Water in the works
BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL
Staff South Glengarry administration hasn’t given up on the plan to procure municipal water and wastewater services from the City of Cornwall for the township’s portion of Boundary Road.
“I met with the Cornwall CAO (Maureen Adams) last week (June 12) and I provided information on some of the Glen Walter master servicing plan file...just to bring those two files together, because there are a lot of synergies between them,” Ewen MacDonald, the township’s general manager of infrastructure services, explained during the June 17 regular council meeting. “And we’re hoping to have a meeting with their consultant, Watson (and Associates Economists Ltd.)...So, it’s in the works. We’re trying to push it as much as we can.”
South Glengarry officials consider a stretch of the east side of Boundary Road, from Tyotown Road, north to Highway 401, as a prime area for economic development, and have been trying to procure city water and wastewater services essential to that development for the past several years. Representatives from both municipalities have met on a number of occasions but have been unable to hammer out an agreement regarding South Glengarry’s request – 1,200 cubic metres of water per day, or between two and 2.4 per cent of the Cornwall water plant’s daily capacity. The estimated cost for the extension of those services is approximately $4 million, with South Glengarry picking up the entire tab.
FINE FIDDLER: Louis Schryer, eight-time Canadian Fiddle Champion and the only fiddler to win the Grand Masters Fiddle Championship four times, shares the stage with another Canadian legend, pianist, composer and arranger Erin Leahy, member of the revered Canadian band Leahy, who with her siblings, was the winner of two Junos with over half a million albums sold. The two were among the large roster of talented performers at the Malcolm Dewar Music Bursary concert held in Maxville June 15.