Jeff Green | Feb 18, 2010
Province says no to emergency funding request -
Addington Highlands Reeve Henry Hogg said it came as no surprise when the township’s request for provincial funding to cover some of the costs of clearing trees from roads after the Boxing Day ice storm was rejected. “I didn’t appreciate when they told us that we should have cut our trees in the first place,” Hogg said.
Roads Superintendent Royce Rosenblath agreed with Hogg’s assessment, adding, “It’s like telling someone that if you kept your house sandbagged all the time you wouldn’t be flooded. You can’t really protect yourself against mother nature.”
Rosenblath also pointed out that the Ministry of Natural Resources would find that a lot of work will be required to open up their forestry roads in the spring as the result of the storm.
The township has been able to keep a crew on the brushing job throughout the last month or so because of the easy winter.
Denbigh waste site – A design and operation plan has been completed for an expanded Denbigh waste site and an application for a certificate of approval is ready to go in to the Ministry of the Environment.
The only outstanding issue is a piece of land that the township is considering for purchase, which was discussed at an in-camera session following the public council meeting.
“But whether it is resolved or not the application can still go in,” said Reeve Hogg.
The Denbigh site will remain closed until the ministry can consider the application. In the meantime, Denbigh residents will keep using the Vennachar waste site.
Funding for Canada Day – The township agreed to support an application for $1,400 for the Denbigh Recreation Committee to support Canada Day fireworks and other costs.
Fire prevention pamphlet – Council approved putting a fire prevention pamphlet in with the interim tax bills that will be going out shortly.