Art on the Greenfront

The Art on the Waterfront presents Art on the Greenfront

In an effort to beautify Chesterville for the annual Art on the Waterfront festival, they invite you to decorate your lawns for the Art on the Greenfront contest! The Contest is open to all residents of Chesterville.

Judging is to take place on Friday June 2nd, 2017. The winner will be chosen based on the following qualities: artistic spin, uniqueness, creativity, colour, and gardening/landscaping. Prizes will be awarded on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 at 1 pm.

Prizes Include:

  • 1 Certificate for a tour & tasting at Smokie Ridge Vineyard, valued at $150 each
  • A Byer’s Lawn Service-Mowing Prize, valued at $75
  • A bear sculpture donated by Top Notch Tree Maintenance & Removal

In order to participate, a registration form must be completed and sent to Ashley Small via email therightbitebakery@gmail.com by May 31st, 2017.

www.artonthewaterfront.ca

Art on the Greenfront Flyer

Boyne Road Landfill Summer Hours

SUMMER HOURS
The Boyne Road Landfill is OPEN for Saturdays starting May 6th from 8:00am to 11:30am. They are also open regular hours Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Any questions please contact:
Doug Froats 613-229-4233

AMCTO 2017 E.A. Danby Certificate of Merit

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry awarded AMCTO 2017 E.A. Danby Certificate of Merit

May 17, 2017

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario – Chief Administrative Officer T.J. Simpson announced today that the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) has been awarded the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) 2017 E.A. Danby Certificate of Merit under the Municipal Administration Category (Municipal Population 20,000 or more) in recognition of SDG’s innovative Tourism Information Sign Management Program.

“This merit certificate, awarded to SDG by one of Ontario’s premier municipal staff organizations, recognizes the quality of products and services that the County continues to develop and deliver.  These services are designed to enhance the quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors.  It is quite an honour to be recognized in this fashion by AMCTO, especially when one considers the breadth and quality of submissions made for these awards,” said Mr. Simpson.

“Designed by SDG staff, the Tourism Information Sign on-line application is a simple fillable form used by businesses and organizations to efficiently request and locate available tourism signage.  The program streamlines signage requests, makes information easy to search, manages internal data and provides users with an interactive mapping tool which is accessible through multiple devices, greatly improving the customer experience,” explains SDG Tourism Coordinator Shauna Baggs, who was responsible for developing the new program.

This innovative project was a collaboration between multiple County departments/divisions, most notably the Regional Tourism division of Corporate Services and the GIS division of the Transportation and Planning Services Department.  This collaborate effort created a web-based data management tool that also provides users with the ability to visually locate identified tourism signs or request new signs on a real-time map.

SDG staff will formally accept the certificate of merit at the AMCTO Conference Opening Ceremonies, slated for June 12th, 2017 in Huntsville, Ontario.

About AMCTO – the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario represents excellence in local government management and leadership.  AMCTO has provided education, accreditation, leadership, and implementation expertise for Ontario’s municipal professionals for over (75) years.  With over 2,100 members working in municipalities across Ontario, AMCTO is Canada’s largest voluntary association of local government professionals, and the leading professional development organization for municipal administrative staff.

About the E.A. Danby Award – this award has been named to recognize the significant achievement of AMCTO’s first President, E.A. Danby.  The award is given annually to recognize municipalities that have demonstrated an outstanding achievement and innovation with respect to municipal management activities or practices.

Link to the Tourism Information Signage program.

SDG Media Release – E.A. Danby Certificate of Merit – 17 May 2017

Ontario Renovates Program

Ontario Renovates program begins Monday, May 15th!

A new round of applications will begin for the popular home improvement program that assists low and moderate income families and seniors in Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

Eligible homeowners can receive funding for urgent home repairs as well as modifications to make their homes accessible.

Since the program launched in 2012, approximately 520 homeowners in Cornwall and SDG have received assistance.

Please click here to access the application and details of the program.

Media Release – Ontario Renovates 2017

 

Weed Treatment Program

As part of the Region’s vegetation management program, the County, Township of North Dundas, Municipality of South Dundas, Township of North Stormont, Township of South Stormont and Township of South Glengarry will be spraying noxious weeds with approved herbicides along pre-selected County and Municipal roads.

It is to take place starting on Monday, May 15, 2017 and should be completed by Friday June 30, 2017. The schedule and progress greatly depends on the weather conditions during this period.

For more information please click on the document below or visit www.sdgcounties.ca.

The Counties Roadside Weed Treatment Program Media Release

Weed Spraying Road Map

Brent Mattice Joins North Dundas By-law Department

Brent Mattice Joins North Dundas By-law Department

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WINCHESTER- The Township of North Dundas has announced that retired Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Brent Mattice has accepted a temporary position with the municipality as a By-law Enforcement Officer.

“We are very lucky to have someone, as respected as Brent, join our team for the next while” said Mayor Eric Duncan. “Council and staff know that we need to step up our by-law enforcement, particularly in property standards. Brent will help us modernize and get a program established that can truly made an improvement in this regard. We are excited about this move forward to bring his experience and reputation to North Dundas.”

Mattice joins the Township of North Dundas after a successful 30 year career with the Ontario Provincial Police. He also worked for the Municipality of South Dundas in a similar by-law enforcement capacity.

He will work part-time on contract over the next couple of years to modernize property standards and other by-law enforcement tools, and assist with an increased response and presence in the municipality.

“The process regarding property standards and other by-laws may be challenging and time consuming through the court system, but residents have told us they want more action on by-law files. With Brent joining our team, we feel this is a good step in the right direction.”

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For more information, please contact:

Stephen Mann
Economic Development and Communications Officer, Township of North Dundas
(613) 774-2105 x 244

2017 Local Business Expo

The North Dundas Chamber of Commerce and the Township of North Dundas are pleased to present the NEW Local Business Expo ’17. Come celebrate Canada’s 150th and see what your local businesses have to offer.

You’ll find everything our region has to offer, all under one roof! From local crafters, to the biggest businesses, you’ll find them here. Not only will you get to meet the wonderful people that enrich our community, you can also enjoy a great lineup of entertainment and informative demonstrations – and even a fashion show!

There is something for everyone – even the kids! Face painting, games, & more. Be sure to visit the community hall upstairs to check out our marketplace, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy live entertainment. The event is completely free for the public! Come out and support your local businesses.

The arena floor is SOLD OUT! There are a few marketplace tables still available for businesses, crafters, etc. You can download the exhibitor registration kit here. 

NOW AVAILABLE! Register AND pay online.

 

North Dundas Business Breakfast

Wondering what other businesses are doing to be successful?

The Township of North Dundas, the North Dundas Chamber of Commerce and the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre in partnership present the “North Dundas Business Breakfast”

May 18th at the Sandy Row Golf Course, South Mountain from 7:00am – 9:30am.

Come out and have a great breakfast, learn about marketing your business and network with other local businesses.

To register please call 613-933-0074 or email knurse@cornwall.com. $15 registration fee. Space is limited.

Business_Breakfast_May_18th

 

Fentanyl and Substance Awareness & Prevention Forum

In light of the Fentanyl issue taking place across Canada, community agencies are hosting 11 forums for parents and students about Fentanyl and other substances that young people may take. Click here for a full listing of forum sessions.

The forums will provide parents and students with information on Fentanyl and opioids in general, as well as other types of drugs. The presentation will also provide parents with tips about how to talk to their teens about drugs and strategies they can use to keep their kids safe.Forum for Parents and Students about Fentanyl