Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin for December 2012 – Check Them Out on Facebook Now Too!

Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin for December 2012 – Check Them Out on Facebook Now Too!

TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH STORMONT

Contact Information

Town Hall

Telephone: 613-534-8889 or 1-800-265-3915

Fax: 613-534-2280

Address: 2 Mille Roches Road, PO Box 84, Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0

Email Address: info@southstormont.ca


Regular business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Latest news and information:   visit www.southstormont.ca.


Council


Mayor Bryan McGillis 613-937-3116 mayor@southstormont.ca


Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart 613-984-2543       tammy.farms@xplornet.com


Councillor Cindy Woods 613-537-2977 cindy_woods@xplornet.com


Councillor Barry Brownlee 613-537-9753


Councillor Richard Waldroff 613-537-8226        rwaldroff@bell.net

Click to visit the South Stormont Facebook page!

The TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH STORMONT now has a Facebook page!

Check us out; find out about all kinds of community events and Township news!

 

December 2012 Council Meeting Dates

December 10 at 4:30 PM

December 12 at 7:00 PM


NOTICES

“Name That Street” Contest… and the winners are….

Jacob Bennison of St. George’s Catholic School with the street name “Meadow Lane” and Ethan DaSilva of Ecole Ste. Lucie with the street name “Canada Street”.

Congratulations for a job well done!  We thank all participants for their great efforts!


(From left to right, Mayor Bryan McGillis, Jacob Bennison and Ethan DaSilva)

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

The Township of South Stormont Public Works Department is seeking an individual to fill a full-time waste/recycling truck driver position (40 hours per week). This position requires the individual to be an Equipment Operator / Truck Driver / Labourer.  Qualified applicants must possess a valid Class “DZ” licence; experience in operating graders, combination sanding units and snow plow will be an asset. A job description is available on request.


Please reply in confidence with a full resume by November 30, 2012 to:


Township of South Stormont

Attention:  Public Works Manager

P. O. Box 84

2 Mille Roches Road

Long Sault, ON   K0C 1P0

Phone:  613-534-8889

jobs@southstormont.ca


We thank all applicants for their submission, however, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. The Township of South Stormont is an equal opportunity employer.


Contract Position


Dog Tag Sales Agent

The Township of South Stormont is seeking an individual to fill a dog tag sales agent contract position for 2013.

Qualified applicants must possess a valid driver’s licence and vehicle.

A job description is available by request from the Township office at 613-534-8889 or via email at info@southstormont.ca.

Please forward your letter of interest by November 30, 2012 to:


Township of South Stormont

Attention: Johanna Barkley

P.O. Box 84

2 Mille Roches Road

Long Sault, ON   K0C 1P0

613-534-8889

jobs@southstormont.ca


FINANCE

Property Assessment Notices

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has forwarded Property Assessment Notices for the 2013-2016 property tax years to all property owners.  Owners may review comparable assessments and sales with others in the neighbourhood and community by visiting www.aboutmyproperty.ca.  Should you have concerns about the assessed value of your property, owners may file a Request for Reconsideration to MPAC.  The forms are available at www.mpac.ca.  Forms may be picked up at the municipal office also. If you have not received your Property Assessment Notice or have further questions, please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722 (MPAC).

FIRE DEPARTMENT

REMEMBER …..

911 is for EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY.  Complaints and  nuisance calls should be directed to the Town Hall.

Winter Parking Requirements

Snow is on its way… please park your vehicle in your driveway, well off the road, until street and sidewalk cleaning operations are complete.  This allows our crews to do their job and make the streets and sidewalks safe for everyone. (Vehicles interfering with snow removal or blocking sidewalks may be ticketed at a cost of $40.00)

WINTER MAINTEANCE INFORMATION

Winter weather is coming! Your assistance during the winter season will help the Township of South Stormont Public Works Department provide efficient and effective winter maintenance.


  • Trucks with flashing blue lights are performing winter maintenance. Please give them room to work and, pass with caution as visibility may be compromised with blowing snow.

  • The Highway Traffic Act states that no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a roadway to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the roadway.  Please be mindful of snow removal equipment.

