Tag Archives: Westport

Grade 2/3 chair for Art on the Street has a new home … on my front verandah!!!

Westport Arts Council held a summer fund raiser called “Art on the Street”.  6 artists each painted a different Muskoka wooden chair, using a Canadian theme to celebrate our 150Birthday.  Tickets were sold on the chairs for the past 8 weeks. At MUSICwestport yesterday (Saturday, August 19) my ticket was drawn and I won the Rideau Vista Public School Grade 2/3 chair.  I am thrilled!  I met the artists in June when I picked the chair up and am so happy that it is now in a place of honour on my front verandah.  Well done!

Gr 2:3 Art on the Street Chair

County Road 36 closed for repairs, beginning August 23rd.

This is to advise you of a road closure on County Road 36 – south of the Lanark County border – to replace two culverts.  Due to the depth of the culvert, the road will be closed from Wednesday, August 23rd to Wednesday, August 30th.

Should you require additional information, please contact Dadean Assam, Manager, Engineering and Construction at the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville at (613) 342-3840 ext. 2411.

Thank you Manotick Antique Boat Show!!

What a fabulous day in the Harbour.  Over 40 beautiful, well cared for antique boats filled our docks today and gave lots of thrills and jogged memories of other summers at the lake.  Hundreds of people wandered about the harbour today, enjoying the best of what summer has to offer.  Well … at least until the thunderstorms cut the show a little short.  Here are some photos of the boats and the Village BBQ team – Councillors Huth and Schwinghamer, Rob Roberts and Rick Bonner.  Thank you everyone!

Tuesday, August 1st – 10:00 a.m. Sod Turning at Waste Water Disposal Site

Council has planned a small ceremony tomorrow to celebrate the beginning of construction for the new waste water system.  I have just received clearance for members of the public to attend.  It is taking place at 10:00 tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at the WWDS on Country Road #10.

A couple of things you need to know.  As this is a construction site, access to the general public will be restricted to the area where the speeches are taking place.  There is  limited parking available, so I suggest you car pool and you may have to park on Country Road #10 and walk in.

Thank you.  If you have any questions, pls call me at 9195 or email at rjones@villageofwestport.ca.

 

Construction Work for new wastewater system begins Monday

It seems like it has been a long time coming – for residents and business owners and Council.  The waiting is over and the building of the new wastewater plant begins on Monday, July 24.

The tender was awarded to Selectra Construction Ltd, who will be using Hadovic Construction as its sub-contractor.  The build is expected to take 120 days, which will bring us into mid-November.  You will begin to see their vehicles on County Road 10 next week as they build a new driveway/road into the site to facilitate the heavy traffic of trucks delivering sand for the new system.  Once the road is finished, the truck traffic into the site may be quite heavy at times as the amount of sand required for the system is significant.

AECOM Engineering has provided experienced oversight and on-site supervision of the build.  Gaetan Beauchesne P.Eng has 25 years experience in water and waste water engineering and he will be overall in charge.  Sara Mashaie P.Eng will be the on-site supervisor and has 8 years experience in water and waste water.

Paul Snider, CAO and Clerk is in charge for the Village and he is strongly supported by our engineer Max Christie, Manager of Infrastructure.

I have met with all of these individuals and shared with them our values and that the future growth of the Village rests with getting this right.

Council is supportive of this group of men and women and think they are a well qualified team to build the new wastewater system that allows the Village to grow.

And so, it begins!!!!

Call if you have any questions or concerns.  9195.