Lanark County Media Release - Oct. 4, 2023

Friday, 06 October 2023 13:48

Here are the highlights from the Lanark County Council meeting held Oct. 4, 2023.

World Homelessness Day Proclaimed: Lanark County Council has proclaimed Oct. 10, 2023 to be World Homelessness Day in Lanark County.

The proclamation states the county’s homelessness response team serviced 289 people experiencing homelessness in the community in 2022. “The homeless crisis is taking a devastating toll on individuals, families and communities, undermining a healthy and prosperous Ontario,” it states. “Homelessness requires a range of housing, social service and health solutions from government.”

World Homelessness Day aims to draw attention to the needs of people who experience homelessness locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an “international day” provides to end homelessness through improved policy and funding.

“Leadership and urgent action are needed from the provincial government on an emergency basis to develop, resource and implement a comprehensive plan to prevent, reduce and ultimately end homelessness in Ontario,” it states. “Lanark County is committed to working with the provincial government, as well as private and non-profit groups, to deliver positive outcomes to people experiencing homelessness.” For more information, contact Emily Hollington, Director of Social Services, at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 2101.

New No Parking Zone in Rideau Ferry: Lanark County Council has approved a by-law amendment for the creation of a “no parking” zone on the east side of County Road 1 (Rideau Ferry Road), from the south entrance to the Rideau Ferry store, northerly for 150 metres.

At the public works committee of the whole meeting last month, Public Works Manager Sean Derouin explained the parking controls are needed to improve safety and movement of traffic and pedestrians as vehicles have been parking adjacent to the store entrances, blocking sight for exiting vehicles.

The no parking zone will come into effect as soon as appropriate signage is installed. For more information, contact Sean Derouin, Public Works Manager, at 1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 3194.

Upcoming Meetings: County Council, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m.; Public Works, Oct. 18 (following County Council); Economic Development, Oct. 18 (following Public Works). County Council, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m.; Community Services, Nov. 8 (following County Council); Corporate Services, Nov. 8 (following Community Services). Watch for details about public access to meetings on agendas and through online notifications. For more information, contact 1-888-9- LANARK, ext. 1502. Like "LanarkCounty1" on Facebook and follow "@LanarkCounty1" on X!

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