Three minutes with the Deputy Mayor of South Glengarry

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Three minutes with the Deputy Mayor of South Glengarry
South Glengarry Deputy Mayor Lyle Warden.

As South Glengarry Council continues to move forward with positive change, I would like to start by saying thank you. Thank you to my fellow Council members for continuing to serve with compassion and leadership. Thank you to Township staff for their commitment and service to South Glengarry. And thank you to everyone who has taken the time to reach out over the last few weeks.

The past 18 months have seen many unexpected challenges, but I am encouraged by our local vaccination rates. We can all see that getting back to normal is right around the corner!

What’s more normal than visiting the Williamstown Fair? I personally would like to invite you and your family to the 210th Williamstown Fair the weekend of August 7th. The extraordinary volunteers that make the Fair happen every year didn’t let a pandemic stop them! With family fun and health and safety top of mind, they have created a drive-thru edition which will continue one of South Glengarry’s most valued family traditions.

At the Township Office, our Building and Development Department has seen double the amount of new residential permits in comparison to 2020. Our Recreation Department is working together with the BGC Glengarry Youth to administer a popular summer day camp program in Williamstown. Our Roads and Waste Management Department has seen the start of construction on the new 10 bay municipal garage, and I am happy to report high participation rates for the Food Cycler Waste Reduction Pilot Program introduced in June. Our Corporate Services and Finance Departments have introduced new options for municipal services, such as online payments and electronic signatures, embracing excellence service delivery while considering health and safety measures.

In closing, please continue to follow public health guidelines, spend your money locally and take care on the roads and waterways.

See you at the Fair!

Deputy Mayor Lyle Warden

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