Good news. I received the following information from the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville:
Please be advised County Road 10 will be open to local traffic as of 5:00 p.m. this afternoon, Friday, May 31, 2019. The speed limit is still restricted to 50 km/hr. for the duration of the construction.
This information has been updated on https://www.municipal511.ca/.
The Rideau District High School is hosting an exchange this week with students from Swan Valley Secondary School (Manitoba). Our Rideau students traveled to Manitoba in September of 2018.
TODAY is their visit to Westport and Cynthia and John Pringle have arranged a great day for them:
4pm-Hike on Foley Mountain
5pm-tour of the museum
6pm-BBQ in Lockwood Park hosted by the Village of Westport.
Please give them a hometown Westport wave today if you see them and plan on visiting with the students at Lockwood at the end of their visit to our Village.
Thanks to Cynthia and John for making this day possible for the students and for us.
Thank you for all of your hard work, year after year, in the beautification of our Village. The hanging plants look great. The heart felt thank yous go to those volunteers who have spent countless hours in the dirt building up our gardens. They are all stunning and the Library and Information Centre have never looked this professional. Well done, well done.
Mary Cowan has been holding the WOMAN OF THE YEAR recognition for over 20 years. Each spring she receives nominations of women who work for the betterment of the Village of Westport through their church, community groups and businesses.
On May 26, at the Cove Country Inn, Mary announced that the WOMAN OF THE YEAR for 2019 is Marianne Roberts. The name of the award winner is the best kept secret in Westport, and Marianne arrived at the Cove with her husband, daughter and son-in-law expecting to congratulate another woman! Many of Marianne’s friends joined her to celebrate. Marianne’s husband, Rob, gave a lovely speech that outlined many of the endeavours Marianne has supported.
Congratulations Marianne! Well deserved and many thanks for all you do for the Village of Westport.
On May 21, Committee of the Whole discussed several items and made recommendations for Council’s approval.
1.The Village’s contract for waste and recycling expires in September 2019 and an RFP had been issued to receive pricing proposals for a 3-year contract. Four proposals were received and all met the requirements of the RFP. The lowest bid was Limerick Environmental at $45,900, which has other contracts in Leeds & Grenville. Our 2019 budget for waste and recycling is $120,000.
2. The spray irrigation equipment, used when Snowfluent was our waste water treatment system, was approved to be sold for $12,000.
3. As a result of the Rideau Vista School Eco Club making a delegation to Council on April 16 with concerns about village recycling, staff provided a report that will increase recycling locations in the park and establish a small battery drop off at Town Hall.
4.Winter control contracts (snow plowing) expired this spring. Council gave direction to staff to explore the feasibility of providing those services in-house, including levels of service. Report is expected at the June Committee of the Whole meeting.
After Committee of the Whole, a Special Council meeting was held to discuss a single issue – negotiations with LeBoat, regarding mooring compensation to the Village of Westport for 2019. An agreement in principle was reached on May 16. The agreement provides the Village with $10K compensation to cover mooring fees from LeBoat. This agreement applies to the first 2 LeBoats nightly. Additional LeBoats pay the standard fee. Council passed a resolution in favour of the agreement.
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