Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee – Application for Citizen Appointment

The City of Brantford, the County of Brant, Haldimand County and Norfolk County are currently seeking interested applicants for appointment to a Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022 Municipal Election.   The term of office for this committee is four years beginning on November 15, 2022.

The powers and functions of MECAC are set out in subsections 88.33 through

88.36 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended (Act). MECAC is a quasi-judicial body and does not report to Council. MECAC will be required to:

  • review and consider a compliance audit application submitted by an elector and decide whether it should be granted or rejected;
  • if the application is granted, appoint an auditor to conduct a compliance audit;
  • receive the auditor’s report;
  • consider the auditor’s report and if the report concludes that the candidate appears to have contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, relating to election campaign finances, the committee may commence legal proceedings against the candidate for the apparent contravention
  • review and consider any reports prepared by the Clerk pursuant to subsection 88.34 or 88.36 of the Act
  • in the case where the Clerk’s report identifies that a contributor has contravened the Act as described in subsection 88.34 or 88.36, the committee may commence legal proceedings against the contributor for the apparent contravention

Recommended skill sets for members of the MECAC include:

  • Accounting and/or auditing experience
  • Academic experience with expertise in political science  or local government administration
  • Legal experience and/or education
  • Others with knowledge of the campaign finance rules contained in the Act

Criteria used to determine membership may include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge  and  understanding  of  the  municipal  election finance rules;
  • Analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Availability for meetings;
  • Previous committee experience.

Individuals making application to be appointed to the Municipal committees may also be appointed to serve in a similar capacity for both the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board and the Grand Erie District School Board.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and preference will be given to those who reside or own property in the City of Brantford, the County of Brant, Haldimand County and Norfolk County. Positions on the Municipal Elections Compliance Audit Committee are provided remuneration and mileage payments. All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Committee Reference Material

Applicants are encouraged to review the following:

  1. The MECAC Terms of Reference (included as Appendix ‘A’ to the application)
  2. The Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on August 24, 2022

For more information and to submit an application please contact one of the following:

Tanya Daniels,
City Clerk
City of Brantford
58 Dalhousie Street
Brantford, ON N3T 2J2
519-759-4150
election@brantford.ca

www.brantford.ca/election
Alysha Dyjach,
County Clerk County of Brant
66 Grand River Street North
Paris, ON N3L 2M2
519-442-7268
Alysha.dyjach@brant.ca
www.brant.ca/elections
Evelyn Eichenbaum
County Clerk Haldimand County
53 Thorburn Street South
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0
905-318-5932
eeichenbaum@haldmandcounty.on.ca
www.haldimandcounty.on.ca/election
Teresa Olsen
County Clerk Norfolk County
50 Colborne Street South
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H3
519-426-5870
teresa.olsen@norfolkcounty.ca
www.norfolkcounty.ca

Canada Day closure information – Friday, July 1

All Haldimand County facilities (except pools/splash pads) will be closed on Friday, July 1 for Canada Day.

Garbage and recycling curbside collection will be delayed by one day; Friday’s regularly scheduled collection will be picked up on Saturday, July 2 instead.

The Canborough Waste Management Facility will be closed on Canada Day but open on Saturday, July 2 from 7:00 am – 4:15 pm (as a result of the 1-day collection delay).

Notice of Intent to Pass By-Law Authorizing Sale of Property – Ramsey Drive, Dunnville

TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of Haldimand County proposes to pass a bylaw at an upcoming Council meeting on June 27, 2022, to authorize the sale of Block 7, Plan 18M41; together with an easement over Pt 4; 18R6834 as in HC169733 being all of PIN 38122-0376, Block 8, Plan 18M41; together with an easement over Pt 4; 18R6834 as in HC169733 being all of PIN 38122-0377, and Block 9, Plan 18M41; together with an easement over Pt 4; 18R6834 as in HC169733 being all of PIN 38122-0378, Haldimand County. You may submit any comments up to and including June 28, 2022.

View the property map

For further information regarding the disposition of these properties or to provide comments, please contact Melissa Lloyd, Property Coordinator at 905-318-5932 ext.6124.

 

Notice of Intention to Further Amend Designation By-law 769/89: Cook-Peart House

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of Haldimand County intends to further amend Town of Haldimand By-law 769/89 designating the Cook-Peart House, 3355 River Road, Caledonia, under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act,  as being a property of cultural heritage value,  in order to correct  an error in the legal description and to delete reference of the designation on seven registered parcels no longer impacted by the heritage designation.

Any person may, before the 29th day of July, 2022, send by registered mail or deliver to the Clerk of Haldimand County, notice of his or her objection to the proposed designation, together with a statement of the reasons for the objection and all relevant facts. If such notice of objection is received, the Council of Haldimand County will refer the matter to the Ontario Land Tribunal for a hearing and report.

Mailing address:

Municipal Clerk
53 Thorburn St. S
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0

Notice of Decision: Parkland Dedication By-Law

The Council of Haldimand County approved By-law 2349/22 on May 16, 2022 pursuant to Sections 42 and 51.1 of the Planning Act, which affects all lands within Haldimand County. Any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal as per subsection 42 (4.9) of the Planning Act, in respect of the by-law, by filing a notice of appeal with the Clerk of Haldimand County not later than July 4, 2022, outlining the objection to the by-law and the reasons supporting the objection.

This by-law requires land or cash-in-lieu of land, at the County’s discretion, to be conveyed for park or other public recreational purposes as a condition of approval of development or a draft plan of subdivision or condominium, as regulated under the Planning Act.

