Council Appoints Integrity Commissioner

Council Appoints Integrity Commissioner
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Provincial legislation to modernize municipal legislation known as Bill 68 takes effect March 1st, 2019.  It includes the mandatory adoption of a Council Code of Conduct along with the appointment of an Integrity Commissioner for municipalities across the province.  Last month, Robert J. Swayze, Barrister and Solicitor, was appointed to … Continue reading

Groundwater Monitoring Continues

Groundwater Monitoring Continues
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Last month Council received the first annual update on the groundwater monitoring program conducted by Cambium Inc. who has been retained to watch water in and around the Municipal supply wells.  Among other things, they are quantifying the impact of water withdrawals on the surrounding groundwater and surface water systems. … Continue reading

Information Session Outlines Municipal Candidate Roles and Responsibilities

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  Information Session Outlines Municipal Candidate Roles and Responsibilities Last week a dozen interested residents from Cavan Monaghan and Otonabee South Monaghan attended the joint information session developed to inform potential municipal representative candidates for the October election about the election process and the roles and responsibilities that come with … Continue reading

Nomination Period for Municipal Elections Opens May 1st

Nomination Period for Municipal Elections Opens May 1st
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Nominations for Cavan Monaghan Municipal Council will run from May 1st to July 27th at 2 pm. for the upcoming municipal elections. Applicants must submit a completed nomination form along with the appropriate fee along with the signatures of 25 eligible voters expressing support for their nomination prior to the … Continue reading

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

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