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

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

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