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Staying cool during heat warning

Date: June 18, 2024

As hot and humid conditions are expected throughout the week, the Medical Officer of Health is issuing a Heat Warning for the residents and visitors of Haldimand and Norfolk counties. The HNHU (Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit) recommends that people take steps to prevent heat-related illness.

Here is a list of areas in Norfolk County that residents can visit to stay cool during this time.

Norfolk County Public Libraries 

Branches in Delhi, Port Dover, Port Rowan, Simcoe and Waterford

Visit olc.ncpl.ca  to view individual branch locations and hours.

Dog Strangling Vine found in Norfolk County

Please be on the lookout for a highly invasive plant known as Dog Strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum & Vincetoxicum nigrum).

 

Dog Strangling Vine is problematic because it grows very aggressively, produces a lot of seed that spreads easily in the wind, and can grow from root fragments, making it very difficult to control. It is listed as a Noxious Weed in Ontario and regulated under Norfolk County’s Lot Maintenance By-law.

Dog Strangling Vine easily escapes into natural areas where it quickly displaces native vegetation and can take over an entire forest or meadow.

Pesticide use – approximately May 27 to June 28, 2024

Posted: May 21, 2024

The Corporation of Norfolk County intends to control noxious weeds along all rural roadside guide rails and guide cables within its boundaries.

The following pesticide registered under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) will be used: Navius FLEX Herbicide (Registration Number: 30922), containing the active ingredients: Metsulfuron-methyl and Aminocyclopyrachlor.

The Pesticide use will be completed under the exception to the cosmetic pesticide ban located subsection 7.1(2)(4) of the Pesticides Act for the promotion of public health and safety.

PUBLIC MEETING — June 4, 2024

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Council is scheduled to consider the passage of a by-law proposing to close and convey the portions of the following municipal street:

 

    • Part of Bay Street, Plan 436, now Livery Lane; Norfolk County

 

Applicants

 

  • 2610274 Ontario Inc.
  • 2610276 Ontario Inc.
  • 2442922 Ontario Inc.

Date

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 Time: 3:00 p.m.

Notice of the Special Meeting of Council

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Norfolk County is updating its Official Plan pursuant to Section 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

Date and Location of Special Meeting of Council:

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 8:30 am

Place:  Norfolk County Administration Building, 50 Colborne Street South, Simcoe Ontario.

Location of Lands Affected:  All Lands Within Norfolk County (no key map provided)

The Purpose and Effect of the Official Plan Amendment:

This proposed growth management Official Plan Amendment (OPA) has been prepared in association with the County’s Municipal Comprehensive Review to bring the County Official Plan into consistency with the Planning Act, to ensure that it has appropriate regard for matters of Provincial interest, and is consistent with the Provincial Policy Statement, 2020.

Notice of Addendum for Rehabilitation of the Long Point Causeway from Lakeshore Rd. to Erie Blvd.

In July 2019, Norfolk County completed a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for the Rehabilitation of the Long Point Causeway from Lakeshore Road to Erie Boulevard (the ‘Project’), including the replacement of the Long Point Causeway Bridge, to address deteriorating conditions and transportation needs along the corridor. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) was prepared to document the proposed design and MCEA process.

The Project proceeded to implementation in two phases:

Phase 1: Detailed design and construction for the replacement of the Long Point Causeway Bridge over Big Creek.

Community of Simcoe Additional Water Supply Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Notice of Completion

Norfolk County proposes to develop an additional groundwater supply source to provide additional water to the urban area of Simcoe until the Townsend-Simcoe watermain is operational. The County completed its assessment of this project following the Schedule ‘B’ requirements the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment 2023.

A Project File Report documenting the planning process undertaken, details of the study recommendations, potential impacts, and mitigation measures was completed and is now available for public review.

Notice of Intention to Adopt the 2024 Rate Supported Operating Budget

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of Norfolk County intends to consider and adopt the Proposed 2024 Rate Supported Operating Budget and at a Budget Committee Meeting.

