Watermain break and other news from Gananoque

Gananoque Town Hall – Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Brockvilleist

Watermain break in Gananoque

A watermain break occurred in Gananoque on Monday, and access to the west side entrance of Shoppers Drug Mart on King Street East was closed while the repair was in progress.

“Residences in the area will experience reduced pressure or will be without water during the duration of the repair, those affected have already been notified,” a statement from the town reads.

Once the break is repaired, the water through residents’ taps may be slightly discoloured. Residents are reminded to flush the cold water tap until the discolouration has disappeared.

Gananoque council notes

  • Mayor John Beddows has requested that Gananoque council consider amending the Physician Recruitment Program Policy to add a physician incentive payment in the amount of $20,000 per year for five years, for family physicians who commit to practice in Gananoque. Council supported the recommendation and directed staff to amend the policy to reflect this new incentive.
  • Shannon Lem, the executive director, and Christine Grossutti, the conservation project manager of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network (FABN), appeared before Gananqoue council last week and presented an update on FABN’s current activities, presented details on the current conservation projects, and asked for a letter of support to work with town staff to assess whether some municipally-owned properties could qualify for federally protected or conserved status. Council supported this initiative
  • Gananoque council has authorized the purchase of a municipal sidewalk multi-function tractor from FST Canada Inc., to an upset limit of $188,931.69
  • Gananoque Council passed a bylaw authorizing the mayor and clerk to sign an agreement with Kehoe Marine Construction for the procurement of services to complete the municipal marina main dock.
  • Gananoque council has approved a $500 draw from the Susan Push Engine Reserve Fund, plus the town’s share of HST, for the members of the Susan Push Committee and the Heritage Advisory Committee to hire a consultant to prepare concept drawings of the engine with a new foundation and roof.

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