Sense the Difference

Festivals and events, canoeing and kayaking, cycling and hiking, trail-riding and snowmobiling, museums and genealogy, hockey and figure-skating, camping and golfing, music, artisans and farm-gate sales, ballparks and boat launches, shopping and studio tour's . . . there's always something for everyone in Lanark Highlands - your four-season destination!

Come and "Sense the Difference"!




BURN BAN PARTIALLY LIFTED. CAMPFIRES ONLY
Posted on August 17, 2016

The burn ban is partially lifted in the Township of Lanark Highlands. Only small supervised camp fires for recreational and cooking purposes is allowed. A permit is required.

A full ban on open air brush burning is still in effect.

A reminder: you are to stay with the fire, ensure you have adequate tools or water close by to retain the fire and put it out completely when you are done.

Thank you
Cameron Morehouse
Interim Fire Chief
Township of Lanark Highlands




Severe Drought Conditions Declared
Posted on August 16, 2016

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) Low Water Response Team upgraded the drought status for the watershed to Level III / Severe status on August 11. Severe drought conditions mean water supply is no longer meeting the demand. Water conservation is recommended throughout the region.

Tips & Links

• Lawns that appear “dead” from the drought are not; the grass has just gone dormant from lack of water. When rainfall returns the grass will come out of dormancy and turn green, similar to what happens in the spring. Lawns typically only require about 25 mm of water a week to “stay green.” More than that can damage the root system making the grass more susceptible to other adverse conditions.

• Residents on well systems are strongly urged to use water conservatively.

• Those who have permits for taking water from surface or groundwater sources are encouraged to reduce their actual taking as much as possible.

• Using rain barrels to capture any rain to water lawns and gardens, and avoidance of using pressure washers to clean houses, driveways, decks and fences all contribute to the conservation of our water resources.

• Removing water from streams and lakes to water lawns or gardens may cause problems for other users.

• Info on protecting wells - MOECC - http://bit.ly/2bkhghL

• Agricultural info - OMAFRA - http://bit.ly/2blGQjz

In order to track impacts of the drought conditions within the watershed, we request that any individuals or businesses within the Mississippi Valley watershed that are experiencing difficulties with their wells please contact MVCA at 613-253-0006 ext 233 or 243. There is a questionnaire on our website that can be filled out by the public that have witnessed environmental concerns or issues with dry wells to assist in documenting this event.

Click here to view a PDF version of this notice.




Sale of Surplus Equipment
Posted on August 11, 2016

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Job Posting: 2016-02: Fire Chief
Posted on August 10, 2016

The Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking a qualified person to assume the full-time permanent position of Fire Chief. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk and Council, the Fire Chief is accountable for the overall management and operation of the Lanark Highlands Fire Service, a volunteer Fire Department of 70-75 volunteer firefighters. Ultimately responsible to Council for the delivery of Fire Protection Services, the Fire Chief’s role is primarily administrative in nature and involves responsibility for the planning, directing and controlling of all Fire Department activities. A copy of the job description and specific qualifications can be found at www.lanarkhighlands.ca on the “Career Opportunities” page.

The candidate must have a minimum NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I as well as continuing education seminars in other areas of fire protection services, inspection and Fire Code enforcement and training, and CPR and First Aid. A minimum of seven years of firefighting experience at least five years are in a rural volunteer fire department. Progressive responsibility within the fire service and a minimum three years as an officer is also required.

In addition to the specific qualifications listed in the above-referenced link, there are also a number of asset qualifications that may be used in the selection of candidates. Applicants are required to clearly demonstrate in their covering letter and/or resume which, if any, of the education and experience ASSET qualifications they meet. The Township may consider applicants with one or more asset qualifications in order to assess opportunities for providing additional support to or enhancement of Township operations.

The Township offers competitive remuneration in the range of $69,966 to $81,120 as well as an excellent benefits package and OMERS pension. If you are interested in this challenging career opportunity, please submit your detailed resume and cover letter in PDF format by email to: CAO@lanarkhighlands.ca by 4pm on August 25, 2016 referencing “Job Posting 2016-02 Fire Chief”.

Township of Lanark Highlands
75 George Street, P.O. Box 340
Lanark ON K0G 1K0
Email: CAO@lanarkhighlands.ca

Note: In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Township of Lanark Highlands, we will endeavour to make such accommodations. The Township of Lanark Highlands is an equal opportunity employer following the rules and regulations set out by the Human Rights Code. Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the Deputy Clerk at the address indicated above.

Click here to view a PDF version of this job posting with more information.




