Employment Opportunity – Temporary Full Time Operator for Community Services

The Township of Minden Hills is currently accepting resumes for a Temporary Full Time Operator for the Community Services Department.  This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the parks, cemeteries and facilities for the Community Services Department. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by Friday June 2, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

The full posting and job description can be downloaded below:

Visit the Employment Opportunities page of our website to view all available employment opportunities.

Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Public Hearing

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Minden Hills will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Municipal Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ontario. The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to consider proposed Minor Variance Applications to the Township of Minden Hills Zoning By-law pursuant to Section 45 of the Planning Act. for:

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting

TAKE NOTICE that the Township of Minden Hills has received a complete application to amend the Township’s Zoning By-law No. 06-10 pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, Chpt. P. 13, as amended. The Council for The Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills will be holding a public meeting on Thursday June 8th, 2017 at 9:00 am, Minden Council Chambers, to inform the public of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

For more information, contact Ian Clendening, Planner at 705-286-1260 ext. 206.

 

Employment Opportunity – Community Services Department – Summer Student PARKS

The Township of Minden Hills is currently accepting resumes for one (1) Summer Student for the Community Services Department from June to August 25, 2017.  This position provides support and a variety of maintenance operations for the Community Services Department. Students must be between thew ages of 16-30 and returning to school in the fall. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by Thursday June 1, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

The full posting and job description can be downloaded below:

Employment Opportunity – Roads Department – Seasonal Labourer

The Township of Minden Hills is currently accepting resumes for one (1) Seasonal Labourer for the Roads Department from June 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.  This position provides support and a variety of maintenance construction activities, snow/ice removal, maintenance and repair services to roads, bridges, culverts, drainage and other road works maintenance for the Roads Department. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by Thursday May 25, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

The full posting and job description can be downloaded below:

Media Release #17-55: Notice of Road Closure – Milburn Road

Please be advised that the Milburn Road has been closed today, May 15, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon for a culvert replacement.
Click here to access the release for more information: 05.15.17 Minden Hills Media Release #17-55 – Notice of Road Closure-Milburn Road

Media Release 17-20: Road Closures & Conditions

Minden Hills Media Release #17-20 – Road Closures and Conditions

Media Release #17-19 Notice of Sandbag Operations

Minden Hills Media Release #17-19 – Notice of Sandbag Operations

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Warning Bancroft District

05.05.17 MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement Flood Warning

Media Release 17-18: Public Notice – FLOOD WARNING for the Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Minden Hills Media Release #17-18 – Public Notice FLOOD WARNING for the Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Media Release 17-17: Roads Closures and Conditions

Minden Hills Media Release #17-17 – Road Closures and Conditions

Media Release 17-16: UPDATE Road Closures – Milburn Soyers Bobcaygeon

Minden Hills Media Release #17-16 – UPDATE Road Closures – Milburn Soyers Bobcaygeon

Media Release 17-15: Public Notice Flood Warning for Gull River Watershed and Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Minden Hills Media Release #17-15 Public Notice – Flood Warning for Gull River Watershed and Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Media Release 17-14 Public Notice: Flood Warning for Gull River Watershed and the Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Minden Hills Media Release #17-14 – Public Notice Flood Warning for Gull River Watershed and Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Media Release 17-13 UPDATE: Road Closures – Devils Lake, Milburn, Soyers Lake & Bobcaygeon Roads

Minden Hills Media Release #17-13 – UPDATE Road Closures – Devils Milburn Soyers Bobcaygeon

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Warning for Bancroft District

05.02.17 MNRF Watershed Conditions Statements Flood Warning

Media Release 17-12 – Public Notice Minden Hills Flood Warning for the Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Minden Hills Media Release #17-12 – Public Notice – Minden Hills FLOOD WARNING for the Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Media Release 17-11: Notice of Road Closures – Devils, Milburn, Soyers & Bobcaygeon Roads

Minden Hills Media Release #17-11 – Road Closures – Devils Milburn Soyers Bobcaygeon

Update: Amendment – Horseshoe Lake Road Dam

Parks Canada has issued media communication – IWe – Trent – Severn NHS, FII – Amendment – Horseshoe One lane for the Horseshoe Lake Road Dam.

