Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin – MARCH 2014 – Check Them Out on Facebook Now Too!

Township of South Stormont Ontario Bulletin – MARCH 2014 – 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 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

March 12 and 26th at 7:00 PM

Planning & Building Standard Committee

March 11 at 4:30 PM

Budget

2014 Budget preparations are underway; the first was held on January 21 and the second is scheduled for March 5 at 9:00 AM. The public is welcome to attend.

The public is welcome to attend.

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NOTICES 

Municipal Election 2014

On October 27, 2014, electors across the Township will exercise their right to vote in the municipal election.  If the required nominations are received,

voters may cast their ballots for:

One Mayor;

One Deputy Mayor;

  • Three Township Councillors;

  • Two SeparateSchool Trustees (English and French); and

  • Two Public School Trustees (English and French).

Nomination forms are available at the Town Hall, 2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault or through the Township website www.southstormont.ca.

 

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Catch the wave and surf the “NEW” Township website at www.southstormont.ca A refreshing and informative experience.

 

FINANCE

 

Utility Billing (Water/Sewer for the period July-December, 2013)

Water bills for July to December 2013 (Ingleside, Long Sault, Eamers Corners/St. Andrews West) have been mailed and are due February 21, 2014.

 

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.

 

Dog Tags

2014 dog tags are now available for purchase at the Town Hall:

Fees: Intact Male or Female $20.00

Neutered Male or Spayed Female $15.00

 

FIRE & RESCUE

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

  • Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as 2 minutes to escape safely once the alarms sounds.

  • The largest percentage of fire deaths in the home occur at night while people are asleep. A working smoke alarm can provide an early warning that can make the difference between life and death. Have a home fire safety strategy that includes fire safe behavior and developing and practicing a home fire escape plan.

  • The Ontario Fire Code requires a smoke alarm between each sleeping area and the remainder of the home. The Code requires alarms on every level.

  • Install a new battery at least once a year or as per the manufacturer’s instructions. If the low battery warning beeps, replace the batteries immediately.

  • Test your smoke alarms every month using the alarm test button or follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years or as recommended by the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Check your smoke alarms monthly, by pressing the “test” button AND annually by using smoke in a safe manner. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

PUBLIC WORKS

Parking Requirements

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 MAINTEnance 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

 

Long Sault Arena – MARCH BREAK FREE Public Skating The following times will be available for free public skating courtesy of Tim Horton’s:

  • Sunday, March 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, March 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

South Stormont Spring Programs & Events

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently working on the 2014 Spring Programs and Events brochure.  If you have an event or program taking place within the Township,please send the information to kevin@southstormont.ca   The brochure will be circulated to all homes in South Stormont in March, deadline to submit information is February 26.

 

 

South Stormont Sports Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is now accepting induction nominations for the next ceremony scheduled for September, 2014.  Forms are available at the Long Sault Arena and can also be downloaded from the official website at www.southstormont.ca/halloffame, deadline to submit nominations is May 1.

 

 

TOURING THE TOWNS

South Stormont Chamber of Commerce

We welcome everyone to attend the next South Stormont Chamber of Commerce meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00 PM at the South Stormont Town Hall, 2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault.  We hope to see you there!

Dance the night away…….

Dance and Silent Auction“Back to the Past” ~ Dress in your finest vintage attire

 

When: Saturday, February 22

Where: Finch Community Centre Upstairs, 4 John Street, Finch

Cost: $10.00 per person and may be purchased at:

South Stormont Seniors’ Support Centre 613-537-8644

North Stormont Seniors’ Support Centre 613-984-2436

 

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., Entertainment by D. J. Dan, Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, Refreshments and light lunch will be served at 10:00 p.m. All proceeds to benefit the seniors of the Townships of North and South Stormont.

 

 

Not Enough Time?

SPRING AHEAD !

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 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.

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

 

SD&G Home Business Trade Show

Saturday, March 8 at the South Stormont Community Hall, 2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault. Free admission, for more information please contact britanniaeventsandgifts@hotmail.com or visit www.britanniatrophies.com We hope to see you there!

  

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