Council Meeting Highlights – May 21, 2024

Town News
  • Mayor Beddows announced the Champions of Gananoque Award Recipients: Pat Funnell, Jessica Steacy and Mike Richard. Recipients’ names will be etched in the plaque at the Lou Jeffries Gananoque/TLTI Community Centre Arena.

Three Delegations were held:

  • Ms. Jacey Kellar, Teacher and students from St. Joseph’s School ECO Club presented a PowerPoint presentation regarding the Food Waste / Food Cycler Pilot Project Program. It was recommended that a Community Grant Application be completed and submitted in order to consider the request for funding this Project.
  • Gananoque Public Library – Marion MacLeod, Deirdre Crichton and Pam Hudson appeared before Council to advise of the Gananoque Public Library’s success in earning the top award of First Prize ($8,000) out of over 2,200 public libraries across Canada in the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club.
  • Rotary Club of Gananoque – Whitney Kilgore and members of the Rotary Club appeared before Council and presented a PowerPoint presentation entitled, “Revitalization of Rotary Beach”. Council passed a motion to receive the Rotary Club’s proposal, and directed Staff to work with the Rotary Club with a report back to Council by June 4th, 2024.
  • John Morrison was appointed by By-law as the Town’s Treasurer.
  • The Gananoque Public Library Quarterly Report was received for information.
  • Council passed a By-law to extend the contract with Waste Connections of Canada Inc., for Curbside Recycling and Solid Waste Collection services through December 31, 2025.
  • A By-law authorizing a Lease Agreement with the 1000 Islands Youth Boxing Club for a portion of 400 Stone Street North was  passed by Council for a period of six (6) months.
  • Council authorized by By-law, an agreement with GrantMatch Corp.
  • Council agreed to postpone the Commemortion of Charlie Donevan motion to June.
  • Notice was provided that a Public Meeting will be held on June 4, 2024 at 6:00 PM with respect to a proposed Class III Development Permit (DP2024-22) – 122 Clarence Street – Commercial Parking Lot with 15 Spaces and  a Reduction in the Standard Parking Depth.
  • Please be advised that Council passed an exemption to the Procedural By-law to begin the regular scheduled Council meetings of June 4,18, July 16. and, August 6, 2024 to commence at 5:00PM.