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Cornwall City Council votes in favour of weekly recycling

Jason Setnyk
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Cornwall City Council votes in favour of weekly recycling
In a heated debate and a 6-4 vote of approval, City Council voted in favour of awarding HGC Management Inc, from Brantford Ontario the contract to dispose our waste. This includes weekly recycling collection and one stream recycling processing (instead of blue boxes one week, and black boxes the next week).

Cornwall - Sep. 27, 2011 - The cost of printing Council Agendas was on the Agenda Monday September 26th at City Hall. Councillor Denis Thibault wanted Councillors to either give up their Blackberry, Laptop, Desktop, or paper agenda. Thibault suggested "going green" and eliminating the printed paper agenda. Several around the council table argued that they use their paper agenda to read and/or write notes on it. Councillor Leslie O'Shaughnessy argued the paper copies of the agenda are necessary. "If the server goes down we're not finishing our meeting". Councillor Syd Gardiner said, "I actually use the paper copy, and as for the Blackberry, I would like to see anyone read the agenda on it", referring to the small screen. The motion to stop printing agendas was defeated.

City Council endorsed a request by the Cornwall Regional Art Gallery Organizing Committee for a temporary street closure in order to allow for the First Annual Pitt Street Artfest scheduled for Saturday, October 1st, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Pitt Street between First Street and Second Street. For more information on Artfest see the Facebook event page: HERE

In a heated debate and a 6-4 vote of approval, City Council voted in favour of awarding HGC Management Inc, from Brantford Ontario the contract to dispose our waste. This includes weekly recycling collection and one stream recycling processing (instead of blue boxes one week, and black boxes the next week). According to Norm Levac who is the General Manager of Infrastructure & Municipal Works, "their are a number of benefits, such as the 3 R's, revenue increases, a diversion rate increase from 24% to 29%, and it saves space", which in turn will increase the life of our City's landfill.

Joey Gault representing the Cornwall and area Chamber of Commerce presented an introduction of a new event called BizFest. City Council also proclaimed October Small Business Month within the City of Cornwall. For more information on Bizfest checkout BizFest.ca


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