A little bit delayed, but here is a copy and paste of the results of the special council meeting that was held on January 5th to discuss allowing Limerick Estates to begin road construction without completing all of the conditions of the sub-division agreement:
Discussion - Pre-Servicing Agreement to allow for road construction.
This development cannot be registered (including the agreements amending
the existing Subdivision and condominium agreements signed 10 years ago)
and lots sold until the developer has the SRA added to the development lands.
If they want to start construction the Township will want to ensure that they do
so at their own risk in the event the development is not registered. A preservicing
agreement would confirm this, and confirm the construction
standards for the roads which they will be constructing with reference to the
design which has been reviewed and approved by Jewell Engineering, Crowe
Valley … etc
The last time this developer (with previous principal Alvin Moore) commenced
construction on the roads, they constructed them in the wrong location to
standards that were different then the standards which were approved. This
resulted in the need to redesign of the roads. This time around, the developer
should provide a construction schedule and arrange for regular inspections by
Jewell Engineering to ensure the work is proceeding according to the approved
design. This would also be referenced in the Pre-Servicing Agreement.
Moved by Councillor Glenn Locke
Seconded by Mayor Carl Stefanski
Mayor Stefanski put forward a motion to:
Approve the request to allow road construction to proceed, with a pre-servicing agreement,
prior to purchasing the Shoreline Road Allowance and finalizing the Amending Agreements.
Ayes: Mayor Carl Stefanski and Councillor Glenn Locke
Nays: Councillor Ingo Weise, Councillor Jan MacKillican, and Councillor Kimberly
DEFEATED. 2-3 on a recorded vote
Moved by Councillor Jan MacKillican
Seconded by Councillor Ingo Weise
Councillor MacKillican brought forward a motion:
That Councils decision is to require Limerick Lake Estates to proceed with the amending
agreements, along with the purchase of the Shoreline Road Allowance, in a timely fashion, in
order to fully register the development; and that any construction cannot proceed until the
agreements/development is registered.
Thank you to councilors Carson and Mackillican for their continued vigilance on the part of our cottage community.
Turns out that Environment Canada has been watching the Limerick Lodge webcams for years. Had an inquiry from them asking what happened to the webcams. I pointed the person to the two new ones on the Limerick Lake site and got a nice "Thank You" note back from MECCC.
The lake depth and water temperature instrument was removed from the lake just after Thanksgiving. Hopefully the readings will be able to return in 2022 if I have a "friendly" place to mount the device. The air temperature updates remain live.
Internet service on the lake should be turning into a real business soon with Northern Rural Net taking over the service sometime in the future.
US tourists entering Canada at the 1000 Islands seem to be getting through with minimal issues. It looks like if you carefully follow the instructions on the CBSA website with the proper data entered into the ArriveCAN app things go OK. Be sure to carry your test results in hard copy. The app does not track that information.
South bound tourists are now able to enter the US. I crossed southbound on January 5th in a matter of seconds. Trying to get a PCR test and the results within the travel window is the biggest challenge. The Staples at Arsenal Street in Watertown will print your ArriveCAN and test results for free.
The Limerick chain of lakes are in fisheries zone 15. Lake trout season closed on September 30th. Bass season closed November 30. As of now, bass season will open on June 25th, 2022. I say "as of now" in that 2022 seasons are not yet official. Lake trout re-opened for ice fishing on January 1. Limerick is a "one line" lake for ice fishing.