Author Archives: Heddy Sorour

New CIP grant approved in Smiths Falls

August 15, 2018 by
New CIP grant approved in Smiths Falls

The building at 8 to 12 Main street in Smiths Falls, right next door to Milano’s Pizza is about to undergo a face-lift.

On August 13th town council approved a Community Improvement Program (CIP) grant that will see the new tenant, with support from the property's owner, restore the heritage ...

Continue reading...

Tenants question election sign removal – but no election rules were broken

August 15, 2018 by
Tenants question election sign removal – but no election rules were broken

Some tenants in Smiths Falls are upset that the election lawn signs they put up have been removed, but it doesn’t appear that any laws were broken.

Tenants at 41 William Street had placed municipal election signs for candidates they supported on the front lawn of the property they rent.

...

Continue reading...

Smiths Falls looks to make Beckwith St. construction process as painless as possible

August 14, 2018 by
Smiths Falls looks to make Beckwith St. construction process as painless as possible

The reconstruction of Beckwith Street in Smiths Falls is going to cause some traffic disruptions.

That is not in dispute.

But how the town will manage those disruptions for residents and the business that will be directly impacted is something that is still being worked out.

Director of Public Works ...

Continue reading...

Group wants to form citizen-led panel to become stewards of Perth’s Stewart Park

August 10, 2018 by
Group wants to form citizen-led panel to become stewards of Perth’s Stewart Park

A group of Perth residents are concerned over what they call a lack of long term planning for Stewart Park.

The group went to the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday to ask council members to consider formally recognizing a citizen led panel of stewards for what they describe as ...

Continue reading...

Update – Perth council debates remuneration changes before end of term

August 10, 2018 by
Update – Perth council debates remuneration changes before end of term

As the current council’s term draws to a close,  members were presented with a staff report that showed mayor and council remuneration as compared to area municipalities.  The intent was for committee members to direct the striking committee to review current remuneration.

“I feel that I’m compensated adequately, but councilor ...

Continue reading...

Perth Council discusses Remuneration for councillors

August 8, 2018 by
Perth Council discusses Remuneration for councillors

As the current council enters its lame duck phase ahead of the October election,  there are still a few important decisions this council can make.

One such is the question of council remunerations in the town of Perth.

Not everyone was keen to tackle the thorny issue, however Councillor Riq ...

Continue reading...

United Church in Merrickville sees new life serving double duty

July 12, 2018 by
United Church in Merrickville sees new life serving double duty

The United Church in Merrickville if fighting for its life.  The venerable old building located at the corner of St. Lawrence and Main Street, overlooking the canal came dangerously close to closing this year.  An aging and dwindling congregation could no longer support the upkeep.  That’s where Mark Sine stepped ...

Continue reading...

Workplace investigation leads to Merrickville Wolford CAO’s resignation – public left in the dark

July 4, 2018 by
Workplace investigation leads to Merrickville Wolford CAO’s resignation – public left in the dark

A very short press release announcing the resignation of John Regan CAO in Merrickville –Wolford was the only information the media and the public were given after a four-month workplace investigation.

Regan had joined the municipality in September of 2016.  On May 21, 2018 he had resigned.  He had been ...

Continue reading...

PerthWorks plot sold to co-housing group

June 29, 2018 by
PerthWorks plot sold to co-housing group

The largest remaining parcel of undeveloped PerthWorks property – has been sold to a local co-housing group at the market price of $154,000. Block D Halton Yard is a 2,400 square meters parcel with a 7.5 meter frontage on Halton Street.

“We’ve been working closely with the group for almost ...

Continue reading...

Micro-chipping clinics coming to Smiths Falls

June 28, 2018 by
Micro-chipping clinics coming to Smiths Falls

The town of Smiths Falls is again partnering with Lanark Veterinary Clinic to provide Micro-chipping Clinics.

Local pet owner are encouraged to get their furry friends micro-chipped to increase the chances of their pets returning home if they ever wander off and get lost.

The Clinics will be held on ...

Continue reading...