Cavan Monaghan Receives 3rd Quarter OLG Payment

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) made a third its quarter (October 1 – December 31) payment totaling $76,278 to the township for hosting Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs in Fraserville last month. This represents almost 18% less than the township’s second quarter payment, and a 33% drop in revenue… Continue reading

Fire Department Enters Five Year Dispatch Communications Extension Agreement

The City of Peterborough currently provides Dispatch services to the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough and the County of Northumberland. Our current call volume can be broken down as approximately 40% for the City, 30% for Peterborough County and 30% for Northumberland County. In anticipation of the expiration… Continue reading

Firefighter Awards Night

The annual Firefighter Awards night acknowledges the achievements of members of our Firefighters in training and service, providing the opportunity to congratulate all award recipients for their work on behalf of the community. At the most recent event, Tom Armstrong was recognized for his 40 years of outstanding service to… Continue reading

Expanded CIP Incentive Program Attracts One Applicant

This year, the Township launched the newly expanded Community Improvement  Plan (CIP-E). This version expands the eligibility of applicants to include businesses in the urban fringe and rural areas, in essence, all businesses outside of the Millbrook downtown core. The 2023 Capital Budget for the program was $25,000 and eligible… Continue reading

Budget Discussions Underway

At last month’s Special Budget Meeting, Council reviewed a presentation of the first draft of the 2024 Operating and Capital Budgets. Based on the preliminary requests, the report indicated that township would require a 7.9% municipal tax rate increase to fund the full Operating & Capital budgets as presented.  This… Continue reading

Council Endorses Increase to Volunteer Firefighters Tax Credit

At the December 4th meeting, Council voted to support a resolution submitted by the Council of the Municipality of Wawa to boost the volunteer firefighters’ tax credit as a tangible gesture of support for the volunteers who come to the aid of their communities in times of crisis. Established in… Continue reading

Kawartha Downs Delivers Update to Council on their Redevelopment Plans

In a presentation to Council on December 4th, Kawartha Downs’ General Manager Daniel D’Ercole outlined the status of the redevelopment of the entertainment facility and the new residential subdivision. Significant progress has been made on the commercial side of the project, where there has been an investment of $4.4 million… Continue reading

Township Donates to Millbrook & District Foodshare

At the last Council meeting in December, Council demonstrated some holiday spirit with a $2500 donation to the Millbrook and District Foodshare, accepted by the organization’s President Tamara Easto.  Food insecurity is a growing risk everywhere, fueled by rising food costs.  In 2021 the organization distributed 39 hampers, but this… Continue reading