City of Cornwall showcasing programs and services at Chamber Home & Leisure Show

April 07, 2013

City Central

The City of Cornwall will be welcoming residents this weekend at the Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce Spring Home and Leisure Show.

As part of the show, Salon C of the Cornwall Civic Complex will be transformed into City Central, a unique exhibit featuring over 10 City departments and organizations. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on a variety of topics such as building permits, property taxes, garbage and recycling, Cornwall Transit and much more.

"This is a great opportunity for residents to learn about the programs and services that the City provides,” said Mayor Bob Kilger.

The Spring Home & Leisure Show begins on Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm and continues on Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.

“We’re excited to have the City on board for this year’s show,” said Amy Malyon, Assistant Executive Manager of the Chamber of Commerce. “This will add a whole new element to the show and it will give residents a chance to hear from a variety of City departments in one single location.”

Visitors to the City Central exhibit will be able to find out about:

  • Building permits and requirements for fences, pools and sheds.
  • Rules for outdoor fires.
  • 2013 planned road, sidewalk and bike lane projects.
  • The City GIS System.
  • The City Budget, taxation and purchasing services. Residents will be able to request a five-year comparison of the property taxes for their property.
  • Garbage, recycling, leaf and yard waste and hazardous waste day programs.
  • The Spring Clean-Up Challenge (registration will be taken on the spot).
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade project.
  • Volunteer water meter program.
  • The emerald ash borer (an invasive beetle that destroys native ash trees). Parks and Landscaping Supervisor Jim Althouse will also be making presentations at the show on Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 11 am.
  • Recreation programs at the Aquatic Centre, Benson Centre and Civic Complex.
  • Cornwall Transit routes and schedules.
  • On-the-spot bicycle registration (serial number and model is required).
  • Emergency management and public access defibrillators.
  • Programs and services at the Cornwall Public Library.

In addition, visitors will have a chance to win prizes from some of the participating departments, and children will be able to get a up-close look at a police cruiser and various Municipal Works vehicles.

Now in its 21st year, the Chamber of Commerce Spring Home & Leisure Show features over 100 exhibitors as well as presentations, food demonstrations, water craft and RV displays and much more. The show attracts thousands of visitors from across the region.

Admission to the show is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. Admission is free for children under 12 who are accompanied by an adult.


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