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

Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin for June 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

June 2013 Council Meeting Dates

June 3 at 4:30 PM

June 12 and 26 at 7:00 PM

The public is welcome to attend.

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NOTICES

Change of Email Address

Please be advised that the mayor@southstormont.ca email address has been changed to bmcgillis@southstormont.ca

 

 

Economic Development

Strategic Plan Update

 

Community Consultation

South Stormont’s Economic Development Strategic Plan is the guiding document for future economic development in the Township. We are updating our plan and want to hear from you.

 

We invite all residents of South Stormont to join us for one of the following community consultation sessions:

 

  • Wednesday June 5th; 6:30 – 8:30 pm

  • Tuesday June 11th; 6:30 – 8:30 pm

  • Wednesday June 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

 

The community consultation sessions will be held in the South Stormont Community Hall, located at 2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault, ON.

 

For more information, please contact

Stephanie Liscomb at 613-534-8889 ext. 211

or stephanie@southstormont.ca

 

Request for Proposal

 

South Stormont/South Dundas Joint RFP:   SS/SD-2013

Professional Services for an Integrity Commissioner

CLOSING DATE: June 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

 

Request for Proposal (RFP) documents can be obtained at the Town Hall, 2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault, up to the day prior to the RFP closing date. RFPs, clearly marked and addressed to the Clerk, will be received at the above noted address no later than 3:00 PM on the closing date.

 

Employment Opportunity

 

The Township is seeking an interested and qualified individual for the position of Fire Chief for South Stormont.

 

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Fire Chief will be responsible for the administration and coordination of South Stormont Fire Department. A complete job description can be found at www.southstormont.ca

 

Experience in a management and administrative capacity, and thorough knowledge of legislation and policies affecting the fire service are required. Strong leadership, communication and organizational skills are essential.

 

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward a letter of interest and a full resume, in confidence, by June 13, 2013 to:

 

Township of South Stormont

2 Mille Roches Road

P.O. Box 84

Long Sault, ON   K0C 1P0

Attention: CAO/Clerk

Fax 613-534-2280

betty@southstormont.ca

 

We thank all applicants for their submission however, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 

Reduced Loads  

A reduced load period is no longer in effect  commencing May 9, 2013 in South Stormont.

 

2013 Household Hazardous Waste Days

South Stormont and the City of Cornwall have an agreement for township residents to dispose of both hazardous waste and e-waste at the City of Cornwall depot at 2590 Cornwall Centre Road West.

Depot open from April to November

• One (1) Saturday per month from 8:00 AM to 12 NOON

• Two (2) Wednesdays per month from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM as follows:

June 5, 15, 19
July 10, 20, 31
August 3, 14, 28
September 4, 18, 21
October 2, 16, 19, 30
November 6, 9

**Please note that the Township landfill site also accepts e-waste but DOES NOT accept any hazardous materials**

 

THE NEXT LEAF AND YARD WASTE DATE IS… JUNE 3

Friendly reminders:

  • Built up areas only.

  • Put out as many bags of leaf and yard waste as you like.

  • Collection begins at 7:00 AM.

  • Compostable paper bags only (no clear plastic bags).

  • Tie branches and shrubs into a bundle no larger than 1m x 1m x 30cm.

  • The Trillium Landfill Site is open every Friday and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM to accept leaf and yard waste at no charge.

Burn Permits

In specific circumstances are available at the Town Hall. As a gentle reminder, burn permits will not be issued within built up areas. In addition, if fire personnel are required to visit the site, it may take 24 hours to process your permit.

 

Notice To Residents & Property Owners Regarding Noxious Weeds

Under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 Sections 3, 13, 16 and 23, you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property. The main purpose of the Weed Control Act is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agriculture and horticulture. Primarily this act applies to agriculture and horticulture lands that generate income or other benefits to agriculture; this excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure.

In Urban Areas – Sections 3, 13, 16 and 18 do not apply to noxious weed seeds that are far enough away from any land used for agriculture or horticultural purposes as they do not interfere with that use.  Pursuant to By-law No. 4869, Wild Parsnip is now designated as a local weed within the boundaries  of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and shall be deemed to be a noxious weed for the purposes of the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.W.5. All properties within the Township of South Stormont are hereby requested to be in compliance with the Weed Control Act by the 10th day of June, 2013 and throughout the season.  We appreciate the efforts of local residents who maintain and voluntarily control weeds and grass along their respective driveways and roadsides.

For any inquiries, please contact Peter Leyenaar, Weed Inspector, 613-774-3885.