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Norfolk County Administration Building

50 Colborne St. South, Simcoe, Ontario

(Council Chambers – Second Floor – Talbot St. Entrance)

The meeting is also available to view via live stream at the top of our agendas or at this link: www.norfolkcounty.ca/watch-norfolk-county-meetings/

Copies of the Proposed 2024 Rate Supported Operating Budget will be available on Norfolk County’s website at the following location: norfolkcounty.ca/taxbudgets 

Interested persons who wish to submit written information for the Committee Agenda prior to the meeting may do so by forwarding to the undersigned no later than noon on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.

Remembrance Day in Norfolk County 2023

Photo of poppies in a field

Saturday, November 11, Norfolk County will honour the brave men and women who served our country and those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies will take place in the following locations at 11 a.m. Please plan to arrive by 10:45 a.m.

  • Waterford – Cenotaph at Old Town Hall
  • Port Dover – Cenotaph in Powell Park
  • Simcoe –

Notice of Public Meeting November 29, 2023

Take Notice that Norfolk County will hold a Public Meeting (In-Person) to consider proposed changes to the Commercial and Industrial Vacant/Excess Land Subclass property tax discount.

At the Council meeting held on October 17, 2023, Council endorsed a review of the commercial and industrial vacant and excess land subclass discount program which provides a 30% discount for all eligible properties.

 

At this meeting, members of the public will be presented with information which outlines:

  • Current program discount and proposed changes
  • Potential impacts of the proposed changes
  • Rationale for proposed changes

Meeting Details

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Time: 6:00 p.m.

2024 User Fees Public Notice

Posted: October 10, 2023

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of Norfolk County intends to consider the proposed 2024 User Fees and Service Charges at its Council-in-Committee Meeting on October 26th, 2023.

DATE:         October 26th, 2023

TIME:          1:00 p.m.

PLACE: Norfolk County Administration Building

50 Colborne St. S., Simcoe, Ontario

(Council Chambers – Second Floor – Talbot St.

2024 Capital Budget Public Notice

Posted: October 10, 2023

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Corporation of Norfolk County intends to consider the 2024 Capital Plan at its Budget Committee Meetings on October 25th and October 26th, 2023.

DATE:    October 25th & 26th, 2023

TIME:    9:00 a.m.

Place:    Norfolk County Administration Building
50 Colborne St. South, Simcoe, Ontario
(Council Chambers – Second Floor – Talbot St.

September 22 – Speed Reductions

The following roads in Norfolk have had a recent speed reduction:

  • Norfolk County Road 45 is changing to a 50 km/h speed zone from 1,300 meters east of Norfolk County Highway 59 to 2,300 meters east of Norfolk County Highway 59
  • Thompson Road West in Waterford is changing to a 60 km/h speed zone from 280 meters west of Washington Street to 900 meters west of Washington Street
  • Norfolk County Road 19 in Hartford is changing from a 60 km/h speed zone from 340 meters west of Haldimand Road 74 to 800 meters west of Haldimand Road 74
  • Nixon Road is changing to a 50 km/h speed zone from 270 meters south of Nixon Street to 500 meters south of Nixon Street
  • Nixon Road is changing to a 60 km/h speed zone from 400 meters south of Windham Road 11 to 600 meters north of Windham Road 11
  • Charlton Road in Lynedoch is changing to a 60 km/h speed zone from Charlotteville Road 10 to 550 meters south of Lynedoch Road
  • Norfolk Street between Union Street and Hawthorne Avenue has been designated as a Community Safety Zone.

Notice of Film Production/Permit

Craft Productions will be filming a commercial/public service announcement on behalf of Melanoma Canada at the Port Dover Beach at the Walker Street entrance on July 1. Rain dates are planned for July 2 or 3, along with one-day prior and after for assembly and takedown.

The project includes some temporary structures in the water. No road closures are required, and notices will be placed on the beach advising people of the filming and allowing them to opt out of being filmed.