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Peterborough County Recognition Awards 2017
May 26, 2017
BY TERRY GILLIS
Peterborough County Council announced the 2017 Recognition Award Recipients at its May 17th, 2017 Regular Council Meeting.
“We are extremely proud of our County residents and their accomplishments,” said Warden Joe Taylor.
County Council will recognize the award recipients at the 2017 Recognition Awards Ceremony to be held on Friday, May 26 at the North Kawartha Community Centre, located in the Village of Apsley, at 7:00 p.m.
The Accessibility Recognition Award (one County-wide award) is given to a group, individual or business who has contributed to accessibility improvements within the County of Peterborough.
Accessibility Recognition Award recipient is Savage Arms Canada Inc. of Selwyn.
Acts of Heroism (Unlimited awards) - Individuals will have had to display bravery in the face of personal risk, injury or death, at an incident that took place either in the County of Peterborough or was to the benefit of a County of Peterborough resident and which action did not occur while the individual was acting in his/her professional capacity while on duty.
No nominations were received this year.
Agricultural Leadership (One award per municipality) - Any individual or farm enterprise is eligible to be nominated in this category. Factors that will be used to assess the nomination will include such items as innovations, agricultural promotion and the recognition brought to the County through its operation. It may include involvement in agricultural organizations. Leadership in the agricultural community will also be considered.
Agricultural Leadership Award recipients:
Maple View Retirement Residence in Asphodel-Norwood
Harley-Davidson – Bob and Gail Longley in Cavan Monaghan
Wood by Design – Derek Julian in Douro-Dummer
Andy Assinck in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Woodview General Store – Ron Warburton in North Kawartha
Walton Wood Farm – Leslie and Peter Scott in Otonabee-South Monaghan
Young’s Point Personal Training and 24Hour Gym – Dan and Diane Caldwell in Selwyn
Style Your Nest – Jamie Stephenson in Trent Lakes
In the Lakefield Herald story of April 21, 2017 it was stated that the Public Health Unit charged $350 per inspection and in reality the price is $325. Faris explained the reasoning behind the price tag.
Faris explained that the Health Unit is the best choice because Peterborough Public Health is the principal authority under the Building Code Act and responsible for enforcing Part 8 (Sewage Systems) of the Ontario Building Code. Faris also stressed that PPH houses the historical files relating to existing sewage systems and operates an extensive up to date database dating back to 1976. Also those preforming the inspections are educated at accredited post secondary schools and Certified through the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors.
The process for re-inspection is relatively simple. PPH receives a list of properties from the municipality. After receiving the list PPH searches their database then new files are made. At this point PPH determines which properties are exempt.
PPH sends owners letter and questionnaire. Owners may request an inspection time and in turn PPH performs a Phase 1 visual inspection of each property.
Once the Phase 1 inspection report is completed and pictures taken, if no concerns, a re-inspection certificate is issued and an information package is sent to the property owner which includes any documentation found in the PPH database.
If there are any issues detected in the Phase 1 inspection PPH moves along to Phase 2. Phase 2 may include such things as a follow up with owner, digging to find system components or dye tests. If concerns are confirmed owners are informed that changes are needed and PPH follows up to ensure the changes have been made.
Councillor Shelagh Landsman asked if the $325 fee was the same if there was work required or not to which the answer was yes. The $325 is a flat rate regardless if work on the system was required or not. He also told council that it is up to the municipality to decide how the $325 is to be collected.
Community Volunteer of the Year (One award per municipality) - To recognize groups or individuals within the County of Peterborough who have demonstrated community involvement or volunteerism.
Bruce and Marilyn Wharram in Asphodel-Norwood
Roland Greber in Cavan Monaghan
Donna Peacock in Douro-Dummer
Hilda Cole in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Shirley Allen in North Kawartha
David Girard in Otonabee-South Monaghan
Lesley Kirton in Selwyn
Yettie Ireland in Trent Lakes
Environmental/Sustainability Recognition (one County-wide award) - Nominees will have demonstrated innovation and/or leadership in environmental conservation, stewardship and sustainability by having: - Developed innovative green technologies or - Started businesses to support and encourage sustainable living, or - Donated conservation lands or easements or - Undertaken ecosystem restoration or research or - Educated others about the importance of protecting the environment or - Achieved the overall vision for sustainability through one of the identified theme areas set out in the Sustainable Peterborough Plan: Agriculture and Local Food; Climate Change; Cultural Assets; Economic Development and Employment; Healthy Communities; Land Use Planning; Natural Assets; Energy; Transportation; Waste; and Water.
Environmental/Sustainability Recognition Award recipient is Mike Wilson from Trent Lakes
Heritage Preservation (one award per municipality) - This award will be presented to either a group or individual that promotes heritage and preserves the history of Peterborough County. This could include, but is not limited to, Fair boards, Women’s Institutes, historical societies, etc. A community, public or private organization which has reached a significant milestone such as 100th anniversary of the organization is also eligible under this category. (Birthdays and anniversaries will be recognized on an on-going basis as requested.)
Norwood Lions Club in Asphodel-Norwood
Marney Metrow in North Kawartha
Otonabee-South Monaghan Historical Society in Otonabee-South Monaghan
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Young’s Point, Restoration Committee in Selwyn
Leadership in Arts and Culture (one award per municipality) - An individual or group will have demonstrated excellence in the arts, bringing recognition to Peterborough County.
Justin and Mark Hiscox in Cavan Monaghan
Kate Hyde and Thomas Aitken in Douro-Dummer
Al Lerman in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Mark Kellett in North Kawartha
Paul Chester and Corina Kiefert Chester in Otonabee-South Monaghan
Sporting Excellence (one County-wide award) - Teams or individuals must have won a provincial, national or international sporting event.
Sporting Excellence Award recipient is Cody Crowley.
Youth (one award per municipality) - Awarded to an individual 25 years of age or younger who has contributed to the betterment of the community and/or school environment.
Seamus McDougall in Asphodel-Norwood
Joey and Josh Penello in Cavan Monaghan
Lily Stewart in Douro-Dummer
Zoe Downes in North Kawartha
Grace Davis in Otonabee-South Monaghan
Zachary Hatton in Selwyn
Sarah Eveleigh in Trent Lakes
Special Award - The Awards and Bursaries Committee has discretionary power to recommend to County Council the awarding to recipients should unusual circumstances arise.
LDISS is Open in Douro-Dummer
Plans are underway for the 2018 Recognition Awards to be held in the Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan on Friday, May 25, 2018 with nominations due on March 15, 2018.