by the resignation of Keith Robson.

Transparency a priority

La Roque faces two challengers, Jacques

De facto

Parent and François Thibault, in the


La Roque wonders why opponents have

for mayoralty hopeful


come forward considering the current

council’s accomplishments.

“We could have saved $10,000 if there


had not been an election,” he comments.

mayor seeks

La Roque relates that since 2009, council

has worked in harmony, services have

They advocate the organization of

Transparency is a priority for François

improved, tax dollars are being spent more

more recreational activities for young

Thibault as he seeks the Harrington


efficiently, the township’s profile has been


Townshipmayoraltyagainst twoopponents

raised, and taxpayers are taking more pride

in the June 3 by-election.

in their community.

Kilmar detours

Thibault, who unsuccessfully ran for

As the township representative at the


mayor six years ago, says if he is elected, he

MRC d’Argenteuil, La Roque says he has

will ensure that ratepayers will feel free in

fostered better relations with colleagues


expressing their concerns to council.

and tapped new sources of funding. “I have

Saying that he has been the de facto

Claude La Roque, who left his

been well received at the MRC. I am

mayor ofHarringtonTownship since 2009,

councillor’s seat torunformayor, andJacques

recognized as being a good team player.

Claude La Roque believes it is only right

Detours will be in effect for the next

Parent are also seeking the post formerly

Plus, I know where to look for funds,” he

he officially earn the title in a June 3 by-

several weeks as work continues on

held by Keith Robson.

says. La Roque cites the agricultural


Kilmar Road in Grenville-sur-la-

Thibault’s wife, Darlene, Peter

development programand newhigh-speed

“I have been doing a lot of the heavy


Burkhardt and William Horrocks are

Internet service access as boons for the

lifting for the past two and a half years,”

The $1.2million overhaul of a section

seeking the number 2 councillor post.


says Claude La Roque, who has stepped

of the road began in early May and was

Although they are not running as a

“I am getting people congratulating us

down from his number 2 council seat so he

originally scheduled to be completed by

team, the Thibaults share concerns about

for how well run the municipality is now,”

can seek the mayor’s post that was vacated

July 20. However, it is hoped that the job

accessibility to the decision-making

relates La Roque.

could bewrapped up by the end of June.

process. “Often the current council is not

“The municipal council has stayed

Grenville-sur-la-Rouge has awarded a


open with the taxpayers,” says Darlene

together. We are better managing money.

$1,223,614 contract to David Riddell

Thibault, adding that ratepayers feel that

By signing a five-year union contract, we

Excavation and Transport to carry out

they are not given a chance to ask questions

saved $35,000 in legal fees. A five-year fixed

the improvements, which are being

at council meetings.


deal on snow removal will save us $500,000

financed by a $2.3 million grant.

The Thibaults believe that ratepayers

over five years. By handling half of the

Municipal council has yet to decide

are poorly served considering the level of

snow plowing ourselves we are saving

what to do with the balance of the

taxation imposed on them.

$60,000,” says La Roque.

subsidy. During road work, traffic is

Landfills off

“Frank and I have worked in the

“Council is unified andpeople are taking

being detoured to the Harrington and

community as volunteers,” says Thibault.

pride in Harrington.”

Rivière Rouge roads.

limits to




Recycling stuff nobody else wants

is common practice nowadays. But the

unwritten code of salvage rights does


not include any of the landfills in


Council reviewed a letter from a St-

Isidore couple asking for permission

to scour the Curran landfill for any

items they might be able to use around

their house and yard. The Curran

landfill is one of the regular places for

in the electoral division of Argenteuil on June 11, 2012 BY-ELECTION

their picker expeditions for the past

three years and some of the stuff they

have retrieved and recycled include a

refurbished door for the front of the

house, pieces of exterior siding, a solid-

wood bedroom set circa late 1950s/

early 1960s, clothing, and several bags

The revision of the list of electors will take place from May 21 to 29, 2012.

of high-end priced dog food for their


Not all of the stuff they salvage ends

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Addresses of the revision offices POLLING SUBDIVISIONS* 85 to 115 Le centre récréatif de Saint-Adolphe , salle n o 9 110, rue du Collège Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, J0T 2B0 POLLING SUBDIVISIONS* 1 to 84 and 116 to 149 Office of the returning officer Carrefour Argenteuil, local 402 505, avenue Bethany Lachute, J8H 4A6 * The number of your polling subdivision is indicated on your notice.

up at their home. Some of the clothing

they turn over to people they know or

to one of the churches in Casselman for

re-sale at the church thrift store.

During a recent visit to the Curran

landfill they were told by a township

bylaw officer on an inspection visit

that the municipal regulations for the

landfill do not allow individuals to

salvage stuff. The contractor managing

the site sorts recyclable materials into

separate piles until there is enough

accumulated to warrant collection by

a recycling dealer who then pays the

township for the materials.

All places where boards of revisors are in operation are accessible to handicapped persons. Persons who are deaf or hearing impaired can call the following toll-free number: 1-800-537-0644.

Council refused the couple’s request

for an exemption to the no-salvage rule





administration noted in a later

interview that municipal staff are

warning away other people found

trying to scavenge at the landfills.

Repeat offenders may face trespassing


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