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Feature Article - March 20, 2008

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Feature Article - March 20, 2008 South Frontenac Council –Mar 18/08by Wilma Kenny Lead Testing: Who Pays?

Council agreed to endorse Amherstburg’s resolution requesting the Province of Ontario provide immediate and necessary funding to Ontario municipalities to finance the cost of the mandated lead testing for municipal water systems.

Cancellation of Automatic Aid Agreement with Township of Rideau Lakes

Fire Chief Chesebrough expressed concern that South Frontenac is required to pay an annual standby fee to Rideau Lakes for fire protection mutual aid assistance in a portion of Bedford district. Chesebrough has discussed this with the fire chief in Rideau Lakes, but the latter is not prepared to renegotiate the agreement. Mutual aid agreements with other neighbouring townships do not call for prepayments, and normally are based on the understanding that either party will assist the other when required. Council agreed to withdraw from the agreement and will inform Rideau Lakes Council of their reason for doing so.

Congratulations to Road-Clearing Crews

A letter from residents of Shales Road has been circulated to the roads department, thanking them for their work through a difficult winter: "Congratulations are in order to all the drivers of the snow plows as they have had an extremely heavy and busy season and have done an excellent job." Councillors Vandewal and Robinson both noted that they had had several phone calls making similar positive comments about the winter roadwork.

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