Notice: Zoning By-law Update – Phase 1 – Housekeeping – Open Houses & Request for Public Input

The Township of Minden Hills is conducting a comprehensive review of its Zoning By-law and is encouraging public input to help guide its development. There are a few ways to get involved:

1. Open House: 2 Open Houses have been scheduled to give the public an informal opportunity to review and ask questions about the proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law:

Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 Date: Friday, May 12th, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Minden Community Centre
55 Parkside Street Minden, ON
Location: Minden Community Centre
55 Parkside Street Minden, ON

 

2. Online Comment Form: Feedback is encouraged through the use of our Online Zoning Bylaw Update Comment Form

3. Send comments or questions in Person, by Mail or Email to:

Ian Clendening, Planner
The Township of Minden Hills
7 Milne Street, PO Box 359
Minden, ON K0M 2K0

iclendening@mindenhills.ca 

Media Release 17-10 – Notice of Road Closure: Bobcaygeon Road

Minden Hills Media Release #17-10 – Notice of Road Closure-Bobcaygeon Road

Fire Hydrant Flushing

Please note that mandatory Fire Hydrant flushing will be performed throughout the Minden Water Distribution System during the weeks of May 8, 2017 to May 19, 2017.

During this period please allow your water to run for 2-5 minutes to clear any discolouration through the home plumbing.

For more info, please call Ivan Ingram, Environmental & Property Operations Manager (705) 286-1260 ext. 216.

Notice: Public Meeting – Proposed Fee Change

Please take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills will be holding a Public Meeting on Thursday April 27, 2017 during its Regular Council meeting regarding a proposed change to its Fees and Charges By-law.  The meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street.

The Planning fee increases are related to Zoning By-law Amendments, Official Plan Amendments, Commercial Site Plan Approval, and a proposed new fee for Condominium Exemption; and increases to the purchase price for Shore Road Allowance Closures.

For further information on the proposed Planning fee changes please contact Ian Clendening, Planner at iclendening@mindenhills.ca  or 705-286-1260 ext. 206.

Media Release 17-09: Davis Lake Road Reopened

Minden Hills Media Release #17-09 – Davis Lake Road Reopened

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Warning, Watch and Outlook

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statements Flood Warning Watch Outlook 04.18.17

Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Public Hearing

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Minden Hills will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Municipal Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ontario. The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to consider proposed Minor Variance Applications to the Township of Minden Hills Zoning By-law pursuant to Section 45 of the Planning Act. for:

MNRF Water Conditions Statement: Flood Watch Outlook

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statements – Flood Watch Outlook-2017-04-10

Media Release 17-08 – UPDATE Soyers Lake Road Reopened

Minden Hills Media Release #17-08 – UPDATE Soyers Lake Road Reopened

Media Release 17-07: Water Advisory for Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Minden Hills Media Release #17-07-Public Notice Water Advisory for Surrounding Lakes and Rivers

Media Release 17-06 Road Closure – Soyers Lake Road

Minden Hills Media Release #17-06 – Road Closure Soyers Lake Road

Media Release 17-05: Public Notice – Sandbags Available

Minden Hills Media Release #17-05 – Public Notice – Sand Bags Available

MNRF Water Conditions Statement: Flood Warning Watch Outlook

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement Flood Warning Watch Outlook-05.04.17

UPDATE: Horseshoe Lake Dam Road

Horseshoe Lake Road (County Road 20) will open to one lane of traffic near the Horseshoe Lake Dam, below Bethel Road, on April 1, 2017.

Request for Tenders

For the Community Services Department

  1. RFT CSD 17-03 – Supply & Installation of Flooring at Community Facilities. The Community Services Department is accepting bids from qualified companies for the supply and installation of flooring at various community facilities. Submission deadline is Wednesday March 29, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

2.  RFT CSD 17-04 Doorways and Windows Replacement for the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena and Community Centre, Submission deadline is April 18, 2017 by 12:00 noon

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For the Environmental & Property Operations Department:

1. RFT EPO 17-01 – Supply & Delivery of One (1) 2017/2018 4×4 3/4 Tonne Extended Cab Truck. The RFT document includes information on a trade-in. Submission deadline is Tuesday May 9, 2017 by 12:00 noon. 

