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The constant battle with cheese

Oddly enough, in the course of column-writing lately, this is the second story I have written about Cheese. The first one was when Council decided that if a winery served cheese and crackers in its tasting rooms, it should be re-zoned as a restaurant. I can’t quite remember if that was exactly it, but it […]

Nuisance noise bylaw under review

Nuisance noise bylaw under review

By Ross Lees Mark Henry is making a lot of noise about Prince Edward County’s noise and nuisance bylaw. Some of Henry’s neighbours filed complaints through the County’s noise and nuisance bylaw regarding his Fields On West Lake operation  – complaints that have resulted in a court case and legal costs to Henry and his […]

Lack of diversity in County's affordable housing

Lack of diversity in County’s affordable housing

By Ross Lees Prince Edward County Council has begun its work on the affordable housing issue Mayor Peter Mertens addressed in his inaugural speech. Monday night, council heard a strategic action plan for affordable housing in the County from Ed Starr, of SHS Consultants and Ken Foulds of Refact Contractors. The plan was developed on […]

Water and sewer rates change Jan. 1

Water and sewer rates change Jan. 1

Users of Prince Edward County’s water and wastewater systems will see rate changes over the next four years to cover increasing operating and capital costs, as stipulated by legislation such as the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Sustainable Water and Sewage Systems Act. Municipalities must raise adequate revenues to cover the costs of providing […]

GIS mapping coming to County website

Starting Dec. 20, the public will be able to obtain a range of property-based information from the County website with the new  Geographic Information System (GIS). GIS is a commonly used tool by municipalities to tie together information based on geographic location for the purpose of query, analysis and generation of maps and reports. GIS […]

County welcomes new mayor and council – video

A focus on escalating costs and affordable housing tops the list of concerns for Prince Edward County’s new mayor. At the new council’s inaugural meeting Monday night, Peter Mertens applauded the work of the previous council in seeing major projects come to fruition – including the Wellington and District Community Centre and the wastewater treatment […]

County Council on the move

County Council on the move

Picton ON – Council and Committee meetings will be travelling throughout Prince Edward County this May, June and July during the installation of a replacement elevator in Shire Hall. Historical town halls and municipal facilities for the meetings were chosen over a single location to encourage more public attendance and interest in local government. “I […]

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