Lanark County voted to deny Tay Valley’s request to halt the spraying

MAY 28, 2017 — Friends of Lanark County is disappointed that — given the opportunity to reverse the decision taken at its last meeting County Council denied Tay Valley’s request not to spray on the County roads that pass through Tay Valley.

On a weighted basis, it was 52 votes supporting Tay Valley’s wishes, 54 denying them their request. The vote was recorded: the people who voted against Tay Valley’s wishes were: Councillors Stewart and Hall, Lanark Highlands; Councillors Dobson and Van der Meer, Montague; Councillors Kidd and Mousseau, Beckwith; Councillor Antonakos, Carleton Place; and Councillors Churchill and Code, Drummond/North Elmsley.

Because of resident concerns, warning signs will be posted after spraying. Individual notices for people who live on the spray route will not be available.  In the meantime be watchful of roads near you that are slated for spraying. If you see culverts and hidden streams that are on the spray route contact public works to let them know.  To report an pesticide incident such as a health reaction, spraying near water or on a windy day please send an email to the MOE inspector Meghan.Brien@ontario.ca and tor.rustad@ontario.ca. Check the County’s website URL for daily updates http://www.lanarkcounty.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=7402 .
We encourage people to still try to submit their opt out requests to the County or their township public works department to see if you can be accommodated.

 

Here is how the vote went:

COUNCILLOR
VOTE Points
Vote For
Vote Against
Points For
Points Against
District
Position
Hall, John
7
0
1
0
7
Lanark Highlands
Deputy Mayor
Stewart, Brian
7
0
1
0
7
Lanark Highlands
Mayor
McLaughlin, Shaun
10
1
0
10
0
Miss Mills
Mayor
Torrance, Jane 
10
1
0
10
0
Miss Mills
Councillor
Dobson, Bill 
3
0
1
0
3
Montague
Reeve
Van Der Meer, Klaas 
3
0
1
0
3
Montague
Deputy Reeve
Fenik, John 
5
1
0
5
0
Perth
Mayor
Gemmell, John 
5
1
0
5
0
Perth
Deputy Mayor
Kerr, Keith 
7
1
0
7
0
Tay Valley
Reeve
Campbell, Brian 
7
1
0
7
0
Tay Valley
Deputy Reeve
Kidd, Richard 
6
0
1
0
6
Beckwith
Reeve
Mousseau, Sharon 
6
0
1
0
6
Beckwith
Deputy Reeve
Antonakos, Louis 
8
0
1
0
8
Carleton Place
Mayor
Flynn, Jerry 
8
1
0
8
0
Carleton Place
Deputy Mayor
Churchill, Aubrey 
7
0
1
0
7
Drummond/North Elmsley
Reeve
Code, Gail 
7
0
1
0
7
Drummond/North Elmsley
Deputy Reeve
TOTAL
106
7
9
52
54
RESULT
49%
51%
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Roadside Herbicide Spraying is Coming!

Are you Ready For Spraying?
Are you Ready For Spraying?

What can you do if you don’t want your roadsides sprayed?
If you live in:
Drummond-North Elmsley Township: Call Scott Cameron (613) 267-6500 anrequest a “No-Spray” sign.

• Montague Township: Call (613) 283-7478 and request a “No-Spray” sign.

• Township of Lanark Highlands: You have 3 options (www.lanarkhighlands.ca for more information):

1. Adopt a Road. A program where groups(minimum 3 individuals with insurance) canenter into an agreement with the township to complete various vegetation management activities. This carries a 2-year term.

2. No Spray Agreement. An agreement between the Township and a landowner (occupant) who takes vegetation control actions to control noxious weeds within the road allowance adjacent to their lands.

3. Call Tom McCarthy (613) 259-2398, ext. 239 and ask not to be sprayed due to extenuating circumstances.

Examples of extenuating circumstances may include:
• A member of your household has health reasons which would be negatively impacted by spraying (Residents should not be asked to give any details because health matters are private information.)

• You are an engaged in organic agriculture and your property would be negatively impacted by spraying.

Don’t Delay!

• Drummond-North Elmsley and Montague Township residents can get a “No-Spray” sign by calling the numbers listed above.

• All Lanark Highlands residents wanting “extenuating circumstances” exemptions must request them before Thursday May 18, 2017. by calling Tom McCarthy (613) 259-2398, ext. 239 and asking not to be sprayed due to extenuating circumstances. Friends of Lanark County.

Where are they spraying in Montegue and Drummond North Elmsley?

