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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – SERVICE ONTARIO 

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake is a lovely community with a population of 4,000. It’s located midway between Ottawa and Toronto along Highway 7. The village of Marmora is surrounded by water from Crowe River, Crowe Lake and Beaver Creek, and is a thriving municipality that strives to be a desirable place to work, live, vacation and retire.

The Municipality is currently accepting applications for two part-time positions for its Service Ontario location at 9 Matthew Street. The successful applicant will work under the direction of the Manager of Economic Development.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Issuing and updating provincial driver’s licenses, health cards and Ontario photo ID cards.
  • Registering motor vehicles, renewing license plates, providing packages for sale of used vehicles, selling driver’s handbooks, administering temporary permits.
  • Handling cash, debit and credit transactions.
  • Working on a computer system and adhering to strict confidentiality regulations related to personal information.
  • Serving the public and acting in a polite and professional manner.
  • Exhibiting critical thinking skills and proficiency in written and oral communication.
  • Acting as frontline staff for the tourism centre as well as Service Ontario by directing calls and visitors to the centre to the appropriate staff member.
  • Working independently in a high-stress environment.

Candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • High School diploma. Additional post-secondary education an asset.
  • Knowledge of computer and telephone systems, debit, credit and cash processing.
  • Prior experience working in a ServiceOntario office is an asset.

    Qualified candidates should submit their resumes in confidence by August 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to: Municipality of Marmora and Lake, Attn: Megan Abraham, 12 Bursthall Street, Box 459, Marmora, Ontario, K0K 2M0 or by email to: m.abraham@marmoraandlake.ca

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please contact us if you require this posting in an alternate format. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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MUNICIPALITY OF MARMORA AND LAKE

PO BOX 459, 12 BURSTHALL ST., MARMORA, ON K0K 2M0

PH. 613-472-2629 FAX 613-472-5330

MARMORA AND LAKE TO APPOINT NEW COUNCILLOR 

MARMORA – The municipality is looking to fill a council vacancy after one of its elected members resigned last month.

Council accepted the resignation of long-time resident and councillor Elaine Jones as of July 31. Jones is moving out of the area and as a result was unable to finish the last year of her term.

The process to replace Jones will come in the form of an application package and interview process, explained Clerk Tonia Bennett at a council meeting held August 1.

Residents interested in the position can access an application package via the website (www.marmoraandlake.ca) or pick up one at the municipal office as of August 10. Applications will be accepted until 4 p.m. on September 6, 2017.

As part of the process, candidates will be interviewed by council in an open forum at a meeting scheduled for September 12, Bennett said. Council will then deliberate and make a decision by September 19 with intentions of having the new councillor in place by the October 3 meeting.

Application packages can be submitted in person to the municipal office Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anyone meeting qualifications outlined in the application package are eligible to apply.

For further information:

Tonia Bennett

Municipal Clerk

613-472-2629 ext. 2221

t.bennett@marmoraandlake.ca

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MUNICIPALITY OF MARMORA AND LAKE

PO BOX 459, 12 BURSTHALL ST., MARMORA, ON K0K 2M0

PH. 613-472-2629 FAX 613-472-5330

TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM COORDINATOR

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake is a lovely community with a population of 4,000. It’s located halfway between Ottawa and Toronto along Highway 7. The village of Marmora is surrounded by water from Crowe River, Crowe Lake and Beaver Creek, and is a thriving municipality that strives to be a desirable place to work, live, vacation and retire.

The Municipality is currently accepting applications for an Economic Development/Tourism Coordinator. This position is a one year contract and will be temporary.
As the Economic Development/Tourism Coordinator you are responsible for the following: 

  • Overseeing the day to day operations of the department, its staff and the Marmora and Lake tourism information centre/Service Ontario centre.
  • Managing financial resources and a budget associated with the Tourism Centre and Service Ontario.
  • Traveling for training for Service Ontario and subsequently peer-to-peer training part-time staff for the centre.
  • Seeking funding from external programs.
  • Attending board and committee meetings, council meetings, workshops and seminars.
  • Managing the Farmers’ Market, interacting with the public and assisting local businesses, planning events and working with local organizations.
  • Updating the Marmora and Lake website, electronic sign, writing press releases and working with the local media.

Candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications: 

  • University Degree or College Diploma in marketing, tourism, business, public relations or a related field.
  • At least two years related experience in an office setting.
  • Knowledge of the Municipal Act and other relevant legislation is an asset.
  • Grant writing experience is an asset.
  • Prior experience working in a government office is an asset.

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes in confidence by August 1, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to: Municipality of Marmora and Lake, Attn: Megan Abraham, 12 Bursthall Street, Box 459, Marmora, Ontario, K0K 2M0 or by email to: m.abraham@marmoraandlake.ca

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please contact us if you require this posting in an alternate format. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

June 29, 2017

Nominations Open for Hastings County Tourism Awards 

Hastings County – Nominations for the sixth annual Hastings County Tourism Awards are now being accepted until Monday, July 31st.

The Hastings County Tourism Awards recognize the significant achievements made by businesses, organizations and individuals who are invested in supporting the tourism industry. This year there are three categories, including Tourism Champion of the Year, Festival of the Year and MVP of the Year. Nominations can be made by anyone who believe that a tourism operator, organization or individual are changing the landscape of the tourism industry with their activities and events.

Recipients of the Tourism Awards will be announced at the Annual Tourism Awards Celebration on Monday, October 23rd at the Village Playhouse in Bancroft, following the Ontario Highland’s Tourism Summit held the same day in Bancroft.