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For the Roads Department:

1. RFT – RDS 17-09 – Supply & Installation of Traffic Barrier & Various Fencing.   Submission deadline is April 20, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook Burnt River

MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement Flood Outlook BurntRiver-17-03-2017

Employment Opportunities – Community Services Department

1. Seasonal Operator: The Minden Hills Community Services Department is currently accepting resumes for one (1) Seasonal Operator from April 24, 2017 to December 9, 2017. This position provides support and a variety of maintenance operations for the Community Services Department according to the Township’s by-laws, policies and applicable legislation. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by Friday March 31, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

The full posting and job description can be downloaded below:

2. Casual Program Instructor: The Minden Hills Community Services Department is currently accepting resumes for one (1) Casual Program Instructor. This position provides support to, and helps deliver a variety of after-school, March Break and Summer Day Camp youth workshops and programs at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre, for the Township under the supervision of the Cultural Centre Curator, Director of Community Services or designate(s). Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by Thursday March 9, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

The full posting and job description can be downloaded below:

3. Recreation & Events Assistant: The Minden Hills Community Services Department is currently accepting resumes for One (1) Recreation & Events Assistant position for a six (6) month contract position anticipated to begin June 12, 2017. This position is responsible for assisting with recreation programming, community events and volunteer engagement for the Township under the supervision of the Director of Community Services. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by Monday May 1, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

The full posting and job description can be downloaded below:

Public Notice – Proposed Amendments to Procedural By-law

Please take notice that the Council of the Township of Minden Hills, at their March 30, 2017 Council Meeting, will consider amendments to its Procedural By-law being a by-law to govern the calling, place and proceedings of Council and Committees meetings.

The meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, ON.

For more information please contact Dawn Newhook, Clerk at dnewhook@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 205.

Dawn Newhook,
Clerk

Notice – Public Meeting Proposed Fee Change

Please take notice that the Council of the Township of Minden Hills will be holding a Public Meeting regarding a proposed change to its Fees and Charges By-law on March 30, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden ON.

The proposed fee change will apply to “Schedule H” Community Services Programs & Facilities to establish a special hourly rental rate of $31.25 for the use of the Minden Community Centre to facilitate Community Fitness Programs by outside providers.

For more information please contact Mark Coleman, Director of Community Services at mcoleman@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1936 ext. 201.

Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Public Hearing

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Minden Hills will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Municipal Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ontario. The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to consider proposed Minor Variance Applications to the Township of Minden Hills Zoning By-law pursuant to Section 45 of the Planning Act. for:

Youth Baseball Registration

Please Note that today, Thursday March 9, 2017, is the last day of the Registration Week for Youth Baseball in Minden! Visit the S.G. Nesbitt Arena between 1:00 and 4:00 pm today to register your child. Cost is $40/child. The 2017 Youth Baseball Registration Form can be downloaded or is available at sign up. The Registration period will remain open until March 31st. Contact Elisha Weiss at eweiss@mindenhills.ca for information.

Media Release 17-04 – UPDATE Closed Roads Reopened

Minden Hills Media Release #17-04 – UPDATE Closed Roads Reopened

Media Release – Road Closures

Minden Hills Media Release #17-03 – Road Closures

Important Notice to Website Subscribers: Upgraded Features and Scheduled Testing

The Township of Minden Hills is pleased to announce that the Newsroom and Emergency Alerts features of its website have been recently reformatted in order to better provide subscribers with information in a more navigable format. Changes include:

  •  The Newsroom has been reformatted to give users the ability to filter posts by category, set posts per page and view posts by week. Coming soon to this feature is an Archive page for searching through older posts. The following categories are now incorporated into the reformatted Newsroom: Elections, Employment Opportunities, Events, News & Notices (previously “Media Releases”), Road Closures, Tenders & Tax Sales and Weather Related Notices.
  •  The Emergency Alerts feature has been enhanced to provide better visibility and communication in the event of an emergency situation. Features include a “Splash Screen” notification that will automatically pop up on the website’s homepage during an emergency. Users will also have to ability to filter posts by category, set posts per page, view posts per week and access archived emergency posts.

