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Feature Article - May 7, 2006

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Feature Article - May 7, 2006

North FrontenacFireHall construction well underway

by Jeff Green

The foundation has been poured and the carpenters are hard at work trying to meet an early June target date for the completion of the new Clarendon and Miller fire hall at the North Frontenac township office site on Road 506. And thanks to some work by Councillor Fred Perry, new sources of funding are coming to the fore to help pay for the hall.

Armed with the information that donations to municipal projects are 100% deductible for income tax purposes, Councillor Perry has been canvassing local individuals and businesses to support the fire hall construction project.

“It’s preferable for many people to support something in their own community for a 100% deduction than to donate elsewhere for a lesser deduction,” Perry said to council last week.

It was announced at the meeting that the first donation has been received: $5,000 from Don and Sandy Raycroft, the owners of the Plevna Freshmart and North of Seven Restaurant.

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The fire hall is being built at a cost of about $275,000, with almost $100,000 needing to be raised through the township’s 2006 tax levy and donations.

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