Tag Archives: South Frontenac Township

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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Lawyers and Lessons

Business was slow around the council circle in May. However, lawyers and the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) had a busy month with 11 days of hearings in the Township Hall. Both the Hartington subdivision and the 30 meters lake protection … Continue reading

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Noise and Notification

Concerts by the Lake For decades Desert Lake Campground has been having up to 12 open air concerts a summer on the shores of Desert Lake. For decades residents have complained about the noise negatively affecting their quality of life. … Continue reading

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Fire and Water

  Vulnerable Ground Water One presentation at a recent Conservation Authority session on vulnerable ground water showed that South Frontenac is one of three “hot spots” in Ontario for contaminated ground water.  The study added to previous work that mapped … Continue reading

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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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Community Basics: Septics, Budgets and Festivals

Septic Inspection A septic system inspection program is back on the agenda. The Corporate Services Committee heard verbal briefings from the Public Health Unit and the Chief Building Inspector on options. The public health unit was skeptical of the value … 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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