Water deal kept under wraps
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.
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.
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.