 

FINANCE

Final Property Tax Bills

The final tax bills for 2013 will be mailed in early June and will be due in two installments: June 28 and September 30.  The Township is in the process of billing for maintenance carried out on various municipal drains.  If your tax bill contains a special charge called “DRAINS”, this amount represents your share of the total expense.

 

For your convenience, please be advised of the following methods of payment available:

• In person at the Town Hall, cash, cheque, etc.

• Mail cheque or money order to P.O. Box 84, Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0.

• After hours, access the drop off box beside the front entrance of the Town Hall.

• Telephone/internet banking.

• At ABMs (automated bank machines) and at most financial institutions.

Please ensure that your method of payment allows sufficient time for processing; payments must be received at the

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.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

  • Install smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. It’s the law for all Ontario homes, cottages, cabins and seasonal homes to have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.

  • Test smoke alarms at least monthly or each time you return to the cottage.

  • Install and ensure carbon monoxide alarms in your cottage if it has a fuel-burning appliance.

  • Develop and practice a home fire escape plan to ensure everyone knows what to do if the smoke alarm sounds.

  • Know the telephone number for the local fire department and your cottage’s emergency sign number, in case of emergency.

  • Clean barbecues before using them. Keep barbecue lighters and matches out of sight and reach of children.

  • Check heating appliances and chimneys before using them.

  • Check with your local fire department, municipality, or Ministry of Natural Resources to determine whether open air burning is permitted before having a campfire or burning brush. Always keep a bucket of water, sand, or even a shovel close by and supervise the fire at all times.

  • Burn candles in sturdy candleholders that will not tip and are covered with a glass shade. When you go out, blow out!

 

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 Minor Hockey Association

SSMHA will be hosting a registration day for the 2013-2014 Minor Hockey season on Saturday, May 25 at the Long Sault Arena from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. For more information or to download an electronic version of the registration forms please visit www.southstormontselects.com

South Stormont Swimming Lessons

Registration for swimming lessons in St. Andrews West and Long Sault will take place at the Long Sault Arena on June 6 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and June 8 from 10:00 AM to Noon. More information on these programs and both pool locations will be mailed to all residents before the registration dates.

South Stormont Kids Day Event – Splash Pad Fundraiser 

 

In conjunction with NATIONAL HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY on June 1 – the Township is proud to invite everyone to our South Stormont Kids Day event at the Long Sault Arena on Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The cost is $5.00 per child and will include inflatable bouncy rides, entertainment and activities.  All proceeds and donations received at this event will go directly to the South Stormont Splash Pad fundraising efforts.  Enjoy participating in recreational sports and fitness activities; we have so much to offer and enjoy in South Stormont! For more information on the event or to make a donation to the Splash Pad project please call the arena at 613-534-2419.

AROUND TOWN

June 16!

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~Clarence Budington Kelland~


Long Sault Community Yard Sale – Saturday, May 25

DON’T MISS IT!

 

Long Sault will be hosting a community yard sale on Saturday, May 25 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Residents looking to list their home address on the vendor list are asked to contact Showcase Video at 613-534-8488.  The complete vendors list will be available for all shoppers at Showcase Video in the Long Sault Plaza starting Friday, May 24 at 5:00 PM and also during the sale.

 

LSM 240x140 2013-05-13SAVOUR THE FLAVOUR!

LONG SAULT FARMERS  MARKET at the LONG SAULT PLAZA

Your home grown market, bringing farm fresh products right to the village!

Starting Friday, June 7 from 2:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

For more information, please contact Donna at

Showcase Video in the Long Sault Plaza, 613-534-8488.

 

 

“Driving Skills Competition” RAIN OR SHINE

Put your driving skills to the test, all professional DZ drivers are welcome to register

When: Saturday, June 8, 2013

Time:  9:00 a.m.

Where: Newington Fairgrounds

Vendors,  activities for the family,  face painting and more….

Hosted by the Newington Fire Department Association

 

Relay_for_Life_LogoRelay For Life – REGISTER A TEAM TODAY!

It is not too late to get involved with the Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Farran Park.  This fundraising event takes place on Friday, June 21 with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information please visit www.cancer.ca or phone 613-932-1283.

 

Thunder on the River – Hydroplane Races

The Parks of the St. Lawrence in collaboration with Les Regates de Valleyfield are hosting the annual hydroplane boat races in the Long Sault Parkway (Mille Roches Beach) on June 1 and 2.  For more information on this event please visit www.stlawrenceparks.com or phone 1-800-437-2233.


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I wish to commend the Township of South Stormont for taking the initiative to keep constituents and neighbours informed of services, activities and township business in such a free and widely accessible media format and forum as this.

It is a wonderful expression of the township’s grasp of effective communication and openness, from which others may learn.

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