Category Archives: South Frontenac Township

The Election and Beyond

This will be my last Councillor post.  Election season is well under way and on October 24 there  will be a new South Frontenac Township Council. For the first time in a decade there will be no acclamations.  Both of … Continue reading

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Community; Climate; Change

Opening Council to the Public The Township is slowly reopening from pandemic restrictions.  The state of emergency has been lifted.  Council passed a bylaw continuing the option for Councilors and the public to attend meetings virtually, including the live streaming … Continue reading

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Community Building no Book Burning

Community Controlled Development January was focused on the 2022 budget. The final debate and vote on the budget will take place mid-February. One issue has become contentious: the hiring of a planning policy and compliance officer. For years there have … Continue reading

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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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