Sunday, July 21, 2024

What you need to know about Gananoque council’s recent meeting

Gananoque Town Hall – Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Brockvilleist


Gananoque town staff recently received recognition for years of service.

Town staffers who were recognized include Traci Vandusen (five years), Ron Byme (five years), Frank Mitchell (five years), Justin Sykes (five years), Gordon Ogg (five years) and Dana Darlington (five years).

Landon Lackey-Ruwald and Deirdre Crichton were recognized for 10 years of service, Joel Harding for 15 years, and John Caron, Police Chief Scott Gee and Mark Graham were recognized for 20 years of service.

Panel appointment

Gananoque council has appointed Alan Smith to the trees and trails advisory panel for the remaining term of council.

For-profit rent policy enacted

Gananoque Town staff sought council direction on how to charge for-profit and not-for-profit tenants who lease space in town-owned buildings.

Council approved staff’s proposal to charge for-profit organizations base rent plus additional rent based on local industry average at the time of the lease agreement. However, council postponed their decision on non-profit organizations.

Award of contract

Gananoque town council has awarded the contract to purchase water treatment plant level transmitter replacements from Capital Controls and Instrumentation Inc.

The deal covers the procurement of materials and services to replace eight ultrasonic level transmitters at the water treatment plant, to an upset limit of $53,948.13 plus the town’s portion of HST at $949.48 totaling $54,897.61. The funding shortfall will be funded from the water reserves.

Pay schedule for firefighters amended

Gananoque council has approved amending the pay schedule for Gananoque Fire Service paid on-call firefighters.

The establishing and regulating bylaw Schedule F, referencing compensation and benefits, was removed in its entirely. This would remove the current honorarium system from the officers and all firefighters will be paid hourly according to required training and time served.

Visitor Centre and Chamber partner

The Visitor Centre is partnering with the 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce and the Thousand Islands Accommodations Partners (TIAP) to offer a 2024 Visitor’s Guide/Dining Guide.

Islanders sign

Council approved the placement of the Gananoque Islanders sign at the Lou Jeffries Gananoque and TLTI Recreation Centre.

Town Park playground

The Gananoque Lions Club is supporting upgrading of the Town Park Playground. Staff had been directed to bring back a report.

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