Frontenac Islands


Welcome to Frontenac Islands

Island SunsetFrontenac Islands was formed in 1998 by the amalgamation of two of Ontario's oldest rural municipalities: Howe Island and Wolfe Island. Both islands can trace their European roots back to New France, but it was only in the years after the War of 1812 that settlement took place in any numbers.

The islands are named after two of Britain's generals from the time period of the Seven Year's War: James Wolfe (d. Sept 13, 1759) and William Howe (d. 1814), a subordinate of Wolfe's at the Plains Of Abraham and later Commander-in-Chief of British troops in North America during the American Revolution. The islands' current names first appeared on a map in 1818 when Captain William Fitzwilliam Owen of the Royal Navy conducted a naval survey of the 1,000 Islands.

Today, the islands have a mixture of agricultural and rural lifestyles with a growing proportion of residents working off the islands in Kingston or elsewhere in Frontenac County.

The islands, situated as they are at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River, provide a unique location to live and work. Access to the mainland is by boat: both islands are serviced by ferries year-round with the addition of a seasonal ferry to the USA from Wolfe Island from May to November.

Special Council Meeting - July 28

The Township of Frontenac Islands will hold a special meeting of Council on Monday, July 28, 2014 8:00 a.m. to be held at the Wolfe Island Municipal Office.

Darlene Plumley, CAO/Clerk


Invitation to Tender #2014-02

Invitation to tender for one 6 Ton Truck Cab and Chassis, Diesel, Standard Tandem.

Snow Plow 12' leveling Wing
Pump Dowty Tandem
Hydraulic Show Plow Wing Tower
Snow Plow 9' one way
Combination Dump Body Spreader

Specifications and confirmation
Tender Closing: Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 12:00 noon.

Scope of Work Tree Cutting/Limb Trimming Public Roadsides

Request for Proposals Overview
The objective is to provide for the cutting and trimming of trees/limbs along the municipal roadsides which have broken due to the December 2013 Ice Storm.

Guarantee and Service Contract
The Contractor must perform “The Work” as listed in this document.
Proof of WSIB coverage and Liability Insurance coverage must be provided.
A mandatory site meeting with the Public Works Manager is scheduled on May 13th at 10:30 am.
Licensed Arborist must be on site and aware of sensitive species concerns during tree/limb cutting.
List of references must be provided.

Provide equipment and personnel to undertake the tree and limb cutting along the municipal public roadways.
• The contractor must provide for all equipment necessary to perform the duties required.
• Sufficient number of adequately trained personnel must be employed and outfitted with the proper safety equipment to complete the work within the time period stated.

Public Roadsides Wolfe Island
Public Roadsides Howe Island

Due to the significant damage caused by the December ice storm, the Township has been left with a number of limbs which are broken and hanging from trees along the municipal roadsides. It is likely that these limbs will eventually become dislodged and without the proper trimming and removal become a safety hazard. It may also be necessary to remove the entire tree completely due to the amount of damage sustained.

• Job is to commence prior to the process of chipping and clearing to be undertaken as a result of the December Ice Storm and be coordinated with the contractor who has been awarded the job of chipping and clearing.
• Job is to be completed by mid June.
• All limbs/wood/debris must be placed in such a manner as to allow for the follow up program for chipping.

•Proposal of costs for the work being undertaken are to be calculated by and hourly rate based on an eight hour day with documentation provided.
• Lowest quote is not necessarily accepted.
• All work subject to financial constraints.

• Quotes must be addressed to Darlene Plumley C.A.O./Clerk/Treasurer in a sealed envelope identified as “Tree Cutting/Limb Trimming Public Roadsides” no later than 4:00 pm. on May 15th, 2014