​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ALEX WALDER, COUNCILLOR HASTINGS HIGHLANDS

This website is being used for Council Work . It is totally funded at my expense. The views expressed are my alone and do not represent the views of the Municipality.  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ALEX WALDER, COUNCILLOR HASTINGS HIGHLANDS

This website is being used for Council Work . It is totally funded at my expense. The views expressed are my alone and do not represent the views of the Municipality.  

April 1, 2021
Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit Updates To book a Vaccine on line go to: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ . Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Unit is providing regular COVID-19 current, daily updates that are available https://app.cyberimpact.com/newsletter-view-online?ct=8bsAncv22sTkE72RC_KHiMU7JZpF7hha1y_BcpR7xex5quwk5FXo_H6fwWDsWvFmGLlQjcQXMvYgDdo2XOzbHA~~ or by calling 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803

Media Release: Mayor Vic Bodnar Resigns The Clerk of HH issued the following news release on March 31, 2021: https://hastingshighlands.ca/2021/03/31/media-release-mayor-vic-a-bodnar-resignation/

East Ontario Trail Alliance On Mar. 31/21 an announcement was made of the awarding a $6.4M in ICIP shared funding grant from federal, provincial and local levels boosts 7 infrastructure projects in Hastings-Lennox and Addington. Of the $6.4M, EOTA projects are set to receive in access of $4 Million from this Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). The Heritage Trail network managed by the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance will repair 21 smaller bridge structures and repair various sections through grading and resurfacing. The Moira Lake Trail Bridge, a former railway trestle that is currently unusable will be entirely replace with a new bridge, restoring access to the trail for its many thousands of users. These infrastructure improvements will provide huge boosts to the Economic Development not only in HH but to several other regional municipalities.
2021 Operating Budget HH Council in a second reading, reviewed the 2021 Draft Operating Budget; and directed staff to bring back the 2021 Draft Operating Budget, for the third and final reading to the April 21, 2021 Regular Meeting of Council for approval.
Shoreline and Tree Preservation Draft Bylaw HH Council continues to receive input and information from the public up to April 30, 2021. The Draft Bylaw and other pertinent information may be viewed at: https://hastingshighlands.ca/2021/02/04/6300/ . All interested parties are encouraged to make comments and representations of their perspective to Council.
HH Procedural Bylaw At the March 31, 2021 Meeting of Council, Council approved the updated Procedural Bylaw which will govern Council’s proceedings going forward (until the next review).
New Parking Area at Big Point Boat Launch, Papineau Lake Council approved the construction of a parking area (as per application to the MNRF) at Big Point Boat Launch on Papineau Lake water access which is on crown land. A Letter of Authority to HH was successfully negotiated by HH’s Operations Manager. A note of appreciation is to be expressed to Mr. Keith Buck for his assistance.
HH Fire Service Task Force Ad Hoc Committee as part of the Committee’s Terms of Reference, two interim recommendations were presented to Council as the Committee’s work continues toward a Fire Service Master Plan. The recommendations that were approved by Council are: “That Council investigates the potential of decommissioning of Fire Station 2.” and to “Leave station 5 status quo for a period of one year for the purpose of budgeting and investigation and planning for possible rebuild.”
Library Board Vacancy Previously, I reported that Council has selected from a list of applicants an appointee to fill the vacancy on the Hastings Highlands Public Library Board. Council’s choice was unable to accept. Therefore, the runner-up applicant, Mr. Neil Douglas has accepted the offer and is available for weekday meetings.
Working on Behalf of HH Constituents Receiving questions, comments, statements of concern and to dialogue is important. I can be reached at 613 338 0028, send me an e-mail to www.awalder@hastingshighlands.ca or a pm on Facebook to “Alex Walder”. My new website http://alexwalder.ca accessible from desk top, lap top and hand held devices.
Live Streaming of Council and Committee Meetings continue on live sound streaming and word-for-word recording. These remains available to the public at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKvxLBeiJzVbvJz8vH29ftg