GENERAL INFORMATION AND NOTICES

 

 

LIBRARIES

  • Visit Grand Valley Public Library at www.grandvalley.org and search “Your Library” for on-line catalogue and hours of operation. No membership fees apply.
  • Residents who wish to use the Orangeville Library will be reimbursed one membership per family by the township by submitting your receipt. Visit www.orangeville.library.on.ca

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COMMUNITY CENTRES

  • Township residents are not subject to non-resident fees at the Grand Valley and District Community Centre in Grand Valley. Ice rental time and Hall rentals are also available.

  • Additional non-resident fees apply to programs in the Town of Orangeville

MARSVILLE LIONS CLUB
PAPER AND BOTTLE DRIVE - LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH

Bring your bottles to the Marsville Hall between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the Lion's Club to recycle. For more information call Lion Neil at 519-928-5206

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BUSINESS:

THE GREAT REFRIGERATOR ROUNDUP IS HERE!
Ontario Power Generation/Hydro One


That old, inefficient second fridge of yours is wasting up to $150.00 per year in electricity. Call us today and we'll dispose of it in an environmentally responsible manner. When we're finished recycling and reclaiming material, all that's left for the landfill will just about fit inside a cowboy hat!

To schedule an appointment or learn more Call 1-877-797-9473 or visit: everykilowattcounts.com/roundup

 

Marsville Water System

Council of the Township of East Garafraxa at a regular meeting of Council held May 12, 2015 passed the following resolutions:

MOVED BY STIRK, SECONDED BY PINKNEY

BE IT RESOLVED THAT

  1. The Township of East Garafraxa Water Financial Plan prepared by Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. dated May 6, 2015 be approved.
  2. Notice of availability of the Financial Plan be advertised.
  3. The Financial Plan, the Council Resolution approving the Financial Plan, and the Water Rate Study underpinning the Financial Plan be submitted tot he Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. [O.Reg.453/07, Section 3(1)6 ] .
  4. The Financial Plan, the Council Resolution approving the Financial Plan, and the Water Rate Study underpinning the Financial Plan be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment, satisfying the requirements under the Safe Drinking Water Act [S.D.W.S.A. Section 32(5) 2ii].

    To view Financial Plan Click Here

MOVED BY PINKNEY, SECONDED BY STIRK

BE IT RESOLVED THAT

  1. Council approve 2015 water rates as shown in Chapter 6, Watson and Associates report dated May 6, 2015;
  2. THAT Council consider transitiioning the water capital reserve into a reserve fund; and,
  3. THAT Council direct staff to consider the results of the rate study in future amendments to the Township's asset management plan.

    To view 2015 Water Rate Study Click Here

     

TOWNSHIP OF EAST GARAFRAXA is proud to present the Annual Report for the MARSVILLE WATER SYSTEM for 2015. This report summarizes the source of your water supply, the treatment process and the results for hundreds of parameters tested during the quarter including any "Adverse Water Notifications" issued during the reporting period.

  • To download a copy of the Marsville 2015 MOE Annual Report, click here
  • To download a copy of the Marsville 2015 Annual Summary Report, click here

The report is also available upon request, without charge, at the Municipal Office located at 374028 6th Line Amaranth, between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday

.To View Marsville Quality Managment System Policy click here

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Marsville Water Restrictions are in place for watering your lawns and gardens; please conserve water by following the regulations. Insert Click here

RATES:

Council of the Township of East Garafraxa adopted a By-Law to establish fees and charges for Municipal Water Services upon the owners or occupants of lands and premises connected to the Municipal Water System within the Township, and to provide for cost recover of remedial action undertaken by the Township in respect of the Municipal Water System.

BY-LAW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW - CLICK HERE

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Eligibility for Grants to Protect Drinking Water Sources

If your property is close to the municipal drinking water supply for Marsville, you may qualify for grants of up to 100% to help pay for projects that protect water quality. Projects such as well decommissioning and upgrading, septic inspections, replacements and upgrades, and erosion protection measures. For further information, please contact 1-866-900-4722 for more information on this grant; or www.sourcewater.ca to learn more about the Clean Water Act and what you can do to protect your sources of water.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

The Accessibility Standards for Customer Service (Ontario Regulation 429/07) came into force on January 1, 2008.  As a public sector organization, the Township of East Garafraxa must comply with the regulations.

  • For a copy of our Customer Service Accessibility Policy Click here
  • Request for Information in an Alternative Format Click here
  • Request for Information in an Alternative Format (Large Print) Click here

The Township of East Garafraxa adopted an Accessibility Plan. To view Accessibility Plan - Click Here

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West Nile Virus Alert - West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. Protect yourself and your family by limiting time outdoors during dawn and dusk; wear loose, long-sleeved tops and long pants, socks and shoes when outdoors at high activity times; use insect repellent containing DEET; eliminate areas of standing water, dense brush, old tires. For further information click here or the local Health Unit at 1-800-265-7293

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CAR HEAVEN - Where Old Cars Come to a Good End - a new and innovative way to dispose of old cars. Call 1-888-731-7311 or check their website www.carheaven.ca

 


For Canine Control call Olympus Dog Training & Security at 519-941-1508.

