Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin for Christmas & Holiday Season for 2012 – Check Them Out on Facebook Now Too!

Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin for Christmas & Holiday Season for 2012 – Check Them Out on Facebook Now Too!

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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.

Parks and Recreation Department (Long Sault Arena)

Telephone: 613-534-2419

Address: 60 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault, ON   K0C 1P0

Email: marketing@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

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Council and staff of the

Township of South Stormont

extend, to you and your family, warm Christmas  greetings and a healthy, prosperous and peaceful New Year!

 

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”  Roy L. Smith

2013 Council Meeting Dates

 

Special Council – January 2 at 11:30 AM

 

Regular meetings commence at 7:00 PM, unless otherwise scheduled

 

  • Wednesday, January 16 and 30, 2013

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013

  • Wednesday, March 13 and 27, 2013

  • Wednesday, April 10 and 24, 2013

  • Wednesday, May 8 and 22, 2013

  • Wednesday, June 12 and 26, 2013

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013

  • Wednesday, September 11 and 25, 2013

  • Wednesday, October 9 and 23, 2013

  • Wednesday, November 13 and 27, 2013

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013

 

Further, that special meetings including budget, specific matters and closed sessions as required, are generally scheduled on the first Monday of the month. Agendas for special meetings will be posted, with proper notification, as they are arranged.

 

WEDDING BELLS?

Are you looking for an experienced Wedding Officiant to make your wedding ceremony the best? If so, look no further. The Township of South Stormont offers civil marriage ceremonies officiated by Denise Labelle-Gelinas, Retired City Clerk and Marriage Commissioner.

Your wedding should be a customized ceremony, reflecting who you are as individuals and as a couple. To do this, Denise will meet with you in order to get to know you and understand you and what makes your bond so special.

 

Denise Labelle-Gelinas

Marriage Commissioner

613-362-0537

dlgelinas13@gmail.com

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HOLIDAY NOTICES

 

 

Town Hall Closure

The Township office will be closed from December 24 at 12:00 noon and will re-open January 2, 2013 at 8:30 AM.

 

HOLIDAY WASTE MANAGEMENT SCHEDULE

 

Landfill Site

There will be no change to the landfill site hours of Friday and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM during the Christmas holiday.

 

Recycling and Garbage Pick Up

 

Due to the holiday season, both the GARBAGE AND RECYCLING collection WILL take place ONE DAY LATER  as follows:

December 25 will be collected December 26
December 26 will be collected December 27
December 27 will be collected December 28
December 28 will be collected December 29

 

January 1 will be collected January 2
January 2 will be collected January 3
January 3 will be collected January 4
January 4 will be collected January 5

 

 

EVER WONDERED WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR RECYCLING

AFTER YOU BRING IT TO THE CURB?

All recyclables from the Township of South Stormont are processed at the City of Cornwall’s recycling plant.  At the plant, the items are separated and sorted into categories and then sold to secondary markets, where they will be transformed into new consumer goods such as clothing and construction materials.  It is estimated that only 6% of materials received at the recycling plant are returned to the landfill.

 

 

snowmen 3Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees will be collected the weeks of January 8-11 and January 15-18, 2013.  (Trees may not necessarily be collected on your regular collection day).

Please remember to remove all tinsel, decorations and plastic bags prior to collection and ensure your tree does not become stuck or frozen in snow banks.

 

 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

The Hazardous Waste Site is now closed for the year and will re-open for disposal in the New Year; dates will be forthcoming.  In the interim, depending on the type of hazardous waste, there are different stewards/retailers in the area that accept waste. Home Depot will take back paint, batteries, CFI light bulbs; Habitat for Humanity will take batteries and e-waste, as well, Big Brother Big Sisters will take e-waste.
Please check website www.dowhatyoucan.ca or MaketheDrop.ca for other locations.
**Please note that the Township landfill site also accepts e-waste**

 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

“Making a list, checking it twice….”

The holidays are a busy and joyous time. However, the extra combustibles such as a Christmas tree, ornaments, decorations, wrapping paper, plus additional heat sources like lights, extension cords, candles and extra visitors going in and out of your home calls for more safety precautions.

 

  • Check real trees for dryness daily.  Place trees a safe distance away from stoves, radiators, heating vents, fireplaces and any other heat source that might dry the tree.
  • Plan an escape route.
  • Be mindful of open flames and make fire safety a priority in the kitchen.
  • Check lighting, smoke alarms and do not overload electrical circuits or   extension cords.

  • Be extra cautious with candles.

    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

Long Sault Arena – FREE Holiday Public Skating Courtesy of Tim Horton’s

Tim Horton’s and the Township of South Stormont are proud to offer the following holiday public skating times:

– December 23 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

– December 27 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

– December 29 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

– January 2 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

– January 3 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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.

 

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Christmas Angels….

A heartfelt “thank You” for all the kind gestures of good will is extended to all those individuals whether it be organizing or contributing for their time, generosity and donations towards the Food and Toy Drives in the Township.


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2 Comments on "Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin for Christmas & Holiday Season for 2012 – Check Them Out on Facebook Now Too!"

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Black Sheep
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We’re dying to know how someone who claims to be a devout R.C. justifies labelling herself as such. Isn’t that a bit scandalous to say the least? Especially in light of the fact that her brother is a priest in the same diocese. Can’t wait to hear this explanation!

Reg Coffey
Member

Black Sheep, are you talking about the Marriage Commissioner? Since when does a civil ceremony need the approval of the Catholic Church? There are lots of non-Catholics and non-practicing Catholics out there who want a secular ceremony.

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