On March 9th, 2021 the Township of Lanark Highlands’ Council received a petition under Section 223 of the Municipal Act from at least 1% of the electorate to dissolve the Ward System in the Township.

Council has 90 days to render a decision from the date of receipt of the petition. As a result, Council directed staff to undertake an informal survey of the electorate for 30 days to receive feedback on whether the Ward System or the At-Large system is preferred.

Over the years, Council and staff have received numerous complaints about the degrading condition of private properties within the Township.

Council has directed staff to investigate the implementation of a Clean and Safe Properties By-Law.  Further, Council wants to ensure that the public is consulted in this process so the Township can be responsive to the needs of the community.

A Clean and Safe Properties By-Law may be passed that restricts anything from overgrown grass to derelict vehicles on private properties within the Township.  With the understanding that many items may be regulated, Council is asking residents to identify what they would like to see covered under the by-law.

Residents can complete the survey online or by submitting a paper copy by mail or directly in the drop slot outside the Township Office at 75 George St., Lanark, Ontario, K0G 1K0.


Tuesday, 30 March 2021


The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is accepting applications for a position on the Lanark Library Board.

Copies of the applications can be found on the Township website www.lanarkhighlands.ca

Deadline for submission of the applications is

4:00p.m on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021.

For further information contact:

Township of Lanark Highlands

Chelsea Dawes, Manager of Facilities/ Community Affairs

75 George Street

Lanark, Ontario    K0G 1K0

T:  613-259-2398 ext 252

F:  613-259-2291




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 Interim Clerk/ CAO at the address indicated above.

TAKE NOTICE THAT The Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Lanark Highlands will hold a Public Electronic Meeting on April 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. to hear an application for minor variance under authority of Section 45 of the Planning Act.

For more information, please click on the link below.


Looking ahead to April - April 2nd-5th is Easter Weekend!
All waste sites will be closed Sunday, April 4th. Sites will instead be open Monday, April 5th with Sunday hours.
Middleville waste site will be open as usual on Monday, April 5th.
Curbside collection in Lanark Village will not be impacted by the holiday.

Please be aware that all Lanark Highlands Waste Sites will be closed on Sunday, February 14th, 2021.

They will instead be open on Monday, February 15th with their Sunday hours.

Sites like Middleville that are normally open on Monday's will be open as usual. 

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75 George Street,
PO BOX 340
Lanark, Ontario
K0G 1K0


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