Tag Archives: South Frontenac Township

Things Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

Fire Hall Energy Update Council agreed to place a 10 KWH solar power plant on the roof of the new Battersea Road fire hall.  This will be the first renewable energy installation on South Frontenac Township property.   Council also agreed … Continue reading

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Communal Problems: Moths, Climate and Drinking Water

Communal Services Proposal Frontenac County consultants have made a proposal on how to increase collective, or communal, water and sewage services within the County.  It was item 5.a on the May 4 Township Council agenda. While no binding motions were … Continue reading

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Building Pressures

Development Pressures Even during a pandemic there is strong and increasing development pressures in South Frontenac. In the first months of 2021 the construction value of building permits was $5.3 million, 86 permits, significantly higher than the previous high of … Continue reading

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High Speed Internet: Boom and Bust

The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN), the organization charged with improving high-speed internet in our area, announced a significant expansion to high- speed cell coverage. Like most initiatives, it has good and bad elements. The ‘boom’ part is that more … Continue reading

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Hazardous Speeding, Community Relief and Water Systems

Speeding The OPP presented to the Public Works Committee on road safety, with a focus on speeding. Their emphasis, which were supported by the committee and will be the basis of a report to Council, was increased education. Education has … Continue reading

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Budget 2021: the Good, the Gravel and the Fiber

The 2021 Budget At the start of the 2021 budget process Council agreed that a reasonable tax increase would be 2% and all the discussions and recommendations respected that goal.    Some new initiatives, like a climate change fund, a … Continue reading

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Budgets, Bother and Byways

36.6-Million Dollar Budget Proposal A 36.6-million-dollar draft 2021 budget has been presented to Council. The budget identifies the real priorities of the Township, what it is prepared to pay for; and, it directly impacts all residents both through services delivered, … Continue reading

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Putting Out Fires

Public Consultation Last month, Council defeated a motion to defer the Open-Air Burning Permit Bylaw to allow for more public consultation. The proposal for a permitting system was presented, in general terms, to Council in the summer. The “meat and … Continue reading

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South Frontenac’s Garbage Proposal Would Increase Inequality

A proposal coming to South Frontenac Council on November 17 would make families buy all their bag tags.  Currently South Frontenac gives families 50 tags a year at no cost to the property owner.   The new garbage proposal will … Continue reading

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Water, Fire and Earth

Shoreline Tree Cutting Bylaw? In the last few years clear cutting shorelines in the Township has caused considerable public concern.  The land adjacent to Dog lake was cleared before the Shield Shores Condominium development proposal was introduced.  And, last winter … Continue reading

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