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2008 AGM…


October 25, 2008

   CARA held a public meeting at 2:00p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. There were twenty-eight people in attendance, including Councilor Peggy Burris, who saw the new Consecon web site and heard about what CARA has done so far this year. We created a new committee to address both the water rate pricing which will be coming up soon and the hook-up of some Carrying Place residents. Toby Toth, from the Merchant’s Mill, reported on the “Haunting in the Hamlet” which was a great success despite the terrible weather (pictures will be posted soon). The consensus of those present voted that CARA continue to support Bill and Juanita Kemps attempt to replace the entrance to Dixie Lee from Loyalist Parkway. It was noted that some of our children must cross Loyalist Parkway at Lakeside Drive to stand at the side of the road, in the dark, to wait for their school bus. Everyone felt that this was a very dangerous practice and reinforced our effort to have the speed limit reduced to 60km. CARA was asked by Andrew Wiggin, “the Village Painter”, for support of the fireworks show and Bar-B-Q in the park on Canada Day. Everyone felt it was a great event, but needed to be under the wing of and an existing committee of Council. CARA also showed a preliminary drawing fo their entry in the Santa Claus Parade, November 16th.
If you missed thie meeting, be sure to attend the next one and tell us what you think.


 

Energy Consumption…


October 16. 2008

    The Provincial Government has been trying to get us to reduce our energy consumption, in particular electricity useage, for some time now. Smart meters have been installed on a great number of homes to limit our usage during peak generation. times therefore saving us all money and energy. Well OPG, Ontario Power Generation, has just announced that homes that use the least electricity will pay 12% more than others at 4.5% begining November 1st.
    OPG says higher costs are due to higher costs of running nuclear plants, promoting conservation and adding renewable energy and natural gas generation to the grid, as well as the government’s plan to phase out coal-fired generation plants.
    As of November 1st, we will be paying 5.6 cents per killowatt-hour up to 1000 kilowatt-hours per month. Above that the rate climbs to 6.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. (Source: The Toronto Star)


 

 

Tax Increase?


October 15. 2008

Are we headed for another tax increase this coming year?  Well no one is saying for sure, but why would council direct staff to look at a 3.5% increase in their budgets?


 

Vito’s Fast Foods has changed hands…


October 1, 2008

Vito’s Fast Foods has changed hands and is now owned and operated by Erin Karaz. Erin says that she has some exciting, new and refreshing items that will soon be a part of the menu, but that some of the old favourites will still be available. Stop by, say hello and take home a great tasting pizza.