THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LANARK HIGHLANDS
April 25th, 2017
Wild Parsnip Control PW 2017-13
“THAT that the Township of Lanark Highlands participates in the Clearview spraying program organized by the County on selected Township roadsides in 2017; AND FURTHER THAT this matter be presented at the Council meeting of April 25th, 2017 for consideration.”
Township staff and members of council have received concerns from residents about the risk of exposure to Wild Parsnip and encroachment of the plant onto their property. The wild parsnip spraying program began in 2015 in Lanark County and was successfully completed in Lanark Highlands in 2016.
The medical officer of Health has declared Wild Parsnip as a Public Health Risk and further determined that the Wild Parsnip is a risk to the health of the residents of Lanark County. Lanark County is planning to continue the spraying in 2017 with Clearview on approximately 750 (lane) km of County Roads. Local municipalities have an option to join the program on Township Roads.
1. Accept the tender from Green Stream Lawn and Vegetation Management Inc and participate in the 2017 spraying program.
2. Reject the tender and decline participation.
The price tendered by Green Stream Lawn and Vegetation Management Inc is $1040.00 for application. The Township then purchases the spray at the price set by the manufacturer of $1,951.68 per 3.68kg. In 2016 the Township spent $3,348.24 on product and application.
Township staff recommend that Lanark Highlands participate in the Clearview spraying program organized by the County on selected Township roadsides in 2017.