Drummond North Elmsley Roads To Be Sprayed

Road Name Side of Road From To
BOOM SPRAYING
Armstrong Rd both Burns Road PIN 915
Carroll Rd west side CPR Tracks Scholton Road
Carroll Rd west side Kelly Jordan Rd Ferguson Tatlock Rd
Code Road both Drummond Conc 5B Tennyson
Drummond Conc 1 both County Rd 43 Ebert Rd
Drummond Conc 1 both Richardson Side Rd Burns Rd
Drummond Conc 4D both Code Road The Old Rd
Drummond Conc 5B (E of Hwy 7) both HWY 7 Code Rd
Drummond Conc 5B (E of Hwy 7) both Tennyson Road Dead end
Drummond Conc 5B (W of Hwy 7) both Richmond’s Rd Dead end
Drummond School Road both Conc 7 HWY 7
Elmsley Crescent both Rideau Court Otty Way
Frizzel Rd both County Rd 43 go 500m south
Hands Road both Tennyson Road Drummond Conc 2
Hudson Road both Conc 4B Wayside
Leaches Road both Drummond Conc 5B Tennyson
Moore’s Rd both Drummond Conc 1 County Rd 43
Otty Way both Elmsley Crescent Trillium Dr.
Rathwell Rd both County Rd 43 Right Angle Turn
Rideau Court both Elmsley Crescent Dead end
Tennyson Road both Drummond Conc 7 Hwy 7
Wild Life Rd (E of Cty Rd 1) both Cty Rd 1 go 500m east
Wild Life Rd (W of Cty Rd 1) both Otty Lake Side Rd go 1 km east

Montague Township Roads To Be Sprayed

Road Name Side of Road From To
BOOM SPRAYING
Rainbow Valley Drive Both Highway 43 End
Rideau River Road Both Highway 43 Highway 43
Wood Road Both Rosedale Road McCrea Road
McCrea Road Both Wood Road Highway 43

Report Pesticide Problems

Coughing? Headache? Skin rash? Vomiting?
Have you, your pets or your livestock ever had any of these or other health problems after using pesticides? Then you may have experienced a pesticide incident. If so, it’s important that you report it to Health Canada or the pesticide company.

What is a pesticide incident?
A pesticide incident is a negative effect to humans, animals or the environment that can result from being exposed to
a pesticide. Common types of pesticide incidents include:
• effects to humans (e.g. skin rash or headache),
• effects to a pet or a farm animal (e.g. vomiting),
• effects to the environment (e.g. dead fish or birds), or even
• problems with pesticide containers.

How do I report a pesticide incident?

There are two ways to report them:

1. Contact the pesticide company using the information on the product label. They are required by law to report all incidents related to their products to Health Canada.

2. Go to http://www.healthcanada.gc.ca/pesticideincident and fill out one of the forms under the section called “How to report a pesticide incident.” If you have any questions about the forms, or need help filling them out, call Health Canada at 1-800-267-6315.

Report Pesticide Problems

Did You Know? If you experience a pesticide incident it is important that
you report it.

More information is available at:
www.healthcanada.gc.ca/pesticideincident
or by contacting Health Canada at:

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency
2720 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
A.L. 6606D2
K1A 0K9
(Attention: Pesticide Incident Reporting Program)

Within Canada: 1-800-267-6315
Outside of Canada: 1-613-736-3799 (long distance charges apply)
Email: PMRA-incident-ARLA@hc-sc.gc.ca

Why do I need to report pesticide incidents?

Health Canada is in charge of registering pesticides in Canada. Reporting problems helps Health Canada identify possible unexpected issues. For example; if an issue related to the eyes is identified with the use of a pesticide, Health Canada may add a condition to the product label requiring the use of protective glasses.

IMPORTANT!
Health Canada will not contact your employer. You do not need to provide Health Canada with any personal information (name or address) when you report an incident. You may view the report on the Health Canada website.

Request for No Spraying Form Due by May 18

The County of Lanark has provided a way for you to stop spraying on your road allowance. You must submit an application by May 18, 2017. The county weed control policy is posted here. There is an article about the spray exemptions on Lake88 here.

There are a couple of versions of the exemption form going around. The one linked to the aforementioned Lanark policy page looks the most official. Download that PDF here. Or save and print the images below.

THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT ARE: The Corporation of the County of Lanark 99 Christie Lake Road, Perth, Ontario K7H 3C6 Phone: (613) 267-1353; Fax: (613) 267-2793 E-Mail: roads@lanarkcounty.ca (“County”) AND: ___________________________________________________________ } Full Name(s) ___________________________________________________________ } Mailing Address ___________________________________________________________ } ___________________________________________________________ } Phone Number ___________________________________________________________ } Email (“Landowner/Occupant”) BACKGROUND: 1. County is the “road authority” under the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.50, (“PTHIA”) and is responsible for all weed control on its roads pursuant to the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. W.5 (“WCA”). 2. The term “road” has the same meaning as “highway” pursuant to the PTHIA and includes but not limited to all highways, streets and ditches under the jurisdiction of County (“County Road”). 3. County uses various herbicides as vegetation control measures on County Road. 4. The Parties wish to enter into this No Spray Agreement (“Agreement”) to outline the rights and responsibilities of the Landowner/Occupant in respect to vegetation management on certain parts of County Road. AGREEMENT: The parties to this Agreement, in consideration of the mutual promises, terms, covenants, and conditions contained in this Agreement, agree as follows: 1. County agrees to grant permission to the Landowner/Occupant whose lands abut County Road to provide vegetation management on certain parts of County Road on the terms and conditions contained herein. 2. The Landowner/Occupant shall carry out and be responsible for vegetation control measures in accordance with paragraph 4 herein on that portion of the County Road lying between the edge of the shoulder of the roadway and the boundary line of the Landowner/Occupant property, legally and graphically described as: Civic Address (PIN #): Road Name: Lot: Concession: Geographic Municipality: GPS Coordinates: (to be completed by County) (“Control Area”) ☐ Check this box if Agreement is NOT for the entire property (just at a specific location i.e. garden area) (If you selected this option, attach a diagram indicating where the agreement applies to. Indicate your house or significant landmark to assist County staff to ensure your request is clearly identified.) 3. The Landowner/Occupant hereby certifies to County that he/she is the registered owner of the lands abutting the Control Area or is the occupant of the lands abutting the Control Area and has authority to enter into this Agreement. 4. The Landowner/Occupant agrees to undertake vegetation control measures in the Control Area according to the following standards: (a) All “Noxious Weeds” as per the list of Noxious Weeds in the WCA will be completely destroyed (all parts of the plant); and, (b) Control the spread of all Noxious Weeds as per the list of Noxious Weeds in the WCA for the full season. (“Vegetation Control Measures”) NO SPRAY AGREEMENT 5. The Landowner/Occupant shall carry out their responsibilities, as outlined in paragraphs 2 and 4. (a) above on or before June 19, 2017. In the event County, in its absolute discretion, determines that the Landowner/Occupant has not undertaken adequate Vegetation Control Measures, County shall notify the Landowner/Occupant in writing at the email and/or mailing address provided on page 1 and the Control Area shall return to County’s regular Roadside Vegetation Management Program, which may include roadside spraying. 6. The Landowner/Occupant shall at all times save harmless and indemnify County, its elected officials, officers, employees, agents and assigns from and against all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, actions, suits or other proceedings by whomsoever made, sustained, brought or prosecuted in any manner resulting from or attributable to any term or provision of this Agreement including but not limited to liability for personal injury, sickness, disease, death, damage to property or loss of any kind and however caused, whether arising out of or allegedly attributable to the negligence, acts, errors, omissions, misfeasance, nonfeasance, fraud or willful misconduct of County, its elected officials, officers, employees, agents, or anyone acting on behalf of the County, or any of them, in connection with or in any way related to this Agreement. MISCELLANEOUS 7. In this Agreement the number and gender shall be construed as the context requires. 8. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and do not constitute part of the terms of the Agreement. 9. Time shall be of the essence of this Agreement. 10. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision and any invalid provision will be severable. 11. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and no other warranties are given or implied. 12. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario. 13. This Agreement shall be binding upon the heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns respectively of each of the Parties hereto. 14. This Agreement shall not be amended or modified in any respect otherwise than in writing and executed by the parties hereto or their respective heirs, administrators, successors or assigns. 15. The parties agree to execute all reasonably necessary documents in order to give effect to the terms and effect of this agreement. 16. The term of this Agreement shall be from the date of signing by County to April 1, 2018. The Agreement may be delivered in person, by email, by fax or mail. Only those Agreements that are signed and dated will be accepted. