Tag Archives: Ross Sutherland

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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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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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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Core Services Hit Market Wall

Sometimes the most important developments, like significant cost increases in snow plowing, and garbage and recycling collection, happen under the cover of a pandemic and a hot summer. Last month was one of those times. Garbage and Recycling The last … Continue reading

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February 8 Town Hall Meeting Report

On February 8, 2020, Councillor Ruttan and I held a Town Hall in Perth Road Village to discuss any municipal issue of concern to residents. About 30 people attended and there was a lively discussion that filled the two hours. … Continue reading

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Signs of Progress: Roads, Plans, Budgets and Signs

Desert Lake Causeway After years of promises and consultations, progress has been made on redeveloping the Desert Lake Causeway. The new culverts are in and the road bed is wider. The new boat ramp, while not yet fully usable, looks … Continue reading

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Council Secrecy and Lake Protection

Thank you very much for the continued support.  Over the last few months I enjoyed visiting most homes in the district and talking about the future of the Township.  I hope that your feedback, both positive and negative, and your … Continue reading

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I am Seeking Re-election

I am seeking re-election as Loughborough District Councillor.  I would like your support. Over the last four years, I have enjoyed working with you for a more open and informed Township, good services, a better environment, responsible growth, action on … Continue reading

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New Year Blahs and Money

The first month, under Council’s new rules of procedure, was slow.  There were only three meetings: a Council meeting, a Committee of the Whole meeting and a Corporate Affairs Committee. Rutledge Speed Reduction Hits Bump. The new rules are partially … Continue reading

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