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Freesand by the pail:Addington Highlands Council, October 17, 2005

Council has adopted a policy for the public’s access to winter sand. Residential property owners may take sand away in pails for free. Commercial operators will have to pre-order sand and prepay the township, at a rate of $25/tonne. The minimum order will be 10 tonnes. The sand will be picked up by appointment only and a township operator will load it onto the customers’ vehicles.


Doctor Attraction fund - It was approved in principle to start a fund for doctor attraction. AH is offering to pay one year’s tuition for every year that a medical student commits to spending in the township. Some of the money for the program will be raised through a golf tournament. “There could be a fair bit of money raised,” said Reeve Hook, “and we need to make sure that it doesn’t end up in the township’s general coffers.” A committee will be appointed to develop terms of reference for the fund, which will be set up so members of the public can also make donations.

Fire bans - AH and North Frontenac will now be on the same page when it comes to declaring fire bans. All fire bans will be effective in both townships and a protocol was adopted for declaring them. Council also passed a new bylaw to regulate the setting of open air fires and provide for fees to suppress fires.

Denbigh dump - Councillor Eythel Grant says that a report from Quinte Eco on the Denbigh waste site is not quite as bad as feared. There are about 50 items in the surface water, and it will continue to be monitored. The results will be sent to the MoE and more tests will be done in the spring to decide whether the site will be closed or expanded.

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