After Doing the Math, Township Prepares Application for Phase 2 Emergency Funding

In a report submitted to Council last month, Cavan Monaghan Director of Finance Kimberley Pope reported that the financial impact of COVID-19 on the municipality totalled $302,875 as of the end of August.  Of this, $188,760 is attributable to lost rental revenues from recreational facilities of $67,747 and late payment… Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Receives 4th Quarter OLG Payment

Late last month, the township received the fourth quarter (January 1 to March 31, 2020)  non-tax gaming revenue payment of $86,016  for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs. Any payment for the next quarter will be significantly lower as the facility, along with all OLG facilities and service providers closed… Continue reading

Late Fees Waived Present Financial Hit to Township

In response to the challenges presented by COVID-19, in mid-March the township made the decision to waive all late payment penalties for any invoices for property taxes and water/wastewater bills due during the COVID-19 municipal office closure timeline. Residents can continue to pay invoices in all regular options with the… Continue reading

Mayor and Deputy Mayor Express Concerns about the County Budget

In early February, Mayor Scott McFadden and Deputy Mayor Matthew Graham hosted two Town Hall meetings to share their concerns regarding County Budget discussions to clarify their position and seek ratepayer input. Cavan Monaghan is one of eight Peterborough County member municipalities which joined together to improve purchasing power in… Continue reading

Municipal Tax Levy to Rise by 3.16%

Last month, the 2020 municipal budget was approved, reflecting a 3.16% increase in the Municipal Residential Tax Rate. This consists of a 1.86% increase to cover the 2020 Operating budget and a 1.3% increase to fund the 2020 Capital budget.   This rate increase is significantly lower than the actual increase… Continue reading

Preliminary Budget Proposes a 3.14% Municipal Tax Rate Hike

  Before Christmas, budget deliberations began as Council began their review of the township’s financial situation moving forward. Discussions continued last week, as Director of Finance Kimberley Pope presented the second draft budget which proposed a consolidated municipal tax levy increase of 3.14%, of which 1.9% was allocated to fund… Continue reading

Council to Consider On-Road ATV Use on Municipal Roads

With 30 spectators in the gallery at the last Council meeting, it was clear a new issue was touching a nerve with some community members. The item of interest was a report presented by Parks and Facilities Manager Gerry Barker regarding potential routes for consideration for on-road All-Terrain Vehicle traffic…. Continue reading

The Arena: Where Memories and Friendships Were Made

I attended the final skate at the Arena yesterday, and as I sat there in my old spot I began reminiscing, thinking about what that place meant to so many. My last official visit to that arena was in the Fall of 2002 when my late husband’s Cavan Blazer sweater… Continue reading