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2014 Achievement Awards
Posted on November 20, 2014
The Township of Lanark Highlands is pleased to announce the 2014 Achievement Awards Program:
Seniors Achievement Award
Volunteer Achievement Award
Economic Growth Award
Community Spirit Award
Young Entrepreneur Award
Social Responsibility Award
To assist in the selection of a recipient for an award, residents of the municipality are asked to submit the name of a deserving person/business to the municipality for consideration. In making a recommendation, please provide a brief written history of the accomplishments and contributions that your candidate has made to the community. Please make your submission to the municipal office by 4:30 p.m. Monday November 24th, 2014.
Submit nominations to:
Township of Lanark Highlands
Attn: Stacey Blair, Clerk
75 George Street
Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0
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Snow Removal 2014/2015
Posted on November 14, 2014
The Township of Lanark Highlands will not be responsible for damages to mailboxes, newspaper boxes or parked vehicles where the boxes or vehicles interfere with the snowplowing of Township Roads.
Parking of vehicles on Township Roads and Village Streets from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. will not be permitted from November 15, 2014 to April 15, 2015. The prohibition of parking applies to the entire road right-of-way, normally 10m (33') from the centre of the road.
It is an offence under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to push snow onto or across a Township Road or Street. The removal of such snow piles by the Township will be charged to the adjacent property owner.
ROAD EMERGENCY PAGER NUMBER 1-888-235-9711
Please call this number only in case of a road related emergency or potential danger that requires immediate attention.
For further information contact:
Township of Lanark Highlands
Dave Ennis, Superintendant of Public Works
75 George Street
Lanark, ON K0G 1K0
T: 613-259-2398 ext. 239
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
Notice of EA Study Commencement-Galbraith Bridge
Posted on October 23, 2014
The Township of Lanark Highlands has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the rehabilitation / replacement of the Galbraith Bridge located on Galbraith Road, approximately 0.5km south of Tatlock Road. The existing single span steel girder bridge, constructed circa 1950, is nearing the end of it useful lifespan and the Township is commencing the planning process for its rehabilitation / replacement in 2015.
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OPP Billing Reform
Posted on July 18, 2014
August 14, 2014
Members’ Policy Update: OPP Billing Model Announcement
After much municipal and provincial consultation and discussion, Minister Yasir Naqvi, Ministry of Community Services and Correctional Services (MCSCS), released the framework of the new OPP Billing Model today. This responds to a 2012 recommendation of the Provincial Auditor General for a simplified, more transparent cost-recovery method that addresses the issues of a billing method that has resulted in municipalities paying different rates.
We are told that the new OPP billing model, to be in effect January 1, 2015 will be a base cost and call for service formula with the following elements:
• A base service cost that each of the 324 OPP-serviced municipalities will pay plus the cost of the actual calls for service.
• Base service costs will be an estimated 60% of what a municipality will pay (i.e. fixed costs).
• Base service costs will be calculated on a per property basis for households, including seasonal and business properties including commercial and industrial properties.
• The calls for services costs are estimated to be about 40% of what a municipality will pay (i.e. the variable cost) and will be based on the individual municipal usage level. Much greater detail about the type of calls for service will be included on the municipal bills to increase transparency. This will assist municipalities and the police community to look at ways to reduce these variable costs.
• Transition will be phased in over 5 years for both cost increases and decreases to municipalities:
• $40 per property cap on increases per year for those with an increase.
• Decreases will be graduated over the 5 years for those with a decrease.
AMO anticipates that the majority of municipal OPP bills are expected to be between $200 -$400 per property based on 2015 estimates.
MCSCS has advised AMO that it engaged a third party auditor to review the split between provincial and municipal OPP costs, the evidence for the proposed split between base and calls for services, and the appropriateness of a per property approach compared to other possible billing approaches considered.
Over the coming weeks, additional MCSCS/OPP information about the new billing model will be available including:
• Two information sessions at the AMO conference on Sunday August 17 and Monday the 18th;
• For those municipalities not attending the AMO conference, regional information sessions will be organized soon, and
• OPP officials will be meeting with each of the 324 OPP serviced municipalities in the early fall to discuss the financial and operational details of the new billing model.
Link for provincial announcement: New OPP Billing Model for Municipalities
AMO Contact: Monika Turner, Director of Policy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416.971.9856 ext. 318
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:
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.
Notice of Study Completion
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the replacement of the French Line Bridge
Posted on April 4, 2014
The Township of Lanark Highlands has undertaken a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for the replacement of the French Line Bridge located on French Line Road, approximately 2.5km northwest of Highway 511. The existing single span, pony truss bridge constructed in 1945 is nearing the end of its lifespan and the Township intends to proceed with the replacement of the bridge in the summer/fall of 2014. The project is being planned in accordance with the latest edition of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Manual, as a Schedule “B” undertaking.
The Township has decided to tender the project as a road closure at the bridge during construction, however, included in the tender will be provisional items for the construction and removal of a temporary crossing. Upon receipt of the tender bid submissions and review of the applicable cost of a detour at the bridge, the Township will decide if they will be proceeding with the construction of a temporary crossing, or if a closure of French Line Road will be utilized during construction.
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2014 FIRE PERMITS
Posted on February 21, 2014
2014 Fire Permits Fire Permits are required from January 1st to the 31st day of December
2014 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
2014 Budget Presentation
Posted on February 7, 2014
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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).