Council Approves Changes to Garbage Collection

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Karen Graham Wayne Hancock, Director of Public Works, submitted recommendations to Council on Monday regarding the Township waste collection program. After reviewing the waste policies of other municipalities along with the proposed new County By-law, Hancock recommended the elimination of bag tags for curbside collection of residential and commercial waste … Continue reading

Council Begins 2016 Budget Deliberations

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Karen Graham This week Council began the lengthy process of establishing the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets as they plowed through the preliminary draft provided by Director of Finance Kimberley Pope. This report is a starting point only, and assumes no changes to service levels currently provided by the Township. … Continue reading

Millbrook Municipal Water Users Face Significant Rate Increases

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Karen Graham At this week’s Council Meeting, Gary Scandlan of Watson Associates presented a Water and Wastewater Rate Study outlining the implications of compliance with the Water Opportunities Act of 2010 which requires among other things, a detailed water financial plan for all municipal water and waste water services. With … Continue reading

One Year Later: Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

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Karen Graham Forty ratepayers joined Scott McFadden last Friday evening at Galerie Q for a town hall style meeting about the issues and activities the current council is addressing on behalf of residents. Mayor McFadden began by asking the audience to identify topics of concern, and thirteen items were identified. … Continue reading

Council Column Returns

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Following a long standing tradition, we are bringing back the monthly Council Column, which will give the opportunity to Council Members to communicate directly with our readers about the issues they are facing on our behalf. We kick off this feature with an update from Mayor Scott McFadden, who provides … Continue reading

Council Chooses Mayor as Advisor to Peterborough Police Services Board By

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Leonard Knott Before this week’s Cavan Monaghan Township Council meeting, it seemed the public was going to be canvassed by posters or newspaper ads for an advisor to the Peterborough Police Services Board. There was discussion about how best to attract candidates. That changed this week. When the matter was … Continue reading

Will Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Be Good for Millbrook?

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  Leonard Knott Cavan Ward Councillor Jordan Landry is thinking ahead, possibly to a time when there are lots of electricity-powered cars on the road. At this week’s Cavan Monaghan Township Council meeting, she introduced a Notice of Motion stating that electric vehicle charging stations be added to the Outstanding … Continue reading

Couple Make Passionate Plea to Councillors To Amend Current Firearms Bylaw To Ban High Calibre Rifle Shooting Of Exploding Targets

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 “This Is Not the Middle East” Leonard Knott Observing that “this is not the Middle East,” Zygmund and Judith Pach of 1260 Tapley ¼ Line, RR1 Fraserville made an impassioned presentation to the Cavan Monaghan Township Council on September 14th to, “Amend the current firearms bylaw to severely restrict target … Continue reading

Council Scraps Licensing and Special Events By-Law As Impossible to Enforce Without Hurting Businesses

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Leonard Knott Cavan Monaghan Township staff recommended councillors at the September 14th Council meeting repeal By-law No. 2004-14, the by-law to license and regulate special events and By-law No. 2004-21, the by-law for the licensing and the regulation of refreshment vehicles in the Township of Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan. After much debate, … Continue reading

“Don’t Bank on Ice in Millbrook Arena before September 28”

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Leonard Knott A frustrated group representing Millbrook Minor Hockey and the Millbrook Figure Skating Club led by Kym Dunlop appeared before Cavan Monaghan Township Council on August 31 to ask that Millbrook Arena’s rinks open on September 21st, a week earlier than currently planned. A week makes all the difference when … Continue reading

Dam Replacement Ensured by Three-Pronged Funding Announcement

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By: Karen Graham On July 3rd, government dignitaries united at the site of the Millbrook Dam to share a major funding announcement that ensures this historic site will retain its pivotal place in the landscape of downtown Millbrook.The funding is split 3 ways, with Federal government and the province each … Continue reading

Council Approves Proposal to Sponsor Local Blood Services Provided by Lifelab

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By Karen Graham At last week’s council meeting, Council agreed to waive user fees for the use of township facilities to Life Labs for the delivery of blood services.  Since last fall, residents in the area have had to travel to Peterborough to get bloodwork done. This model has been … Continue reading