Emergency Alerts Testing: If you are currently a subscriber to the Emergency Alerts emails, please note that the Township has scheduled testing of this feature on Friday March 3, 2017 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Subscribers may receive test email(s) during this period. The word “TEST” will be included in any test email. Please disregard these “Test” emails. All reasonable attempts will be made to keep testing to a minimum to reduce email buildup. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this testing period and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please Note: To change your settings or unsubscribe, at any time, click on the subscription link found immediately below any emailed post message from our website

Public Notice of Shoreline Allowance

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills proposes to consider By-laws to stop up, close, and convey those parcels of land more particularly described in the Shoreline Allowance attachment below:

The proposed By-Laws will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting to be held in the Municipal Council Chambers at 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ontario, on Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:00 am. If deemed advisable, the proposed By-laws will be passed at its regular meeting to be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Media Release 17-02 -Road Closure Update Reynolds Road

Minden Hills Media Release _17-02 – UPDATE – Road Closure – Reynolds Road

Media Release 17-01 – Notice of Road Closure: Reynolds Road

Minden Hills Media Release #17-01 – Road Closure Reynolds Road

Employment Opportunity – Casual Program Instructor

The Minden Hills Community Services Department is currently accepting resumes for one (1) Casual Program Instructor. This position provides support to, and helps deliver a variety of after-school, March Break and Summer Day Camp youth workshops and programs at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre, for the Township under the supervision of the Cultural Centre Curator, Director of Community Services or designate(s). Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by Thursday March 9, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Public Hearing

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Minden Hills will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Municipal Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ontario. The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to consider proposed Minor Variance Applications to the Township of Minden Hills Zoning By-law pursuant to Section 45 of the Planning Act.:

Winter Parking & Snow Removal Public Reminder

A Reminder for the Public:
• No person shall park or stop a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the maintenance and repair of highways and utilities, or with the removal of snow.
• No person shall park a motor vehicle in a municipal parking lot from November 1st of one year to April 30th of the following year at any time between 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., or during such shorter period as identified by authorized signs.
• Please avoid depositing snow onto or move snow across public streets or walkways. Doing this causes sections of road to narrow and become unsafe.

For more information, please contact the Chief Building Official at cmcknight@mindenhills.ca or the Road Superintendent at twilson@mindenhills.ca.

Notice – Adoption of 2017 Budget

Please take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills, during its Regular Meeting on February 23, 2017, will consider adopting the following:

• 2017 Budget for the Minden Cemetery Board,
• By-law for 2017 Minden Water Rates,
• By-law for 2017 Minden Sewer Rates,
• By-law for 2017 Lutterworth Water Rates; and
• 2017 Estimates By-law.

The Regular Council Meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, ON.

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Newhook, Clerk at 705-286-1260 ext. 205 or email dnewhook@mindenhills.ca

Dawn Newhook, Clerk
Township of Minden Hills
7 Milne Street
Minden, ON

Revised – Notice – Public Meeting Proposed Fee Changes

The Council of the Township of Minden Hills will be holding a Public Meeting regarding proposed changes to its Fees and Charges By-law and Scale of Costs By-law on February 23, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street.

The proposed changes to the Fees and Charges By-Law will apply to the following items:
• Rental rate increase for minimum 4 hour rental from $40.00 to $48.00 and each additional hour from $10/hr to $12/hr for the use of the Lochlin Community Centre.
• Change in the Tipping fees for Compaction Trucks and Bins to a rate of $35.00 per cubic yard.
For more information please contact Ivan Ingram, Environmental and Property Operations Manager at iingram@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 216

The proposed changes to the Scale of Costs By-law are related to the administrative services provided for the Sale of Land for Tax Arrears and include increases to:
• Costs incurred to commence tax sale proceedings, from $200.00 to $250.00;
• Authorize Extension Agreements, from $200.00 to $250.00; and
• Costs for Public Sale that include payment into and out of Court of Surplus funds, from $400.00 to $500.00.
For more information on these fees please contact Jane Leavis, Tax Collector and Payroll Administrator at jleavis@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 201

Dawn Newhook,
Clerk

Notice of Office Closure

Please note that due to inclement weather, the Township Administration Office will be CLOSED at 3:30 pm today, February 7th. The office is expected to open at its regular time of 8:30 am tomorrow morning.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Employment Opportunity – Community Services Department

Recreation & Events Assistant
The Minden Hills Community Services Department is currently accepting resumes for one (1) Recreation & Events Assistant position for a six (6) month contract position anticipated to begin June 12, 2017. This position is responsible for assisting with recreation programming, community events and volunteer engagement for the Township under the supervision of the Director of Community Services. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by Monday May 1, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

The full posting and job description can be downloaded below:

Employment Opportunities – Community Services Department

1. Summer Students – Parks Position
The Community Services Department is currently accepting resumes for two (2) Summer Student positions, effective from May 8 to August 25, 2017. These positions provide support and a variety of maintenance operations for the Community Services Department. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a resume of education and experience by Monday March 6, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

The full posting and job description can be downloaded below:

