As the result of vehicular impact with the Simcoe branch of the Norfolk County Public Library late on May 23, the library will temporarily be closed.
The southwest corner of the building has sustained significant structural damage. While there is no immediate threat to public safety, temporary shoring will be installed to support the second floor and roof, based on the structural engineer’s recommendation.
Out of an abundance of caution, the building will remain closed to the public until at least May 30, with library management reassessing over the coming days if further closure is necessary.
Victoria Day is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year, and with that in mind, Norfolk County is reminding all residents to stay safe.
Holidays mean fireworks, and the safest way to enjoy them is at public displays conducted by professionals. However, for those who choose to have family fireworks or an informal neighbourhood display, there are some important safety tips that must be followed:
May is Museum Month and Norfolk County Heritage & Culture has events throughout the month to celebrate.
May is Museum Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of museums to their communities and to kick off 2022’s summer tourism season. With so many Ontarians taking ‘staycations’ this year, museums are a vital asset to hyperlocal tourism. As visitors are once again welcomed through our doors, museums can emphasize all the ways that the public can experience their collections and stories—from fully online to safe, in-person experiences.
Norfolk County Council Chambers will reopen to the public effective May 10 for attendance at Board of Health, Public Hearings Committee, Council-in-Committee, and Council meetings during their regularly scheduled meetings on Tuesday of each month.
Meetings will continue to be live-streamed and available on the County’s YouTube channel. Deputations may attend in person. Virtual attendance for deputations may also continue by appointment through the Clerk’s office using the online Deputation request form.
Norfolk County’s recreation department is excited to offer a full slate of programming to residents this summer.
Registration for programs such as swimming lessons, summer camp, and leadership courses will officially open May 3 at noon.
Reduce stress, improve your mood, meet new people and enjoy the natural beauty of Norfolk County every Thursday with the Discover Norfolk Walking Group. Family swims and public skating are always a hit and try out our NEW Family Sticks and Pucks skates.
Norfolk County staff are preparing to host the first-ever Norfolk Community Day on June 18, 2022.
County facilities such as community centres, museums, libraries, fire halls, pools, arenas, and parks in each Ward, will welcome members of the community to attend free recreational and socio-cultural activities throughout the day.
“After these last two-plus years of the pandemic, we are excited to celebrate how wonderful Norfolk is – and find new ways to inspire our residents to enjoy our great facilities,” says Mayor Kristal Chopp.
Norfolk County is looking for help in creating its new procedural by-law.
A procedural by-law governs the way that council and board/committee meetings are run. It includes rules for how municipal meetings are called, time, date, and location of meetings, the conduct of members, and how meetings proceed. Every municipality in Ontario must have one.
Norfolk County has created a Public Consultation page that will allow residents to have their say about everything from how late meetings can run to how members cast their votes, and even how residents delegate and interact with Council.
Norfolk County staff, along with community partners Port Dover Board of Trade, Port Dover Kinsmen Club, Port Dover Lions, and Norfolk County OPP are preparing for the May Friday the 13th event in Port Dover.
County staff are working closely with Friday the 13th organizers to effectively support with traffic-related issues, emergency contingency plans, licensing requirements, and enforcing issues, to ensure a safe and enjoyable motorcycle enthusiast event.
Community partners are coordinating the return of street vendors and beer tents and camping for out-of-town visitors at their respective sites.
Norfolk County is pleased to announce that Andrew Grice will be joining Norfolk County as the General Manager of Environmental and Infrastructure Services, effective April 25, 2022.
In this role, Andrew will focus on several high priority strategic initiatives and capital projects including the implementation of Council’s approved inter-urban water supply strategy, the corporate-wide asset management plan, a comprehensive program development for municipal drains, Norfolk’s long-term solid waste management strategy, and all engineering work throughout the County.
For many Norfolk residents, spring cleanup has begun – and the County has a number of programs coming up to help keep your property in tip-top shape.
Household Hazardous Waste
Registration is now open for Norfolk County’s spring Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event in Simcoe, which takes place at the Facilities Building (591 Norfolk St. S) on Saturday, April 23, from 9am-2pm.
The second event is in Delhi and will be held at the Norfolk County Works Yard (340 Argyle St.) on Saturday, May 21, from 9am-2pm – with registration opening April 21, at noon.Materials accepted at HHW events include;