Horton Township - Municipalityhttp://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:00:44 -0600en-us<![CDATA[2017 BY-LAWS]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2017-by-laws/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2017-by-laws/Wed, 06 Sep 2017 8:21:32 -0600<![CDATA[Administration]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/administration/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/administration/Tue, 11 Jul 2017 7:08:21 -0600

CAO/Clerk                                                       Suzanne Klatt sklatt@hortontownship.ca
Treasurer/Tax Collector                                Jennifer Barr jbarr@hortontownship.ca
Public Works Manager                                  Charles McDonald cmcdonald@hortontownship.ca
Deputy Clerk                                                   Hope Dillabough hdillabough@hortontownship.ca
Receptionist-Clerk                                         Nikky Dubeau ndubeau@hortontownship.ca
Recreation Program Manager                       Kathleen Rogers krogers@hortontownship.ca
Chief Building Official                                    Dennis Fridgen cbo@hortontownship.ca
 

 



 

 

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<![CDATA[HOUSING PROGRAM OFFERS SUPPORT FOR SENIORS & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/announcements/housing-program-offers-supportfor-seniors-persons-with-disabilities-1302.htmlhttp://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/announcements/housing-program-offers-supportfor-seniors-persons-with-disabilities-1302.htmlTue, 23 May 2017 8:09:38 -0600Ontario Renovates Accepting New Applications for County of Renfrew Residents to Access Funding For Home Repairs

Pembroke, ON: The County of Renfrew, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, is pleased to announce Ontario Renovates is accepting new applications for funding to assist seniors and disabled individuals to access funding for upgrades to their homes to enhance their quality of life. Ontario Renovates is a program which is part of the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (IAH) 2014 Extension Program. This program provides financial assistance to homeowners by way of a forgivable loan to repair their home to acceptable standards while improving the energy efficiency and/or increasing accessibility of their unit.

Carol Neill, General Manager of Renfrew County Housing Corporation, explained that; “The target groups for Ontario Renovates include low to moderate income seniors and persons with disabilities residing in the County of Renfrew. This is a great opportunity for some of our residents to make the necessary upgrades to their home and also improve their quality of life. I really encourage our local residents to inquire about this program. The program is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.”

In order to qualify for the program, residents must meet certain criteria, including but not limited to:
-The property must be located in the County of Renfrew,
-Applicants must own the home that is their sole and principle residence with a market value below $220,737
-Applicants must have a total household income that does not exceed $78,900 which includes all sources of income.
In order to qualify for the program, there is a formal application process that is administered through Renfrew County Housing Corporation. Funding is provided in the form of a 10-year, interest free forgivable loan to homeowners based on the cost of approved work items up to $10,000. In addition, funding for accessibility repairs made to a home and/or unit up to a maximum of $3,500 is based upon the cost of approved work items, is in the form of a grant and does not require repayment. The application must provide supporting information and documentation as required.

For more information on this exciting new program, or to request an application package, please call
613-432-3679. Residents of the County of Renfrew can also download the application package by visiting www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca

For more information, please contact:

Carol Neill General Manager, Renfrew County Housing Corporation 613-423-3679
Michael Barber Media Relations/ Grants Coordinator, County of Renfrew 613-735-7288

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<![CDATA[Announcements ]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/announcements/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/announcements/Tue, 23 May 2017 8:09:32 -0600<![CDATA[Rural Mayor's Forum of Eastern Ontario Created]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/announcements/rural-mayor-s-forum-of-eastern-ontario-created-7326.htmlhttp://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/announcements/rural-mayor-s-forum-of-eastern-ontario-created-7326.htmlMon, 08 May 2017 9:48:04 -0600December 4, 2015: Faced with common needs and common problems, the mayors and reeves of 13 small rural municipalities have joined forces, creating a Rural Mayor’s Forum of Eastern Ontario.

The seeds of this forum originated in the summer of 2015 when Mayor Glenda McKay of Greater Madawaska and Mayor Ron Higgins of North Frontenac met to discuss shared services, common issues and the need to work together. Within months, that meeting led to the formation of the Rural Mayor’s Forum of Eastern Ontario (RMFEO).

Members of the Forum — 13 small rural municipalities in Eastern Ontario — have committed to work together to address common issues and identify opportunities for cost reductions, thereby forging a unified voice. Concern was expressed that organizations such as the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) focus primarily on urban centres and the advocacy work of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) includes much larger municipalities.

