By Desmond Devoy, InsideOttawaValley, June 12, 2020
Perth town council appears to have indicated that it is not in favour of spraying herbicides for invasive species.
The debate began at Perth town council’s committee of the whole June 9 as council members were presented with a letter from two area residents expressing concerns over spraying herbicides for invasive species.
As a member of Lanark County council, Mayor John Fenik said that he would support the current spraying management plan — for now. But longer term, “I believe that spraying is not a good thing for the environment,” he said. “Is there some way we can opt out of (the county’s) spraying? I don’t want any spraying in the Town of Perth.”