NEWS ALERT: The Council of the Township of Frontenac Islands held a special meeting on November 26 to review the subsidy for the continued operation of the Township ferry (council minutes follow) throughout the year. We’re delighted with Council’s decision to keep the ‘little’ ferry open and we thank them for their considerations. All islanders will be pleased. Also, some islanders might have been aware of a mechanical problem with the Township ferry recently; however, the inconvenience was minimal. Again, thank you to the Township Council for ensuring the appropriate inventory of parts is being kept on the island in order to keep any such down-time at a minimum. Terry Botten
Township of Frontenac Islands
November 26, 2008
A Special Meeting of the Council of the Township of Frontenac Islands was held on Wednesday November 26, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. in the Howe Island Municipal Office.
The following members were present: Mayor Jim Vanden Hoek, Deputy Mayor Pat Norris and Councillors Denis Doyle, Matt Fiene and Wayne Grant.
Staff present: Terry O’Shea, Clerk/CAO and Carol Dwyre, Treasurer/ Planning Coordinator.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the Ministry of Transportation subsidy for the Township operated Howe Island Ferry.
RESOLUTION # 1 by D.J. Doyle and Wayne Grant that the agenda for the November 26, 2008, Special Meeting of the Council of the Township of Frontenac Islands be adopted as circulated. CARRIED.
RESOLUTION # 2 by Pat Norris and Matt Fiene that the Ministry of Transportation be advised that the Township of Frontenac Islands will continue to operate the Howe Island Ferry on a 12 month basis due to the fact that the new County operated Howe Island Ferry does not provide the level of service that was committed to in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry, the County of Frontenac and the Township of Frontenac Islands dated July 14, 2003, and that the Township expects the Ministry to subsidize the operation for the full 12 months. CARRIED.
RESOLUTION # 3 by D.J. Doyle and Wayne Grant that the November 26, 2008, Special Meeting of the Council of the Township of Frontenac Islands adjourn at 6:34 p.m. CARRIED.
Jim Vanden Hoek, Mayor
Terry O’Shea, Clerk/CAO