Wa­ter deal kept un­der wraps

The Glengarry News - - News - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

South Glen­garry res­i­dents will likely have to wait a bit longer for an up­date re­gard­ing a plan to bring Corn­wall wa­ter and waste­water ser­vices to the town­ship side of Bound­ary Road.

Ewen MacDon­ald, the town­ship’s gen­eral man­ager of in­fra­struc­ture ser­vices, hopes to have a re­port on the project for the Novem­ber 5 coun­cil meeting. How­ever, Mr. MacDon­ald added that given the le­gal el­e­ments of the draft deal, “it might be a closed ses­sion re­port, that wouldn’t be pub­lic at this point.”

South Glen­garry has been seek­ing to pro­cure wa­ter and waste­water ser­vices along its seg­ment of Bound­ary Road, from Ty­otown Road, north to High­way 401, for sev­eral years. The town­ship feels that the ser­vices are essen­tial for fu­ture eco­nomic growth in that cor­ner of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

The es­ti­mated cost for the ex­ten­sion of those ser­vices is ap­prox­i­mately $4 mil­lion, with South Glen­garry pick­ing up the en­tire tab.

The town­ship’s re­quest is for 1,200 cu­bic me­tres of wa­ter per day – be­tween two and 2.4 per cent of the Corn­wall wa­ter plant’s daily ca­pac­ity.

If the project goes through, it may take up to three or four years be­fore the re­quired in­fra­struc­ture is in place and the sys­tem is op­er­a­tional.

STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON PHO­TOS

TERRY FOX RUN: Hannah McNaughton and Jes­sica Blair, both 4, hold hands as they par­tic­i­pate in Lag­gan Pub­lic School’s Terry Fox Run re­cently. Be­low: Teacher Robyn May and Prin­ci­pal Janet Gel­lately gather with stu­dents Lau­ren Oud and Isla MacLen­nan with a $4,325.62 cheque for the Terry Fox Foun­da­tion. Last year, the school won the Up­per Canada District School Board’s Ted Kennedy Legacy Award, which goes to the school that raises the most amount of money per stu­dent.

SEAN BRAY PHOTO

COM­MIT­MENT: Char-Lan District High School in Wil­liamstown has been rec­og­nized for 25 years of com­mit­ment to the an­nual Terry Fox Run. Ma­lika Dhanani, from the Terry Fox Foun­da­tion, is seen here with Grade 8 stu­dent Kiaryn McDon­ald, who is hold­ing a ban­ner that was pre­sented to the school at the re­cent cer­e­mony.

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