Children’s aid makes a request
Cramahe Twp. Treasurer Nicole LeachBihun reported to council Sept. 5 that the new hall came in $201,455.20 below original budget and financing was originally set at 3.53 per cent — so the approved debenture will be $12,857 less than projected over30 years.
The first payment of the new debenture will not occur until March 15 20187 — after the final October 2017 payment of the Keeler Centre debt.
Ontario Children’s Aid agencies are asking provincial municipalities to declare the month of October Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Duane Durham and Sarah Coyle of Highland Shores Children’s Aid, which serves Northumberland County, appeared as a delegation at Cramahe Twp. council Sept. 5 to solicit support for a number of declarations — and received it.
For October, police and fire departments are asked to display purple ribbons on vehicles. Cramahe was also asked to have purple ribbons tied around streetlights in downtown Colborne for October and that citizens mark Tuesday, Oct. 24 as Dress Purple Day by wearing purple clothing to show support.
Cramahe also agreed to proclaim the week of Oct. 15-21 as Foster Family Week and November as Adoption Awareness Month.