Jule Koch Brison | Sep 22, 2011

Culvert Replacement - Erroll Ruth of Mallory Lake made a return visit to council to ask for the township’s help with roadwork and in replacing some culverts on Addington Road 5, which he said were in such bad shape that they could collapse and cause a bad accident. Mr. Ruth brought several photos with him. He had visited council last year with the same request, and was told that the township does not provide maintenance on un-maintained roads, but is working on developing a policy. Since a new council is in place, Mr. Ruth returned on Monday night to present his request again. Council voted to receive the request.

Medical Clinic - Councilor Tony Fritsch presented to council the Terms of Reference that he has developed for a new facilities committee for the Lakelands Family Health Team (LFHT) in Denbigh and Northbrook. Council voted to establish the committee.

A tentative date of October 29 was set for the official opening of the new Denbigh LFHT facility.

Community Centre - Fritsch also presented two plans for a parking lot at the new Addington Highlands Community Centre – Denbigh. It was decided that the first plan, which puts the lot on the north side of the building, would be too expensive and difficult, as the Ministry of Transportation has requested a traffic impact study and stormwater management report. The estimated cost is $20,000 to $40,000.

The second plan, which places the lot on the east side, does have the drawback of going over the tile bed and would require its relocation, but does not have any MTO issues and has easy and safe access off Central Street. Council voted for the second option, which has an estimated cost of just over $10,000.

Ambulance Service - Council discussed the wording of a resolution to be submitted to Lennox & Addington County Council on the Denbigh Ambulance Service. Council Fritsch wanted the wording that the township would “accept no less than a 24/7 ambulance base in Denbigh and a 24/7 ambulance base in Northbrook”. Councilor Bill Cox sits on county council and was concerned about the wording being too confrontational, and Councilor Yanch noted that it was pointless to say the township “would accept no less” when in fact they would have to accept whatever county council decides.

The wording was changed to “..that the 24/7 Denbigh base and the 24/7 Cloyne/Northbrook base need to remain in place” and in a recorded vote, was accepted unanimously.

Firehall - Council approved the new municipal building/firehall project in Northbrook and decided to issue the request for proposals. The request for RFPs will go out now and the decision will be announced at the December 5 council meeting.

Applefest - The Through the Roof Ministry Centre (TTRMC) in Flinton is planning Applefest, a free community event, for October 15, and asked council for permission to use the Flinton hall’s parking lot for overflow parking, and also to cordon off Edward Street between Harrison Street and Flinton Road.

A wedding is planned for the Flinton hall for the same day, so the parking lot will not be available; however, certain areas that are used during the Flinton Jamboree would be suitable for the Applefest overflow parking. Also, council will notify TTRMC that they must use approved barricades, which must be manned by leaders with traffic control certification.

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