 

2. Summer Students – Minden Hills Cultural Centre (Heritage Interpreters) 

The Minden Hills Community Services Department is currently accepting resumes for three (3) summer student (Heritage Interpreters) positions for a 16 week period from May 9 to August 26, 2017. These positions provide support and assistance to the Curator of the Minden Hills Cultural Centre, enacting time period activities and delivering children’s supporting Art Gallery, Museum, Heritage Village and Nature’s Place programming. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a resume of education and experience by Monday March 6, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

The full posting and job description can be downloaded below:

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting

Take Notice that the Township of Minden Hills has received a complete application to amend the Township’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law. The site specific amendments apply to property municipally known as 8 Peck Street and a vacant parcel at the southeast corner of Peck & Bobcaygeon. The applicant will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday January 24, 2017 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm at the Minden Lions Club, located at 166 Bobcaygeon Road, Minden. A Public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday February 9, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Municipal Council Chambers, located at 7 Milne Street, Minden.

Download the Notice of Complete Application Open House and Public Meeting for more details.

 

NOTICE – Budget Standing Committee Meeting February 9, 2017

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills will be meeting as the Budget Standing Committee to review the 4th draft of the 2017 Budget on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The meeting will commence following Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting in the Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, ON.

Dawn Newhook, Clerk
7 Milne Street, Minden ON
(p) 705-286-1260 ext. 205
(f) 705-286-4917
Email: dnewhook@mindenhills.ca

Notice – Public Meeting Draft 2017 Budget February 9, 2017

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills will be holding a Public Meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2017 during its Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the draft 2017 Budget. The meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden ON.

Dawn Newhook, Clerk
7 Milne Street, Minden ON
(p) 705-286-1260 ext. 205
(f) 705-286-4917
Email: dnewhook@mindenhills.ca

Notice – Budget Standing Committee meeting

Take Notice that the Council of the Township of Minden Hills, will meet as the Budget Standing Committee on Thursday, January 26, 2017, to review the 3rd Draft of the 2017 Budget. This meeting will follow the Regular Council Meeting in the Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, ON.

For further information regarding the meeting please contact Dawn Newhook, Clerk at 705-286-1260 ext. 205 or dnewhook@mindenhills.ca.

Intro to Snowshoeing

Friday February 3rd & 17th. Meet at the Scout Hall Parking Lot (behind the arena). Snowshoes and walking poles available. NO FEE! To register, please contact Elisha at 705-286-2298 or eweiss@mindenhills.ca.

Request for Tender – BBP 17-01 – One (1) New 2016/2017 SUV/Crossover Style Vehicle

For the Building/Bylaw/Planning Department:
RFT No. BBP 17-01 – for the Purchase of One (1) New 2016/2017 SUV/Crossover Style Vehicle. The Building/Bylaw/Planning Department is accepting tenders for the purchase of a new SUV/Crossover Style Vehicle for use kin municipal building, bylaw and planning operations. Full details are included in the Tender document listed below. Submission deadline is Wednesday February 13, 2017 by 12:00 noon.

 

Revised Notice of Special Council meeting

Take Notice that the Council of the Township of Minden Hills has scheduled a Special Meeting of Council on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in the Minden Council Chambers at 7 Milne Street, Minden, ON, following the Budget Standing Committee Meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to proceed into Closed Session for the purposes of discussing the following:

  • One item pursuant to Section 239(2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O., 2001, as amended regarding a proposed or pending acquisition of land;
  • One item pursuant to Section 239(2) (d) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O., 2001, as amended regarding labour relations or employee negotiations.

Dawn Newhook, Clerk
Township of Minden Hills
7 Milne Street
Minden, ON K0M 2K0
(P) 705-286-1260 ext. 205
(f) 705-286-4917
Email: dnewhook@mindenhills.ca

Notice of Special Council meeting

Take Notice that the Council of the Township of Minden Hills has scheduled a Special Meeting of Council on Thursday, January 12, 2017 following the Budget Standing Committee Meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to proceed into Closed Session for the purposes of discussing the following:

  • One item pursuant to Section 239(2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O., 2001, as amended regarding a proposed or pending acquisition of land;
  • One item pursuant to Section 239(2) (d) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O., 2001, as amended regarding labour relations or employee negotiations.

