County Invites Township to Merge Official Planning Activities

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County Planning Staff members Bryan Weir and Iain Mudd made a presentation at the August 8th Council meeting at the invitation of Township staff to outline their invitation to merge their local Official Plan documents with the County Official Plan. As they explained, the current Official Plan includes two components: … Continue reading

Council Establishes Noise By-Law

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Cavan Monaghan has always operated without a noise by-law addressing noise-related complaints as they arose.  Last month, at the suggestion of Chief Building Official Kyle Phillips, the township adopted an official noise by-law to enable staff to address complaints that have been steadily increasing.  Some of them, including those related … Continue reading

Plan B: Township Staff to Seek Alternative Routes to Secure Serviced Industrial Land

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Last month, Council rejected an appeal made by Peterborough Chief Administrative Officer Alan Seabrooke that the township accept an alternative payment schedule in compensation for a successful boundary change transferring 4140 acres of residential and industrial lands to the city for future development. Since that meeting, there have been no … Continue reading

County Strategic Plan in Review

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Last month Peterborough County passed its 2017 budget which results in an assessment increase of 2.92% for County residents. Together with the municipal rate increase established in the 2017 Cavan Monaghan municipal budget in January, local property taxes will rise by — for township residents in 2017. According to Director … Continue reading

No More Paper Ballots: Council Confirms Telephone and Internet Voting for the 2018 Municipal Election

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At their October 18th meeting, Council passed a by-law confirming that in the next municipal election, votes may only be cast on the telephone or the internet, a process that will be managed by Simply Voting Inc., who coordinated the 2014 election. There will be no paper ballot alternative. The … Continue reading

Fire Hall #1 Replacement Facility: Draft Plan Comes with $5 Million Price Tag

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At the July 4th Council meeting, Fire Chief Bill Balfour introduced Frank Alaimo, principal of Alaimo Architecture Inc. to introduce the design and costing of a plan for a replacement facility for the aging and inadequate building located on King Street East currently serving the Fire Department. The design was … Continue reading

Township Council Seeks Input on Proposed Community Centre

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The Township of Cavan Monaghan is seeking public input from their residents on a proposed new Community Centre for the municipality. Recently, Council and Staff hosted two public meetings at the Township Office to hear from its residents. The Township continues to encourage residents to come and present their thoughts … Continue reading

Easements to Accommodate Ontario Trails Strictly Voluntary under proposed Legislation

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Introduced in the Ontario legislature in May, Bill 100 entitled “Supporting Ontario Trails Act” has attracted attention from rural landowners whose properties border or converge on these public routes. According to Paul Wettlaufer, Director of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), trail-related easements are entirely voluntary under the proposed legislation. … Continue reading

County Eliminates Styrofoam Recycling

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The Township has been advised by Peterborough County that they will no longer accept Styrofoam products in the recycling stream. Residents are advised that these products, which include those pesky packaging peanuts and meat trays, should now be put into the garbage. One of few jurisdictions to ever recycle this … Continue reading

Public Input Results in Reduced Municipal Tax Levy

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Karen Graham At the Public Budget meeting on Monday evening, Director of Finance Kimberley Pope presented the second draft of the 2016 budget to Council members and twelve ratepayers in the audience. This draft resulted in a municipal tax increase of 7.22%. Decisions to date resulting in this increase were … Continue reading

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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Karen Graham Based on a staff recommendation, Council directed staff to apply for the funding grant currently offered by the provincial government through the Ontario Green Investment Fund’s one-time, Electric Vehicle Charger Grant program to establish one Level 2 Vehicle Charging station for the downtown area and if eligible, apply … Continue reading

Jordan Landry and Tim Belch Host Town Hall Meeting

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Karen Graham With school cancelled because of blowing snow, hosts Landry and Belch were uncertain if many would turn out for their Town Hall meeting Monday evening to discuss their concerns about issues facing our municipal government. With fifteen attendees, many came with something specific on their minds. The meeting … Continue reading