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A decision on the win- ning bid to replace West- port's Snowfluent waste- water treatment system has been delayed once again. An announcement was expected at the June 5 council meeting but was delayed as consulting engineers at Aecom reviewed the bids. It was hoped a recommendation could have been ready for Monday's Committee of the Whole meeting but that didn't happen. The village received five bids, ranging from $2,372,690 to $3,420,180. The plan was to have construction start as early as this week, hopefully in the wake of a new provin- cial grant program. At a meeting with provincial officials earlier this year, Mayor Robin Jones and CAO Paul Snider were looking for reasons the village's last Ontario Community Infra- structure Fund application was turned down. They were told to expect a fourth intake of applications before the start of summer, but that hasn't happened yet. As long as the village didn't put shovels in the ground before the announcement of a new intake, they would still be eligible to apply. It is expected to take 120 days to have the sys- tem up and running. In the meantime, they have arranged to borrow approximately $2 million to get the project under- way. If successful, the grant could pay it off. If they aren't successful, it would be turned into long- term debt. Westport did receive approval from the Min- istry of the Environment and Climate Change to begin spray irrigation of the sewage effluent at its Waste Treatment Plant (WTP). The go-ahead is poten- tially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the village which, without the approval, could have soon been put in the position of having to haul effluent for treatment in Smiths Falls. Last week the lagoons were nearing capacity and could provide storage, without land application, until July 21 at an average flow to the wastewater plant of 350 cubic meters a day. Thursday, June 22, 2017 Serving North Leeds and area since 1893 Vol. 126, No. 23 $1 incl. tax Canada Post Contract No. 40021501 South Crosby Public School had a great night celebrating Canada 150! last week as the Morris family had everyone up and dancing. 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage Soho's Self Storage 75 units from 6'x6' to 12'x36' Easy year round access right in Westport 43 Bedford St., Westport 613-273-8848 soho@rideau.net Sewage tender decision delayed again Mirror The Review For the first time this Saturday June 24 brings the village's Lockwood Park to life as the site of the Westport Heritage Fes- tival. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. around the park and in the adjacent arena where there will be heritage displays, artists in the art alley, local authors, live music, chil- dren's activities and over 50 vendors in the vendor village. Heritage and communi- ty groups will also have displays in the arena where there will be a dis- play of antique vehicles. Musicians to enjoy throughout the day include some of Westport's own including Marty Crapper and King of the Swingers and George Reynolds with Mark Scero Ray Dube of The Dark Side. A pie contest usually brings some two dozen contestants who take care to bring their very best efforts. After the judging there will be a selection of pies for $3 a slice. This year's judges include Doris Jones, Sean Rodgers and Rob Roberts. Pie makers should sub- mit their pies between 10 and 10:30 a.m. for judging at the booth on the lawn at the back of the fire hall. Cream pies should include something to keep cool. Other good things to eat at the festival include a barbecue put on by the Lions Club, pizza from a travelling wood-fired oven and a sweets table present- ed by the Presbyterian Church. At 1 p.m. there will be the unveiling of the six Adirondack chairs which local artists have decorat- ed for the Westport Arts Council to raffle. Six businesses will be selling tickets on the unique chairs for a draw during Music Westport in August. The groups and artists decorating the chairs are Rideau Vista, St. Edward, Chantal Bennett and Joel Kimmel, Francie Healy, Tamara Carlson and the Rideau Tole painters. Businesses displaying the works include Cottage Country, The Cove, Lake Effects, Mac's, Past and Present Décor and the Rideau District Museum. North Crosby's Her- itage Day is July 1 this year, in conjunction with Canada Day activities at Rideau Vista. Watch next week's Review-Mirror when we will have a full rundown of July 1 activities across the area. 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