Tag Archives: Ross Sutherland

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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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 and Budget Setbacks

This past month has seen setbacks, in two different senses, coming before Council. 30 Metre Setback from Lakes A core principle in the Township’s planning to protect lakes has been establishing a minimum 30 meter shoreline buffer.  The importance of … Continue reading

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An Informed and Involved Township

Last week the Frontenac News ran an editorial arguing that South Frontenac Council is too involved in evaluating the subdivision proposals coming before Council. The following is the comment I have sent back to the paper: Dear Frontenac News, Your … Continue reading

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How is the Township Working

In the midst of this wonky winter it is a good time to hunker down and do some indoor work. The Township seems to feel the same. Township Organizational Review Council agreed to review the Township’s organizational structure to see … Continue reading

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February Updates

During this on-again-off-again winter numerous Township projects are moving towards conclusion.  Here are some updates on these and other issues people have been asking about. Perth Road Fire Hall A conditional offer from the Township to buy two acers of … Continue reading

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