TRENT SEVERN WATERWAY UPDATE - NOV 21, 2013
The weekend brought more rainfall to the Haliburton region. While water levels in the Gull River system had crested last week, the additional precipitation has caused a slight rise on most lakes.
The current forecast shows that Saturday will bring with it sub-zero temperatures day and night. This trend is forecasted to continue for approximately 2 weeks.
With colder temperatures forecast, it is anticipated that the rise will cease and the downward trend of last week will continue shortly.
The Gull Lake dams remain wide open. No further operations have occurred since last week nor are any planned at this time.
MINDEN COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS BASKET 2013 PROGRAM
TRENT SEVERN WATERWAY UPDATE - NOV 15, 2013
|Trent Severn Waterway Update:|
Water levels have crested on lakes throughout the Gull River system.
Colder temperatures and the absence of rainfall has contributed to the
However, additional rainfall is forecast for Sunday. This extra
precipitation has the potential to cause levels to rise further again.
The Gull Lake dams remain wide open. No further operations have occurred
since last week nor are any planned at this time.
TRENT SEVERN WATERWAY UPDATE - NOV 8, 2013
|Trent-Severn Waterway Update:|
Water levels throughout the reservoirs of the Gull River watershed, of the Trent-Severn Waterway, continue to rise in response to the rainfall of the last 2 weeks.
Some locations within Haliburton County have received over 200 mm of rainfall during the month of October resulting in above average conditions throughout, and a further 20 mm (approximately) fell in the last 24 hours over some areas.
Parks Canada staff continue to monitor levels daily and conduct dam operations on a system based approach.
Since last week, operations were undertaken to open dams downstream of the Town of Minden to discharge surplus water. No further dam operations are planned at this time. It is important to note that, while reservoir lake levels are above average, there remains sufficient capacity to absorb precipitation, should further rainfall occur.
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT NOVEMBER 1 2013
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT OCTOBER 31 2013
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT OCTOBER 30 2013
REOPENING OF THE MINDEN CULTURAL CENTRE
TOWNSHIP OF MINDEN HILLS COMMUNITY AWARDS 2013
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FOR PROPOSED BY-LAW AMENDMENT
|Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013|
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Municipal Council Chambers, 7 Milne Street
ROAD CONSTRUCTION NOTICE
|September 9 to November 1, 2013|
Reconstruction of Parkside Street is scheduled to begin the week of September 9, 2013 with a projected completion date of November 1, 2013 and will involve the installation of new storm sewers and catch basins, new sidewalks and repaving of the road surface from Bobcaygeon Road to Dick Street.
The street will be open to local traffic only during a portion of this time.
The alternate route will be Prentice Street.
Please contact Kevin Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org
for full construction updates and details.
OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT No. 9 ADOPTED DOCUMENTS
|Draft Official Plan|
Official Plan Amendment No.9
MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM NOTICE
|The municipal water and sewer services are self-financing, unlike most municipal services which are paid for through property taxes.|
This means that ONLY those residents that are on the municipal water system are directly billed for the water they use, as well as their share of the costs of transporting clean water to their homes and carrying wastewater away from their homes for treatment and release back into the environment.
Water use is measured by water meters.
MINDEN HILLS CULTURAL CENTRE'S NEWEST ADDITION - NATURE'S PLACE
2013 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAYS
|The 2013 schedule for Household Hazardous Waste Days for the ratepayers of Minden hills are as follows:|
Scotchline Landfill Site from 8:00 am to 11:30 am
May 18, 2013
June 29, 2013
August 3, 2013
August 31, 2013
October 12, 2013
For more information, please contact the Environmental & Property Operations Manager at 705-286-1260 ext. 216
Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste:
Latex and oil paints, finishing products e.g. varnish, glues, etc., used motor oil, auto and household batteries, propane tanks and cylinders, cleaners e.g bleach, oven cleaner etc., aerosol cans, solvents e.g varsol, paint thinners etc., pesticides and herbicides, pool/hot tub and photographic chemicals, flouresent light tubes and bulbs.
Unacceptable Waste Classes:
Industrial waste, needles/sharps, PCB's, radioactives, pathological waste.
