When: Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Where: Lou Jeffries Recreation Centre, Gananoque
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Mayor Erika Demchuk and Town Council are hosting a "Let’s Talk Power" Town Hall Meeting due to the recent power outages the community has experienced in the last year. The Town feels that there is a need to have a conversation about how to improve the reliability and redundancy of the power system.
We will be joined by:
*Eastern Ontario Power
*Hydro One Representative
*Gord Brown, MP
*Steve Clark, MPP
(Mark King will be attending from Gord Brown’s Office)
Please come out to express your concerns, thoughts, and ideas as to how we can collectively make our system better.
Mayor Erika Demchuk will join over 1,500 municipal leaders and the Eastern Ontario Mayors Caucus (EOMC) at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's (AMO) 2016 Conference in Windsor from August 14 to 17. As part of the Eastern Ontario Mayors’ Committee (EOMC), Mayor Demchuk will be participating in meetings with provincial leaders to advocate for important regional priorities in Eastern Ontario.
“The AMO conference is a great opportunity for us to work together to advance our strategic priorities in Eastern Ontario with government ministers and leaders of the opposition,” said Mayor Demchuk. “This year EOMC will be advocating for a change to the current interest arbitration system, continuation of the Eastern Ontario Development Fund and to get more insight into infrastructure programs available to us.”
The annual AMO conference is a chance for municipal officials to work together to address shared challenges and opportunities. In addition to the conference program, Mayor Demchuk will also take part in a number of meetings, plenary sessions and keynote speeches. This year EOMC has confirmed delegations with several government ministers and the leaders of the opposition. EOMC will also meet and work collaboratively with the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus to represent a united Eastern Ontario front during the conference.
The annual AMO conference is Ontario's largest municipal conference bringing together municipal and provincial leaders to explore municipal challenges and work collectively for the future. Ontario's Premier, the Presidents of AMO and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and both opposition leaders are all featured speakers.
For more information contact: Mayor, Erika Demchuk
The Cataraqui Region Water Response Team declared a severe
drought on August 10. Severe drought conditions mean water
supply is no longer meeting the demand. Water conservation is
recommended throughout the region.
Tips & Links:
• Brown grass is only dormant, not dead. Grass only needs
25mm of water each week to do well, any more can
weaken the roots.
• 20 L (5 gal) of water once a week will help trees survive dry
• Filling wells with surface water, or potable water is not
recommended. Installing a holding tank that links to a
household system, and filling that with potable water is a
• Removing water from streams and lakes for water lawns or
gardens may cause problems for other users.
• Info on protecting wells - MOECC - http://bit.ly/2bkhghL
• Agricultural info - OMAFRA - http://bit.ly/2blGQjz
The annual Rabies Clinic will be held Wednesday, September 14, 2016 and Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Click here for full details.
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) Water Response Team agreed today to move the local drought condition declaration from “Minor” to “Moderate”, due to ongoing drought conditions. The total rainfall across the CRCA for June was just over normal, but there have been long dry
periods between each rain event, allowing the soils and streams to dry out between events. Every rain event helps restore moisture in the soils, vegetation, lakes and streams, but considerable rainfall is needed to bring conditions back to normal.
The Water Response Team recommends water conservation across the jurisdiction, for all water users, residential and commercial, especially those areas that are supplied by a ground water well or shore well. The team is asking residents and businesses of the region to be wary of
water usage, and try to conserve water where they can; this includes the outside watering of plants and lawns, and washing driveways, sidewalks, cars, etc. Permit To Take Water holders.
Town Hall Expansion Presentation June 21 2016