| Dec 08, 2011

After serving as Lennox and Addington County Warden for two years, Addington Highlands Reeve Henry Hogg will be stepping down next week.

“The warden’s position is a one-year appointment, and there is another member of council who has expressed interest in taking it on so I will not be contesting it,” said Hogg, who was the county warden in 2003 in addition to his stint in 2010 – 11.

Hogg had hoped that the Denbigh ambulance situation would be resolved before he left the warden’s post, but he said, “It became clear earlier this fall that it wasn’t going to happen. Even though I will no longer be warden next year, I will still be able to argue on behalf of the Denbigh base as a member of council.”

In terms of accomplishments during the last two years, which spanned a municipal election, Hogg points to some of the infrastructure projects that have been completed, including the rebuild of Hwy. 41 south of Kaladar. He has also been involved in the planning for a new social services building in Napanee.

“In general I think the county is in good stead,” he said.

Although, as an experienced municipal politician, Henry Hogg did not find the role of warden that difficult to fill, he did find it took up a lot of time, particularly because of all he driving to and from meetings in Napanee from his home north of Bon Echo Park. “I drove 1,700 kilometres last month on county business alone; never mind driving to meetings for the township, so it does add up,” he said.

A new warden of Lennox and Addington County will be installed on December 14.

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