Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin for March 2013 – Check Them Out on Facebook Now Too!

Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin for March 2013 – 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

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

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

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

South Stormont Town Council 2012

March 2013 Council Meeting Dates

March 4 Special Meeting at 4:30 PM

March 13 and 27 at 7:00 PM

Click to visit the South Stormont Facebook page!

 

Budget Deliberations

The final meeting date for budget deliberations is scheduled for February 28 at 9:30 AM. The public is welcome to attend.

 

NOTICES

 

Reduced Load

A REDUCED LOAD PERIOD WILL BE IN EFFECT IN SOUTH STORMONT COMMENCING MARCH 1.

This is necessary for the protection of roads and highways due to spring thaw conditions.

 

Garbage and Recycling

Please be reminded that residents may place a maximum limit of two (2) garbage bags/containers per week for curbside collection.

 

Household Hazardous Waste

The Hazardous Waste Site is closed for the winter season.  2013 dates are coming soon.  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**

 

FINANCE

The Township offers many methods of payment such as automatic withdrawal, telephone/internet banking, in person, by cheque, and at most financial institutions. Please ensure that your method of payment allows sufficient time for processing; payments must be received at the Township office by the due date. 

For your information a penalty of 1.25% is added to all outstanding tax accounts the day after the payment due date and continues to be added on the first day of each month until the account is paid in full.  

 

 

Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please contact the Township office.

 

Semi-Annual Utility Invoices(Water/Sewer for the period July-December, 2012)

Semi-annual utilities invoices have been mailed and are due March 8, 2013.  If you have not received your water bill, please contact Kandie at 613-534-8889. Please ensure that your payment is received by March 8, 2013 in order to avoid a late penalty.

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Dog Tags

A dog tag sales agent is now selling dog tags and kennel licenses door-to-door in South Stormont. The individual has proper identification.  We ask for everyone’s full cooperation as a “tag” provides a means of locating your pet in the event it is lost.

Dog tags are also available for purchase at the Town Hall:

Fees: Intact Male or Female $20.00

Neutered Male or Spayed Female $15.00

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

Statistics show that more than 40,000 seniors live in approximately 700 retirement homes in Ontario.  Add to that that there are approximately 400 long term facilities and another 3,000 plus homes for venerable residents and the challenge of ensuring their safety becomes a challenge for any type or size of fire department.  The government has enacted the Retirement Home Act; as of January 1, 2013, all retirement home operators are required by law to have safety plans for residents, including emergency planning in case of fire and other risks. The Retirement Home Act also requires that information about whether or not a retirement home has a fire sprinkler system is publicly available.    For additional information please visit the Ontario Fire Marshal web site.

Winter Parking Requirements

Snow has greeted us… 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 still here. Your assistance during the winter season will help the Township of South Stormont Public Works Department provide efficient and effective winter maintenance. Please keep the following points in mind throughout the winter season:

 

  • Trucks with flashing blue lights are working to clear the snow. Please give them room to work and pass very carefully.

  • It may be less frustrating to wait until the plow trucks have completed their street before shoveling the end of your driveway.

  • Snow from the end of the driveway should be shoveled to the right, facing the street.

  • If you hire a contractor to plow your driveway, please remind them that pushing snow back into or across the street is prohibited. Doing so not only creates hazards for drivers, but also makes it difficult to keep the streets clean.

  • The Township’s mailbox 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.

  • If your 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 that it avoids the plow.

Did you know that the average completion time for each plow route is six (6) hours? Some factors that can affect this approximate time 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.

All concerns or requests relative to snow removal should be directed to the Town Hall at 613-534-8889, please allow our equipment operators to do their job.

RECREATION BILLBOARD

Parks and Recreation Department (Long Sault Arena)

Telephone: 613-534-2419

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

Email: kevin@southstormont.ca

 

South Stormont Spring Programs & Events

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently working on the 2013 Spring Programs and Events brochure.  If you have an event or program taking place within the Township please contact Kevin at 613-534-2419 or send the information to kevin@southstormont.ca before March 1. The brochure will include program registration dates and will be delivered to all South Stormont homes in March.


March Break Programs in South Stormont

Long Sault Arena – March Break FREE Public Skating Schedule

The following times will be available for free public skating courtesy of Tim Horton’s:

 

  • Sunday, March 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

Ontario Early Years – South Stormont Event (6 years old or younger)

The Ontario Early Years Centre will be hosting a fun and educational morning at the South Stormont Community Hall on Wednesday March 13 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join us as we brush up on some School Readiness Skills, participate in Parachute Play, and a fun Scavenger Hunt.  Free Admission!  For further information please contact Joan at 613-930-9211, ext. 232.

 

SD&G County Libraries

 

  • Monday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m.: March Break Pysanki (Ingleside Branch)
  • Tuesday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m.: Twin Trivia (Ingleside Branch)
  • Tuesday, March 12 at 1:30 p.m.: Lego Day (Long Sault Branch)
  • Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m.: Wacky Wednesday for Toddlers (Ingleside Branch)
  • Thursday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m.: Play doe Fun (Long Sault Branch)
  • Friday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m.: Draw me a picture! (Long Sault Branch)

Some programs have age restrictions or are subject to registration. For more information please contact your local library branch or visit www.sdglibrary.ca for event descriptions.

AROUND TOWN

 

6th Annual Lost Villages Ice Fishing Tournament

This fun tournament will take place on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hoople’s Bay in Ingleside.  The tournament has become one of the area’s largest participated events.  Registration is now open. Forms are available at Collette’s Ice Hut Rentals, The Boathouse Baitshop or the Long Sault Marina Restaurant.

 


The Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary



Friends of the bird sanctuary continue to host weekend events at the sanctuary throughout the winter months.  Plans are currently underway for the March Break. For more information,  please visit their website www.friendsofthesanctuary.org in early March or contact Colleen at 613-534-8155.


 

 

TIME FOR CHANGE

SUNDAY, MARCH 10 is daylight saving time so spring ahead and turn your clock forward one hour on

 

  • Alarm clocks
  • Wall clocks
  • Watches
  • Desk clocks
  • Kitchen appliances (microwave, coffeemaker, etc)
  • TV/VCR
  • double-check that your computer and cell phone have adjusted themselves.

AND Don’t Forget to Check the batteries in Your Smoke Detectors

Get a Grip on Snow and Ice

While salt can make winter safer, it’s only part of the answer. Do your part. Protect yourself from slips and falls.

 

  1. Wear sturdy footwear designed for snow and ice to help protect yourself from slips and falls. Boots should have a good tread for traction with low, wide heels.
  2. Put snow tires on your car. Slow down on the road. Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination. Drive for the conditions and make sure you give plow drivers plenty of space to do their work.
  3. Use a traction aid like kitty litter or sand to reduce the potential to slip.  For more information please visit www.smartaboutsalt.com/getagrip

 

“FRAMED” FOR ACTS OF KINDNESS

 

A TRUE HERO, A TRUE ACT OF BRAVERY!

 

bryan OPP

Fire Station No. 1, Long Sault’s Dan Regnier jumped into action and saved a father and his children who were trapped in a burning car on Highway 417 January 25 before the vehicle was engulfed in flames.   

 

 

 

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Sorry, just came back from Home Depot and they said they don’t take the paint, batteries or CFL light bulbs anymore.

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