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have hereunto affixed their hands and seals. THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF LANARK Per: * Date: Terry McCann, Director Public Works (I have authority to bind the corporation) * * (seal) Date: Witness Print Name: Occupant/Landowner THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT ARE: The Corporation of the County of Lanark 99 Christie Lake Road, Perth, Ontario K7H 3C6 Phone: (613) 267-1353; Fax: (613) 267-2793 E-Mail: roads@lanarkcounty.ca (“County”) AND: ___________________________________________________________ } Full Name(s) ___________________________________________________________ } Mailing Address ___________________________________________________________ } ___________________________________________________________ } Phone Number ___________________________________________________________ } Email (“Landowner/Occupant”) BACKGROUND: 1. County is the “road authority” under the Public Transportation and Highway Improvement Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.50, (“PTHIA”) and is responsible for all weed control on its roads pursuant to the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. W.5 (“WCA”). 2. The term “road” has the same meaning as “highway” pursuant to the PTHIA and includes but not limited to all highways, streets and ditches under the jurisdiction of County (“County Road”). 3. County uses various herbicides as vegetation control measures on County Road. 4. The Parties wish to enter into this No Spray Agreement (“Agreement”) to outline the rights and responsibilities of the Landowner/Occupant in respect to vegetation management on certain parts of County Road. AGREEMENT: The parties to this Agreement, in consideration of the mutual promises, terms, covenants, and conditions contained in this Agreement, agree as follows: 1. County agrees to grant permission to the Landowner/Occupant whose lands abut County Road to provide vegetation management on certain parts of County Road on the terms and conditions contained herein. 2. The Landowner/Occupant shall carry out and be responsible for vegetation control measures in accordance with paragraph 4 herein on that portion of the County Road lying between the edge of the shoulder of the roadway and the boundary line of the Landowner/Occupant property, legally and graphically described as: Civic Address (PIN #): Road Name: Lot: Concession: Geographic Municipality: GPS Coordinates: (to be completed by County) (“Control Area”) ☐ Check this box if Agreement is NOT for the entire property (just at a specific location i.e. garden area) (If you selected this option, attach a diagram indicating where the agreement applies to. Indicate your house or significant landmark to assist County staff to ensure your request is clearly identified.) 3. The Landowner/Occupant hereby certifies to County that he/she is the registered owner of the lands abutting the Control Area or is the occupant of the lands abutting the Control Area and has authority to enter into this Agreement. 4. The Landowner/Occupant agrees to undertake vegetation control measures in the Control Area according to the following standards: (a) All “Noxious Weeds” as per the list of Noxious Weeds in the WCA will be completely destroyed (all parts of the plant); and, (b) Control the spread of all Noxious Weeds as per the list of Noxious Weeds in the WCA for the full season. (“Vegetation Control Measures”) NO SPRAY AGREEMENT 5. The Landowner/Occupant shall carry out their responsibilities, as outlined in paragraphs 2 and 4. (a) above on or before June 19, 2017. In the event County, in its absolute discretion, determines that the Landowner/Occupant has not undertaken adequate Vegetation Control Measures, County shall notify the Landowner/Occupant in writing at the email and/or mailing address provided on page 1 and the Control Area shall return to County’s regular Roadside Vegetation Management Program, which may include roadside spraying. 6. The Landowner/Occupant shall at all times save harmless and indemnify County, its elected officials, officers, employees, agents and assigns from and against all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, actions, suits or other proceedings by whomsoever made, sustained, brought or prosecuted in any manner resulting from or attributable to any term or provision of this Agreement including but not limited to liability for personal injury, sickness, disease, death, damage to property or loss of any kind and however caused, whether arising out of or allegedly attributable to the negligence, acts, errors, omissions, misfeasance, nonfeasance, fraud or willful misconduct of County, its elected officials, officers, employees, agents, or anyone acting on behalf of the County, or any of them, in connection with or in any way related to this Agreement. MISCELLANEOUS 7. In this Agreement the number and gender shall be construed as the context requires. 8. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and do not constitute part of the terms of the Agreement. 9. Time shall be of the essence of this Agreement. 10. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision and any invalid provision will be severable. 11. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and no other warranties are given or implied. 12. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario. 13. This Agreement shall be binding upon the heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns respectively of each of the Parties hereto. 14. This Agreement shall not be amended or modified in any respect otherwise than in writing and executed by the parties hereto or their respective heirs, administrators, successors or assigns. 15. The parties agree to execute all reasonably necessary documents in order to give effect to the terms and effect of this agreement. 16. The term of this Agreement shall be from the date of signing by County to April 1, 2018. The Agreement may be delivered in person, by email, by fax or mail. Only those Agreements that are signed and dated will be accepted. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Parties have hereunto affixed their hands and seals. THE CORPORATION OF THE COUNTY OF LANARK Per: * Date: Terry McCann, Director Public Works (I have authority to bind the corporation) * * (seal) Date: Witness Print Name: Occupant/Landowner