Christmas 2013 Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin – Dec 24, 2013 – Check Them Out on Facebook Now Too!

Christmas 2013 Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin – Dec 24, 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

South Stormont CouncilCouncil

Mayor Bryan McGillis 613-937-3116 bmcgillis@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

Council Meetings

Special Council meeting – January 6 at 4:30 PM

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

Wednesday, January 8 and 22, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Wednesday, March 12 and 26, 2014
Wednesday, April 9 and 23, 2014
Wednesday, May 14 and 28, 2014
Wednesday, June 11 and 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wednesday, October 8 and 22, 2014
Wednesday, November 12 and 26, 2014

Wednesday, December 3rd & 17th 2014

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. 

The public is welcome to attend.

2014 Budget Dates

2014 Budget preparations are underway; meeting dates are scheduled for January 21 and March 5 at 9:00 AM. The public is welcome to attend.

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Merry Christmas from Council and Staff of the

Township of South Stormont

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” (Charles Dickens)

May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter and may your New Year be healthy, safe, prosperous and peaceful!

NOTICES /HOLIDAY NOTICES

 

Holiday Emergencies

For Township related EMERGENCIES ONLY please contact the emergency after-hours number at 613-930-3286.

For all other emergencies, please dial 911.

 

South Stormont Council 25Apr12 001Town Hall Closure

The Town Hall will be closed from December 24 at 12:00 noon and will re-open January 2, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

 

 

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 and New Year holiday.

 

garbageRecycling 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

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

xmas  treeChristmas Tree Collection

Christmas trees will be collected the weeks of January 6-10 and January 13-17, 2014. (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.

Did you know? For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.

Household Hazardous Waste

The Hazardous Waste Site is now closed for the year and will re-open for disposal in 2014; dates will be forthcoming.

FINANCE

Utility Billing (water/sewer for the period July to December, 2013

Water meters are currently being read. Invoices are anticipated to be mailed in January, 2014.  Property owners will have at least thirty days to pay.

Pre-Authorized Payment Plans

The Township offers pre-authorized payment plans for property taxes and municipal water/sewer. Should you wish to receive more information, please contact the Finance Department.

ingleside fireFIRE DEPARTMENT

Deck the Halls with Tips of Safety

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.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

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)

snow roofWINTER MAINTENANCE 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. Your cooperation with snow removal is very much appreciated.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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Long Sault Arena – “FREE” Holiday Public Skating

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

  • December 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

  • December 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

  • December 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

  • December 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

  • December 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

  • January 2 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30p.m.

Regular public skating hours will resume on January 5

2013 Volunteer of the Year Nominations

Nominations for the 2013 Fran Laflamme Volunteer of the Year Award are now being accepted.  Forms are available at the Long Sault Arena, Town Hall 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, 2014.

 

AROUND TOWN

Christmas… a Time of Generosity, Kindness and Reflection

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

South Stormont Township. 

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