Ripley-Huron Reunion committee established
By Liz Dadson
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The Ripley-Huron Reunion organizers have been established as a committee of Huron-Kinloss council.
At the April 15 council meeting, Amanda Farrell, chairperson of the committee, said the reunion is held every 10 years on the August long weekend.
next event, which sees our sleepy hamlet of 600 turn into a bustling
city of more than 6,000 for the weekend, will be held Thursday, July 30, to
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015," she said.
The Ripley-Huron Reunion 2015 theme is "All Roads Lead Home."
Farrell told council that in previous years, reunion organizers were not only appointed as a committee of council but also were granted loans.
In addition, a member of council was appointed to the committee, the group was covered by the township liability insurance policy, minutes from all meetings were forwarded to council, the township managed the finances, and all financial records were included in the township's annual audit.
She said the committee meets four to six times per year at this stage, so it would not be difficult for a council representative to take part. "It would help us make sense of things, such as the changes to the municipal licensing policy."
"We're very supportive," said mayor Mitch Twolan. "I thought it was a bit early for this but I guess you need to check things over with staff first."
Council endorsed making the reunion group a committee of council.
In other news ...
*Council has declared surplus the folding chairs and bench seats that were being used by HAWK Theatre in the Lucknow Town Hall Theatre. HAWK Theatre has purchased wonderfully-comfortable new chairs for the theatre, and has been authorized to sell the old chairs with proceeds allocated to the town hall elevator project.
*Deputy treasurer Christine Heinisch issued her quarterly tax arrears report, indicating arrears of $739,303.20, which equals 5.4 per cent of the 2012 levy. Last year at this time, the tax arrears totalled $671,551.20 which was 5.23 per cent of the 2011 levy.
The arrears break down as follows:
Heinisch noted two properties have been registered for tax sale.
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