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Lanark Highlands Fire Service Crest

Posted on May 18, 2018

Lanark Highlands Fire Service is lifting its Township-wide fire ban as of 12 noon on Friday, May 18th. The lift of the ban is to help residents, both full-time and seasonal, as well as our visitors to the Highlands, enjoy the long weekend. If you are going to have a campfire, remember to keep the size of the size of your campfire 1.5 feet in height and a diameter no larger than 3 feet.

Be advised that for open air fires, such as brush burning, they can only be lit two hours before sundown and must be extinguished 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.

With all fires, please do not leave any fire unattended, ensure there are no combustible materials within 10 feet of the fire, and you must have a sufficient means to safely put the fire out.

Thank you on behalf of the Lanark Highlands Fire Service. Be safe and have a wonderful long weekend.

William (Bill) Bell
Interim Fire Chief, CEMC

Posted on May 15, 2018

Take notice that reduced load restrictions (five (5) tonnes per axle on all Township Roads has been lifted effective Monday, May 14, 2018

Employment Opportunities

Posted on May 11, 2018

The Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking a Municipal manager to fill the position of Facilities Manager/Community Affairs Officer. This position will involve managing all facilities, building maintenance and community affairs.

The Township is seeking a motivated and results oriented individual to join our team with solid knowledge of municipal legislation and practices. The ideal candidate will have acquired related postsecondary education in events planning, business administration or recreation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Candidates with Certified Arena Refrigeration Plant Technician Certification or working towards certification will be considered an asset. The candidate will also have specific experience in planning and organizing events, health and safety, working knowledge and experience with computers and office equipment, producing tender documents, budgeting, policy development and will exhibit excellent planning and communication skills.

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The 2018 salary range is $54,951 - $65,247 (for a 37.5 hour work week) and a competitive benefit package makes this an attractive full-time position for the right candidate.

Applications will be held in strict confidence. Please ensure that we receive your cover letter and detailed resume by mail or email no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018.

Facilities Manager/Community Affairs Officer
Township of Lanark Highlands
75 George St., P.O. Box 340
Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0
Attention: Allison Vereyken, Clerk/Administrator
Inquiries: 613-259-2398 Ext 222

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. 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 Clerk/Administrator at the address indicated above.

Capture the Highlands Photo Contest
Posted on May 9, 2018

Notice of Public Hearing - Zoning By-Law Amendment Application No. ZA-02-2018 – Leduc
Posted on May 4, 2018

File No.: ZA-02-2018
Subject Land: Pt. Lot 13, Conc. 5, geographic Township of Dalhousie
Owner: Denis and Christine Leduc
Applicant: Denis and Christine Leduc

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 29th day of May, 2018 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. In order to assist the Committee in its review of the proposal, you are requested to provide recommendations on or before May 24th, 2018.

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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.