MINDEN YOUTH SOFTBALL LEAGUE 2013
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
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
|NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING FOR AN OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT TO UPDATE THE MINDEN HILLS OFFICIAL PLAN|
May 9, 2013
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Council for The Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills will be holding a public meeting under Sections 17 and 22 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P. 13 as amended, to inform the public of a proposed Official Plan Amendment to update the current Official Plan.
A public meeting is being held in accordance with the requirements of the Planning Act to provide members of the community with an opportunity to provide comments on the draft Official Plan Amendment directly to Council. This public meeting follows 5 meetings of the Planning Committee and 5 public open houses on the Official Plan Update and Review, the most recent of which was held on Saturday, February 9th 2013.
DATE AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC MEETING
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Township of Minden Hills Municipal Office – 7 Milne Street
DETAILS OF THE UPDATED OFFICIAL PLAN
Council initiated a work program to prepare an Official Plan Amendment in 2011 to update the current Official Plan, which was originally approved in 2005 and was later updated in 2007. The following is a brief summary of the proposed changes to the current Official Plan:
•To update the vision and objectives to reflect community values expressed at the outset of the work program;
•To update the Waterfront policies by adding design objectives and guidelines for shoreline development as well as policies encouraging septic inspection and tree preservation;
•To encourage mixed-use development and diversity in new housing in Minden;
•To add new policy dealing with the Endangered Species and the Habitat of Endangered Species;
•To add policy that reflects that the Municipality is now designated under the Aggregate Resources Act;
•To identify new employment lands and development policies for such lands; and,
•To identify the location and category of the roads in the Township and to establish a new development policy for development on private roads.
The Official Plan Amendment will not be adopted by Council at this public meeting. Rather, comments provided at this meeting will be considered by Council before the document is finalized for adoption. If Council for the Township of Minden Hills adopts the Official Plan Amendment, the document will be forwarded to the County of Haliburton for approval as they are the approval authority for Official Plans.
There is no key map provided as the Official Plan Amendment is applicable to all land within the corporate boundaries of the Township of Minden Hills.
The purpose of this meeting is to ensure that sufficient information is made available to enable the public to generally understand the Official Plan Amendment that is being considered by Council. Any person who attends the meeting shall be afforded an opportunity to make representations in respect of the applications. If you cannot attend this meeting, written submissions will be accepted by Council provided they are dated and signed. Council will then use the information collected at this meeting to make a decision on these applications at a future meeting.
If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council for the Corporation of the Township of Minden Hills in respect to the proposed Official Plan Amendment you must submit a written request (with forwarding addresses) to the Clerk of the Township of Minden Hills.
If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council before the proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Council to the Ontario Municipal Board and furthermore may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
The draft Official Plan Amendment and the existing Official Plan as well as related mapping and a Background Report is available to the public for review at the Township of Minden Hills Municipal Office located at the Municipal Office located at 7 Milne Street in Minden, Ontario on Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or by calling Mr. Adam King at (705) 286-1260. Copies of the proposed Official Plan Amendment, the mapping and Background Report are also available on-line at www.seodevspace.com/mindenpub/notices.shtml.
Mailing Date of this Notice: April 4, 2013
Nancy Wright-Laking, CAO/Clerk/EDO
Township of Minden Hills
|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 by April 29, 2013. Submission can be dropped off 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.
NOTICE OF MEETING DEFERRAL
|NOTICE TO DEFER PUBLIC MEETING|
FOR OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT OPA NO. 8
This will advise that the public meeting to be held under the Section 17 of the Planning Act and scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. has been postponed until January, 2013. Further notice will be provided.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Dated this 5th day of December, 2012.
(Ms) Elinor Kernohan, AMCT, CMM, ACST
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
|May 9, 2013 at 10:00 am|
Minden Council Chambers, 7 Milne Street.
Public meeting for the following:
Proposed Official Plan Amendment andZoning Bylaw Amendment Application OZA 12-02
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment Application RZ 12-12
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)
CANADA DAY INVITATION
|Join the Canada Day Celebrations|
The Township of Minden Hills and our many community partners are excited and busy preparing for the upcoming July 1 Canada Day celebrations.
If you have an idea or would like to volunteer, please contact Janette Loveys at 705-286-1260 ext. 213 or email@example.com
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. |
PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Photos from the Santa Claus Parade are available for pick-up at the Township office, front counter, during normal business hours.
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
NOTICE OF DRAFT OPA NO. 9
|Notice of Draft Official Plan Amendment (OPA 9)|
and Open House for the Township of Minden Hills
Official Plan Update
On September 28th, 2012, the Township of Minden Hills Planning Committee reviewed and recommended to Council that the Township’s draft Official Plan Amendment be circulated for public review and comment. On November 29th, 2012, Township Council formally received the draft Amendment to become a public document and further directed that draft document be the subject of a 4-month period of public consultation.
The draft Official Plan Amendment and Consolidated Official Plan together with 7 new land use maps are available on-line at www.seodevspace.com/mindenpub/notices.shtml. Copies of the Plan can also be reviewed at the Township Office (Planning and Building) located at 7 Milne Street or the Minden Hills Cultural Centre located at 174 Bobcaygeon Road. Copies of the Consolidated Draft Official Plan are also available for purchase from the Township Office.
Interested members of the public were welcomed to an Open House with the Planning Committee to review and discuss the draft Official Plan Amendment. The Open House was held on:
• Friday, February 8th, 2013 from 6 pm to 8 pm (Cancelled due to inclement weather)
• Saturday, February 9th, 2013 from 10 am to 12 noon.
• Location – Room Number 2 - Community Centre, 55 Parkside Ave., Minden
Please note that a concurrent Amendment, referred to as OPA 8, is also under consideration by Council. This Amendment deals with development on lands accessed by private roads. If approved, OPA 8 would be integrated with the Official Plan Update.
If you cannot attend the Open Houses but would like to submit comments for Council consideration or would like further information regarding this project, please contact Mr. Adam King at the Township 705-286-1260 x206, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Chris Jones of Municipal Planning Services (705) 796-8771 or e-mail email@example.com.
Please note that if a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council before the proposed Amendment is approved, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Planning Board to the Ontario Municipal Board.
Also please note that if a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council before the proposed Amendment is approved, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
Click here for the Official Plan Draft.
Click below for Schedules A - E
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 CLOSED for the season. Reopening soon.|
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.
BACKGROUND REPORT FOR OFFICIAL PLAN UPDATE
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.