NEWS ALERT… Please find attached, the directive from the County of Frontenac with regard to the loading of heavy trucks during rush hours.
Following the decision by the Township of Frontenac Islands Council on August 13 to allow heavy truck access during rush hours, HIRA attended County Council meetings on September 19 and October 17. As well, HIRA has been in contact with Elizabeth Savill, Chief Administrative Officer and Paul Charbonneau, Director of Emergency & Transportation Services. This was necessary as the Township Council had to make the recommendation to lift the heavy truck restrictions to the operator of the ferry, the County of Frontenac.
The County’s administrative report prepared for the September 19 Council meeting recommended:
- “Council of the County of Frontenac direct staff to continue to review its legal authority to ensure that its commuting users of the Frontenac-Howe Islander Ferry Service are given priority access to the service during peak travel hours”.
- “Council of the County of Frontenac request that this matter return to the Council agenda at its next meeting for further consideration.
Ms. Savill, stated in her written comments, that following the Township’s resolution “the County has been the recipient of a large number of messages from users of the ferry service. With only a few exceptions, all writers disagree with the request of the Township Council and are imploring the County to maintain the restrictions”. Thank you to those who wrote emailed and telephoned.
The County’s administrative report prepared for the October 12 Council meeting and following the research, the correspondence from Howe Islanders and discussion at both County Council meetings, defines the acceptance of a heavy truck…a compromise that suggests that a heavy truck is another car based on the definition of a heavy truck.
It was agreed by the County Council and Paul Charbonneau that rush hours will be monitored by both ferry personnel and management to ensure that “commuting users of the Frontenac-Howe Islander Ferry Service are given priority access to the service during peak travel hours”.
Should any commuter witness an infraction of this directive, please contact the County of Frontenac directly, email@example.com with copies to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The times are self-explanatory yet took time to be officially published due to ongoing operational reviews by ferry operators and management.
November 2, 2007