COVD-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 immunization clinics have been set up to vaccinate residents in Haliburton County against COVID-19. Appointments are booked based on the priority outlined in the provincial vaccine distribution plan and are based on the local availability of vaccine. Visit the hkpr website at https://www.hkpr.on.ca/2021/03/12/vaccination-clinics/ for information.

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Township Facilities, Operations and Closures

Administrative Services:

The Township of Minden Hills Administrative Office has reopened to the public with restrictions and safety measures in place.
When visiting the office:

  • Wear a Mask. Face coverings are mandatory as outlined by the HKPR Health Unit's requirements.
  • Respect physical distancing guidelines and use the provided floor spacing markers.
  • Use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building.
  • Be patient. A limited number of visitors are allowed into the building at one time. Please be prepared to wait your turn if necessary.
  • We strongly encourage you to continue to utilize our online services, schedule an appointment or use our secure drop box, located at the main entrance, whenever possible. To book an appointment, please contact the Department or Staff member directly.

For information regarding the provincial Road Map to Reopening, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario#section-2

 

Parks, Recreation, Community and Cultural Services:

  • These facilities are closed, and all Township events and programs have been cancelled or suspended until further notice.

Public Parks, Playgrounds and Boat Launches:

  • In accordance with the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, all Township maintained seasonal public parks, playgrounds and boat launches remain open during the regular season (spring to fall).
  • All Township maintained baseball diamonds, picnic shelters, shuffleboard court and skate park have reopened. The tennis courts will reopen when resurfacing is complete. Please wear a face covering or mask when enjoying these recreational amenities.
  • When accessing these locations or outdoors spaces, please maintain a physical distance of 2m (6 feet) between yourself and other members of the public.
  • A reminder that the Minden, Lochlin and Irondale Community Centres remain closed.
  • Signage and/or barricades will be placed at all affected locations.

Public Washrooms:

  • All public washrooms and portable toilets (port-a-potties) are open for public use.

Public Works:

Landfills:

During the summer of 2020, please note the following amendments to operations at waste sites:

Hours of Operation

  • There are no changes to hours of operation at any site.

Accepted Materials:

Scotch Line Landfill:

  • The Diabetes Canada drop-off box and reuse centre at the Scotch Line Landfill will remain closed.
  • All other waste types will be accepted at the Scotch Line Landfill.
  • Tipping fees will apply and must be paid in exact change.

Ingoldsby Transfer Station:

  • Ingoldsby Transfer Station will resume acceptance of brush.
  • Tipping fees will apply and must be paid in exact change.

All Other Sites:

  • Iron Mine and Little Gull sites are accepting bagged household waste (up to 3 bags per week), blue box recycling and scrap metal.

Payment Methods:

Due to the naturally unsanitary nature of waste sites and our inability to ensure consistent and reliable sanitation measures for cash handling, sites will be accepting only exact change for tipping fee payment. Please come prepared with a variety of bills and coins in anticipation of not receiving change.

Contactless payment options will be implemented at Scotch Line and Ingoldsby in the coming weeks, which will allow users to pay using credit card or debit, eliminating the need to tender exact change. Updates will be posted here and on the Township’s social media channels when this is available.

Tipping fees can be found on the Township of Minden Hills’ website at https://mindenhills.ca/environmental-services/landfill-operations/.

Practicing Safe Site Usage

  • Higher than normal volumes of site traffic are anticipated over the next week, so please be patient and drive carefully on site.
  • Maintain social distance from site staff and other site users.
  • We strongly encourage the use of masks on site, especially if interacting with a staff person.
  • We strongly encourage you to use hand sanitizer after attending the site, and to thoroughly wash your hands as soon as possible.
  • Avoid touching railings, bins, door handles and other objects on site.
Virtual Council Meetings

As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, all Council and Committee of the Whole meetings will be conducted virtually via web conference; and Closed Session meetings via teleconference, until further notice.

Please visit the Committee of the Whole and Council page of our website for more information and to access the live stream link for the meeting.

Waste/Landfill Operations

Please note the following amendments to operations at waste sites:

Hours of Operation:

  • There are no changes to hours of operation at any site. Waste Sites are currently operating under normal winter hours.

Payment Methods:

Contactless payment options will be implemented at Scotch Line and Ingoldsby in the coming weeks, which will allow users to pay using credit card or debit, eliminating the need to tender exact change. Updates will be posted here and on the Township’s social media channels when this is available.

Tipping fees can be found on the Township of Minden Hills’ website at https://mindenhills.ca/environmental-services/landfill-operations/.

Although not mandatory, the Township asks that you provide exact change for payment of items that tipping fees apply.

Mandatory Masks:

Effective immediately, January 15, 2021, site users are required to wear masks while outside of their vehicles within the waste facility.

Practicing Safe Site Usage:

  • Sites are experiencing higher than normal volume this year; please be patient and wait for space to open up at each drop off location before proceeding to dispose of waste.
  • Maintain social distance from site staff and other site users.
  • We strongly encourage you to use hand sanitizer after attending the site, and to thoroughly wash your hands as soon as possible.
  • Avoid touching railings, bins, door handles and other objects on site.

For more information on Landfill Operations, including some service reductions, refer to the
Landfill Operations page of our website.


HELPFUL LINKS

Government of Canada:
How to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

Government of Ontario:
Enhancing Public Health & Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown

Government of Ontario:
Health and Safety Association Guidance Documents for Workplaces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Health Canada

Ministry of Health

Public Health Ontario

Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) – Construction Projects deemed essential under 2nd State of Emergency

County of Haliburton

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) RfR deadline extension

Assessment Review Board
deferrals and timelines

HKPR: How to Wash Your Hands

HKPR: Prevent the Spread of Germs

Prevention and Best Practices

Minden Food Bank

SHARED
COMMUNICATIONS

HCDC COVID-19 Loan
Program Details

HHHS Self Isolation Flyer

HHHS Appeal for Health Care Workers – Mar 24, 2020

HHHS Release – Mar 17 2020

Joint Letter to the Construction Industry – Essential Services List COVID-19

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility – Ontario Community Support

MNRF Memo – Restricted Fire Zone Declaration due to COVID-19

Ontario Energy Board COVID-19 Update on Time of Use Pricing

The Township of Minden is monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO).

We are collectively working together to put into effect community based measures that will protect the general population in Minden Hills and our surroundings, in order to do our part to slow the spread of the virus.

New information continues to be communicated by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario regarding preventative measures for communities. This information can be accessed by clicking the links provided under the HELPFUL LINKS heading.

We will also share important and useful communications from our community partners. These can be accessed by clicking on the links provided under the SHARED COMMUNICATIONS heading.

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced the COVID-19 outbreak can be characterized as a pandemic and that the rates of infection continue to rise. On March 17, 2020 the province of Ontario declared a State of Emergency.

The Township of Minden Hills has declared a state of emergency effective, Tuesday March 17, 2020 at 6:42 PM.

The Minden Hills Emergency Operations Centre has convened and are beginning to meet regularly to monitor the situation and are encouraging the public to check the Township website and local media outlets for updates.

Another way to stay up to date is to subscribe to our website by clicking the Subscribe Here button, located at the bottom of the web page, and by completing the following:

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We will continue to communicate all information by means of media broadcasting and media releases to radio stations, local newspapers and our website.

For Municipal Emergency contact after hours call: 1-866-856-3247

For Emergency Services call: 911