NORTH GLENGARRY NOTES
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,
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.
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.
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.