North Glengarry vote Monday
Jamie MacDonald, are vying for the seat.
McDonell had unsuccessfully argued that
he ought to be promoted to the mayor’s
position, thereby averting the estimated
A contentious election campaign ends
$35,000 cost of holding an election.
MacDonald has offered to donate his
Township voters select a new mayor.
One of the most divisive issues during
cost of organizing the vote.
the campaign has been the election itself.
The vacancy was created when Grant
Municipal council’s 3-2 decision to
Crack was elected Glengarry-Prescott-
proceed with a by-election rather than
Russell M.P.P. in the October 6 provincial
appoint a successor toGrant Crack has been
Do you care about the future of
The winner will serve as mayor until
Two current members, Deputy Mayor
Hawkesbury and the area?
Chris McDonell and Alexandria Councillor
town’s new long-term socio-economic
development strategic plan.
2.9% rise in Nation rate
to represent the community in the
Mayor René Berthiaume
preparation of the strategy.
development director Marc Chénier at 613-
2010, stresses that the public will have an
632-0106, extension 2288, before January 25.
The study steering committee seeks
will be a plan of the people,” he says.
this year following the adoption of a $19.5 million budget by municipal council.
citizenswho are involved in the community
With themunicipal tax rate rising by 2.9 per cent, themunicipal bill on a house assessed
and represent a broad cross-section of the
at $187,853 will rise from $1,201 in 2011 to $1,235 this year. For a commercial property
town, notes Chénier.
Originally scheduled to start in
assessed at $223,573, the municipal invoice will increase from $1,998 to $2,056.
The participants will be required to
Those figures do not include taxes that will go to school boards and the united counties
participate in four workshops that will be
held in March, April, May and June.
A $191,249 budget has been set for the
For sewage services in Fournier, St-Bernardin, St-Isidore and Limoges, the rate remains
Guided by the Centre de recherche en
process that will be carried out by the
at $385 per household.
Université du Québec en Outaouais, which
Water rates in St-Isidore are rising by 2.5 per cent.
the representatives will strive to envisage
is providing $21,300.
what type of development they want to see
Chénier recalled that last June, town
in Hawkesbury and the district in 15 to 20
Support to butt out
years from now.
to ensure that the strategic planning be
The first two phases are scheduled to be
financed in its entirety from sources of
revenues that would not come from the
Smokers from across Eastern Ontario have the opportunity to enrol in the STOP
stage process is set to be wrapped up next
therapy to help them kick the habit.
Mayor René Berthiaume, Councillors
in the economic development of the town
Those interested in participating in the STOP program may do so by attending a
Alain Fraser and Johanne Portelance will
have contributed to the financing of the
workshop to be held in our area in February. To find out if you are eligible to participate,
and to register for the workshop, call the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 613-933-1375 or
Berthiaume, who had made the strategy
To date, $131,300 has been secured.
1 800 267-7120. Ask for Health Line.
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