Dawn Newhook, Clerk
Township of Minden Hills
7 Milne Street
Minden, ON K0M 2K0
(P) 705-286-1260 ext. 205
(f) 705-286-4917
Email: dnewhook@mindenhills.ca

Call for Committee Members – Committee of Adjustment

The Township of Minden Hills is seeking two (2) community-minded residents to serve on the Committee of Adjustment for the remaining 2014-2018 term of Council.  The new members would fill a recent vacancy and broaden the Committee to a five member panel.

Please see details provided in the link below.

Committee of Adjustment Information Sheet

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by submitting a copy of their resume and a cover letter to:

Clerk’s Department
Committee of Adjustment Member
Township of Minden Hills
P.O. Box 359 – 7 Milne Street
Minden, ON., K0M 2K0
or by e-mail to: sprentice@mindenhills.ca

Applications must be received by January 26, 2017.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered will be used solely for candidate selection purposes only. Questions about the collection and use of this information should be directed to the Clerk, Dawn Newhook, Township of Minden Hills, 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ontario, K0M 2K0 (705) 286-1260 ext. 205.

For further information regarding the recruitment process, or on the role and responsibility of Committee Members, contact Ian Clendening, Planner & Secretary-Treasurer to the Committee of Adjustment, at 705-286-1260 ext. 206 or e-mail iclendening@mindenhills.ca

Notice of Load Restrictions

Please note that as per By-Law 16-144, being a by-law to enact load restrictions on Municipal Bridges, the Township of Minden Hills have placed load restrictions on the following structures:

  • Ritchie Falls Road Bridge (A) – 5 tonnes max
  • Ritchie Falls Road Bridge (B) – 3 tonnes max
  • Soyers Lake Road Bridge – 10 tonnes max

Load Restrictions signs have been placed at each structure and are strictly enforced.

For inquiries or more information, please contact the Road Superintendent at twilson@mindenhills.ca

Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Public Hearing

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Minden Hills will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Municipal Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ontario. The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to consider proposed Minor Variance Applications to the Township of Minden Hills Zoning By-law pursuant to Section 45 of the Planning Act.:

Call for Committee Member – Lochlin Community Centre Advisory Committee

The Township of Minden Hills is looking for one (1) volunteer to participate as a member of the Lochlin Community Centre Advisory Committee. If you, or someone you know, are interested in participating, please submit a completed Advisory Committee Application Form in person, by mail or email to:

Clerk’s Department
Lochlin Community Centre Advisory Committee Member
Township of Minden Hills
P.O. Box 359 – 7 Milne Street
Minden, ON.,  K0M 2K0

or by e-mail to: sprentice@mindenhills.ca

Deadline to submit is Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

For more information on the committees’ mandate and terms of reference, visit the Lochlin Community Centre Advisory Committee page. Application Forms are also available by visiting the Clerks Department, 2nd Floor.

Notice of Special meeting – Budget Standing Committee meeting

Take Notice that the Council of the Township of Minden Hills, will meet as the Budget Standing Committee on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, ON to review the first draft of the 2017 Budget.

For further information regarding the meeting please contact Dawn Newhook, Clerk at 705-286-1260 ext. 205 or dnewhook@mindenhills.ca.

Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Public Hearing

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Minden Hills will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Municipal Council Chambers located at 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ontario. The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to consider proposed Minor Variance Applications to the Township of Minden Hills Zoning By-law pursuant to Section 45 of the Planning Act.:

November 14, 2016 – Media Release #16-66 – Notice of Load Restrictions

Minden Hills Media Release 16-66 – Notice of Load Restrictions

Changes to Property Assessment Appeal Deadlines

For the 2017 tax year, property owners will have 120 days from the Issue Date of their 2016 Property Assessment Notice to file a Request for Reconsideration (RfR). The historical March 31st RfR deadline does not apply for the 2017 tax year. The Issue Date and the unique RfR deadline are included on every Property Assessment Notice. For more information, visit www.mpac.ca.

Revised – Notice of Requests for Municipal Council Support Resolutions

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Township of Minden Hills has been approached with requests for “Municipal Council Support Resolutions” relating to applications for Renewable Energy Proposals under the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program. The following proposals are now being considered for resolutions which would give the project “Priority Points” as set out by the IESO, the approval authority for such applications:

Please contact Ian Clendening at iclendening@mindenhills.ca should you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the above noted requests.

Have Your Say in the Canada Post Review

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates is conducting a study on the Canada Post Corporation’s postal services and options, as identified by an independent Task Force for the Canada Post Corporation, in their discussion paper.

