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FoodCycler™ Pilot Program coming to Norfolk County

Norfolk County is joining other municipalities across the province in launching its first ever FoodCycler ™ Pilot Program.

In partnership with Food Cycle Science Corporation, residents of Norfolk County will have the opportunity to pilot an in-home food waste diversion solution that will reduce the amount of organics headed to the landfill.

Norfolk County will be offering 150 FoodCycler™ units at a subsidized price for residents to use in their homes for a 12-week period.

What’s happening in Norfolk County for Family Day, February 19

Norfolk County is reminding residents of changes to programs and facility closures on Family Day, Monday, February 19. While many buildings, programs, and services are not open or running, there are several recreational opportunities for community members of all ages.

Community Grants Program opens February 1

Norfolk County will be accepting applications for the revamped Community Grants Program from February 1 until February 29, 2024. 

The improved application process has been revised to make it clearer, more transparent and linked to the County’s Strategic Priorities.   

Council approves 2024 Norfolk County Budget 

Following several amendments to the proposed 2024 Levy Supported Operating Budget by the Budget Committee, Council has approved the County’s 2024 Budget at the Council meeting held on January 24, 2024.

Heritage & Culture debuts new website

Norfolk County’s Heritage & Culture department has launched a new website that brings news and information, events, activities, displays, and more, together into one online destination. 

Section of Waterford trails remain closed

Demolition of Waterford’s decommissioned agricultural silos located at Nichol Street West and McCool Street is ongoing and expected to be completed by the end of February.

Update and clarification on the “NORFOLK” sign

During the most recent Panorama event, Norfolk County introduced a new sign to assist with tourism, branding, place-making, and revenue-generating efforts. The new “NORFOLK” sign was met with mixed emotions and feedback from the community, and various questions arose.

Council completes 2024 budget process

Norfolk County Council has completed its 2024 budget process. The process concluded with Budget Committee review of the Proposed 2024 Levy Supported Operating Budget on January 10 and 11. Council finalized the Capital and Rate Budgets in October and November 2023, respectively. The Levy budget is not final until ratified by Council on January 24, 2024.

Norfolk County ready for winter conditions

Now that winter is officially here, Norfolk County is reminding residents about snow clearing, winter parking, and tips for staying informed during winter weather.