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
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