This is a brief report to HIRA members and others on the Township of Frontenac Islands Council meeting which took place August 13, 2018 at the Howe Island Township Offices. One of our Directors attended the meeting. Only matters of particular reference to Howe Island or of general relevance are highlighted here.
- Severances- A number of severance applications was dealt with including one where the applicant wanted to use jointly with an adjoining property the same septic system. Application was declined.
- Ferry Ferry-As of now, all rehabilitation work has been completed except for some very minor work which will be completed shortly.
- Annual Ferry Passes for Trailers-A resident pointed out that annual ferry pass users and others with trailers are not generally paying the extra $6 for their trailers. He pointed out that only two annual trailer passes have been sold this year. He pointed out that there appears to be no repercussions for users refusing to pay if and when asked. Council said they would look into this issue.
- Trailer Hitches-Councilor Higgs drew Council’s attention to the Provincial law which requires trailer hitches on the back of vehicles be removed when not towing. Removal of such hitches would give more room on both ferries. Council said they would look into this issue.