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.

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.

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.

 

Simcoe Water Supply Class Environmental Assessment

Background

Groundwater is the sole water supply source for the Community of Simcoe. The water is drawn from nine wells and an infiltration gallery/well system. Maximum daily water supply requirements for the community are expected to increase and additional sources are required to augment these existing sources. In 2010, Norfolk County completed a groundwater investigation to evaluate the potential of developing a groundwater source capable of providing the anticipated additional capacity. The main conclusion of the final report was that a groundwater supply could be developed from a location northeast of Simcoe to meet the required additional supply.