Individuals and organizations are invited to participate by sharing their needs for postal services and opinions on Canada Post in the questionnaire provided on the Parliament of Canada’s website.

For more information on this matter or to view the discussion paper, please visit the Government of Canada’s website.

Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)

If you are a customer of an electricity utility and in a lower-income home, you may qualify for a monthly on-bill credit through the Ontario Energy Board’s Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP). Application packages are available for pickup at the Township Administration Building during regular business hours. You can also visit OntarioElectricitySupport.ca for more information and online applications.

Employment Opportunity

For the Community Services Department

Community Development/Recreation & Events Assistant – this 5 month contract position, anticipated to begin September 1, 2016, is responsible for assisting with recreation programming, community events and volunteer engagement for the Township of Minden Hills under the supervision of the Director of Community Services. Hours of work are based on a twenty-four (24) hour work, generally being Monday to Friday, including some evenings and weekends. Rate of pay is $11.25/hour.

For qualifications and experience requirements, download the employment Opportunity posting and Position Description provided below:

Application deadline is Friday August 19, 2016 on or before 12:00 noon. Applications may be submitted by:

Email: sprentice@mindenhills.ca or to:

Employment Opportunity – Curatorial Programming Assistant
Human Resources
Township of Minden Hills
7 Milne St, PO Box 359
Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Attention: Mark Coleman, Director of Community Services

Tuesday June 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm – Media Release #16-61 Landfill & Transfer Station Sites Material Restrictions

Minden Hills Media Release #16-61 – Landfill and Transfer Station Sites – Material Restrictions

Scotchline Landfill Reuse Table

Open Daily: from May until October

Scotchline Landfill has a “Reuse” area for items in good condition such as books, sporting goods, dinnerware and furnishings. Unacceptable items include any child care item such as car seats, cribs or high chairs, electrical devices, safety equipment as well as general refuse. Acceptable/Unacceptable items may be determined at the discretion of the landfill attendant.

Notice of Plastic Oil Containers Recycling etc.

A reminder to the ratepayers of Minden Hills that oil, anti-freeze and hydraulic lubricant containers are accepted at all Minden Hills Landfill and Transfer Station locations for recycling. This service is FREE of charge to residents of Minden Hills. The following considerations are requested by the Township when bringing your containers to the landfills/transfer stations:

  • Ensure that all pails and containers are empty of liquid. Only a small residue should remain.
  • Remove all pail lids and place lids in the bags with the oil jugs.
  • Do not put pails in the bags.
  • Ensure that all pail lids are metal free.
  • Stack pails. Keep the lid on the top pail to prevent liquid from gathering in the pail.
  • Replace the cap on all oil jugs after draining. This prevents pooling of oil in the bottom of the bag.

For more information on recycling, or for landfill related inquiries, please visit the Environmental Services, Landfill & Recycling Operations page of our website or contact the Environmental & Property Operations Manager at iingram@mindenhills.ca.

Use of Fireworks

A public reminder that the use of Consumer Fireworks within the geographical Township of Minden Hills does not require a permit and are only permitted on: Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and New Year’s Eve. Please refer to the Fireworks Notice handout for clarification and permitted use times, or download the full version of the Township of Minden Hills Noise Bylaw 13-54 for more information. For questions or concerns, please contact the CBO/MLEO/Planning Supervisor at cmknight@mindenhills.ca.

Use of Chinese Lanterns

The Minden Hills Fire Department Service would like to caution the public about the dangers of the use of Chinese lanterns.

Chinese lanterns, also known as wish or flying lanterns, have become increasingly popular worldwide as a means of celebrating special occasions – however, they carry a significant risk of fire or injury.

The lanterns are generally made from paper, supported by a wire frame that incorporates a holder at its base for a solid fuel heat source. In the event that the lantern is caught in a tree, or lands on a roof, the outcome could be tragic.

A Chinese lantern, is in essence, a naked flame floating into the sky with no control over the direction it will take or where it will land. Additionally, there is no guarantee that the internal fuel source will be fully extinguished and cooled, once the lantern descends.

These can present a very real fire hazard.

If you have questions, or for more information, please contact Doug Schell, Fire Chief at dschell@mindenhills.ca.

