The Township will be holding two public meetings in April to consider revisions to the current Official Plan that dates back to 2003. One meeting will be held on Howe Island, the other on Wolfe Island. The notice that announces these meetings is attached to this posting. For further information, contact Carol Dwyre (613-544-6348 Howe Island) or Terry O’Shea (613-385-2216 Wolfe Island).
Archives for March 2008
The minutes of the March Regular and Special council meetings are now available on the township website. Highlights included council giving themselves a retroactive (to January 2008) travel allowance of $0.45 per kilometer to cover travel for municipal business when using their personal vehicles. Council will also petition the Ministry of Transportation for a 2007 subsidy of $165,097.09 for the Howe Island Ferry.
The Special Meeting was held March 17 to receive the 2006 Consolidated Financial Statements and to continue the 2008 budget deliberations.
St. Philomena Church on Howe Island will be celebrating its anniversary this year! The events are as follows:
Saturday, July 26th
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a tea in the Parish Hall. The 150th Committee will be organizing historical displays of school and church events and other memorabilia of the Island throughout the hall for viewing.
4:00 p.m. Archbishop O’Brien will be the main celebrant at a Mass in St. Philomena’s Church
5:00 p.m. There will be a social hour with a cash bar. The bar will remain open until 1:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. A roast beef dinner will be served. (Tickets for this dinner must be bought in advance).
8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. There will be a dance in the hall. Arthur Lawless (formerly from Howe Island) and his band from Ottawa, Presidents of the World, will be providing the music. Cash bar will be operated under LCBO license.
On Sunday, July 27th
8:45 p.m. Following the Sunday mass there will be a gathering for coffee and desserts in the hall. This will provide another opportunity to look at the historical material and to visit with friends and family.
Tickets for the Saturday night dinner must be purchased in advance, They are available from Natalie Nossal, who is a parishioner of St. Philomena’s Church. Tickets are $20.00 per adult, and $10.00 per youth (ages 6-12 yrs). Children aged 5 yrs and under are free. Family ticket packages are also available at $50.00 for two adults and their children aged 6-12 yrs. The tickets must be bought in advance of the event. Natalie can be reached at 613-542-1905 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcome to attend our celebration.
Rogers Wireless issued the attached public notice today. The company is proposing a 60 Metre (197 ft) tower on a 256 square metre (approx 52′ x 52′) area on the west side of the centrally located Lower Side road about 1.1 km north of Howe Island Drive. According to the notice, the proposed tower will provide wireless and data services. Contacts for further information are listed in the notice.Rogers Wireless Public Notice.pdf