Gananoque, ON: Effective, November 8th 2016, Fire Chief Gerald Bennett was released from his employment with the Town of Gananoque. Bennett was placed on a paid leave of absence on September 19th 2016 following the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands’ decision to terminate the shared Fire Chief service agreement with the Town.
An internal investigation was conducted by a forensic auditor for the two Fire Departments. In accordance with Town policy, the Ontario Provincial Police has been contacted. No further details are available at this time.
In the meantime, Acting Fire Chief Gary Bullock will continue in the position.
Just a reminder that the Overnight Parking Restriction (By-Law 2015-070) is in effect as of November 15, 2016 to April 1, 2017. No vehicles are to be parked on Town streets or Municipal Parking Lots between 1:00 am and 7:00 am to allow for Public Works staff to clear accumulated ice/snow. Residents are also reminded that sidewalks must not be blocked (including overhanging of vehicles partially blocking sidewalks and walkways). Should any owner, driver or operator park a vehicle on any street in contravention to the By-Law, said vehicle may be ticketed (minimum fine $30) by Police or a By-Law Enforcement Officer, and if necessary, towed at the expense of the owner, driver or operator.
If your vehicle is towed please contact Unique Towing at 613-546-0090.
Gananoque, ON: The Town of Gananoque is pleased to announce that Gary Bullock has been appointed as the Acting Fire Chief for the Town of Gananoque. Bullock comes to the Town with extensive fire experience having most recently worked for the City of Kingston as Deputy Chief of Kingston Fire and Rescue. Bullock retired from the City in 2013 but has continued to work for them in a volunteer capacity.
“I’m interested in getting out into the community and meeting the residents and business owners so that they know who I am and I can learn who they are,” he says. “Having a presence in the community is an important role for the Fire Service.”
Bullock will replace Fire Prevention Officer, Dave Balderson who stepped in to fill the role of Acting Fire Chief for the Town when Fire Chief, Gerry Bennett went on a paid leave of absence on September 19th 2016.
Fall Brush and Clean Lumber Pickup – October 24th – October 28th
Lumber must be no longer than six feet in length, be unpainted/unstained, non-treated (ie; pressure treated), and free of any metal (ie; nails, screws, brackets). Brush must be less than six feet in length and less than 4 inches in diameter. Brush and Lumber must be placed at the edge of roadway NO LATER THAN 7:00 A.M. on the DATES indicated above.
Fall Leaves and Yard Waste Pickup
West Ward (all west of King Street Bridge) – October 31st to November 4th
South Ward (all south of King Street and east of the King Street Bridge) – November 7th to 11th
North Ward (all north of King Street and east of the King Street Bridge) – November 14th to 18th
For the Town of Gananoque to provide a cost effective and efficient service to all Town Residents, you must place leaves and yard waste at the edge of roadway NO LATER THAN 7:00 A.M. on the DATE ABOVE for each ward. ALL LEAVES MUST BE IN BIODEGRADABLE BAGS – NO LOOSE LEAVES WILL BE PICKED UP
In order to maintain the efficiency of the above schedule, each street and alley will be picked up ONLY ONCE during the above mentioned schedule(s).
ANY BRUSH, LUMBER OR LEAVES PLACED AT THE ROADWAY BEFORE OR AFTER THIS TIME WILL BE SUBJECT TO BYLAW ENFORCEMENT
The Public Works yard (665 Charles Street North, Gananoque) will continue to remain open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8-noon until November 30th.
The Town of Gananoque hosted a Second Open House on Tuesday September 13th regarding the Town Hall Addition. The Town is seeking public input on the attached proposed plans. This stage of the process is a step towards finalizing plans with the intent of providing cost estimates for Council 2017 capital budget deliberations. Please provide your feedback to Brenda Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday September 30th.
The Town of Gananoque hosted a productive meeting today between Hydro One and Eastern Ontario Power representatives at the Gananoque Town Hall.
Supported by MP Gord Brown and MPP Steve Clark, Deputy Mayor Jan Hayes welcomed the attendees and thanked them for taking the time to sit down to discuss ways to improve the reliability of the local power system.
Hydro One presented several high level options that Hydro One and Eastern Ontario Power had identified at a technical meeting held locally yesterday (September 15th 2016) in preparation for today’s meeting.
Following the discussion, Hydro One committed to dedicating the time and resources of staff to flush out the cost and feasibility of the options over the next 2 months. At that time, Hydro One will present their findings to both Eastern Ontario Power and the Town of Gananoque.
With regards to shorter term solutions, Eastern Ontario Power staff will be testing poles along the supply line and making any necessary upgrades in the next few weeks.
Deputy Mayor, Hayes stated her pleasure with the proposed work plan. “These are tangible, measurable steps forward,” she said. “I’m convinced that we are finished talking about the problem and are now putting actions behind words.”
For more information contact:
Jan Hayes, Deputy Mayor Media Relations
Town of Gananoque Hydro One Networks Inc.
30 King Street East, Box 100 483 Bay Street, South Tower
Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2T6 Toronto, ON M5G 2P5