North Stormont Mayor Dennis Fife reflects on a successful 2017 and the year ahead

The Editor:

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone. As council enters its last year of its mandate ahead of the 2018 municipal election, we’ve reflected on the many successes that have been achieved here in North Stormont.

The township continues to invest in its municipal assets as established by the Asset Management Plan. As funding from the province continues to dwindle each year and the level of service needed to maintain our assets is continually increased, the township and council have strived to maintain our assets without significantly increasing the municipal levy. From roads to water and sewer infrastructure to our municipal buildings, the township continues to work hard to maintain an excellent level of service to its residents.

The township was busy with many infrastructure improvements. Through 75% Federal and Provincial funding, the township was able to invest $250,000 into the water and waste water treatment facilities that service our urban areas. The Crysler Community Centre underwent much needed repairs and improvements thanks to a $90,000 Ontario 150 grant through the Trillium Foundation. These improvements will continue to serve the residents of North Stormont for years to come.

2017 was also a significant year for celebration across Canada. In North Stormont many events were held to commemorate the last 150 years. Canada Day events in both Moose Creek and Avonmore marked the official 150th Birthday of Canada on July 1st. Finch held a very successful Canada 150 event in August. Avonmore celebrated an even bigger anniversary – the 175th of the founding of the Village of Avonmore. These events continue to remind us of how fortunate we are to live in such a great community.

On behalf of Council and the Administration, we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to sharing more successes and building more memories in the year to come.

Sincerely,

Dennis Fife,
Mayor of the Township of North Stormont

 


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