Notice of Shoreline Allowance

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills proposes to consider By-laws to stop up, close, and convey those parcels of land more particularly described in the Shoreline Allowance attachment below:

The proposed By-Laws will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting to be held in the Municipal Council Chambers at 7 Milne Street, Minden, Ontario, on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 9:00 am. If deemed advisable, the proposed By-laws will be passed at its regular meeting to be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Greensaver Home Assistance Program

Greensaver is a non-profit environmental agency, offering a free program for Hydro One customers who are on limited or fixed incomes. Through the Home Assistance program, individuals can receive free energy upgrades such as free light bulbs, fridges and freezers. For more information on the agency and its program, please visit www.greensaver.org.

Adult Recreation Programs

NEW!! Pole Walking

First session: February 16th to March 22nd
Next session: June 7th to August 30th

Pole walking is a low impact exercise that provides the highest benefits for health, wellness and fitness for people of all ages and fitness levels
Meet in Scout Hall parking lot (behind the arena) Tuesday mornings at 11:00am during the above sessions. This is a drop in program and is FREE! Please wear comfortable footwear and appropriate clothing. Poles will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

NEW!! Adult Ball Hockey

Every Tuesday evening, from June 28 to August 16, 2016 at the S.G Nesbitt Memorial Arena from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Cost is $2.00/player and proper protective equipment is required.

Ice Skating

Current session: until the end of March 2016
Next session: September 15th 2016 – March 30th 2017
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at the S.G Nesbitt Memorial arena. The cost is $2.00/person (HST included). Please note the Township does not provide skate rentals.

Pickleball

Pickleball is played Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon at the Minden Community Centre. This is a drop in program and cost is $2.00/player (HST included) per session to play. No experience required. Please bring clean, indoor shoes.

Bid Euchre

Bid Euchre is played Thursday and every 3rd Sunday, afternoons, from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at the Minden Community Centre. This is a drop in program and cost is $4.00/person (HST included) on Thursdays and $8.00/person (HST included) on Sundays.

Table Tennis

Come and join in the action at Table Tennis! Played every Monday and Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Minden Community Centre. For those age 18 and over. This is a drop in program and cost is $3.00/player (tax included) per session to play.

Contact Elisha Weiss at 705-286-2298 for more information on these programs.

Notice of Adoption of Official Plan & Passing of Zoning Bylaw Amendments

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills enacted By-law No. 15-164, which adopted Official Plan Amendment No. 10, in accordance with the provisions of Section 17 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13 and, enacted Zoning By-law Amendment No. 15-163 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13 on November 26, 2015 with respect to the lands as outlined in the attachment below. The Official Plan Amendment is being forwarded to the County of Haliburton for approval.

For more information, please contact dnewhook@mindenhills.ca, Municipal Clerk

Weight Restriction Notice – Francis Bridge

Minden Hills Media Release #15-12 – Weight Restriction Francis Bridge

Winter Sand

Is available at the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena parking lot, 55 Parkside Street for residential use.
Please note this is for Individual Use Only – No Commercial Users Please.

Toll Free Number

As of today the Township of Minden Hills has a Toll Free number for all North America and Canada contacts.

Please feel free to add this number to all your contact information. 1-844-277-1260

Speed Limit Reduced for the Village of Minden

The new 40km/hour speed limit signs as per By-law 14-043 are now posted in the Village of Minden along Bobcaygeon Road, Newcastle Street and Water Street. Please watch for these signs and be prepared to reduce your speed.

Did You Know – “Dogs Running at Large”

Did You Know that the Township of Minden Hills has a By-Law prohibiting dogs to run at large? “Running at large” is any dog found at any place, other than the premises or property of the owner of such dog and is not under the apparent control of any person. Please keep your pets on your own property and when out for a walk, a leash is required. Don’t forget to stoop and scoop. Should you require any further information, please contact the By-Law department at 705-286-1260 Ext. 209.

Outdoor Fire Restrictions

From April 1 through to October 31 there is no daytime burning.  For more information please contact Fire Chief Doug Schell at dschell@mindenhills.ca.  You may also visit the Emergency Services section of our website.

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QMS) POLICY

The Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills, its Management and entire staff are committed to the principles and objectives set out in our QMS Policy. Our Policy is to:- Meet all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements;

  • Provide safe drinking water and services to consumers;
  • Report performance to employees, regulators and consumers effectively; and
  • Maintain and continually improve our QMSThe Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills entire staff will act to ensure the implementation of this Policy and will monitor progress of the Quality Management System (QMS)

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