Wishing everyone a healthy and prosperous 2014.
♥ Updated! Notice of Village Election
The Village of Delanson will hold its Village Election on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014. Voters will elect one (1) trustee for a four (4) year term. For more information and obtaining absentee ballots, see our notice about the election on the Notices page of this website. Click here to see the Legal Election Notice.
Menzies Home Destroyed by Fire
On January 25, 2014, the Delanson home of Josh and Jill Menzies was destroyed by fire. Thankfully everyone escaped without serious injury although Josh was hospitalized for smoke inhalation as a result of trying to extinguish the fire before the fire crews arrived. Anyone wishing to donate money, gifts cards, clothing or household items can find more information by CLICKING HERE.
In addition, a benefit dinner has been scheduled on Saturday, February 15th from 4-7 pm at Our Lady of Fatima. This dinner is a free will donation and all proceeds will be given to Jill & Josh!
May we all keep the Menzies family in our prayers and thank you for your support.
WARNING – Record Cold temperatures Predicted
Record cold temperatures are predicted for the upcoming week. To help prevent pipes from freezing and bursting, residents are encouraged to leave a faucet dripping during this cold spell.
Letting the Water Run
Letting a faucet drip during extreme cold weather can prevent a pipe from freezing or bursting even if it does freeze. Dripping provides relief from the excessive pressure that builds between the faucet and the ice blockage thereby preventing the pipes from bursting when freezing occurs.
The drip can be very slight. Even the slowest drip at normal pressure will provide pressure relief when needed. Where both hot and cold lines serve a spigot, make sure each one contributes to the drip, since both are subjected to freezing. If the dripping stops, leave the faucet(s) open, since a pipe may have frozen and will still need pressure relief.
If You Suspect a Frozen Pipe
If you open a faucet and no water comes out, don’t take any chances. Call a plumber. If a water pipe bursts, turn off the water at the main shut-off valve (usually at the water meter or where the main line enters the house); leave the faucet(s) open until repairs are completed. Don’t try to thaw a frozen pipe with an open flame; as this will damage the pipe and may even start a building fire. You might be able to thaw a pipe with a hand-held hair dryer. Slowly apply heat, starting close to the faucet end of the pipe, with the faucet open. Work toward the coldest section. *Don’t use electrical appliances while standing in water.
When to contact the Village Water Commissioner – 895-8926
The Village will get involved only after the home owner has determined the problem is not on their property. If you’re not sure what to do, call Jeff Iveson, Water Commissioner at 895-8926.
We appreciate your consideration. Thank you.
Village Buys Newer Firetruck
The Village board has approved the purchase of a 2006 Ford F-450 firetruck with 7,000 miles and a 5 man capacity to replace the 1981, 2 man capacity mini-pumper. Click here for full story.
New Email Notification System
The Village of Delanson has initiated a new Email Notification system whereby residents can be notified by email immediately of important information or any emergency situation that has developed in the Village. Examples would be water main brakes, water main repairs, hydrant flushing, sudden changes in Village services such as garbage pickup or snow plowing, flooding, road closings, damaged roads etc.. Emails will not be sent for normal news items, notices or scheduled events.
In addition, updates will be emailed to keep residents informed of the ongoing circumstances as new information is received by the Village until the event or emergency is over.
There is no cost for this service. Simply fill in your email address in the box on the lower left sidebar of this page and click the SUBMIT button. You will receive an email asking you to confirm your decision to receive these bulletins. Once we receive your confirmation, you will be added to our mailing list to receive theses notices.
Your privacy is important to us, so your email address will not be shared, sold or used in any other capacity and you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link on any email you receive or by contacting the web guy at email@example.com.
We hope this new feature will not only help keep our residents well informed but safer during emergency situations.
Board Met with Lamont Engineers
The Village of Delanson Village Board and Lamont Engineers met Monday, September 23rd at 4:00 pm to visit the subject properties specified below. They reviewed engineering and required permits associated with repairs to areas in and around our Municipal Water Source funded by FEMA in response to damage sustained during hurricane Irene.
Lower Reservoir – Broken concrete Spillway and washed out Rip Rap
Repair damaged concrete discharge spillway at the Lower Reservoir in an area 12’ x 15’ x 6” thick. Directly below the spillway, flood waters washed out a concrete headwall 15’ x 2’ x 1’ and the erosion control Rip Rap in an area 15’ x 20’ x 2’.
McMillan Well – Well inlet Basin Debris
Remove earth and rock debris in an area 42 ft x 30 ft x 8 ft deep = 373 cy, and 30 ft x 28 ft x 3 ft = 94 cy in the upper creek at the upper side of the Main Catch basin at McMillan Well. In the Main catch basin, at the McMillan Well there are 2 – areas of debris. (1#) is the elevated pile of earth and rock debris above the water level in an area 57 ft x 40 ft x 5 ft deep = 423 cy, and area (#2) is the debris below the water line 60 ft x 40 ft x 4 ft = 355 cy.
McMillan Well — Concrete Dam Wall and Gabion Retaining Wall Baskets
Repair gabion retaining wall 20’ x 6’ x 3’ along the McMillan Well basin perimeter, and repair washed away 5’ x 2’ x 3’ section of concrete dam spillway wall and footing.
Upper Reservoir – Dam, Spillway, and Foot Bridge
Replace and repair eroded earthen and rock filled dam at the Upper Reservoir for 1000’ long x 3’ wide x 4’ deep, a wooden foot bridge 28’ long x 8’ wide, and concrete spillway below the bridge in an area 10’ long x 26’ wide x 6” thick.
CP Rail Community Connection Line – Complaints for Idling Trains
Complaints of trains idling for prolonged periods of time should be directed to the CP Railway Community Connects Line at 1-800- 766-7912 or by email at community connects @ cpr.ca
For a thorough investigation of the incident, the following facts must be presented at the time of the complaint.
- Location (crossing location – Main street, Delanson)
- Engine Numer (number off of first engine)
Incidents must be reported within 24 – 48 hours of the occurrence to be investigated.