| Mar 01, 2007

Feature Article - March 1, 2007

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Feature Article - March 1, 2007

Central Frontenac Township seeks help

by Jeff Green

The unprecedented absence of two senior staff members has led Central Frontenac to seek help in the form of a consultant as the construction season looms.

John Duchene is midway through a four month contract as temporary Chief Administrative Officer, replacing Heather Fox, who is on leave.

With Public Works Manager Bill Nicol also on an indefinite leave, Duchene has approached council to allow him to “seek assistance in the way of project management”.

Duchene told the News that there are “several projects that are either underway or pending, which will require someone with the right background to oversee them. The list includes the medical centre expansion, a $1.5 million project, the Cranberry Lake bridge, a salt dome at the Olden Garage, improvements to township gravel pits under the aggregate resources act, waste site remediation, a fire hall in Mountain Grove, and road construction.


“Steve Reynolds, who was hired last year as our road patroller, has stepped forward to help, but I felt we needed to get some support in place with all that we are planning to do this year,” Duchene said.

At a special council meeting held on February 23, council gave John Duchene the authority to search out some temporary project advisory services.

Central Frontenac is also preparing to begin budget deliberations. Special budget meetings are tentatively scheduled for 5:00 pm on consecutive Mondays, March 19 and 26 (location to be announced).

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