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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.

 

posted by | Comments Off on Council Gives Position Statement Regarding FairTradeWorks Projects

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

Sandbags Available

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Fire Chief Tony Brownson has advised that there are sandbags available for anyone needing them.  People are advised to contact Scott Broadbent or Russ Broadbent at 613-472-2539 for assistance.

posted by | Comments Off on May 18th, 2017 Council Meeting in Deloro

Effective May 18, 2017 the Council meetings during the renovations of the Town Hall will take place at the Deloro Hall, located at 20 Deloro Street in the Village of Deloro.

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For Immediate Release

April 10th 2017

Municipality of Marmora and Lake Council Approves 2017 Budget

Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake recently approved the 2017 municipal budget. The 2017 budget provides for a tax rate increase of 3.8 per cent. The expenditures will total $10,004,619. ($6,383,105 operating budget and $3,621,514 capital budget). For a home with an assessed value of $200,000, the tax will amount to an additional $3.46 per month.

Some of the 2017 highlights include:

  • $560,000 for road reconstruction, hard top and gravel program
  • $753,000 for the Don Shannon Bridge
  • $709,614 for force main project
  • Health services support
  • Improvements at the arena and other facilities

“The 2017 budget is a responsible budget that ensures ratepayers will continue to receive quality municipal services at a reasonable tax rate,” stated Mayor Clemens.

For more information contact:
Typhany Choinard, CAO Municipality of Marmora and Lake
613-472-2629
t.choinard@marmoraandlake.ca

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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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