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Bill Lowry acclaimed as Lennox & Addington County Warden for 2017 Print

Lennox and Addington County Council wishes to announce that Bill Lowry, Mayor of Loyalist Township, was acclaimed as County Warden for the year 2017, at Council’s Inaugural Meeting on December 14, 2016.  Bill Lowry previously served as County Warden for the year 2012.

Pedestrian Crossover installed at County Road 8 at James St. in Napanee Print

The County of Lennox & Addington in conjunction with the Limestone District School Board has installed a new Pedestrian Crossover to improve safety for pedestrians crossing County Road 8 in the Town of Greater Napanee.

MEDIA RELEASE: Henry Hogg acclaimed as Warden by Lennox and Addington County Council for the remainder of 2016 Print

(May 12, 2016, Lennox & Addington County) At a Special Inaugural Meeting held May 11, 2016, Lennox and Addington County Council acclaimed Henry Hogg, Reeve of the Township of Addington Highlands as County Warden for the remainder of 2016.  The Warden’s office became vacant with the passing of Warden Clarence Kennedy on March 13, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer.

Lennox & Addington County Council Approves 2016 Budget Print

March 23, 2016 - Lennox and Addington County Council approved a 2016 budget totalling $68.5 million to provide a broad range of services which are described in detail in the 2016 Budget Summary & Highlights (available at www.lennox-addington.on.ca).

$24.6 million of the total budget is raised through property taxation.  The County’s 2016 property tax levy will increase by 2.2% or $529,400 from 2015, after allowing for assessment increases due to new development and growth. County Council has dedicated 2% or $472,800 of the property tax increase to additional funding for capital improvements to the County’s arterial road and bridge network.

The average residential property assessment in the County of Lennox and Addington in 2016 is $238,535 (2015 - $231,211). The County portion of the property taxes on this assessment in 2016 is $1,168.35 (an increase of $23.97 from 2015).

Some of the highlights of the 2016 budget include:

  • $10.1 million for capital improvements to County Roads & Bridges, including rehabilitation and paving of portions of County Roads 1, 4, 16, 22 and 23. The County will receive $1.3 million in federal gas tax funds to help fund road projects.
  • $525,000 for capital repairs, equipment and furnishings for The John M. Parrott Centre as it enters its 11th year of operation.
  • $355,000 or 1.5% of the county levy as an initial contribution towards future enhancements to Emergency Medical Services, as determined by Council
  • $456,000 in provincial funding for affordable housing initiatives, including building new rental housing and providing rent supplements to private landlords.
  • $88,000 in net savings in the municipal cost of social assistance, primarily due to the phased-in upload of social assistance costs to the Province.
  • $20,000 in funding to assist L&A Seniors Outreach Services with various programs, including enhancing respite care, fitness programs and seminars for seniors.
  • $175,000 for the County's multi-year commitment to community health care projects at the Pine Meadow Nursing Home in Northbrook, the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital and the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation.

“County Council and staff have strived to develop a budget which maintains a high level of services while being sensitive to the impact on County tax payers,” stated Past Warden Gord Schermerhorn.  “I’m very pleased that we have been able to continue to invest in our roads & bridges infrastructure and to provide for future enhancements to our Emergency Medical Services,” he added.

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For more information please contact:

Gord Schermerhorn

Larry Keech

Past Warden

Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk



Media Release: Passing of Lennox and Addington County Warden Clarence Kennedy Print

(March 14, 2016, Lennox & Addington County) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Clarence Kennedy, Warden of the County of Lennox and Addington and Reeve of the Township of Stone Mills on Sunday, March 13, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer.

Clarence Kennedy was elected as County Warden for the year 2016 at Council’s Inaugural Meeting held on December 9, 2015.

MEDIA RELEASE: Clarence Kennedy Elected 2016 Warden of the County of Lennox and Addington Print

(December 11, 2015, Lennox & Addington County) Lennox and Addington County Council is pleased to announce that Clarence Kennedy, Reeve of Stone Mills Township, was elected as County Warden for the year 2016, at Council’s Inaugural Meeting on December 9, 2015. 


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