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Feature Article - April 10, 2008

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Feature Article -April 10, 2008 Addington Highlands Councilby Jeff Green

Tyendinaga occupation yields increased police presence in AH

Addington Highlands Council received a bi-monthly report on policing services at a council meeting this past Monday, April 7, and it was reported that crime levels for January and February in the township were very low.

Becaue of the ongoing occupation at the Tyendinaga Reserve, the OPP Napanee detachment is on a 24-hour alert situation, meaning that regardless of illness or any other factor, 10 officers must be available in the detachment at all times. This has led to increased policing throughout the county, even on the north end.

There were no assaults or sexual assault charges laid in the township during that time frame, but there were 110 driving offence notices issued in January and February.

Denbigh Ambulance – Roy Berndt from the Denbigh Ambulance Committee assured council that the committee intends to “use diplomacy in working toward our goals, but we have to be strong enough to keep the base where it is”. A large delegation will be attending Lennox and Addington County Council this week in Napanee.

“We will be asking for a copy of the study before the report is acted upon” Berndt said, “Our main purpose is to be helpful.

“We appreciate that,” said Deputy Mayor Helen Yanch.

Cross Road – Lea Dowling appeared with Norene Traynor to once again talk about the Cross Road passageway issue, which seems to be headed to court.

“I don’t think there is much more we can do,” said Reeve Henry Hogg, “short of expropriation.”

“Have you done that?” asked Dowling.

“We tried to buy it, that’s all,” said Henry Hogg.

Public works – The township is joining a county-wide purchasing group for two years’ supply of salt.

An environmental assessment is underway for the Flinton Bridge, and Reeve Hogg said the township is still trying to find out what rules they must follow in spending almost $500,000 in new money from the province.

“We have a total of 15 bridges that either need repair or need replacing,” said Public Works Manager Rpyce Rosenblath.

“We need to be very cautious with our expenditures,” said Henry Hogg.

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