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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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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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Water Here and Gone

We live in an area with an abundance of wonderful lakes, yet we were reminded this summer of how precious water is.  Local farmers could not harvest sufficient hay, wells went dry and gardens failed. One of our priorities needs … Continue reading

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Resolutions Coming

The important debates of the last few months are working towards resolution. A Planning-Development Coordinator Council has been grappling with some big planning issues: Should South Frontenac have final approval for subdivision and condominium development? How do we enforce the … Continue reading

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May: A Hot Month

In a healthy democracy demonstration our community recently had some very spirited debates on important issues. Subdivision Oversight Earlier this year the Township’s senior administrative officer said there is not have enough staff to enforce the conditions on subdivision/condominium developments.  … Continue reading

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Water Everywhere, But Where to Swim?

Last month there were some interesting discussions on lake use.  One, a small local issue with larger community impacts, is about a little Canoe Lake beach. Canoe Lake Public Access At the west end of the James Wilson Road causeway that … Continue reading

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Opportunities Missed and Technical Difficulties

Official Plan: Missed Opportunities The official plan review is wrapping up and we have missed an opportunity. We have spent our time responding to changes proposed by the province rather than seriously reviewing how we want to plan and develop … Continue reading

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