Lanark – Highlights from the regular Lanark County Council Council Meeting Held October 11th, 2017.
- Proceeds from Warden’s Golf Tournament Presented: Warden Bill Dobson (Montague Reeve) presented a cheque from the proceeds of the Annual Warden’s Golf Tournament held this year on Aug. 18 at Timber Run Golf Course. The event supported the United Way’s Lanark County Youth Collective Impact Project, which is a community project aimed to end youth homelessness that is led by a collaborative of several community partners. A total of $5,900 was raised at the tournament. “This is an important initiative that will affect young lives,” Warden Dobson He expressed thanks to the partners for their efforts and also thanked tournament participants and sponsors for their support. For more information, contact Leslie Drynan, Clerk, at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 1502. Presentation photos are available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/6d7ff4uz8p2ivtr/DSC_2761.jpg?dl=0
- New Stop Sign on County Road 24: Council has approved a by-law to erect a stop sign on County Road 24 at the intersection of Bellamy Road and Peneshula Road. The additional stop sign would require southbound traffic to stop, creating an all-way stop at this intersection. Currently one stop sign stops eastbound traffic on County Road 24 (Peneshula Road) and one stops traffic coming off of Bellamy Road, which is a local municipal road. Westbound traffic on County Road 24 has not been required to stop. This summer, several motorcycle accidents occurred at the site, prompting a review of incidents at the location. During site visits, it was noted the geometry of the road in this location may be confusing to non-local traffic, as well as the change in road surface from hard-top to gravel. These, combined with the speed that traffic travels this road warranted a review of the intersection with accident data provided by Lanark County OPP, and resulted in a recommendation for an all-way stop. For more information, contact Terry McCann, Director of Public Works, at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 3190.
- Bridge Work to Proceed on Trail in Pakenham: Council has approved work on two bridges in Pakenham that are part of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT). A contract has been awarded to DW Building Restoration Services for $354,859 for the installation of railings and a deck on the bridge over the Mississippi River and Thomas Fuller Construction Co. Ltd. for $28,600 (as well as for a provisional item amounting to $5,400) for railing work on the bridge over County Road 29. This work will provide safe passage over the river for future users of the trail. For more information, contact Terry McCann, Director of Public Works, at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 3190.
- Upcoming Meetings: County Council, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m.; Public Works, Oct. 25 (following County Council); Economic Development, Oct. 25 (following Public Works). County Council, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m.; Community Services, Nov. 15 (following County Council); Corporate Services, Nov. 15 (following Community Services). All meetings are in Council Chambers unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 1502. Like “LanarkCounty1” on Facebook and follow “@LanarkCounty1” on Twitter!