1.Following the resignation of South Frontenac Mayor Gary Davison,as Warden Mayor of South Frontenac, offered his resignation as Warden, Central Frontenac Mayor Janet Gutowski (County Council member since 2006) was re-elected as Warden Dec. 14th. Her initial term was in 2009. At the same time, our own Frontenac Islands Mayor Denis Doyle accepted the role and responsibilities of Deputy Warden.
2. Frontenac County’s introduction of web-based meeting management software, eAgenda, will offer a number of advantages to County Council, staff and residents. As well as saving paper (internal/external meetings etc)County residents will appreciate the software for its search functionality. Users simply type in a word or phrase and all results will be returned, allowing ease in locating required references.
3. Frontenac County is part of (EORN) Eastern Ontario's Regional Broadband Network Project. EORN recently completed its first (of 15 areas) local wireless broadband network, expanding high-speed Internet coverage to 8,000 residents and businesses in the southern half of the United Counties of Prescott & Russell. It is expected that residents in Eastern Ontario will receive high-speed Internet by the end of December 2013.
4. Medics (Med Techs) stationed at CFB Kingston are once again riding along with Frontenac County Paramedics. The County has had a role in CFBKingston's Medic training for many years, allowing them the opportunity to gain additional medical experience prior to deployment. The ride along program was on hold for awhile, as newly trained medics were required for active duty and were deployed directly following the completion of their initial qualification level training.
Frontenac Islands News: Howe Island Ward: Former Howe Island resident Glynnis Elliot, through a generous donation, has created a Howe Island Community Fund under the auspices of the Community Foundation of Kingston & Area. Some years after retirement Elliot was forced to leave Howe Island for health reasons. "But she has never forgotten the wonderful times and the wonderful people on Howe Island and wanted to give something back in return," according to Vikram Varma, the Executive Director of the Community Foundation.
The aims of the fund envisioned by Glynnis include such things developing public access to the waterfront, recreational facilities and children's activities, island beautification and community projects related to arts culture, and health as well as to Howe Island heritage and history projects.
Grants from the fund will be given to charitable groups in Frontenac Island's Howe Island ward to fund community projects. Residents are eligible to apply, while (non resident)individuals with projects planned to enhance Howe island life are encouraged to approach a registered charity or Frontenac Islands Council to act as an intermediary for their application. Glennis has a further hope that when her fund reaches a level of $50,000 that a sub-fund could be created to fund scholarship applications for post secondary education for children of full time HoweIsland residents.
Anyone who supports the aims of the fund is encouraged to donate or leave a bequest to increase the Howe Island Community Fund. To make a donation or bequestcall the CFKA office at 613-546-9696.
"It will truly be a gift that keeps on giving."