To date, RMFEO has held two meetings and has crafted a mission, vision and objectives. Its specific mission is to identify opportunities for collaboration to improve operational effectiveness and long-term sustainability, with a vision to work closely with stakeholders to coordinate common goals. Over the coming months a strategy will be put in place to communicate and work with other organizations and government bodies.

The RMFEO believes that there is very little discussion and collaboration with small rural municipalities. Small rural municipalities have a very limited tax base and are fiscally strapped to support infrastructure or to fund downloaded services from the provincial government. To address this, RMFEO will be working towards the implementation of provincial and federal policies and funding opportunities that speak to the needs and challenges of small rural municipalities in a collaborative and transparent manner.

While many will say that the government is already working with rural municipalities, RMFEO stresses that the rural voice has not been well represented or fully involved in the development and implementation of major federal or provincial policies and funding opportunities. Over the coming months, RMFEO will be publicizing its strategy and seeking out other partners throughout Ontario to initiate collaborative discussions aimed at ensuring that small rural communities in Eastern Ontario and elsewhere have favourable and equitable representation.

RMFEO membership includes 13 Municipalities with representation from the Counties of Hastings, Lennox and Addington, Renfrew Frontenac and Lanark. The Municipalities include;

Addington Highlands

Arnprior

Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan

Central Frontenac

Greater Madawaska

Hastings Highlands

Horton

Lanark Highlands

Madawaska Valley

McNab/Braeside

Mississippi Mills

North Frontenac

United Townships of Head Clara Maria

 

Contact: ruralmfeo@gmail.com

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<![CDATA[2016 BY-LAWS]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2016-by-laws/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2016-by-laws/Wed, 21 Dec 2016 1:32:41 -0700<![CDATA[2015 BYLAWS]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2015-bylaws/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2015-bylaws/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 9:31:58 -0600<![CDATA[2014 BY-LAWS]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2014-bylaws/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2014-bylaws/Tue, 26 Apr 2016 7:39:37 -0600<![CDATA[2013 BYLAWS]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2013-bylaws/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/2013-bylaws/Tue, 26 Apr 2016 7:28:29 -0600<![CDATA[Policies & By-Laws ]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/by-laws/Wed, 20 Apr 2016 7:38:05 -0600<![CDATA[Emerald Ash Borer found in Horton Township]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/announcements/emerald-ash-borer-found-in-horton-township-6943.htmlhttp://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/announcements/emerald-ash-borer-found-in-horton-township-6943.htmlThu, 04 Feb 2016 7:25:15 -0700The Emerald Ash Borer has been identified in a few small Ash trees in the Township.  Information on the insect, the damage it causes and how to limit it’s infestation to other areas of the Township and the County can be found by clicking on the following links:

Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program:

http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/forest/emerald-ash-borer/

A Visual Guide to Detecting Emerald Ash Borer Damage:

http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/pubwarehouse/pdfs/26856.pdf


  You are urged to inform yourself on how to identify if your Ash trees are affected and how you can keep the insect from spreading.

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<![CDATA[Accessibility]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/accessibility/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/accessibility/Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:26:24 -0700<![CDATA[Municipality]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:19:20 -0700<![CDATA[Overview of Horton Township ]]>http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/horton-township-is/http://www.hortontownship.ca/municipality/horton-township-is/Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:20:07 -0600Horton Township is a vital rural community that surrounds Renfrew on three sides. Over 2,500 residents choose to reside in Horton Township. Along with bordering the Ottawa River, the Township is home to several large lakes making this community very attractive to cottagers and retirees. The four-lane expansion of the TransCanada Highway (417) beyond Arnprior is nearing completion. This will shorten the commute to Ottawa for work and social outings.

Council takes pride in looking out for their residents. They are one of four municipal partners with the Renfrew Victoria Hospital that are working towards physician recruitment for this area. To date they have been successful in recruiting several new physicians, a general surgeon and an internist. Residents wanting information on how to register for a doctor 
click here  http://www.renfrewareahealthvillage.ca/need_a_doctor.php

Many recreational facilities are available within the Township. These include a public boat launch, the Renfrew Golf Club, the local Community Centre and a beautiful regulation-size outdoor rink that is covered. The Horton Community Centre and the outdoor rink are available to rent for private functions.

Click here for further information regarding these facilities 

The Township is flourishing with new development. There is a planned subdivision that is nearing the construction stage and another is in the planning stages. In addition, several new businesses have chosen to set up their company in our thriving Township.
 

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