Mississippi Mills to start recruiting for new CAO

April Scott-Clarke

Mississippi Mills is now formally looking to fill the role of Chief Administrative Officer and is hoping a head hunter will be able to help them find the best candidate available.

The town put out a Request for Proposal for executive search company today (Jan. 23), with a Jan. 31 deadline.

Diane Smithson, the town’s current CAO, is leaving to join the Town of Carleton Place as CAO.  Smithson has been the CAO for Mississippi Mills since 1998. Her last day will be March 2, 2018.

In order to ensure continuity until a full-time person is hired, Shawna Stone, Clerk, will be the acting CAO.

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HomeTown News

United Way Lanark County now accepting community funding requests

Hometown News Staff If you’re a non-profit or charity serving Smiths Falls or Lanark County, be aware of the United Way Lanark County’s (UWLC) new funding process. The new online process is now open and applications are being accepted until March. 1, 2018. The organization has opened up a new a Call for Proposals (CFPs) […]

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Mayor’s Climate Change Task Force replaced by advisory panel

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca With some discussion, and a vote of five for, one against, the Mayor’s Task Force on Local Climate Change was repealed, to be replaced by the creation of a Climate Change Sustainability Advisory Panel. Mayor John Fenik emphasized this was not a committee but an advisory panel when questioned by councillor Jim […]

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Dual event proposed for Last Duel Park

 Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca  It’s a natural go-together, Perth Rotary club member Jim Peden said. He and fellow Rotarian Frank Larabie presented a summer 2018 proposed dual-event blockbuster to Perth Committee of the Whole Tuesday. As a partner with the town for the 2018 Ribfest, their proposal is to add a music festival and stage the […]

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Petitioners present plea to keep angle parking in Smiths Falls

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca   Smiths Falls resident Patricia Headlam made an impassioned plea to town councillors at a Jan. 15 meeting to keep angle parking on Beckwith Street, on the grounds that it is an important part of the town’s heritage. Accompanied by a group of supporters, Headlam also presented Mayor Shawn Pankow with a […]

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Police execute search warrant on illegal drug grow-op

On Friday January 12, 2018 members of the Smiths Falls Police Service executed a drug search warrant on a commercial tenant, known as the Siloki Inc. at 361 Queen Street, Smiths Falls. Police located a large scale grow-op inside the business. Police seized approximately 52 marijuana plants, a quantity of loose marijuana buds, production and […]

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Local bird rescue inundated since saving 100 plus birds from single home

Janelle Labelle editorial@pdgmedia.ca Feathered Haven Parrot Rescue in Smiths Falls typically rescues birds one at a time, when their owners are no longer able to care for them or for various other reasons. This week, however, they found themselves tasked with the rescue and care of over 100 birds in one fell swoop. Jill Woods, […]

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Carleton Place seeks to clarify winter parking bans

Matthew Behrens editorial@pdgmedia.ca With unpredictable winter weather, the current Carleton Place bylaw governing overnight parking bans to facilitate snow removal will be undergoing a review to bring clarity for residents who aren’t sure what to do with their vehicles when the white stuff falls. Currently, over 800 residents receive electronic notifications of overnight parking bans, […]

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Dine and dash leads to arrest

Smiths Falls Police On January 7, 2018 at approximately 1 a.m. police were called to a business on Center Street for a reported customer who failed to pay his outstanding bill. Investigation revealed that a 44 year old male suspect had left without paying for his order. Police located and stopped the suspect a short […]

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