User Identification Cards Must Be Shown
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU HIRE A CONTRACTOR
10 YEAR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PLAN
RURAL TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
ELVIN JOHNSON PARK SURVEY
|Elvin Johnson Park Survey|
The Township of Algonquin Highlands and the Halls Hawk Property Owners Association are working together in an effort to garner response from users of the Elvin Johnson Park. HHPOA are proposing that its members and the municipality partner on a shoreline restoration project which could then stand as an example for waterfront homeowners and developers.
The hope is to preserve the traditional use of the Park, while at the same time protecting the Park from the detrimental effects of geese and erosion by planting portions of the shoreline with traditional plantings.
Please follow the link provided above to participate in the online survey to help the HHPOA and Algonquin Highlands to gather the information they require for the Elvin Johnson Park. For more information on this please visit www.algonquinhighlands.ca
|Minden Hills Museum Advisory Committee|
We are currently seeking three (3) members of the public to sit on the Minden Hills Museum Advisory Committee(MHMAC) for the remaining term of Council to November 20th, 2014.
The MHMAC meets throughout the year to discuss matters relating to Museum operations and activities and to identify the needs of the Museum.
We are committed to building strength through diversity and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds.
Please submit a letter of interest along with a brief outline of related experience, knowledge and interest directly to the Minden Hills Museum, 176 Bobcaygeon Road or mailed to:
Minden Hills Museum
176 Bobcaygeon Road, PO Box 648
Attention: Darren Levstek, Curator
Please contact the Minden Hills Museum at 705-286-3154 or visit www.mindencultural centre.com for further details.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (QMS) POLICY
|The Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills, its Management and entire staff are committed to the principles and objectives set out in our QMS Policy. Our Policy is to:|
- Meet all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements;
- Provide safe drinking water and services to consumers;
- Report performance to employees, regulators and consumers effectively; and
- Maintain and continually improve our QMS
The Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills entire staff will act to ensure the implementation of this Policy and will monitor progress of the Quality Management System (QMS)
MEDICAL CLINIC INFORMATION
|The Haliburton Family Health Team is providing primary coverage at the Minden Hills Medical Clinic.|
Please contact the clinic at 705-286-2500 for additional information.
VILLAGE MASTER PLAN - Comment Sheet Submission
|You are invited to complete a COMMENT SHEET and submit same in the manner noted thereon.|
GELERT COMMUNITY CENTRE
|Please be advised that due to an Order from the HKPR District Health Unit, the GELERT COMMUNITY CENTRE will be closed until further notice. |
ATTENTION DOG OWNERS
|Please ensure that your pets are licenced with the Municipality and ensure that your pets are kept on your own property.|
Pursuant to Township of Minden Hills By-law No. 09-28, a By-law for Licencing, Regulating of Dogs and Kennels and for the Control of Dogs within the Municipality.
Section 1.7 Run/Running At Large: A dog foundd at any place, other than the premises or property of the owner of such dog, not under the apparant control of any person.
|Reminder to residents to please ensure all 9-1-1 numbers are kept free and clear of snow and debris - Your Safety Matters!|
If reporting a missing or damaged 9-1-1 road name or civic address signage, please contact Rob or Cathy in the County 9-1-1 Department at 1-866-886-8815
PRESENTATION MATERIAL FROM TOWN HALL MEETING
|August 29th, 2012|
Presentation Documents from AECOM for the
VILLAGE MASTER PLAN
Click on each link to open related PDF Document - Note, you must have Adobe Acrobt Reader on your computer to view these documents)
60264925-02 Overall Signage 1.pdf
MINDEN HILLS VDP_PRES_AUG 29_12.pdf
60264925-04 Accessibility and Sidewalk Improvements.pdf
60264925-05 Downtown Park Plan and Access Paths 1.pdf
60264925-03 Intersection Preferred Options 1.pdf
60264925-06 Downtown Core Streetscape Concept.pdf
NOTICE TO LIVESTOCK OWNERS
|April 1st, 2012|
There has been a change to the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program (previously the Livestock Damage Program) in regards to a Claim’s Eligibility for compensation.
As of April 1st, 2012 owners must provide both a Premises ID Number and a valid Farm Business Registration Number when making a compensation claim for any livestock or poultry. If you wish to obtain these numbers, please visit www.ontrace.ca . You will need to have both these numbers for a successful application.
