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Back to HomeFeature Article - October 22, 2009 Addington Highlands Council –Oct 19, 2009By Jule Koch Brison

This Saturday October 24, the Denbigh Recreation Committee will be holding an Open House and Trillium Grant Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Denbigh Hall at 1pm.

The township has been approved for Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RinC) funding to install a roof over the Flinton Outdoor Rink. Projected costs are $372,000 and the financial assistance available from RinC is $248,000. The Flinton Recreation Club is spearheading the project and is in the process of raising the funds for the municipality’s portion of the project. Council passed a bylaw at the meeting, authorizing the township’s signing officers for the project.

Reeve Henry Hogg gave council a heads-up that an agreement would soon be ratified to unionize the volunteer ambulance service in the north. Over a period of time the service will be changed to full and part-time service, the same as it is in the south end of the county. He said the change would add over $1 million to the cost of ambulance services for the north.

The KFL&A Health Unit has notified the township that it will no longer be performing inspections for septic approvals. The health unit receives a fee for the inspections, but does not have enough personnel to carry out the inspections plus do all the other tasks it is responsible for, such as overseeing the Safe Drinking Water Act. The decision will affect the requests for initiating septic re-inspection programs that the township has received from several lake associations. The township will ask the building inspector to perform the inspections.

From January to June 2009, 45 building permits were issued. New construction value was $762,900 and additions & renovations were $391,640, for a total construction value of $1,160,540. Permit fees were $12,064

A bylaw to declare the Line Fences Act no longer in effect in the municipality was discussed. Under the proposed amendment the township’s bylaw enforcement officer would be responsible for fences. Reeve Hogg said it had been a long time since the township had appointed fence viewers. The bylaw was deferred pending further consideration.

Deputy Reeve Helen Yanch and Councilor Louise Scott both reported receiving several phone calls about potholes on various roads. Roads Supervisor Royce Rosenblath said that road grading and maintenance is on a schedule but the rain has made it difficult to keep to the schedule.

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