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Canada Day July 1 2015

Please note all municipal buildings and all waste sites will be closed for Canada Day. We will reopen on Thursday for regular office hours.




Media Release - Fire Services

June 22, 2015

On April 16, 2015, as part of Council’s 2015 budget process, the CAO/Clerk recommended that Council consider initiating an operational review of all Township services to ensure long term sustainability and affordability of municipal operations. As such, Council is considering a review of the Lanark Highlands Fire Department’s administration, organization and operations. Please note that the Township’s staff will be seeking the support and advice from the Office of the Fire Marshall.

Further, Council has chosen not to renew the current Fire Chief's contract which expires at the end of June. In the interim in accordance with the Township’s By-law Number 2011-1144 to establish and regulate a Fire Department, the Deputy Fire Chief(s) will act on behalf of the Fire Chief for the municipality. In this role, the Deputy Chief(s) will be reporting directly to and working with the assistance, support and coordination of CAO/Clerk Matt Craig.

I would like to reassure the residents that I am confident in our volunteer fire fighters and that this action will have no negative impact on the current capabilities and delivery of our emergency services. Council will continue to work collaboratively with the fire services and the residents of the municipality as partners to ensure public safety and the protection of our communities from the risk of fire.

Residents of Lanark Highlands can be assured that any decisions will be in the best interests of the residents and ratepayers and with due consideration to the Township’s obligations to provide efficient and effective fire protection services.

At this time, Council would like to thank Fire Chief Rod Black for his services to this Township during the past 2 ½ years.

Please contact the CAO/Clerk, Matt Craig at mcraig@lanarkhighlands.ca with any inquiries related to this matter.

Mayor,
Brian Stewart




REQUEST FOR TENDER
3rd Concession Dalhousie

Posted on June 19, 2015

The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to provide surface treatment for a section of the 3rd Concession Dalhousie.

Copies of the Request for Tender (RFT) may be picked up at the Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Office and may also be found on the Township website.

Deadline for submission of the proposals is 2:00 PM July 2nd, 2015. Tenders will be opened at 2:15 PM July 2nd, 2015.

Click here to read the full Tender for more information and to view the form.

The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders at its sole discretion.

For further information contact:
Township of Lanark Highlands
Thomas McCarthy 75 George Street
Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0
T: 613-259-2398 ext.250
F: 613-259-2291
E: tmccarthy@lanarkhighlands.ca

Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the CAO/Clerk at the address indicated above.




REQUEST FOR TENDER
Roadside Mowing PW 2015-20

Posted on June 19, 2015

The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to preform roadside mowing.

Copies of the Request for Tender (RFT) may be picked up at the Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Office and may also be found on the Township website.

Deadline for submission of the proposals is 2:00 PM July 2nd, 2015. Tenders will be opened at 2:15 PM July 2nd, 2015.

Click here to read the full Tender for more information and to view the form.

Addendum #1 | Map

The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders at its sole discretion.

For further information contact:
Township of Lanark Highlands
Thomas McCarthy 75 George Street
Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0
T: 613-259-2398 ext.250
F: 613-259-2291
E: tmccarthy@lanarkhighlands.ca

Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the CAO/Clerk at the address indicated above.




REQUEST FOR QUOTATION
CONCESSION BOOTH OPERATION
(ARENA)

Posted on June 18, 2015

The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking quotations from qualified firms/individuals to provide operation of the Concession Booth from Mid-September 2015 to April 1st, 2016 at the Lanark and District Community Centre (Arena).

Copies of the Request for Quotation (RFQ) may be picked up at the Municipal Office and can also be found on the Township website under Important Notices.

Deadline for submission of the proposals is 2:00 pm on July 23rd, 2015.
Submission instructions are included in the RFQ.

The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Quotations at its sole discretion.

Click here to read the full RFQ for more information.

For further information contact:
Township of Lanark Highlands
Matt Craig, Interim Chief Administrative Officer
75 George Street
Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0
T: 613-259-2398 ext. 222
F: 613-259-2291
E: mcraig@lanarkhighlands.ca

Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the Clerk/Deputy CAO at the address indicated above.






