Author Archives: Ross Sutherland

About Ross Sutherland

nurse, researcher, public health care activist, councillor South Frontenac Township

Water Meter Report to October 2 Council Meeting

The Public Works Committee is bring forward the following recommendation to Council on October 2, 2017.  If passed it will affect water rates and service. RECOMMENDATION  That Council approve Resolution No. PSC-09/21-02 of the Public Services Committee: “That the Agreement … Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

The 2018 budget discussions have begun.  Staff presented some “high level” considerations for next years budget and for the Township’s financial situation over the next 10 years. Both reports can be found in the September 19th Council agenda, item 8(c).  … Continue reading

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Social Media Policy

At the September 5, 2017 Council meeting the following social media policy was passed: Purpose  This Social Media Policy establishes clear expectations and standards for the use of Social Media by the South Frontenac Township. Objective  The distribution of useful … Continue reading

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Road Assumptions

Council passed the following policy on the assumption of non-subdivision roads at its September 5 2017 meeting. RECOMMENDATIONS  That Council adopt the criteria outlined in Report to Council dated September 5, 2017 for Assumption of Non-Subdivision Roads. BACKGROUND  The issue … Continue reading

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Sounds of Silence, Rushing and Success

Limiting Public Involvement A chart outlining the subdivision/condominium approval process for was presented at the August Council meeting. What stood out was the lack of public engagement in the process: a lack particularly shocking because this Council had spent a … Continue reading

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Outdoor Solid Fuel Burning Appliance By-law

Council will be considering a report at the August 1, 2017 Council meeting regarding the regulation of outdoor solid fuel burning appliances. Anyone wishing to address Council on this matter should contact the Clerks Department no later than 12:00 noon … Continue reading

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The New Norm: 40 Foot Lake Front Lots?

A new waterfront lot with only 40 feet of frontage was given approval in principle at the last Committee of the Whole meeting in June. The zoning bylaw calls for new lots to have a minimum of 300 feet of … Continue reading

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