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Full burn ban issued for County

Full burn ban issued for County

Fire Chief Scott Manlow has issued a total burn ban throughout the County of Prince Edward in response to high winds. A total burn ban prohibits all outdoor burning, including brush fires, camp fires, and burn barrels. The fire chief evaluates weather and ground conditions to determine the necessity of a burn ban. When conditions […]

Heavy rainfall forecast brings flood watch for region

Heavy rainfall forecast brings flood watch for region

Approximately 35-65 mm of rainfall expected from Thursday to Saturday brings a flood watch to the Quinte Conservation Watershed. At this time, water levels are not expected to reach the same as in 2014. Areas that annually experience localized flooding will likely see that again this spring. “There is uncertainty in the storm track and […]

Ontario cuts payments to Quinte Conservation flood programs by half

Ontario cuts payments to Quinte Conservation flood programs by half

A 50 per cent cut by the provincial government to transfer payments given to 36 conservation authorities across Ontario for natural hazard programs has left a large financial gap in Quinte Conservation’s budget. More importantly, said Brad McNevin, Quinte Conservation CAO, a funding gap for the critical services that help protect public health and safety […]

Prince Edward County man died in Hwy 401 incident

Prince Edward County man died in Hwy 401 incident

A Prince Edward County man has been identified as the man struck and killed on Highway 401 Saturday afternoon. Officers from the Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a tractor trailer on Highway 401 westbound lanes about 1 km east of Highway 15 […]

County appoints Robert McAuley acting CAO

County appoints Robert McAuley acting CAO

Council this morning appointed Robert McAuley as the County’s acting chief administrative officer. The appointment, effective immediately, follows the April 1 dismissal of James Hepburn with reason being kept confidential “with respect to all parties”. “Robert has a wealth of experience working with staff and departments across the municipality,” said Mayor Steve Ferguson in a […]

Cty Road 4 best meets criteria for federal funding grant

Cty Road 4 best meets criteria for federal funding grant

Though several councillors attempted to throw other roads into the ring for contention for five-million dollar federal funding, in the end, they agreed to support the project municipal staff felt would best meet grant eligibility requirements. Council approved filing for an Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program grant at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole Meeting for […]

$4.6M tender for work on Talbot and Lake streets before council

$4.6M tender for work on Talbot and Lake streets before council

Council will review a $4.6M tender for work on Talbot and Lake streets in Picton, at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting. The work replaces existing the sanitary sewer and watermain on Talbot and Lake street, both noted to be in poor condition. Pipe size will be increased where needed and extension of both the […]

Council to review costs for new fire truck and building department SUVs

Council to review costs for new fire truck and building department SUVs

UPDATE: Council deferred the fire truck proposal to the next committee of the whole meeting to review it, and a further request together, and to seek more information on the impact on the capital reserve fund set up specifically for these purchases (not for operating costs or repairs). A request for proposal to replace Wellington’s […]

$1.3M reconstruction of Hill and Fairfield streets before council

$1.3M reconstruction of Hill and Fairfield streets before council

Approval of a tender award by council later this month would launch a $1.3 million reconstruction of aging infrastructure on Hill and Fairfield streets in Picton. The project has been in the works since 2011 with a detailed engineering review of the Hill Street pumping station. Condition of its original forcemain was noted to have […]

Council rejects paying for new strategic plan

Council rejects paying for new strategic plan

Council chose not to spend about $39,000 for a consultant to update the municipality’s 2016 corporate strategic plan noting it is still relevant and should not be changed until a permanent CAO is in position. Councillor Mike Harper said he felt a new study would be in the same scale and scope as 2016. “When […]

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