| Mar 19, 2009

Back to HomeFeature Article - March 19, 2009 Addington Highlands Council – Mar 16/09by Jule Koch Brison

Wager’s Bridge - Five tenders were received for the replacement of Wager’s Bridge in Flinton, and under recommendation from Jewell Engineering, council accepted the lowest bid of $687,419, which was from Clearwater Structures Inc. The other tenders were from Louis Bray Construction ($806,700); All Services ($809,805); Crains’ Construction ($922,403); and Dalcon Enterprises ($979,320). The Clearwater bid comes in under budget, which had been set at $800,000. Reeve Henry Hogg commented, “Some other expenses will arise”.

Flinton Bridge - Construction on the Flinton bridge is well underway. A 100 ft. stone retaining wall for the bridge is being built now and should be completed by the beginning of April.

Rogers Cell Tower - Council discussed correspondence from Rogers Communications, which is set to build a tower on the Flinton Road. The tower will provide cellphone and high speed internet service. Construction is scheduled to be completed this spring.

The South East Local Health Integration Network will hold an Open House at the Flinton township hall on April 7 from noon to 1pm.

Bylaw amendments - Township CAO Jack Pauhl presented an amendment that would enshrine budget deliberations in the township’s procedural bylaw. “It will allow us to set the date ahead of time” he said. Council will pass the amendment at their next meeting.

Pauhl also presented a bylaw to adopt a policy on handling insurance claims, and a bylaw to set policy on unsolicited resumes.

The township will direct people to make claims to their own insurance companies and if they insist on making a claim to the township it must be in writing. The township will then forward the claim to their insurance company.

In deciding on the second bylaw, council voted to return unsolicited resumes to the sender.

Hazardous Waste - In 2008, only 9 ratepayers from Addington Highlands made use of the Household Hazardous Waste Program in the Town of Renfrew. Council discussed holding its own HHW Day but needs more information on the costs.

Building dept: 106 building permits were issued in 2008, for a total construction value of $3,183,574. However the Chief Building Official’s department operated at a loss, as its expenses were $75,763 whereas revenue from permits totalled $42,804.

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