Notice of Construction/Lane Closure: Caithness St. (April – May 2021)

Tentatively starting April 22, 2021, Caithness St., will experience a lane closure for vehicle traffic due to construction. This road construction is expected to take approximately 4 weeks to complete, weather permitting.

All trucks must follow the posted detour signs. Residents are encouraged to please follow the posted detour routes in order to bypass the affected areas of the closure and/or avoid possible delays due to construction.

View the truck detour route

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. We will make every effort to keep this necessary inconvenience to a minimum.

Should you have questions or concerns regarding the work that is being undertaken, please contact the Developer’s representative, Mr. John Castro, at 905-307-8102 ext. 1182, or Mr. Lloyd Rollinson with the County at 905-318-5932 ext. 6406 if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this process.

Haldimand County Administration building, other facilities/amenities closed for duration of stay-at-home order

In response to current Provincial regulations, Haldimand County has temporarily closed its Administration Building and a number of other public facilities/amenities.  The state of emergency and stay-at-home order is expected to last until May 20, 2021, unless extended by the province.

While the administration building is closed, staff will be available to assist customers by phone or email during regular hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 4:30pm). Members of the public are encouraged to contact the County at 905-318-5932, use the Contact form at HaldimandCounty.ca/connect or info@haldimandcounty.on.ca for assistance.

A number of municipal services are also available online and do not require in-person visit. A list of alternate service options during the shutdown period is available at HaldimandCounty.ca/COVID-19.

The most up-to-date information on facility closures, program cancellations, meeting postponements and other related details is available at HaldimandCounty.ca/COVID-19 under the ‘What’s Open/What’s Closed’ tab

To learn more about what’s open/what’s closed during the Province-wide shutdown, visit the Ontario Government website.

COVID-19 vaccine: updates & information

Community Vaccine Update – April 20, 2021

Vaccine doses administered so far: 31,230

Number of people completely vaccinated: 2,349

Who’s eligible / how to book an appointment

65+ and high-risk health conditions

  • Individuals 65 and above, as well as individuals with high-risk health conditions, may book a vaccine appointment using the online booking tool. Eligible individuals may also call the Vaccine Hotline or e-mail vaccine@hnhss.ca to set up an appointment. Please be patient and do not leave multiple messages; your call/e-mail will be returned.

60-64 (waitlist only)

  • Residents 60-64 years of age may add their names to a wait-list for potential end-of-day appointments (due to cancellations, no-shows, etc). Lists of individuals aged 65+ will be exhausted first. Eligible individuals will only be contacted if there are available doses at end of day at the various clinic locations. The waitlist signup form is available at hnhu.org/vaccinewaitlist.

55+ (pharmacies only)

  • Residents 55 and above are currently eligible to register for the AstraZeneca vaccine at specific local pharmacies. For more information, please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations. Eligible individuals must book through the pharmacies themselves, not the Health Unit.

Outstanding vaccine recipients

  • Residents over the age of 70 and anyone with highest-risk health conditions who have not yet received a vaccine are encouraged to complete the Outstanding Vaccination Recipients registration form. This form will ensure individuals who have called the vaccine hotline and are truly outstanding are being booked in as quickly as possible.

The HNHU Vaccine Hotline is receiving up to 1000 calls per day and staff are responding to calls as quickly as possible. Please do not call the hotline again once you have left a message and await a reply. Your initial call/e-mail WILL be returned. Please check the HNHU website’s Vaccine Rollout page or call the Provincial General Inquiries line (1-888-999-6488) for general information.

Full details about vaccine rollout in Haldimand and Norfolk counties, including current eligibility information, is available on the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit website.

 

Notice of Granular Road Conversion Project: April – October 2021

Haldimand County, Engineering Services Division wishes to inform you that the Granular Road Conversion project is scheduled to commence shortly and be completed by October 31, 2021 weather permitting. Roads scheduled to be converted are shown on the attached map highlighted in red.

Residents can expect temporary road closures during this project, however, access to your property will be maintained at all times. If any driveway restrictions are anticipated, the contractor will contact individual home owners in advance to discuss a temporary solution.

Haldimand County is committed to the success of this project and would like to thank you for your patience.Haldimand County Map showing locations of project

The work will involve:

  • Placement of Granular Material on the road
  • Placement of CRM Material on the road
  • Placement of Single Surface Treatment (Tar and Chip), or Asphalt
  • Replacement of required road signs and adjustments of required mailboxes

The contractor working on the project is Norjohn Contracting and Pavement Ltd.
If you have any questions, please contact either:

Sue Flaherty
Administrative Coordinator
Engineering and Capital Works
(905)318-5932 ext 6404
Norjohn Contracting
(905)371-0809

 

Notice of Construction: Caledonia Urban Paving (May – August 2021)

Engineering Services wishes to advise you that construction is scheduled to commence on this project the week of May 10, 2021. The map below provides the roads that will included with the work. It is anticipated that work will be completed by the end of August 2021. All streets will remain open daily during this project for local traffic only, however access may be slow due to construction activities.