Fire Ban Lifted Effective June 2nd 2015
Posted on June 2, 2015

Please reactivate open air permits.




Interim CAO/Clerk
Posted on May 28, 2015

Council is very pleased to announce that Matthew Craig has been appointed Interim Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk.

Matt’s first day at the township will be Monday, June 1st.

Matt is currently employed as the Manager of Planning and Regulation with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science and Physical Geography from Trent University plus a Post Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing & GIS.




2015 Tax Rates
Posted on May 19, 2015

The 2015 tax rates, as approved through By-Law No. 2015-1330, are posted in the following link;
2015 Tax Rates




NOTICE
DE-ACTIVATION OF REDUCED LOAD PERIOD ON ALL TOWNSHIP ROADS

Posted on May 7, 2015

Take notice that reduced load restrictions (five (5) tonnes per axle) will be removed on all Township Roads effective Monday, May 11th, 2015.

The reduced load period is necessary for the protection of all Township Roads which are susceptible to damage during the spring thaw.

The restriction will be removed when the likelihood of road damage has diminished.

For enquiries about reduced loads please contact The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands Public Works Department at 613-259-2398




2014 Achievement Award Winners
Posted on April 30, 2015

The Township Awards were announced at the Council meeting held on April 28th 2015

Senior of the Year - Sylvia Rodger
Community Spirit Award - Michele West and Dave Smith
Volunteer Achievement Award - Joyce Monette
Social Responsibility Award - Vic Tysick
Economic Growth Award - Howard Clifford

Additionally the Council honored Norma Melanson, a 21 year employee who retires this month.




Bridge Closure Notification-June 29th 2015
Posted on March 26, 2015

French Line Road
The Township of Lanark Highlands

On June 29th 2015, The Township of Lanark Highlands Department of Public Works will close the French Line Road to through traffic at the French Line Bridge due to the replacement of the Bridge.
It is anticipated that the road will be closed for a period of approximately 12 weeks.
Traffic will be detoured via: Black Creek Road and Campbell Road.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
For any further questions or concerns please contact:
The Township of Lanark Highlands 613-259-2398 x249 or roadsadmin@lanarkhighlands.com

Click here to view a PDF version of this notice with a map of the area.




2015 DOG TAGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Posted on November 27, 2014

Please contact Stacey Knowles at 613-259-2398 ext 221 or lhreception@lanarkhighlands.ca for more information.




Official Election Results

Mayor - Brian Stewart

Deputy Mayor - John Hall

Ward One - Linda Hansen

Ward Two - Stephen Roberts

Ward Three - Peter Rodger

Ward Four - Bill King

Ward Five - Jeannie Kelso




NEW ROAD EMERGENCY NUMBER
Posted on May 15, 2014

Effective immediately the number for reporting a road emergency has changed. Please note the new number:

1-613-264-7329

Please call this number only in case of a road related emergency or potential danger that requires immediate attention. Responding to the pager requires Roads staff to interrupt their normal activity (i.e. snowplowing, grading etc…) to attend the service request. General requests for information will not be provided via this number.




2015 FIRE PERMITS
Posted on February 21, 2014

2015 Fire Permits Fire Permits are required from January 1st to the 31st day of December

2015 Fire Permits are available for sale at the township municipal office and local stores.
• Fire permits are require for all valid only for the year of issue
• Fire permits must be renewed prior to burning
• You must notify LHFS of any and all open air burning

Fire permits can be renewed in three ways;
1) Phone 613-259-2398 ext 500 or toll free 1-800-239-4695 ext 500
2) Fax: 613-259-5706 form is available at www.lanarkhighlands.ca
Email: firepermit@lanarkhighlands.ca




Volunteer Fire Fighters Required

The Lanark Highlands Fire Service is seeking applications from dedicated community minded men and women who are committed to training and responding to emergency calls 24 hours per day. Preference will be given to those who work within the Township and those who possess a class DZ license. Applications are available at the township municipal office, by calling 613 259-2398 or can be found below.

Click here to view the application (PDF).




Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands - 75 George Street, PO Box 340. Lanark, Ontario, Canada K0G 1K0. 613-259-2398.