NORTH GLEN­GARRY NOTES

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Ar­chives agree­ment

North Glen­garry has of­fi­cially en­tered into a col­lab­o­ra­tive agree­ment with both South Glen­garry Town­ship and Glen­garry County Ar­chives in or­der to ap­ply for fund­ing from the On­tario Tril­lium Foun­da­tion.

Ear­lier this month, North Glen­garry agreed to ap­ply to OTF for $32,000 in or­der to im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity at the new ar­chives build­ing, lo­cated at 28 Kenyon Street East. The col­lab­o­ra­tive agree­ment is nec­es­sary if the town­ship wants to ac­cess those funds.

Coun­cil dis­cussed the mat­ter briefly at its June 19 Com­mit­tee of the Whole meet­ing be­fore for­mal­iz­ing the agree­ment at its reg­u­lar meet­ing on June 24,

RARE trans­fer

North Glen­garry will trans­fer $8,000 from RARE re­serves in or­der to pay for re­place­ment needs for a wheel loader WL38.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port pre­pared by North Glen­garry’s Di­rec­tor of Fi­nance, Kim Champigny, the tires are only one year old but con­stant use on RARE’s as­phalt and ce­ment sur­faces have caused them to be­come im­bal­anced.

“This piece of spe­cial­ized equip­ment is in con­stant use and the op­er­a­tor is now hav­ing back prob­lems due to the im­bal­ance of the ma­chine,” she wrote.

Geese Mit­i­ga­tion

It looks like North Glen­garry is steadily grow­ing like a less pop­u­lar place for geese. In 2016, town­ship staff had recorded 114 eggs and 18 nests. Those num­bers de­creased in 2017, went up slightly in 2018 be­fore fall­ing to a four-year low in 2019. This year, staff recorded 38 eggs and four nests.

The present Mi­gra­tory Birds Dam­age or Dan­ger Per­mit ends this De­cem­ber. Staff will reap­ply for an­other three-year per­mit with En­vi­ron­ment Canada.

Swim­ming lessons

Staff is work­ing on ex­tend­ing Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal’s swim­ming fa­cil­ity li­cence to Is­land Park.

Ac­cord­ing to the Town­ship’s Di­rec­tor of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, Anne Le­duc, her staff has con­tacted the area swim­ming or­ga­ni­za­tion to con­tract the ser­vices of an open-wa­ter cer­ti­fied life­guard which would al­low the town­ship to give the Red Cross cer­ti­fied swim lessons at the park.

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