Jule Koch Brison | Apr 22, 2010

In January, the township applied to the province for financial assistance to help with clearing roads after an ice storm hit the township on Boxing Day. Also in January, Stephen Seller and Warren Sleeth from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (OMMAH) came out to tour the roads and assess the situation, but indicated at that time that in their opinion the township would not qualify for assistance. However, recently they have asked the township for the final cost of the brushing, so some money may be forthcoming from OMMAH after all.

The township has been accepted into the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Program and is currently accepting, free of charge, items such as televisions, computers, monitors, fax machines, printers, etc. For a full list visit www.addingtonhighlands.ca/WEEE2.pdf

The township will apply for funding to the Ministry of Natural Resources’ Bear Wise program, which gives financial assistance for prevention projects to reduce human-bear conflicts. Roads Superintendent Royce Rosenblath told council that bear problems have already started at the Vennachar waste site.

Council voted to go ahead in complying with a requirement from the KFL&A Health Unit that extra sinks be installed at the Denbigh hall. Councilor Janice Kerr of the Denbigh Rec. Committee, said that the committee had hoped to defer the requirement until after they heard what is going to happen with the Denbigh Public School. The township wants to prepare an offer to purchase the school from the Limestone District School Board, in order to use it as a satellite clinic for the Lakelands Family Health Team, but has not yet heard back from the board.

In the meantime, the Health Unit’s deadline for installing the new sinks is May 26, and Kerr said the timelines were too tight to wait.

Reeve Henry Hogg attended a recent meeting of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, at which they discussed a number of their aging dams that will need replacing. Hogg told council that this would likely mean a major increase in the MVCA’s budget.

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