LANDFILL CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL NOTICE
|Effective August 25th, 2011 |
Due to the ever increasing costs of maintaining landfill sites and in order to ensure the Township is in compliance with its Certificate of Approval, the Township of Minden Hills will be placing stricter governance on all construction material and bulky waste entering its
Pursuant to Policy # 43 – Operating Policies and Procedures –
“Only garbage or refuse originating in the Township of Minden Hills is acceptable at this site. Any individual or company that has been proven to have brought in refuse from outside the boundaries of the Township of Minden Hills could be banned from using the site in future.”
Effective August 25th, 2011, Minden Hills landfill attendants cannot accept only green Minden Hills landfill cards as proof of origin for construction material and bulk waste. A copy of the demolition permit, building permit or a signed letter from the property owner* will be required.
*A form for proof of origin can be obtained from the Minden Hills Township office, Scotch Line landfill site or the Township’s website, or by clicking here for download. Thank you for your co-operation.
NOTICE RE OIL RECYCLING, ETC.
Please be advised that the Township of Minden Hills has
entered into anagreement with Pnewko Brothers to commence
recycling oil, anti-freeze and hydraulic lubricant containers.
The service is of no charge to residents of Minden Hills.
There are considerations the Township requests when residents bring the containers to the landfills.
They are as follows:
• Please ensure that all pails and containers are empty of
liquid. Only a small residue should remain.
• Please remove all pail lids and place lids in the bags with the oil jugs.
• Please do not put pails in the bags.
• Please ensure that all pail lids are metal free.
• Please stack pails. Keep the lid on the top pail to prevent liquid from gathering in the pail.
• Please replace the cap on all oil jugs after draining. This prevents the pooling of oil in the bottom of the bag.
Collection is available at all Township Landfill and Transfer Station Locations.
NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MINDEN HILLS
|TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Sections 78 and 79.1 of the Elections Act Ontario, the Clerk shall make available the Financial Statements of all candidates in the recent municipal election (Form 4) to the public, at no charge, in an electronic format as soon as possible after the documents are filed. Accordingly, copies of the Financial Statements are available on DVD at the Township of Minden Hills’ Clerk’s Office.|
Please be advised that all Candidates that ran in the October 2010 election in the Township of Minden Hills did not receive contributions nor incur expenses in excess of $10,000.00. Accordingly, it is not necessary to file an Auditor’s Report (Page 8 of 8).
(705) 286-1260 x. 212
REUSE TABLE - SCOTCH LINE LANDFILL
|The reuse table at the Scotch Line Landfill is now OPEN for the season.|
Accepted Items include: books, sporting goods, dinnerware and furnishings
Unacceptable Items include: any child care items, such as car seats, cribs or high chairs, electrical devices, safety equipment as well as general refuse.
DUMP VOUCHER NOTICE
|Please note that effective January 1st, 2013, Free Dump Vouchers will no longer be accepted at the municipal landfill and transfer stations.|
NOTICE OF FIRE RESTRICTIONS
|From April 1st to October 31st in any year is "Fire Season". During Fire Season, no person shall start a fire outdoors for the purpose of burning piled wood, brush, leaves or discarded wood products unless:|
a.) the fire is started two (2) hours before sunset, or later, and is extinguished two (2) hours after sunrise, and
b.) a responsible person is available to tend the fire until it is extinguished, and
c.) the material burned is in a single pile that is less than two (2) metres in diameter and less than two (2) metres high, and
d.) the fire is at least two (2) metres from any flammable materials, and
e.) the person tending the fire has adequate tools and or water available to contain the fire.
Any persons setting an outdoor fire shall be responsible for any damage to property or injury to persons, and be liable for all costs incurred by the Fire Department.
If you require further information on these regulations, Fire Chief, Doug Schell, may be contacted at the Fire Hall at 286-1202 for further clarification.
A total ban against outdoor burning may be declared when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances warrant it. Such a ban will be posted at the Tourist Information Centre, located on Highway 35 in Minden, and at area businesses. It is YOUR responsibility to be aware of fire bans.
E-WASTE - SCOTCH LINE LANDFILL SITE
|Please be advised that the Scotch Line Landfill Site accepts E-Waste at no charge. Please deposit your E-Waste in the bin provided specifically for E-Waste. Thank you for your cooperation.|
NOTICE TO RATEPAYERS
|NEW * MOE APPROVAL - LANDFILL SITES|
Please be advised that all ratepayers of the Township of Minden Hills are now authorized to use all of the Township's Landfills/Transfer stations within the Township of Minden Hills.