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Local News

Township Seeks CAO

September 30, 2017
Greetings:

Township Council has engaged me to assist it with filling the vacancy in the position of Chief Administrative Officer.

It is clear to me that it would be highly desirable if we could find applicants that share the deep feelings that both its permanent and seasonal residents have for the area.

Thus, as well as posting the position in all of the usual places, I have asked if the ad could also be circulated through all of the associations to their memberships within The Archipelago community to make sure we do not miss any individuals who would be interested in the position, but who might not otherwise hear about it.

The closing date for applications is October 18, and more details are included in the attached.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Nigel Bellchamber

CAO
Seniors Day

September 6, 2017
Seniors
Garage Sale Successful

September 6, 2017



We finally had a nice day with no rain and the garage sale was a success. Turnout was lighter than we would have expected but sales were over $900.00. Most of the goods that were left over were taken to the Salvation Army Store in Parry Sound although some "unlikly to sell" goods were added to the large item pickup on the following Tuesday. The first two photos show much of the donated material in my Side by Side with the trailer. A great big Thank You to all who donated.

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Garage Sale - Saturday September 2, 2017 - We need your donations

July 20, 2017
All proceeds from the garage sale will go to our building fund. We require donations of your used goods to sell on the day of the event.

If you have unwanted “stuff” please bring it to Tom Arnold’s home at 5 Lagoon Drive any day of the week.

Also put this date on your calendar and support your ratepayers association.



The Skerryvore Ratepayers Association Annual General Meeting

July 20, 2017
Sunday August 6, 2017

The annual SRA update of community business, Election of Officers, Township Councillors Report

Sunday August 6, 2017 10:00 A.M. - 12 noon - Location - Skerryvore Park - 5 Tamarack Drive

Don't forget that there is food and refreshments following the meeting.  This will also be your chance to buy the current year's membership if you have not done so already. Bring chairs to sit on.



Skerryvore Road

July 20, 2017
Hello Sylvie

I just wanted to let you know that Fowler is in today making some repairs to the surface treatment areas from last year's project.

This operation is separate from the work in the subdivision although they do touch at Lagoon Drive. Fowler have had to reschedule several times due to wet weather and today's operation was still questionable this morning until the weather cleared.

The plan is to start the surface treatment preparation and operations in the subdivision next week and that will be a different contractor - Duncor.

I just wanted to make sure this was passed along so that hopefully you are able to communicate this to the folks in the subdivision.

Thanks,

Mike Kearns
Manager of Operational Services
Township of The Archipelago

Ethel Therrien

July 15, 2017
We have been notified that Ethel Therrien, a long time Skerryvore Resident has passed away. Ethel and her husband Bob (since deceased) built a home on Moonlight Court in the 90's and lived there full time. She helped SRA with judging our parade entries for a number of years. She will be missed by her friends in Skerryvore.

Note the Changes in Events and Dates Below!!!!!

July 6, 2017

The Skerryvore Ratepayers Association Annual General Meeting

Sunday August 6, 2017

The annual SRA update of community business, Election of Officers, Township Councillors Report

Sunday August 6, 2017 10:00 A.M. - 12 noon - Location - Skerryvore Park - 5 Tamarack Drive

Don't forget that there is food and refreshments following the meeting.  This will also be your chance to buy the current year's membership if you have not done so already. Bring chairs to sit on.



                                    Giant Annual Yard Sale                                    

A giant Yard Sale will be held on Saturday September 2, 2017

A community wide yard sale will be held on saturday September 2, 2017. Location will be at Skerryvore Park - 5 Tamarack Drive. Details will be released at the annual general meeting.

Pointe au Baril Morning Bus Cancelled - July 1st - Canada 150

June 30, 2017
The morning bus to Pointe au Baril has been cancelled due to lack ot demand. The afternoon and evening busses are still running. Contact Sylvie if you wish to ride to Pointe au Baril on a bus.

Pointe au Baril - Canada 150

June 15, 2017
Bus

Pointe au Baril - Canada 150

May 19, 2017
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A New Chairman / Chairwomen Wanted for the Social Committee – by Tom Arnold

May 7, 2017
In 1990 I bought a lot on Lagoon Drive and we started to build a cottage there. While putting on the shingles that year I left the job site and attended a meeting of the Skerryvore Ratepayers Association. At that time they asked for volunteers to serve as a director and I joined the Association as well as volunteered to be a director.

The main reason for doing so beyond the issues of the day was that I am a firm believer in joining groups in order to meet and get to know your future friends and neighbours. It did not take long before I met many people who I would not have done otherwise. I certainly have known many of my Skerryvore neighbours over the years.

Since then I have served in many positions including President of the Association. Most recently I have been chairman of the Social Committee and I believe we have had a successful series of yearly events, usually on Canada Day weekend.

However after 27 years serving the SRA I submitted my resignation to the president last fall. I think it is time for someone else to “carry the ball”.

We are asking you to volunteer to join the Social Committee and if you are interested, to head it up. Although the Canada Day events are shown on our website and in this newsletter as already planned, in fact the committee can plan events as they see fit.

What is involved? In the past we had one or two meetings to organize the event, individuals are given chores such as buying supplies and on the day of the event help set up and run the event. All events are now held at the lot on Tamarack Drive so much of the preliminary work has been made much easier as our tables, coolers, barbeques are on site and set up is much easier.

One last note, I believe many of the past years members will remain on the committee including myself. But we do need more people and certainly someone to organize the group. If you are interested please contact Sylvie Quehla. Your services will be much appreciated.

Note: the Canada Day Parade and Barbeque will be held on Sunday July 2, 2017 if we manage to put together a committee to run it.

Phragmites Workshop - Friday April 28, 2017

March 16, 2017
For anyone interested in learning more about Phragmites, please consider attending the Phragmites Workshop being held at the end of April in Parry Sound. During this workshop, one will learn more about how to manage this invasive reed that is NOW in Pointe au Baril. It will be critical for all of us to learn how to manage this species - because how we manage its removal is critical to its being stopped from further growth.

Time - 8:45 Am to 12:15 PM - Location - Canadore College, 1 College Drive
Phrag

Web Site Updated

March 5, 2017
There have been a number of updates on the web site. Many links that had been dead have been re-established. The news sections will now just be under "News" rather than having an "Other topics" page. This has been changed to "Real Estate" so that it is clearer where to find recent listings. Please let the web master know when you spot an error.

Did You Know That The Township Has A By-Law Officer?

September 5, 2016
The Township of The Archipelago has a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer whom you can submit concerns about local zoning and and other by-laws. Gary Joice is the person who you would call. His number is 705-774-3630 or you can email him at fire@vianet.ca.

SRA Looking for a New Chairperson for the Social Committee

September 5, 2016
Tom Arnold our Social Committee Chairman has annoucned his retirment as chairman. While he is willing to stay on the committee to help we are looking for someone to head this committee. The main function of the committee is to run our annual picnic/barbeque and parade on the July 1st weekend. Some assitance to the garage sale group is also done. If you are interested please contact Sylvie Quehla.



Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

August 4, 2016
You will have noticed the many signs that we place around the neighbourhood to remind you of our various events. We would like to thank Karrie Beal of Lagoon Drive who donates these to us every year. Look for her next signs for our Annual Meeting on September 3, 2016.

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