It’s time to clean up the yard.
Town council agreed last night to hold its spring free tipping day at the local landfill—for residential yard and garden waste only—on Saturday, June 4.
The only waste being accepted free of charge that day will be leaves, tree branches, grass clippings, and garden waste.
These items must be separate from regular waste.
While leaves may be brought in plastic bags, those bags of leaves must be dumped when you bring them to the landfill.
Council also agreed that starting next year, the second Saturday in May will be designated as the spring free tipping day for yard and garden waste.
Operations and Facilities manager Doug Brown expects the landfill to be busy June 4, noting 245 vehicles disposed of 43.1 tonnes of organic matter during the spring free tipping day last year.
The town also will hold a free tipping day for yard and garden waste on the first Saturday in November.
Also at last night’s meeting, council:
•received a presentation from treasurer Laurie Witherspoon regarding the 2011 budget, which council later passed;
•received a presentation from Teresa Hazel, chair of the Canada Day Celebrations Committee, regarding the group’s plans for July 1 celebrations here, as well as a request for financial support from the town;
•received a presentation from regional economic developer Geoff Gillon, of the Rainy River Future Development Corp., regarding his quarterly activity report (Jan. 1-March 31);
•agreed to pay the arena and auditorium rental fees for the “chem-free” grad party from council’s public relations expense account;
•passed a bylaw to amend By-Law 10/03–the Traffic Control By-Law (this amendment is to establish a Community Safety Zone on King’s Highway from York Avenue to McIrvine Road from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Monday through Friday every month except July through August, inclusive);
•passed a bylaw to approve a continuous safety services agreement with the Electrical Safety Authority; and
•received an invitation from Couchiching Treatment and Support re: its annual Sobriety and Addictions Walk on May 25.