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Eleven County employees on Sunshine List

Eleven County employees on Sunshine List

  Eleven Prince Edward County employees appear on this year’s “Sunhine List” for highest paid public staff. The highest paid employee in the County in 2014 was CAO Merlin J. Dewing, who was removed from his post at a meeting of council on Friday. (Benefits are shown in brackets.) Dewing earned $226,841 ($10,056) Belleville’s CAO, [...]

Council fires County CAO

Council fires County CAO

Prince Edward County’s Chief Administrative Officer was fired today following a special council meeting this afternoon. Chief Administrative Officer Merlin J. Dewing came to an agreement with council this afternoon, that will result in Dewing’s immediate departure. Dewing took on the role in November 2011. He had served as the CAO at Sioux Lookout since [...]

Energy board approves transmission line to connect wpd turbines to grid

Energy board approves transmission line to connect wpd turbines to grid

The County’s mayor is disappointed the Ontario Energy Board has approved a 28-kilimeter high-voltage transmission line to connect wpd Canada’s White Pines wind turbine project to the electricity grid. wpd Canada proposes 29 turbines in Athol and South Marysburgh. “I’m disappointed in the decision of the OEB,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “No regard was given [...]

Bruce and Linda Williamson

Future of health care could be Hospital @ Home

The future of healthcare could be Hospital @ Home if indicators of success in a pilot project of the Prince Edward County Family Health Team continue. Hospital @ Home has cared for 129 patients – 29 of which were diverted from a hospital admission by agreeing to participate in the program, saving a total of [...]

15-minute ferry service to be delayed this spring

15-minute ferry service to be delayed this spring

A delay to the return of 15-minute Glenora Ferry service this spring – and possibly into the summer – has Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff calling on the province. Quaiff is calling for a meeting with Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, to discuss the inconvenience and negative impact of the loss of ferry [...]

Late tax bills due April 15

Late tax bills due April 15

Final Tax Notices are to be mailed to Prince Edward County taxpayers Friday, March 20. Distribution had been delayed as the provincial Ministry of Finance had not released the 2015 education tax rates. Due to the delay, the first installment due date has moved from March 15 to April 15, 2015. The second and third [...]

Average home sale price $224,000

Average home sale price $224,000

February 2015 numbers showed more homes for sale at higher prices. Quinte & District Association of Realtors numbers reflect 157 homes sold in 2015 compared to 122 in 2014. The February average residential sale price was 5.6 per cent higher than 2014, coming in at $224,295 compared to $212,500 last year. “February also showed an [...]

Mayors take familiarization tour of 8 Wing

Mayors take familiarization tour of 8 Wing

New mayors and wardens took a familiarization tour of 8 Wing/CFB which included visits to the Air Traffic Control Tower, 1 Hangar, 429 and 436 Squadron displays, 424 Squadron and 426 Squadron displays at the Air Mobility Centre. Joining Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff on the tour Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison, Belleville Mayor [...]

County buys King Street property for parking lot

County buys King Street property for parking lot

  Council will put up a parking lot after passing a motion Tuesday night at council, for the County’s purchase of the land at 55 King St., Picton for $300,000 from John Switzer Fuels Ltd. “A benefit of the purchase is the potential of 50 to 58 parking spots at a location within the downtown [...]

Council receives 2014 remuneration statements

Council receives 2014 remuneration statements

County council at today’s Committee of the Whole meeting will receive the statement of remuneration and expenses for members of council and appointees to local boards for the year 2014.

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