“We look forward to hosting another year of our successful Tourism Awards program and continuing to celebrate our strong tourism industry,” says Hastings County Warden Rodney Cooney. “Being able to partner with our Regional Tourism Organization and host our event alongside their annual Tourism Conference is a welcomed collaboration this year.”

“This year we’ve made changes to the program to make it easier for people to nominate their local tourism champions,” says Tourism Development Coordinator Kasey Rogerson. “We’re anticipating that this year we’ll receive record numbers for both nominations and attendance at this year’s Tourism Awards Celebration.”

For more information about the Tourism Awards and to submit a nomination, visit www.hastingscountyawards.com. Nominees must be located and/or operate within the 14 member municipalities of Hastings County. The deadline to submit all nominations is Monday July 31, at 4:00 pm.

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The parking lot at 19 Matthew Street just become a little greener thanks to the Marmora and Lake Environmental Advisory Committee.

Recently the committee launched “Let’s Grow, Marmora!” to encourage residents to grow their own food and beautify the community. With assistance from municipal staff, the committee has placed six raised gardens in the public parking lot along Highway 7 at the corner of Bursthall and Matthew Street that residents can use to plant and grow vegetables.

Currently four of the six planters are spoken for, but two 10-foot by four-foot plots are still available for use. The cost to residents for the season is $10 and this includes soil and the use of water barrels on site. Residents provide their own vegetable plants.

For more information contact Councillor Mike Stevens at m.stevens@marmoraandlake.ca.

 

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At its last meeting of council, Mayor Terry Clemens presented a statement on behalf of the municipality stating its position on projects proposed by FairTradeWorks for development in the community. Please click the link below to access the full statement.

Fair Trade Works Announcement

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ARTICLE BY SUE DICKENS – CENTRAL HASTINGS NEWS

MARMORA — The green light has been given by the Municipality of Marmora and Lake to pave the way for a ServiceOntario outlet at the local tourism centre, 9 Matthew St., after council approved a recommendation to sign a five-year contract with the government.

The decision was made at their council meeting on March 21

The contract is with the Ministry of Government Services.

Megan Abraham, manager of economic development and tourism — whose office is in the municipal tourism building at that location — told the Central Hastings News that, “We haven’t signed anything yet, but we had a site visit from ServiceOntario, and the visit was very positive.”

Abraham adds that the next step is for the government to provide the contract. “We fill in the key details and wait for their final approval.”

It’s been a long process which began following the closure of the former ServiceOntario site on Forsyth Street, where it was operated by an independent business.

“ServiceOntario did provide an opportunity for local business to put in an application to house a centre, and we received some applications, but the government didn’t feel the businesses that applied met the criteria they are looking for,” explained Abraham.

The list of requirements includes such items as accessible washrooms and an accessible front door, “which they really stress, and we have plenty of parking and can meet the hours they require.”

Mayor Terry Clemens talked about the ongoing plans to bring ServiceOntario back to Marmora.

“From a personal point of view, I don’t mind saying I would sooner see it in private enterprise; but if that’s not to be, the fact of life is the people of the community need a ServiceOntario office here.”

Mayor Clemens commented on the ServiceOntario site in Campbellford, which opened in April 2015. “I happened to use it myself. It is a well-run operation, a good operation.” It, too, is located in a municipal building — one owned by the Municipality of Trent Hills which houses the centre and the Trent Hills Chamber of Commerce.

“It will bring traffic to town and be a place for the public to get served,” said Mayor Clements.

The centre will provide all the services any other sites provide including driver’s licences, health cards, licence plates and so on.

Abraham offered her perspective on the need for the ServiceCentre in town.

“I think Marmora has taken a bit of a blow in the last couple of years. We lost our bank and lost our ServiceOntario site. I think it is incredibly important to keep that service in our community.”

She added, “We’re hoping it will open this summer. We want it to be operating as soon as possible.”

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Hastings Prince Edward Public Health will be running a mumps booster clinic March 20th at the Marmora Medical Centre. You do not need to be a patient at the clinic to take advantage of this booster. Public health is recommending everyone born between 1970 – 1992 receive a second dose, as they likely only received one as a child.
The only people in this age bracket who should not get the mumps booster are pregnant women and those patients on immunosuppressive medications (for example, methotrexate, humira, prednisone) and those with immunosuppressive conditions (bone marrow transplant). Those patients rely on the rest of us to be immunized so they don’t get sick.

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Marmora and Lake – The Municipality is excited to announce it will welcome a new doctor to the Marmora Medical Centre as part of the Central Hastings Family Health time within the next year.

Payman Charkhzarin, a resident medical student at the University of Ottawa, is the eleventh doctor to sign with Hastings County’s Family Physician Recruitment Program. The initiative provides financial incentives to doctors who agree to practice medicine in Hastings County for a minimum of five years.

“I am very excited to be coming back to Hastings County to begin my practice,” said Charkhzarin who did a placement in the area during his third year of studies. “I feel a strong connection to the area after my positive experiences here.”

Charkhzarin will finish his residency next year before settling in Marmora to practice family medicine alongside Dr. Melissa Holowaty.

Marmora and Lake lost one if its physicians, Dr. Anne Muscat, in 2015. For more than a year, Dr. Holowaty has been juggling a patient load of more than 2,000 people.

“We are so proud of Doctor Holowaty and thankful for everything she has done for the residents in our community,” said Mayor Terry Clemens. “We are thrilled with the news that Dr. Charkhzarin will be joining us next year and relieving some of Dr. Holowaty’s patient load.”

Charkhzarin visited the community in early January as the result of intense doctor recruitment efforts by the Marmora Medical Centre Advisory Committee.

“It’s a relief to know there is now an agreement in place for a new doctor to begin practicing here in the near future,” said Clemens.

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