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"!

TOWNSHIP of LANARK HIGHLANDS
ELECTIONS 2018 INFORMATION

Voter Information Letters (VIL) are now in the mail!

Keep this letter – it contains your PIN which you will need to vote either online, by telephone or in person by paper ballot.

These letters have been sent out early to avoid delays that could be caused by a potential strike by Canada Post.

If you are eligible to vote and have not received your letter, you need to come to the Township office so we can add your name and issue your letter.

Click on the following link for information about on-line or telephone voting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HYm31ukyBA&feature=player_embedded




Re LDCC – Municipal Arena Opening
Posted on October 17, 2018

The Township of Lanark Highlands is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Municipal Arena, effective Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

Public Skating on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00PM will be free until the end of November - sponsored by the Arena Project Volunteers.

Public Skating on Sundays from 1:30- 3:00 PM will be free for the 2018/19 season - sponsored by the Lanark Highlands Fire Service.

If you would like to book ice time, please contact or call 613-259-2398 x 221 for further information.




IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ELECTORS
Township of Lanark Highlands
Municipal Election
For Immediate Release

Posted on October 12, 2018

I have received requests for clarification as to the number of candidate names on the ballot for the office of Mayor. These requests arose from an advertisement in the September 11th, 2018 edition of the Lanark Era, paid for by one of the candidates, Brian Stewart, in which he stated, “I am announcing my withdrawal as a candidate for Mayor.”

Under the Municipal Elections Act, the deadline for a certified candidate to withdraw his/her name was July 27th, 2018 at 2 p.m. The only exception would be if a certified candidate for an office, before the close of voting on voting day, dies or becomes ineligible to hold the office.

There were three candidates certified for the office of Mayor and none of the three had withdrawn by the deadline. Therefore, there are three names on the ballot for the office of Mayor. In alphabetical order, they are: Terry Lee Donaldson, Peter McLaren, and Brian Stewart.

In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, votes for each of the three candidates will be counted, and the Clerk will declare the candidate who receives the highest number of votes to be elected.

Steven Potter
Returning Officer/Acting Clerk
Township of Lanark Highlands
Email: clerkadm@lanarkhighlands.ca
Tel: (613) 259-2398 ext. 222




Township of Lanark Highlands
Municipal Election
For Immediate Release
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS
DEADLINE TO REGISTER - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2018 4:30 p.m.

Posted on October 12, 2018

It has been brought to my attention that paid advertisements promoting or mentioning candidates in the municipal election, which would fit the definition of “third party advertising” under the Municipal Elections Act , have been placed in local papers by individuals (noncandidates) who have not registered as a “third party advertiser” as required under the Act.

Please refer to information regarding third party advertisers on the Township’s website at:
https://www.lanarkhighlands.ca/Elections/ThirdPartyAdvertisers.php

If you are a third party and have “advertised”, as defined in the Municipal Elections Act, or if you will be doing so as a third party prior to or on election day, October 22, 2018, you must register as a third party advertiser in person at the Township office no later than Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. You must also comply with all of the other requirements pertaining to third party advertisers as specified in the Act.

Please see the forms to complete and other requirements at the above link. If you cannot print the forms, they are available for you to complete at the Township office. You will also be given a package of information for third party advertisers.

Although third party advertisers are required to register before advertising, if you have already “advertised”, I request that you register as a third party advertiser before the October 19th deadline. Please ask at the front desk for the Returning Officer or one of our two Deputy Returning Officers. The Township office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is located at 75 George Street, Lanark Ontario.

If you have any questions pertaining to third party advertising that cannot be answered by reference to the Township’s website, you may contact me by phone or email.

Steven Potter
Returning Officer/Acting Clerk
Township of Lanark Highlands
Email: clerkadm@lanarkhighlands.ca
Tel: (613) 259-2398 ext. 222




Lanark and District Community Centre - Municipal Arena Update October 5, 2018




SALE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT
PW 2018-04

Posted on October 5, 2018

The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is accepting sealed bids for the following equipment no longer in use at the Township.

• 2007 Mack Snow Plow with Hopper

• 2007 International Snow Plow with Dump Box

Additional details and copies of the bid form may be picked up at the Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Office and may also be found on the Township’s website.

Deadline for submission of the proposals is 10:00 AM October 25th, 2018. Bids will be opened at 10:15 PM October 25th, 2018.

The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all bids at its sole discretion.

For further information contact:
Tom McCarthy Road Superintendent
Township of Lanark Highlands
75 George Street
Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0
T: 613-259-2398 ext.239
F: 613-259-2291
E: tmccarthy@lanarkhighlands.ca

Note: 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. Questions about the collection of Information should be directed to the Clerk Administrator at the address indicated above.

Click here to view the form and more information.




