Please note the attached agenda and HIRA has responded to items of interest to Howe Islanders…
Item7: Alternative Energy Hub: the Mayor stated that the County and Townships need to take advantage of the proposed projects in Eastern Ontario. The County sought a grant from the Canadian Futures Development Corporation to engage a consultant to detail an integrated energy proposal to be delivered to the Province. A $60,000. amount was given. Stay tuned.
Item 8: 2008Audit and Financial Statements: HIRA will review and submit comments.
Item 10: By-law to appoint Howe Island Social, Cultural and Recreational Activities Committee: postponed to next meeting. Matt has contacted a few islanders to lead or serve on this committee but to date hasn’t had any success. HIRA will review with Matt.
Item 12: Consulting Services Proposals for Howe Island ISF Project: all engineering bids were in regarding the improvements on Howe Island Drive and the Lower Side Road(see previous postings). Jewell Engineering is the winner with the first meeting with Township officials on July 20.
Other Business: Official Plan: the maps were received and the Official Plan has been circulated to various Ontario ministries. While the plan is still a draft, the Mayor was disappointed that some items submitted by Tunnock Consulting weren’t agreed upon by Council…these items will be reviewed prior to approval. Council is hopeful that the partnering ministries will have a response by the end of September.
2009 Township Budget: the budget has been approved and HIRA has been given a copy for review. The HIRA board has a copy and are reviewing and will submit comments to Council as soon as possible.
Not Discussed: the Mayor in previous meetings, urged Council to become “proactive” vs “reactive” when dealing with illegal trailers and at the June meeting, said the by-law would again be discussed at the July meeting…not discussed. Would any member like a copy of the by-law in order to understand the Mayor’s concern that it isn’t being enforced? Please send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any comments, please contact me…