Notice of Pesticide Use

Public Notice of Pesticide Use

The Township of North Stormont intends to utilize Wagar and Corput Weed Control Inc. to control weeds along the following rural road sides:

Ashburn Rd., Benoit Rd., Casselman Rd., Concession 1-2 Rd., Concession 2-3 Rd., Concession 3-4 Rd., Concession 4-5 Rd., Concession 5-6 Rd. Concession 6-7 Rd., Concession 7-8 Rd., Concession 8-9 Rd., Concession 10-11 Rd., Concession 11-12 Rd., Courville Rd., Farley Rd., Finch-Osnanbruck Boundary Rd., Finch-Winchester Boundary Rd., Finch-Cambridge Boundary Rd., Forgues Rd., Goldfield Rd., Macmillan Rd., Manley Rd., Marionville Rd., McDermid Rd., Murphy Rd., Nine Mile Rd., Noel Rd., Ouderkirk Rd., Reveler Rd., Shane Rd., Smirle Rd., St.Luke’s Rd., Yelle Rd.,

The Contractor will be using a combination of the following: Distillates (Petroleum), Hydrotreated Light Paraffinic 64742-55-8 =66.0% Alkylphenol alkoxylate 69029-39-6= 16.5% Heavy aromatic naphtha 64742-94-5= 4.7% Naphthalene 91-20-3= 0.5% * Balance Not available 12.3%

Note The ” * “, or “asterisk”, denotes sub-components included in Heavy aromatic naphtha, CASRN 64742- 94-5

Commencing on May 13th, 2019 (weather permitting) and ending June 13th, 2019.

For further information Contact:

Wagar and Corput Weed Control (613)938-2117

OR

Blake Henderson (613)551-0498 or 1-877-984-2821

Please contact the Township of North Stormont if you require more detailed information regarding our program- including additional information on how to post “no spray” signage in front of your property. This information is available at the Township of North Stormonts Website (www.northstormont.ca)

CN Rail Annual Vegetation Management Program

CN is required to clear its rights-of-way from any vegetation that may pose a safety hazard.  Vegetation on railway rights-of-way, if left uncontrolled, can contribute to trackside fires and impair proper inspection of track infrastructure.

As such, for safe railway operations, the annual vegetation control program will be carried out on CN rail lines in the Province of Ontario.  A certified applicator will be applying herbicides on and around the railway tracks (mainly the graveled area/ballast).  All product requirements for setbacks in the vicinity of dwellings, aquatic environments and municipal water supplies will be met.

CN expects the program to take place between May 6th and July 12th, 2019.

For more information please visit www.cn.ca/vegetation.

A Frequently Asked Questions information sheet is provided below.

CN Vegetation Management Notice & FAQ

EOHU Offering Free Tick Removal Cards to Area Residents

As part of this year’s Lyme disease awareness campaign, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is offering FREE tick removal cards to local residents.

The tick cards can make removing ticks that are attached to the skin easier and can be carried in a wallet.  They will be available starting May 1st at local EOHU offices until supplies run out (limit one card per family).

The EOHU is also cautioning residents that populations of blacklegged ticks, which can spread Lyme disease to humans, are growing in locations across the five eastern counties.  The EOHU region has known risk areas, where blacklegged ticks have been identified and where individuals have the potential to come into contact with infected ticks.  More information about ticks and Lyme disease, including a map of Ontario’s risk areas, can be found at www.eohu.ca/lyme.

EOHU Tick Removal Cards – Flyers

Hydrant Flushing

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) will be commencing with the hydrant flushing for Crysler, Finch and Moose Creek between May 6th and May 24th.

Residents may notice a discolouration of the water at their homes during this period and for a short time thereafter.  If you notice a discolouration of your tap water, please run the water until it is clear.  This discolouration is not hazardous to your health.  It is typical of a normal operating water distribution system.

Please call OCWA if you have any questions or comments on how the Ontario Clean Water Agency can serve you better 613-448-3098.

First Intake for Community Improvement Plan – May 1st, 2019

Are you a local business that is considering undertaking some improvements to your building?  Are you considering updating or replacing damaged signage?  Do you have plans to make your business more accessible to the public?

The Township of North Stormont, through the Community Improvement Plan, has funding available for North Stormont businesses to assist with renovations and enhancements to their existing business.

