents are paying the lion’s share of municipal costs, the township as a whole is paying some background costs, according to Loughbourough District Councillor Ron Vandewal.

Vandewal contacted the News in response to an editorial on the same issue from 2 weeks ago entitled “Sydenham Water Will Leave a Political Legacy”. He pointed out that various background costs to the project, including but not limited to the cost of roadwork within Sydenham Village, are being funded out of the township budget.

Dombrowksy’s letter to Mayor Lake has not been brought before South Frontenac Council, at least in open session, thus far.

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