Committee discusses Canada Post Park, budget variances and community grants

Kemptville Advance

The following is a list of briefs from the committee of the whole meeting held on Oct. 17.


Public meeting for proposed zoning amendment (Pioneer Nursery)

A public meeting was held for a proposed zoning amendment for lands loc


ated at 632 and 648 Van Buren Street in Kemptville (Pioneer Nursery).

The proposed amendment would permit industrial uses for the lands, which are surrounded by residential properties, including the Brookside development.

“There are lots of interesting things around the property where the rezoning has been requested,” said Phil Mosher, planner. “The two properties themselves are designated business enterprise, according to North Grenville’s Official Plan.”

Ontario Parenting Connection seeks to bring local parents together to assess needs

Kemptville Advance
By Jennifer Westendorp

Advocating for social change is the name of the game for The Ontario Parenting Connection.

The North Grenville based organization, founded by local moms Samantha Kutowy and Meghan Coupal, started in June and is now comprised of six board members.

“The idea for OPC came from Meghan and I, who like most parents, talk about issues around raising children – the good, the bad and the ugly,” explained Kutowy.

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Ready for Change!

Hi! I’m Samantha Kutowy – the other half who founded the Ontario Parenting Connection. I was hoping that my first blog would be to announce that the North Grenville Council has approved our application under The North Grenville Community Grants Program. Unfortunately, the council voted against us receiving a very small grant of $1000. Instead they are carrying over $3850 for next year.  They stated that they wanted to use the money for ‘capital projects’. The actual description of the community grants program states:

“The North Grenville Community Grants Program exists to provide financial support to not-for-profit community associations and organizations for services, projects or events that contribute toward the quality of life of local residents. Financial support from the Municipality recognizes the valuable resources and contributions of these organizations in helping North Grenville maintain a strong community focus.”

OPC wants to hold a small onetime event – a needs assessment for parents in North Grenville. The objective is to bring parents together to assess the needs for parents and families in our community. The outcome of this event would be to take the documented information to the appropriate governments and social service agencies to advocate for improvements to the quality of life for the local parents and children…or if you will the ‘local residents’.

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Get Connected

Welcome to the future home of our community connection hub. Here, you will find information on local community services and events. Phase 1 will include the North Grenville and surrounding areas.

We also look forward to hearing what you think about the current services in our community and events that you can share.