NOTICE
For Immediate Release
Update On The Lanark and District Community Centre – Municipal Arena

Posted on October 2, 2018

Since we last provided an update on Friday, September 28th, remedial work at the Arena progressed over the weekend and will continue for the remainder of this week. The project team met at the arena Monday afternoon, and conferred with contractors and staff. Work is moving along rapidly and we thank all contractors and suppliers who have responded promptly, some of whom have donated all or a portion of their labour and have supplied materials at cost.

We had hoped to be able to estimate a re-opening date by today; however, we will not be able to provide an estimated date until this Friday afternoon, October 5th, when we will have confirmation that certain materials have been received and work has been completed. An update will be posted on this website Friday afternoon, sent to the media, and noted on social media. User group organizers will be contacted by phone starting this Friday afternoon and throughout the weekend.

We thank you for your continuing patience.

Information: Steven Potter, Acting Clerk Administrator
Township of Lanark Highlands
613-259-2398 x 222




Notice of Road Closing
Posted on October 2, 2018

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands proposes to enact a By-Law to stop up, close and convey that part of the original allowance for road set out and described as follows:

PART OF THE ROAD ALLOWANCE BETWEEN CONCESSIONS 3 & 4 Pt. Lot 15, TOWNSHIP OF LANARK HIGHLANDS, DESIGNATED AS PART 1 ON 27R10971.

The proposed By-Law will come before the said Council for consideration at its regular meeting at the Municipal Office at Lanark, Ontario on the 27th day of November 2018 at the hour of 6:00 p.m. and at that time the Council will hear any person who claims that their land will be prejudicially affected and who applies to the Clerk to be heard either in person or by their Counsel, Solicitor or Agent.

DATED the 2nd day of October 2018.

Amanda Noel
Deputy-Clerk
The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands

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TOWNSHIP OF LANARK HIGHLANDS
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST
FULL-TIME

Posted on September 28, 2018

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NOTICE
For Immediate Release
Lanark and District Community Centre – Municipal Arena

Posted on September 28, 2018

LANARK - The following timeline is being provided to keep the public and users informed of progress regarding the re-opening of the Lanark and District Community Centre (Arena).

Click here to read the full notice.




NOTICE
For Immediate Release
Lanark and District Community Centre – Municipal Arena

Posted on September 25, 2018

LANARK - The municipal council of the Township of Lanark Highlands regrets to inform users of the Lanark Arena that the arena has been temporarily closed.

After receiving an engineering report and a fire safety briefing, it was determined that the Lanark Arena is in immediate need of repairs and updating to make the building safe for users.

Following these findings, we took action to temporarily close the arena. While this action is regrettable, council and staff feel the need to ensure the safety of users is paramount. Staff is actively working to address safety issues. Our goal is to re-open the arena as soon as it is safe to do so. We will be issuing progress updates.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your understanding.

The fire and safety inspection report dated June 19th, 2018, engineering report and fire safety briefing can be accessed by selecting the following links:
Fire and Safety Inspection Report
Engineering Report
Fire Safety Briefing

Information: Steven Potter, Acting Clerk Administrator
Township of Lanark Highlands
613-259-2398 x 222




Please be advised that from September 15th, 2018 until May 14th, 2019 all Lanark Highlands Waste Sites will be operating on Winter Hours.

For further information, please visit our website www.lanarkhighlands.ca or contact the office at 613-259-2398 x 242.




Lanark Highlands Fire Service Crest

FIRE BAN LIFTED
Posted on August 23, 2018

Lanark Highlands Fire Service is lifting its Township-wide Level 1 Fire Ban as of 9:00 am on Friday, August 24th.

Be advised that for open air fires, such as brush burning, they can only be lit two hours before sundown and must be extinguished no later than 2 hours after sunrise. This is Ontario Law during the burn season, which runs from April 1st to October 31st. The size of an open air fire cannot exceed 6.4 feet in height, and cannot be larger than 6.4 feet in diameter.

If you are going to have a campfire, remember to keep the size of your campfire no more than 1.5 feet in height and a diameter no larger than 3 feet.

Please do not leave any fire unattended, ensure there are no combustible materials within 10 feet of the fire, and have sufficient means to safely put the fire out.




Township of Lanark Highlands Amended Declaration of Acclamation to Municipal/School Board Office
Posted on August 2, 2018

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Township of Lanark Highlands Official List of Municipal/School Board Certified Candidates
Posted on July 31, 2018

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For more information on the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) Tile Loan Program, please click the link below

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/07-061.htm#1




The Township of Lanark Highlands wishes to extend our appreciation to the Government of Canada for its’ up to $15,000 contribution to install a septic system and well at the Middleville Community Centre.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada, with support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program/Avec l'appui du Programme d'infrastructure communautaire de Canada 150.

Government of Canada 150 Anniversary

 

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