To view the By-law, or for more information on the matter, please visit Planning Services website at https://www.haldimandcounty.ca/planning-services/ or contact Alisha Cull, Supervisor – Planning & Development at (905) 318-5932 ext. 6208 or email at acull@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

 

Haldimand County logo. A yellow sun rising or setting atop green and blue waves. Haldimand County in black lettering below.

Construction Notice: Wilkins Bridge Closure – May to July 2022

Haldimand County’s 2022 Bridge Rehabilitation program is underway and the Wilkins Bridge on Concession 5 Walpole is scheduled for repairs beginning on May 9, 2022.  The bridge will be closed for the duration of the repairs. The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of July 2022. No through traffic is available, residents are asked to plan an alternate route.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding construction projects may contact engineering@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call (905) 318-5932, ext. 6404.

For more information, please contact:
Mark Long, Project Manager, Municipal Infrastructure
mlong@haldimandcounty.on.ca
(905) 318-5932, ext. 6421

Detour map

Construction Notice: Caledonia Urban Overlay Program – May to September 2022

Haldimand County’s Urban Overlay program is scheduled to begin the week of May 2, 2022. The map below shows the roads that will be included in the work. The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of September 2022. The work will involve replacing curbs, sidewalks, and driveway aprons and road resurfacing.

All streets will remain open daily during this project for local traffic only, however access may be slow due to construction activities. Residents will have access to their driveways during all phases of the project except when necessary for the construction of items such as concrete sidewalk, curb work and driveway apron restoration as at a resident’s address. Advanced notice will be provided to residents for any driveway access disruptions.

Staff ask that all residents and business owners in the affected area remain patient during construction. The end goal of all construction work is to enhance our neighbourhoods and communities and the County is committed to minimizing disruption by communicating construction information in a timely manner and responding to resident needs/concerns. Anyone with questions or concerns regarding construction projects may contact engineering@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call 905-318-5932 ext. 6404.

For more information, please contact:
Lucas Hunter, Municipal Technologist, Municipal Infrastructure
lhunter@haldimandcounty.on.ca
905-318-5932 ext. 6408

Map of project area

2022 Municipal Election – Notice of Nominations for Office

Notice is hereby given to the municipal electors of Haldimand County that nomination forms for the 2022 Municipal Election may be filed at the Clerk’s Office, Haldimand County Administration Building, 53 Thorburn St. S., during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from May 2, 2022 to August 18, 2022, and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on August 19, 2022.

The nomination shall:

  1. be in the prescribed form and for nominations for an office on Council, be accompanied by endorsements of at least 25 persons;
  2. be accompanied by the filing fee of $200.00 for the office of Mayor and $100.00 for all other offices. The fee shall be paid in cash, certified cheque, money order, debit, Visa or Mastercard.

Nomination forms may be filed for the following offices in Haldimand County:

Mayor (1 to be elected)
Councillor – Ward 1 (1 to be elected)
Councillor – Ward 2 (1 to be elected)
Councillor – Ward 3 (1 to be elected)
Councillor – Ward 4 (1 to be elected)
Councillor – Ward 5 (1 to be elected)
Councillor – Ward 6 (1 to be elected)

Trustee, English Public School (2 to be elected)
Trustee, English Separate School (1 to be elected)
Trustee, Conseil Scolaire Viamonde (1 to be elected from City of Sarnia, Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Haldimand County, Norfolk County, and the Counties of Oxford, Elgin and Lambton)
Trustee, Conseil Scolaire Catholique MonAvenir (1 to be elected from Region of Waterloo, City of Brantford, Haldimand County, Norfolk County and County of Brant)

You are entitled to be an elector and to run for office if you are not disqualified by any Act or otherwise by law, and on voting day if you are:

  1. a resident of Haldimand County; or
  2. a non-resident who is an owner or tenant of property in the County or the spouse of such an owner or tenant; and
  3. a Canadian citizen; and
  4. 18 years of age.

If you plan to seek office in the 2022 municipal election in Haldimand County, you must file your nomination with the Municipal Clerk before you spend or raise any money for campaign activities.

Voting Day is Monday, October 24, 2022.

To make an appointment to submit a nomination, please contact election@haldimandcounty.on.ca. For further information, please check the Election page on the County’s website at www.haldimandcounty.ca/election/.

Construction Notice: Haldimand Road #20, Fisherville – April to August 2022

Reconstruction work on Haldimand Road #20 in Fisherville between Haldimand Road #53 and Kohler Road will begin on April 19 until approximately August 2022. The road is not expected to close however delays due to lane closures are anticipated. The major work for this project includes:

  • In-place recycling of the existing pavement
  • Resurfacing of the road
  • Shoulder paving
  • Driveway culvert replacements or flushing
  • Ditching
  • Cross culvert repairs/replacement

For more information, please contact Engineering Services at (905) 318-5932, ext. 6404 or email engineering@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

Map of construction area

Construction Notice: HWY 54, Caledonia – April to August 2022

Reconstruction work on Highway #54 in Caledonia between Onondaga Townline and Ross Road will begin on April 19 until approximately August 2022. The road is not expected to close however delays due to lane closures are anticipated. The major work for this project includes:

  • In-place recycling of the existing pavement
  • Resurfacing of the road
  • Shoulder paving
  • Driveway culvert replacements or flushing
  • Ditching
  • Cross culvert repairs/replacement

For more information, please contact Engineering Services at (905) 318-5932, ext. 6404 or email engineering@haldimandcounty.on.ca.

Map of construction area

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