Council Column – June

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Currently the most questions and comments that I receive concern the potential annexation of some of the North Monaghan Ward’s land by the City of Peterborough. Cavan Monaghan Council’s position is clear as is the County Council’s position. Both have followed the process outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, receiving … Continue reading

TD Bank Announces its Departure

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That comfy green chair at the Blue Jays games became more elusive to Cavan Monaghan residents last month, as residents, businesses and township staff learned on February 9th of the Toronto Dominion Bank’s decision to close the Millbrook branch. The institution has served the community since 1912 after purchasing the … Continue reading

Cooperative Bidding Allows More Roadwork This Season

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This year, Township Public Works joined the County in its tendering process for the major road projects this season in a cooperative bidding process. In doing so, they have secured early contracts at lower than anticipated costs, leaving $117,000 in the Surface Treatment component of the 2017 Capital Budget available … Continue reading

Cooperative Bidding Allows More Roadwork This Season

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This year, Township Public Works joined the County in its tendering process for the major road projects this season in a cooperative bidding process. In doing so, they have secured early contracts at lower than anticipated costs, leaving $117,000 in the Surface Treatment component of the 2017 Capital Budget available … Continue reading

Zoning By-Law Project Launched

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With the completion of the township’s Official Plan, you may think that rules surrounding what type of building is allowed where in the township are clear. Not quite. The Official Plan, approved in 2015 provides the general blueprint for land use in the township, but as usual, the devil is … Continue reading

Township Seeks Input on Ranked Ballot Proposal

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Voter turnout in the last Cavan Monaghan municipal election exceeded that of the four previous elections, because of, or in some opinions despite of, the introduction of electronic voting. In addition, the results were delivered in less than 15 minutes, and best of all, the process was less expensive than … Continue reading

Council Column: So what has been going on with the Millbrook Dam you ask?

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The simple answer is a lot. The most obvious activities to date have been centered around strengthening the toe berm and stopping a leak around the penstock intake. The toe berm runs along the back side (dry side) of the dam, reinforcing the structure by giving it added width at … Continue reading

Free Tax Clinic on March 24

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Cathy Meehan, pictured here, the Office Manager at Centennial Place, is inviting residents to meet with a group of volunteers who prepare tax returns for free. Your return needs to be simple with an income under $40,000 to be eligible for this free service. These volunteers are associated with Revenue … Continue reading

Council Considers Jumpstarting Community Centre Project

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It seems the Community Centre Project is no longer an “if” but a “when”, and if Mayor McFadden has his way, the “when” will be sooner than later. Four of five Council members voted in favour of proceeding with a new facility with a budgeted ceiling of $15 million, so … Continue reading

Council Column – January Thoughts

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  December was an interesting month for Council. Progress has been made on ongoing projects and new information has come forward for the budgeting process. At the December 5th 2016 meeting, Council approved acquisition of land and committed to moving forward with a new Community Centre for the Township. The … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor

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Deputy Mayor John Fallis was right in not supporting the motion to proceed with the Community Center at this time. My personal preference for future public infrastructure spending is to complete the new fire hall first. The fire hall will help to maintain lower residential insurance rates. In addition, a … Continue reading

Municipal Water Management Contract Awarded to Peterborough Utilities Services

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The Township of Cavan Monaghan owns the municipal water treatment and waste water process plant facilities that service the village of Millbrook. It is their job to ensure that it operates efficiently, complies with regulations and develops the infrastructure required to ensure it meets the needs of the community. Rather … 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

Cavan Monaghan To Explore Use of Ranked Ballots for 2018 Election

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At their November 21st meeting, Council agreed to investigate the option of using ranked ballots in the selection of municipal candidates in 2018. Recent changes to the Municipal Elections Act introduced this option for the selection of municipal candidates but not for School Board Trustees. Ranked ballots allow a voter to … Continue reading

Mayor Hosts Town Hall Meeting

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At the halfway point in the municipal term, Mayor McFadden felt it was time for another check in with township residents to hear their concerns and receive feedback on current issues on the minds of ratepayers. McFadden collected topics from the 25 residents who joined him at Galerie Q on … Continue reading

Second Quarter OLG Payment Received by Township

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued a second-quarter (July to September, 2016) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $884,109 to Cavan Monaghan on October 21st for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Since November 1999, Cavan Monaghan has received more than $53.8 million in non-tax gaming revenue. These payments … Continue reading