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CP Scoop - August 18, 2020

Town Hires New Property and Project Manager

The Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place is pleased to announce that Ross Rankin has been hired as the Town’s new Property and Project Manager. Mr. Rankin will begin his employment with the Town on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.

The Property and Project Manager is a new position within the organization, responsible for the management, maintenance and operation of Town facilities and project management of various facility-related construction projects.

“As Carleton Place grows as a community, so does the demand on municipal facilities,” says Joanne Henderson, Manager of Recreation and Culture. “There are a number of upcoming growth-related facility projects and the addition of Ross to our facilities team will ensure both existing and future facilities continue to operate efficiently and effectively.”

Rankin has extensive experience in the recreation sector as Director of Facilities and Asset Management for the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada, as former Superintendent of the Nepean Sportsplex for the City of Ottawa and as the current past president of the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA).

“The diverse needs of the Town’s various building and facilities pose a unique challenge that I am eager to take on,” says Rankin.

“Carleton Place has a well-established reputation for both the quality and maintenance of our facilities,” says Mayor Doug Black. Ross’s expertise will be a welcomed addition to Joanne Henderson’s dedicated staff as we continue to grow well into the future.”

Community Enrichment Program - Second Intake Now Open for Applications

The Community Enrichment Program provides limited financial assistance to community groups and not-for-profit organizations within the Town of Carleton Place to assist with various activities, programs, and events. Applicants may apply for monetary support, or in-kind support to assist in the expenses of their activity/program/event. In-kind support may consist of the use of municipal facilities at a reduced rate or at no cost, municipal staff support, or the loan of equipment and/or materials. In order to be eligible, applications for activities/programs/events must take place in the Town of Carleton Place, and should be affordable and accessible to all residents. For more information, please visit the Planning Special Events page on the Town's website.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and Community Partners, Successful Grant Recipients

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, along with its community partners, are successful recipients of a 3 year Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program grant. This grant has enabled the Health Unit to hire 2 Harm Reduction Community Support Navigators (CSNs).  The full Media Release is available on the Health Unit's website. If you would like more information on the Harm Reduction Community Support Navigators or the Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions grant, please contact Jennifer Adams, RN, Harm Reduction Coordinator at (613) 283-2740 extension 2415.