Public Notices

 

 
 
Council Pleased with Eastern Ontario Power and Hydro One’s Commitment to Improve Town’s Power Concerns
January 18, 2017 | Public Notices

GANANOQUE, ON At the January 17th 2017 Council meeting, the Town of Gananoque Council received an update from Chief Administrative Officer, Shellee Fournier and Eastern Ontario Power representative, Jie Han. At the meeting, the CAO explained to Council the effort that Eastern Ontario Power and Hydro One have undertaken to improve the reliability of the local power system.

“Both Eastern Ontario Power and Hydro One Networks took the community’s concerns seriously. To date they have completed a feasibility study and costing of 4 different options designed to reduce the frequency and duration of unplanned power outages; inspected and tested all the poles along Highway #2; identified problem areas along the line; and completed a revision of their budget plan to accommodate the needed investment in the 2017/18 time period,” Fournier noted.
 
Options include constructing a redundant power supply line from Brockville at a cost of over $11M; extending a second supply line from Kingston at a cost of $7M; installing tie switches on Joyceville Road at a cost of $106K; and rebuilding 7.5km of line on John F Scott Road at a cost of $702K. Eastern Ontario Power told Council that they planned to move forward with both Options #3 and #4. The work would start in 2017 and be completed in late 2018. This investment would have reduced the hours of the former outages from 38 hours down to 18 hours.
 
While this is a major improvement, Mayor Demchuk advised Council that MPP Steve Clark and she planned to continue to lobby Hydro One to implement the option of extending a second supply from Kingston. They will be setting up meetings with Kingston Mayor, Brian Paterson and MPP Sophi Kiwala from Kingston and the Islands to discuss the plan further.
 
Mayor Demchuk thanked Mr. Han for the work both Eastern Ontario Power and Hydro One have completed to date, “We raised our concerns as a community and you heard us, developed a plan and have committed to implementing it. On behalf this council, the citizens and businesses of Gananoque, I thank you.
Hudson Bridge
January 16, 2017 | Public Works

The Minimum Clearance Signs have been reinstalled on the Hudson Bridge.

2017 Garbage and Recycling Schedule
January 1, 2017 | Public Works

Click here to view the 2017 Garbage and Recycling Schedule

STARTER COMPANY INFORMATION SESSION
December 21, 2016 | Public Notices

Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre is hosting an information session for Starter Company which is an Ontario program that provides young people with the resources and knowledge they need to start and grow their own business.

Click here for more details

FIRE CHIEF GERALD BENNETT RELEASED FROM HIS EMPLOYMENT WITH THE TOWN OF GANANOQUE
November 14, 2016 | Public Notices

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.

WINTER PARKING
November 4, 2016 | Public Notices

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.