There are five funding programs available through the CIP, which was adopted by Council on February 12th, 2019:

Planning and Design Incentives
Facade Improvement Incentives
Signage and Awning Incentives
Accessibility Incentives
Regulatory Compliance Incentives

Details on each of the programs are provided in the flyers below.  An application form is available below as well.  For businesses interested in applying, please contact Amy Martin, Community Planner/Economic Development Officer at amartin@northstormont.ca or 613-984-2821 ext. 226.

North Stormont Fire Service to Hold Open House – April 27th, 2019

Berwick, Ontario – North Stormont Fire Services will hold an Open House at Station 1 (Finch) on April 27, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm.  Chief Dan Gauvin and North Stormont firefighters will be present to greet members of the public; hot dogs will be served for lunch.

Mayor Jim Wert stated, “This free public event is aimed at raising public awareness and fire prevention, to meet local firefighters, check out fire trucks and equipment, and ask questions about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, home escape plans, and any other fire-related concern.”

Chief Gauvin said, “Open houses give families and businesses the chance to meet their local firefighters and tour the station that serves their homes and properties.”

At 11:30 a.m., mascot Sparky and his good friend Marshall from Paw Patrol will be helping Chief Gauvin, Deputy Chief Hoar, Senior Captain Tait and Fire Prevention Officer Gauthier introduce;

Autism & Special Needs Fire Prevention and Response Awareness.

It is our goal to equip our firefighters to respond with the greatest level of support and dignity when they encounter an opportunity to help someone with Autism or special needs.  We want to understand challenges faced by families and how that impacts their interactions with first responders. We are committed to help families prepare for emergencies and potential interactions with firefighters.

Upon request, FPO Gauthier will be available to schedule one-on-one time with Sparky and Marshall to facilitate a positive interaction.

Prizes will be drawn at the end of the day. We look forward to seeing you and sharing being part of A Family Protecting A Bigger Family within our community.

 

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For more information contact:

North Stormont Fire Department
Nancy-Ann Gauthier, Fire Prevention Officer
613-984-2821(extension 257)

Review of Ten Year Housing Plan

The City of Cornwall is undertaking a review of their Ten Year Housing Plan, which includes the United Counties of SDG. The review will help determine how effectively the plan is responding to housing and homelessness needs of the community.

Housing stakeholders and the broader community are invited to participate in a survey.  The information collected will help evaluate the direction of the plan and improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness or affordable housing challenges.

The survey will remain open until April 18th, 2019.  All information gathered will be considered confidential, will only be used to inform the plan review process and will not be shared with any other person, group or organization.

In 2014 the City of Cornwall created a 10 year plan to address issues of housing and homelessness in the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.  The 10 year plan documented who lives in the service areas as well as the housing and homelessness challenges they face.  It also looked at solutions to address these challenges, identifying what actions made the most sense given the priority needs and set out 10 key strategies to address housing and homelessness issues.

The survey is available below in both official languages:

For the survey in English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MZVCK3J

For the survey in French: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MVBWHTQ

Flood Outlook – March 2019

South Nation Conservation Authority and Raisin Region Conservation Authority have both issued separate flood outlook statements.  With the warming temperatures and the large accumulation of snow fall throughout the winter season, it is anticipated that there could be flooding around rivers and streams.

For more information on the flood outlook from South Nation Conservation, please visit https://www.nation.on.ca/watershed-conditions-flood-outlook-statement-update  

For more information on the flood outlook from Raisin Region Conservation Authority, please see the attached press release below.

2019 Half Load Restrictions

2019 Half Load Restrictions
Half load restrictions are expected to start on March 15th, 2019 on all County and Municipal Roads roads in the Township of North Stormont. Enforcement of half load restrictions will commence once half load signs are erected. The following are County year-round full load roads:

1. South of King’s Highway No. 401 on County Road Nos. 1, 14, 33 and 35;
2. County Road 15 from County Road 2 to the southwest leg of County Road 36;
3. County Road Nos. 31, 34, 43, 46; and
4. County Road No. 2 from Leeds & Grenville boundary to the City of Cornwall boundary and from the City of Cornwall boundary to the Ontario/Quebec boundary.

Persons contravening this regulation will be prosecuted under Section 122 of The Highway Traffic Act.