Cooney nominated to fill Warden’s seat
The Mayor of Stirling-Rawdon has been nominated to take over the Hastings County Warden’s chair.
At the regular meeting of Hastings County Council Thursday, Rodney Cooney was unanimously nominated, to replace current Warden Rick Phillips.
Cooney tells Quinte News, he’s already got some priorities in mind.
As the Mayor of Stirling-Rawdon, Cooney has spent the last six years on county council and will be sworn in to the role of warden in December.
Councillors say no to tree-cutting bylaw
Hastings County Council will not be enacting a tree-cutting bylaw, which has been worked on for about the past two years.
Councillors heard a report from the Planning Committee, which had recommended implementing guidelines on industrial and commercial operations, cutting down trees on larger plots of Hastings County land.
But many on council, including Stirling-Rawdon Mayor Rodney Cooney, felt private landowners would be targeted as well.
If it had come into effect, the bylaw would have placed restrictions on the cutting and selling of wood on private property, but not on cutting for personal use.
Centre Hastings Mayor Tom Deline tells Quinte News, he likes the bylaw, but feels it’s something that should maybe be enacted on a town-by-town basis.
Deline also noted that while he likes the bylaw, he doesn’t think it would be needed in Centre Hastings specifically, just yet.
Honours handed out for service and heroism
A number of people were honoured by Hastings County Council, for acts of heroism and years of service on Thursday.
County councillors first recognized Assistant Director of Nursing Lynn Probert, for her 25 years service at Hastings Manor.
After that, citizens and first responders Lillian Joliffe-Czindl, Cherie Schiere, Scott Lafleur, Greg Rupnow and Gino Leone were honoured, for using CPR and an automated defibrilator to save the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest playing softball at Prince Charles School.
And finally, Paramedic Todd Lemorre and Deputy Chief of Quality and Development Mike Slatter, were recognized for recieving the Governor General Exemplary Service Award, for their outstanding efforts.