Tag Archives: Ross Sutherland

The Devil’s in the Details

“Ice storm Tuesdays” cancelled a couple of meetings contributing to January and February being relatively quiet months on Council.  Yet, working away in the background, a few changes have been made that could have a big effect on the way … Continue reading

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Year End Surprises

Rather than being straightforward the last Council meeting of 2016 contained two surprises. Budget Blocked After two months of negotiation and compromise an agreement, supported by most Councillors, had been reached on the 2017 budget. The only step left was … Continue reading

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Advocacy and Resident Budget Comment

One role of Council is to lobby other levels of government for changes that will benefit South Frontenac. The following are a few issues we have commented on recently. Most resolutions were passed unanimously. “Cap and Trade” The province’s “Cap … Continue reading

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Money Matters

The Township’s 2017 budget cycle has begun with a few new twists. Borrowing for Roads The Public Works Department has recommended that the Township borrow 11 million dollars to rebuild Sunbury and Westport Roads.  These repairs and upgrades are on … 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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Summary of Changes to Waterfront Development Zoning

  South Frontenac Council made two changes to the zoning bylaw sections 5.10 and 5.11 dealing with development within 30 meters of a water body. the changes are: 1)      The old section 5.10 said that a “building may be repaired, … Continue reading

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