Father-son drain team

The Glengarry News - - Our Country Correspond­ents - News

BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff South Glen­garry coun­cil ap­pointed the firm of MacDon­ald Tech­ni­cal Ser­vices Inc. – con­sist­ing of long-time town­ship em­ployee Gary MacDon­ald and his son Sean – as the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s drainage su­per­in­ten­dent at Mon­day night’s reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing.

The el­der MacDon­ald, who’d held the drainage su­per­in­ten­dent ti­tle since amal­ga­ma­tion in 1998 and had pre­vi­ously served in a sim­i­lar ca­pac­ity for the for­mer Lan­caster town­ship be­tween 1984 and 1998 – re­cently formed the part­ner­ship with his son.

Sean tem­po­rar­ily re­placed his father last May af­ter Gary suf­fered a bro­ken leg which re­stricted his mo­bil­ity and pre­vented him from per­form­ing many of his out­door, workre­lated du­ties.

The younger Mr. MacDon­ald had worked as an as­sis­tant to his father for sev­eral years be­fore last year’s in­terim post­ing, and com­pleted the OMAFRA (On­tario Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture, Food and Ru­ral Affairs) drainage su­per­in­ten­dent’s course in 2011.

South Glen­garry trea­surer Mike Samson said the ap­point­ment “doesn’t change things much in the ways that we’ve been do­ing busi­ness.”

How­ever, Mr. Samson ex­plained that a by­law nam­ing the MacDon­alds cor­po­ra­tion as the town­ship’s drainage su­per­in­ten­dent had to be drafted and passed to en­sure that the mu­nic­i­pal­ity con­tin­ues to be in com­pli­ance with OMAFRA guide­lines “in or­der to qual­ify for the avail­able drainage grants for both the drainage su­per­in­ten­dent ser­vices and the per­for­mance of main­te­nance work on mu­nic­i­pal drains.”

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