The Township of Emo put out a tender for the harvesting of municipal woodlots, with council agreeing to accept the highest bidder—Todd McLean of TNT Logging in Devlin—during its regular meeting last Wednesday night.
The township received eight tenders to harvest the woodlots at Concession 6, SE 1/4 S 1/2 Lot 1, Township of Carpenter; Concession 6, NW 1/4 S 1/2 Lot 1, Township of Carpenter; Concession 6 , SE 1/4 N 1/2 Lot 2.
McLean’s bids were $35 per cord for poplar and $42 per cord for conifer, as well as providing a $1,000 deposit.
Other tenders ranged from $31 per cord for poplar and from $31 per cord for conifer.
“We’re cutting because the mature trees will grow back again,” said Emo Reeve Russ Fortier, noting the land isn’t being used for anything else at the moment.
“There’s mostly poplar there,” he added.
In other business from last Wednesday’s council meeting, Reeve Fortier announced he would like council to nominate members of the community for Ontario’s Volunteer Recognition programs for 2006.
“I think it’s important to acknowledge their work in our community. We’ve got some good volunteers,” he remarked, noting the deadline for applications is Feb. 10.
“We don’t have a lot of time, but it’s not difficult to fill out the form,” Reeve Fortier said. “I’d hate to miss out because we’re a little town.”
The Ontario government recognizes volunteers through the following programs:
•The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards