2018 Monthly Proclamations

OCTOBER
LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH

Lupus Foundation of Ontario is a voluntary organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with lupus through advocacy, education, public awareness, support and research.

Go to http://vaxxine.com/lupus/  for more information

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

October 7-13, 2018

To raise awareness of fire prevention

Go to http://norfolkcountyfire.ca for more information

Or https://www.nfpa.org

WEEK OF THE CHILD AND YOUTH

3rd week of October

Canada World Youth’s mission is to increase the ability of people, and especially youth, to participate actively in the development of just, harmonious, and sustainable societies.

Special Closed Session Meeting of Council: Project Norplex

A Special Closed Session Meeting of Council regarding Project Norplex has been scheduled for September 18, 2018. An agenda for the meeting with be posted on the Norfolk County website the Friday preceding the meeting. The agenda will be found at this link: http://www.norfolkcounty.ca/government/agendas-minutes/2018-agendasminutes/

The meeting will be held on September 18, 2018 at 9am-12noon at the Simcoe Recreation Centre – Dogwood and Norfolk Rooms.

To stay up to date with meetings of Council, please check the Meeting Calendar.

Lifting of Ban on Fires

The ban on open air fires in Norfolk County is now lifted.

As a reminder all open air burning must comply with Regulating Setting of Fires By-Law 2016-72 .

Please monitor the media for further information.

If you have any requests regarding this notice please contact Fire & Rescue Services Division Administration Headquarters at 519 426-4115.

 

Thank-you

VACANT UNIT TAX REBATE PROGRAM REFORM

Please be advised that the Province of Ontario has approved the following amendments to Norfolk County’s Vacant Unit Rebate Program effective January 1, 2018:

  • For applications based on the 2017 taxation year the rebate remains status quo at 33%.
  • For applications based on the 2018 taxation year the rebate will be reduced to 16.5%.
  • The rebate program will be eliminated for taxation years 2019 and beyond

Norfolk County is working on revising the Vacant Unit Rebate application form to include these changes and will make them available on the website soon. 

NOTICE OF PASSING OF HERITAGE BYLAW

(Under the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.18)

TAKE NOTICE THAT on March 27, 2018 the Council of The Corporation of Norfolk County passed the following By-Law to designate a property under the Ontario Heritage Act:

By-Law 2018-26 which designates the building known as the McCall/Kinney Residence, located at 176 Townline Street, St. Williams, ON, legally described as Part Lot 10, Block 2, Plan 32B, Norfolk County, as being of Cultural Heritage Value and Interest.

Sanitary Sewer Flushing Program Fall 2018

SANITARY SEWER FLUSHING PROGRAM FALL 2018

Please be advised that Sewer Technologies Inc. has been hired to work on behalf of Norfolk County to flush and inspect our municipally owned sewer mains.

This work is to start in October in the town of Simcoe.

The work is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am and be completed by 4:00 pm each weekday.

Sewer Technologies Inc. will be flushing the sewer mains and then follow up with an assessment of the sewer main by using a video camera to inspect their condition.

Official Plan Review Drop In Open House

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Simcoe Talbot Street Arena Multi-Purpose Room (10 Talbot Street North, Simcoe)

Public and stakeholder input has shaped the Official Plan Policy Review and we have heard many comments and ideas on how to strengthen what makes Norfolk a great place to live, work and visit since the Official Plan Review began in 2015. In June 2017, Council approved the draft Amendments to the Official Plan for submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs for the mandatory review period.

Long Point Causeway and Bridge Municipal Class Environmental Assessment – Notice of Commencement

 

Notice of Study Commencement

 Rehabilitation of the Long Point Causeway from Lakeshore Road to Erie Boulevard, including the replacement of the Long Point Causeway Bridge over Big Creek.

Norfolk County and their consultant Parson Inc., has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for the rehabilitation of the Long Point Causeway, from Lakeshore Road to Erie Boulevard, as well as the replacement of the Long Point Causeway Bridge over Big Creek. 

Robinson Administration Building – Access

The following locations have moved to the Norfolk County Robinson Administration Building located at the new Simcoe Corporate Centre at 185 Robinson Street in Simcoe.

Ground Floor

  • Provincial Offences Office
  • Ontario Court of Justice
  • Corporate Support Services

Second Floor

  • Development and Cultural Services
  • Building and By-Law
  • Community Planning
  • Heritage and Culture
  • Tourism and Economic Development

Third Floor

  • Human Resources and Staff Development

Parking lot access is off of Queen St.

Locates – Call Before you Dig

For locates for all County infrastructure such as water, sewer, streetlights, catch basins, stormsewers, and municipal drains, please contact ON1Call at 1-800-400-2255.

Norfolk County has contracted ON1Call to facilitate Norfolk County’s request for locates twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.  For further information, please visit http://www.ON1Call.com.