Parks Canada will be moving forward with our project to repair and restore the Burritts Rapids swing bridge this fall. As part of this work it will be necessary to close the bridge crossing to vehicular traffic throughout construction. Based on current estimates construction is targeted to begin on October 16th, 2017 and continue until Spring 2018. Additional notice will be provided closer to the date and road closure signs will be posted when the bridge is no longer open to traffic.
Below are some highlights from the regular Municipality of North Grenville Council Meeting held on Monday, September 25, 2017:
Budget 2018: Council approved the timeline for the 2018 budget process, with final adoption of the budget targeted for December 11, 2017. The timeline outlines when and how the public, Council and staff are able to provide input into the process. Full details on the timeline and the entire budget process, including the budget launch presentation, will be available at www.northgrenville.ca/budget.
Gerald Tallman Nominated for Award: Council nominated Gerald Tallman for the 2017 United Counties of Leeds & Grenville Bill Thake Memorial Award for Economic Development Leadership. The Award recognizes a volunteer who has shown outstanding commitment and leadership resulting in the growth and vitality of the Leeds Grenville economy within the 10 member municipalities. The Award will be presented by the Counties at the Economic Development Summit in November.
Waste Reduction Week 2017: Council proclaimed October 16-22 as Waste Reduction Week in North Grenville. Waste Reduction Week is held in partnership with a coalition of environmental non-profit and government organizations across Canada and provides an opportunity to recognize the benefits of waste reduction and raise awareness around sustainable and responsible consumption. Keep an eye here on the Municipal website and social media channels (Facebook & Twitter) for more information.
Upcoming Planning/Public Meetings: There are 3 public meetings scheduled to take place at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, October 2: 1) Zoning By-Law Amendment Application ZBA-11-17 (25 Hilltop Cres.), 2) ZBA-12-17 (303 French Settlement Road) and 3) ZBA 13-2017 (Tradewinds Cres, eQuinelle Phase 2. Details will be available in the October 2 agenda package on the Municipal website on Friday, September 29.
Upcoming Meetings: Council on Tuesday, October 10; Committee of the Whole on Monday, October 2. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Municipal Centre (285 County Rd 44, Kemptville) and are open to the public. Full agenda packages are posted here on the Municipal website on the Friday prior to the meeting. For more information contact Clerk Cahl Pominville at or at 613-258-9569 ext. 110.
Please note: Saturday, September 23 beginning at 7:30pm until 9:00pm, there will be some road closures in downtown Kemptville. The roads affected are: Reuben Cres, Mary St., Joseph St., Victoria St., Jack St., Parkinson St., Eilliott St., Vista Cres., Bridge St., Clothier St. E., Lydia St. S., Maley St., Oxford St. E., Court St., Asa St., Thomas St., Elizabeth St., and Prescott St.. The OPP will be stationed at Bridge St N at Oxford St., Bridge St S at Parkinson St, Prescott St at Van Buren St and Prescott St at Asa St..
The final Report, Survey Findings & Action Plan from the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) project, which began in 2016, will be presented to Council, community stakeholders and the public at the September 18 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Our Live, Explore and Play brochure provides residents with information regarding municipal recreation programs and other helpful municipal informaiton; events and activities at the North Grenville Public Library; and information regarding local (not-for-profit) sports and special interest organizations.
CITY OF OTTAWA AND MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH GRENVILLE, August 21, 2017 — Members of the public are invited to an upcoming open house to review hazard maps. The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has completed two hazard mapping studies for the Rideau River: Hogs Back to Kars and Kars to Burritts Rapids. These studies update existing mapping in some areas and new mapping in others. Both Rideau River studies look at identifying two main types of hazards along these stretches of the watercourse: flooding and slope stability.
The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are beginning the rehabilitation of Hanlan Bridge on County Road 18 just east of County Road 25 in the Municipality of North Grenville. Work will begin on Monday, August 21 and will continue until Friday, November 24th, 2017.