Water Users Meeting…

 June 10, 2010

Last night’s water meeting was a great success. There were so many people in attendance with varying levels of frustration over the proposed 100% plus price increase in our water rates. There was a wealth of information put forward by our Mayor,Leo Finnigan, Councillor Diane O’Brien and Commission of Corporate Services and Finance Susan Turnbull. But what really got the backs up of the attendees was that Council feels that the water users in Picton, who we all feel get preferential treatment, should have their increase phased in over 5 years. It was learned that these same users never paid a cent to hook up to their water in the first place. The consensus was that since we paid over $5000 to hook up to our water they should pay their fair share, nearly $8000, to do the same. No one in this County should get special treatment. If you are as steamed about this issue, please come out to one or both proposed meetings on this subject on June 21st at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall or June 23rd at the Crystal Palace in Picton.


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water meeting2Susan Turnbull speaking to the crowd.

2010 AGM…

March 28, 2010

    CARA held it`s required AGM (Annual General Meeting) today, March 28, 2010at the Consecon Legion Branch 509. There were approximately 28 members in attendance along with two Councillors, Peggy Burris and Diane O`Brien. Revisions to our constitution were discussed and approved and nominations for the Executive Committee were accepted. All members will be returning with Dick Silverthorn as the Vice-President and Nick Nowitski filling the newly created position as Immediate Past-President. CARA would like to thank Carol Haegsma, Legion President, for hosting our meeting.

AGM 05-28-2010

CARA Executive Committee 2010
President – Bill McMahon
Vice President – Dick Silverthorn
Secretary – Laura Dann
Treasurer – Ron Mastin
Council Liaison/Water Committee – Robert Keene
Public Relations – Paulina McMahon
Recreation Committee Liaison – Geraldine Demierre