The Lanark & District Community Centre has ice time available for the 2016-2017 season
Posted on August 9, 2016

Here is a cool thought on this hot day - The Lanark & District Community Centre has ice time available for the 2016-2017 season.

Available ice times are as follows:

Fridays - 9-11 PM
Saturdays - 8-11 PM
Sundays - 7-9 AM and 9-11 PM

To book these ice times please contact Terry at 613-250-0730. The ice will go in on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.

For more information and ice rental rates, please check out the Community Services page and click the first heading, Arena.




Notice of Public Meeting - To Consider a Zoning Bylaw Amendment
Posted on July 26, 2016

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Planning Department of the Township of Lanark Highlands has received an Application for a Zoning By-law Amendment;

AND THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands will hold a PUBLIC MEETING on Tuesday the 23rd, of August, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Complex, 75 George Street Lanark ON, for the purpose of considering a proposed zoning by-law amendment under Sections 34 of the Planning Act.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment will change the zoning on parts of the property from the Commercial Recreational (CR) Zone to Lakefront Development Zone (LD).

The nature of the rezoning requested is a condition to provisional consent applications B16-025, B16-026, and B16-027 and to reflect that the proposed lot and lot additions are part of the LD Zone.

Subject Property – Area of lands subject to B15-025, B15-026 and B15-027 Darling Concession 10 Part Lots 23.

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Notice of Public Meeting - To Consider a Zoning Bylaw Amendment
Posted on July 26, 2016

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Planning Department of the Township of Lanark Highlands has received an Application for a Zoning By-law Amendment;

AND THAT the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands will hold a PUBLIC MEETING on Tuesday the 23rd, of August, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Complex, 75 George Street Lanark ON, for the purpose of considering a proposed zoning by-law amendment under Sections 34 of the Planning Act.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment will change the zoning on the areas of the property subject to applications B16-039 and B16-040 from the Rural (RU) Zone to Limited Services Rural Zone (LSR).

The nature of the rezoning requested is a condition to provisional consent applications B16-039 and B16-040 and to reflect that the proposed lots are located on a private road (Leo Jay Lane).

Subject Property – Lands subject to B16-039 and B16-040, Dalhousie Concession 9 Part Lots 4 and 5.

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Press Release
For immediate release - Mayor Brian Stewart - Township of Lanark Highlands

Posted on July 21, 2016

Township Hires New Chief Administrative Officer and Clerk

Following an extensive competitive search, the Township of Lanark Highlands Council is pleased to announce that it has selected Denis Goulet as the Township’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Clerk.

Mr. Goulet brings with him over 20 years of leadership experience. Having held a senior management position at Peterborough Utilities Inc., leading strategic growth and operations to the V.P. of Engineering at WireIE and building out broadband services in rural areas across Canada.

Denis holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University, an Engineering Technology Diploma from Loyalist College and he is currently completing his Executive Municipal Management Diploma from the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario.

Denis has a wealth of business experience and his forward-thinking style will bring a fresh perspective to the team. I am confident that Denis is an excellent choice as CAO/Clerk for the Township of Lanark Highlands and that he has the right combination of leadership and drive that will help Council and staff advance the Township's priorities.

Mr. Denis Goulet will be commencing his employment as CAO/Clerk the week of July 25, 2016 and Council looks forward to working with Denis.

“I am excited to be joining the Township of Lanark Highlands and to be working together with council, staff including our volunteers and the citizens of Lanark Highlands to ensure we deliver the services needed in an efficient and cost effective manner” said Goulet. “My belief is that to build trust and confidence with the community and we do that through communication and everyone working together. I’m looking forward to getting started and contributing ideas that will help shape our future."

Mayor Brian Stewart




2016 Road Side Spraying
Posted on July 5, 2016

The 2016 spraying program is complete. The Township thanks everyone for their cooperation with this matter.




Federal government reviewing the public postal service
Posted on June 29, 2016

Have your say! http://www.cupw.ca/en/campaigns-and-issues/government-review-canada-post




Lanark County 2016 Road Construction Projects
Posted on April 21, 2016

For information regarding the projects in this area please open the following link.

http://www.lanarkcounty.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=6885




ROAD EMERGENCY NUMBER
Posted on May 15, 2014

Effective immediately the number for reporting a road emergency has changed. Please note the new number:

1-613-264-7329

Please call this number only in case of a road related emergency or potential danger that requires immediate attention. Responding to the pager requires Roads staff to interrupt their normal activity (i.e. snowplowing, grading etc…) to attend the service request. General requests for information will not be provided via this number.




Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands - 75 George Street, PO Box 340. Lanark, Ontario, Canada K0G 1K0. 613-259-2398.