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Feature Article - September 6, 2007

Addington Highlands Council breaks even

by Jeff Green

$250 Out: Herbert Clos appeared before Addington Highlands Council in search of a refund. Four years ago he paid a $250 fee as part of the process of closing a road allowance at Skootamatta Lake. The neighbouring property has sold in that time, and the new owner would not agree to the closure, leaving Clos out $250, which he asked council to refund.

“We don’t usually refund fees, and wouldn’t want to set any kind of precedent,” said Reeve Henry Hogg.

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Township Clerk Jack Pauhl said that the money is not normally refunded if the road closure does not go through, but that the application says people can apply directly to council for a refund.

Not having a strong reason to refuse his request, Council allowed the $250 refund.

$250 In: Reeve Hogg told council that he has been approached by North Frontenac Township, who have expressed interest in an old cardboard crusher that is stored at one of Addington Highland’s waste sites.

“North Frontenac is hauling their own recycling, and they think they can make use of the old crusher,” Hogg said.

“It needs work,” said Roads Superintendent Royce Rosenblath. “I told them we would want about $500 for it, and they said they only wanted to pay $250.”

Council agreed to accept $250.

Letter of support: Council agreed to provide a letter of support for AFAR (Addington Frontenac Area Radio) which will be used by the committee working to bring about the station in their attempt to get some seed money from the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation.

O’Donnel Road - Shirley Wagar talked to Council about the O’Donnel Road, which runs parallel to Highway 41. Traffic was re-routed to the O’Donnel Road after the tragic accident on August 5 that took the life of firefighter Bill Salmond, and Wager said it was not in good enough repair for that use.

Deputy Reeve Helen Yanch concurred with Shirley Wagar’s assertion that O’Donnel Road is not in good condition, and was unable to handle the traffic on August 5.

“We have a road needs study coming up this fall,” said Reeve Hogg in response.

Pumper approved Council approved the budgeted purchase of a new pumper for the Denbigh fire hall, at a cost of $189,000. The pumper it is replacing is being sold for $1,000 to the Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan fire department.

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