Hewitt to sit on Armow Wind community liaison committee
By Liz Dadson

Kincardine council

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Kincardine councillor Candy Hewitt will be council's representative on the Armow Wind community liaison committee.

In committee-of-the-whole Thursday night (Jan. 9), councillor Maureen Couture recommended Hewitt, who is the Ward 2 councillor, because the Armow Wind project is slated to be built in Ward 2.

Couture noted the liaison committee is expected to hold two meetings per year for two years.

Hewitt agreed, but said if the meetings are held during the day, she would be unable to attend.

Councillor Jacqueline Faubert agreed to be the alternate.

That was later approved by council.

In other business ...

*Faubert noted in council's consent agenda, a number of resolutions from municipalities regarding the proposed billing model for OPP services.

She said the Kincardine police services board will bring a report to council Jan. 22, about the OPP billing model. She noted the resolution (responded to by municipalities throughout Ontario) is based on a proposal, but nothing has been approved. The figures in that resolution are also based on estimates, not actual numbers, she said.

"The OPP billing model is not going to affect the overall cost of policing," said Faubert. "It will make the total cost more equitable across the municipalities. In fact, Kincardine could see a reduction in costs."

She said the recommendation from staff is that it is not in Kincardine's best interest to consider the resolution until it contains actual cost figures.

Faubert added that the municipal alcohol policy template will also be brought to council Jan. 22.


*Chief administrative officer Murray Clarke commended the Kincardine public works department for its hard work and dedication during the blizzard conditions from Jan. 6-8 in the Kincardine area.

"The hard-working public works crews demonstrated great responsibility during a difficult weather event and we thank them," said Clarke.

He made special mention of several crew members, especially Don Huston who co-ordinated the snow-clearing work over the three days.

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