Author Archives: Ross Sutherland

About Ross Sutherland

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

January 2022: Plant Flowers

There is a social media cartoon meme that has two characters talking about 2022. One with a worried look says, “What do you think is going to happen in 2022?” The other says, “Flowers”. “What? Why?” The first responds in … Continue reading

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Last Minute Proposals Weaken Johnson Point Development Environmental Protections

Site Plans presented to South Frontenac Council for a 15-lot development on Johnson’ Point will weaken environmental protections ordered by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) as a condition of approval for this estate-lot condominium. The Johnson’s Point proposal on Loughborough … Continue reading

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Development Fires Developing

New Official Plan (OP) proposals from staff, based on the public consultations, were presented to Council last month. The initial Council discussion identified two contentious issues. Not surprisingly, both focused on growth: where it should go and how we should control … Continue reading

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Long-Term Frustrations – Short-Term Rentals One frustration shared by many councilors and constituents is problems that are easily identifiable, that are raised over and over again, often with promises to do something about them, with solutions that seem reasonable, and … Continue reading

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Short-Term Rental Presentation

November 2, 2021, residents will be presenting to Township Council on their concerns about the corporate short-term rental business in South Frontenac. This is their presentation.

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Electric Transportation Leadership Needed

Time for South Frontenac Township to show leadership on electric transportation: set up the infrastructure to electrify the fleet and facilitate residents using electric vehicles. It will help mitigate the worse effects of global warning and reduce costs to the … Continue reading

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Money Season: Country Roads, Buildings and Budgets

Budget 2022 Budget season for next year is about to begin.  Our budget is a central document that determines what services the Township thinks are needed and who pays.  Municipalities are limited in both respects; property taxes are our main … Continue reading

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Southern Frontenac Community Services Building Support Request

Attached is the request from Southern Frontenac Community Services to support their building expansion.  Consideration of the proposal will be coming to Council’s Committee of the Whole on October 12.

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A Plan is Better than No Plan?

August saw progress in two Township planning initiatives: the Recreational Master Plan and the new Official Plan. Both are at mid points in their development and now the heavy lifting, that is actual policy development, starts. The Recreational Master Plan … Continue reading

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Recreation Background Documents

These two reports contain important information on the future of recreation facilities in South Frontenac including the Cataraqui Trail. They are both background information for discussions that will take place over the next year.

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