  • Park your vehicle in your driveway, well off the road, until street and sidewalk cleaning operations are complete.  This allows our crews to do their job and make the streets and sidewalks safe for everyone.

  • Residents may find it less frustrating to wait until the plow trucks have completed their street before cleaning the end of their driveway. Plow units are designed to discharge snow to the side of the road and are not capable of skipping driveway areas.

  • Snow from the end of the driveway should be shoveled to the right, facing the street. This will reduce the amount of snow being placed into the driveway during the next plowing.

  • Residents hiring contractors to plow their driveways should remind the contractor that the Highway Traffic Act prohibits pushing or placing snow back into or across the street. Doing so not only creates hazards for drivers, but also makes it difficult to keep the streets clean.

  • Current policy states that the Public Works Department will only replace a mailbox if the post, or box has a direct hit from the Township’s snowplow. Avoid installing mailboxes where they can be damaged by plowing operations.  Canada Post can provide guidelines concerning the proper distances from road surfaces.

  • Residents should clear snow from the mailbox area after each plowing. Snow that remains in front of mailboxes will get compacted by post office vehicles and make subsequent plowing less effective.

  • If garbage and / or recycling pickup day coincide with plowing activities, make sure your trash can and recycling bins are behind the curb or in the driveway so the plow will not hit them.

  • Don’t allow children to build snow forts and tunnels in the snow banks adjacent to the curb, or to play near the curbs.

Please be aware that there are many factors affecting the timeline for winter maintenance service; these include:


  • snowfall accumulation,

  • type of precipitation (i.e. freezing rain, wet snow or “just plain” snow), and/or

  • the time of day the precipitation occurs.

The average completion time for each plow route is six (6) hours.  Cleanup times will vary depending upon the above noted factors.

All concerns or requests relative to snow removal should be directed to the Town Hall at 613-534-8889, not individual vehicle or equipment operators.

RECREATION BILLBOARD

2012 Volunteer of the Year Nominations

Nominations for the 2012 Fran Laflamme Volunteer of the Year Award are now being accepted.  Forms are available at the Long Sault Arena, Municipal Office, and can also be downloaded at www.southstormont.ca.  For more information on submitting a nomination please contact Kevin at 613-534-2419, deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013.

2013 Winter Programs and Events

Do you operate a recreation or leisure program within the Township of South Stormont?  The Parks and Recreation Department will be issuing an annual flyer in late December to advertise programs and events taking place during the winter months in South Stormont. To have your program or event listed, please contact Kevin at 613-534-2419 or email the information to marketing@southstormont.ca


 AROUND TOWN

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars

and open a jar of it every month.” – Harlan Miller.

As Christmas wisps through the air, remember the spirit of giving….


Tree Lighting Ceremony   Ingleside Fire Hall, 1 Maple Street

Celebrate with us…. Saturday, December 1 at 6:30 PM

Santa to welcome everyone, caroling, gifts, goodies, hot chocolate and sleigh rides await you.

Non perishable food items for the Osnabruck food and toy drive would be greatly appreciated.

(Sponsored by OPG, Ingleside Fire Department and South Stormont Chamber of Commerce)


“THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON”

 The Ingleside and Long Sault Plaza merchants will be accepting donations during the Christmas season in support of the Long Sault Firefighters Association Food Drive and the Osnabruck Food and Toy Drive.

 

The Long Sault Farmer’s Market returns for Christmas!

Visit the South Stormont Community Hall located at 2 Mille Roches Road on December 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

where you will find most of your favourite vendors returning and some new ones as well.

Visit  the Ingleside Library……

December 12 at 10:30 AM  Christmas Storytime for children ages 2 and up;  stories, songs and a small Christmas craft.

Everyone is welcome.

December 17 at 6:30 PM  Local Artisans series will be featuring Carole Walsh who does watercolours and acrylic works of art.


FLASH – A -STACHE
Did you know that one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and of those one in three will die?  Research is crucial to advancing treatment and ultimately finding a cure.

Support  Mayor Bryan McGillis in this very worthy endeavour by following www.flashastache.ca to go to the Flash-a-Stache web page and make a donation. 

All proceeds will be donated to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation’s da Vinci Robot fund.

 

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