 

NEWSLETTERS

Township of East Garafraxa's Winter/Spring 2016 Newsletter Click Here

Township of East Garafraxa's Summer/Fall 2015 Newsletter Click Here

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FIRE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION & FIRE PERMITS


FIRE, POLICE & AMBULANCE remind residents that it is mandatory to have your six digit Emergency Number displayed appropriately at your property. Subdivisions have been assigned a house number which is to be posted. Do not use your lot number. Houses not posted correctly may result in delays in Emergency vehicles finding your property.

Check out the following links for Fire Prevention and Safety tips:

Grand Valley and District Fire Department website www.GVDFD.com 

Emergency Preparedness -
Visit http://www.emergencymanagementontario.ca
to learn about emergency preparedness - 72 hours
is your family prepared?

  • The Ontario Fire Code states that every home in Ontario must have a working smoke alarm and CO detector on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure these are installed and maintained in working order.
  • A barn fire is a farmer’s worst nightmare and brings with it significant emotional and economic impact to a farming community. Prevent fires on your farm by starting with a fire plan - enforce a no smoking policy in any barn or farm buildings. A complete checklist can be downloaded from the Office of the Fire Marshall website at www.ofm.gov.on.ca

Fire Permits

  • Fire permits are required, at no charge, for all burning within the Township. Fire bans may be imposed at any time due to weather conditions.
  • FIre permits are available at the Municipal Office OR by filling out the form below and faxing it back to the Municipality at 519-941-1802 or emailing to mhill@amaranth-eastgary.ca
  • By signing the Fire Permit you are verifying that you have read and understood the accompanying Fire Permit By-Law and accept full responsibility for the results of your actions in lighting a fire and agree that the requesting and obtaining of a permit does not absolve you of the responsibility for the results of your actions.
  • Permit is not valid without a Municipal Official Signature & Permit Number. Once your permit has been approved at the office, it will be returned to you using the same manner as it was submitted.
  • To apply for an East Garafraxa Fire Permit - Click Here

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TAX INFORMATION
Tax Rate Schedule 2015 - Click here to view


Efforts are always underway to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services by the Township of East Garafraxa and its local boards, and thus far no barriers have been identified that would hinder efforts to achieve these improvements.

Interim Tax Installment Dates:

February 18, 2016
May 19, 2016


ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN

TOWNSHIP OF EAST GARAFRAXA

The Township of East Garafraxa is pleased to present the Asset Management Plan as prepared by R. J. Burnside and Associates Ltd. with assistance of funding received under the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Program. The asset management strategy provides a long term operating and capital forecast for asset related costs, indicating the requirements for maintaining, rehabilitating, replacing/disposing and expanding the Township's assets.

ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN REPORT

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PERFORMANCE MEASURES
2014 are part of Financial Statements above

MUNICIPAL PROPERTY ASSESSEMENT CORPORATION

Assessment Notices: Notices have been sent by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) regarding the assessed value of your property.

This value will be used by the municipality when calculating your property taxes. If you have questions regarding your assessment call the toll free number 1 866 296 6722 to verify details. You may also access information through "AboutMyProperty" on their web site, www.mpac.ca. If you believe your assessment is incorrect, MPAC will be pleased to further review your assessment through a Request for Reconsideration. There is no fee for a RfR and your request may be made any time before December 31 of the current taxation year. Forms are available from www.mpac.ca or the Municipal Office.

Another option is to file a formal appeal with the Assessment Review Board (AFB) by the deadline noted on your Property Assessment Notice. A $50.00 filing fee is required for each roll number for residential, farm, managed forest and conservation land properties. For Multi-Residential. commercial, industrial and other properties a $125.00 filing fee is required.

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ENERGY CONSERVATION AND DEMAND MANAGEMENT PLAN
2014-2019

Ontario Regulation 397/11, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, requires all broader public sector organizations, including municipalities, to report on their annual energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in designated buildings/facilities by July 1 and to develop and implement a 5 year energy conservation and demand managment plans by July 1, 2014.

Energy consumption data is to be submitted to the ministry and made publicly available on the organization's website and intranet site and be available in printed form.

The plan is available at the Administration office 374028 6th Line or Click here to view online.

 

POLICE SERVICES BOARD

The Township of East Garafraxa's Police Services Board consists of a Council appointment, Mayor Allen Taylor; a Public appointment, Tim Pirie; and a Provincial appointment, Myrna Roberts. Should you have any concerns regarding policing, please notify the Municipality.

  • 9-1-1 POLICE, FIRE & AMBULANCE remind residents that it is mandatory to have your six digit Emergency Number displayed appropriately at your property. Subdivisions have been assigned a house number which is to be posted. Do not use your lot number. Houses not posted correctly may result in delays in Emergency vehicles finding your property.
  • For non- emergency Policing situations, please call OPP 1-888-310-1122

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WIND POWER

Numerous wind companies are circulating throughout the Township and area. Council suggests that the public become informed regarding Wind Power and contact a solicitor before signing any documents. The Federation of Agriculture's website, www.ofa.on.ca has some information posted - "Considerations for Farmers Thinking about Wind Power Leases" and "Ontario Landowner's Guide to Wind Energy".

WIND FARM ASSOCIATION

Visit http://www.obwf.ca/ for information regarding wind turbine projects in the Belwood area.

For information on the Grand Valley Wind Farms Phase 3 visit:

http://www.vereseninc.com/our-businesses/power/wind.html  

 

COMMENTS

The Council & Staff of the Township of East Garafraxa welcome all comments/suggestions.
Please contact our office or e-mail us today.

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