The work will involve replacing curbs, sidewalks, driveway aprons and resurfacing of the road. Residents will have access to their driveways during all phases of the project however access may be restricted temporarily to complete certain components of the construction such as concrete sidewalk, curb work and driveway apron restoration. Advanced notice will be provided to any residents affected by these driveway access disruptions so that alternate parking and access can be arranged.

Staff understand that construction may cause temporary headaches to residents and business owners and ask that all affected individuals remain patient. 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.

Garbage/Recycling pickup: Please continue to place your garbage and recycling out on your usual day, in the usual location during construction. Please mark your address on your receptacles to ensure that if they need to be relocated for pickup that they can be returned to the correct address. Please ensure that all items are placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of your regularly scheduled pickup.

Construction-related information, including major project status updates and detour routes, can be found at HaldimandCounty.ca/construction. The County will post major project-related updates here as they happen, so please check the website often for updates. Residents with concerns or questions about work occurring near their home or business are encouraged to bookmark this web page and follow the County’s Facebook & twitter accounts to stay informed.

For more information, please contact:
Lloyd Rollinson
Project Manager, Municipal Infrastructure
lrollinson@haldimandcounty.on.ca
(905)318-5932 ext. 6406

Notice of Construction: Broad Street East – Oak Street to Inman/Logan (April – May 2021)

Engineering Services wishes to advise you that construction is scheduled to recommence on this project the week of April 12th 2021. It is anticipated that work will be completed by the end of May. Work will be starting at Oak and working it’s way east over the next few weeks. Streets will remain open daily during this project, however access may be slow due to construction activities.

The work will involve repairing sidewalks, curbs and select driveway aprons as well as manhole/valve adjustments and restoration along Broad Street East.

Driveway access may be restricted temporarily to complete certain components of the construction such as concrete sidewalk, curb work and driveway apron restoration. The County or Contractor will endeavor to provide advanced notice to any residents affected by these driveway access disruptions so that alternate parking and access can be arranged.

Staff understand that construction may cause temporary headaches to residents and business owners and ask that all affected individuals remain patient. 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.

Garbage/Recycling pickup: Please continue to place your garbage and recycling out on your usual day, in the usual location during construction. Please ensure that all items are placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of your regularly scheduled pickup.

Construction-related information, including major project status updates and detour routes, can be found at HaldimandCounty.ca/construction. The County will post major project-related updates here as they happen, so please check the website often for updates. Residents with concerns or questions about work occurring near their home or business are encouraged to bookmark this web page and follow the County’s Facebook & twitter accounts to stay informed.

Notice of Construction: Argyle Street North from Domtar Road to Grand Trunk Lane (April 2021 – Summer 2021)

The Project: Empire Communities is upgrading the existing sewer system on Argyle Street North between Domtar Road to Grand Trunk Lane as part of the future Caledonia Gateway and Georgia Pacific developments.

Work Hours: The project will begin in April of 2021 and is expected to last into the Summer.  Work hours will generally be from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends.

Traffic Management: Construction will mainly be performed within the Argyle Street North north-bound lane. Traffic will be limited to one-lane in each direction for the duration of the project. The exception will be during the final stages of the underground work, at the south side of the rail tracks, where Argyle Street will be required to be limited to one lane of traffic. Efforts will be made to manage traffic for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users should expect delays.

Driveway Access: The contractor will notify you 24 hours in advance of any temporary restrictions to your driveway access. If your property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times.

Restoration: The construction work area will be restored to its initial condition with sod and/or asphalt . Interlocking bricks, flagstone on a granular base, or other similar features that are removed from public and private property during construction will be replaced. Lawn seeding and/or laying of sod will be completed during ideal growing seasons only.

You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The contractor and the County will make efforts to reduce the impacts. We appreciate your patience.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

During construction, the contractor is responsible for the Health & Safety on site under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and is expected to implement COVID-19 mitigation practices. For more information on the County’s response to COVID-19 please visit https://www.haldimandcounty.ca.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

If you have questions about the upcoming work, please contact:

Contract Administrator, Dan Dickinson of WSP (647) 537-5177

Email:

Daniel.Dickinson@wsp.com

Haldimand County’s Project Manager Lloyd Rollinson(905) 318-5932 ext. 6406

Email: lrollinson@haldimandcounty.on.ca

 

Interim tax billing due date information

Haldimand County tax bills will be going out by the end of February. Due dates for this Interim Billing will be: Wednesday, March 31, 2020 & Monday, May 31, 2021.

For more information about property taxes, including ways to pay and convenient pre-authorized payment plans, visit HaldimandCounty.ca/property-taxes.

Notice of Construction: Jarvis to Townsend Sanitary Forcemain (Jan – Aug)

Construction is planned for the Jarvis to Townsend Sanitary Forcemain in Jarvis and Townsend. The work will involve installation of a sanitary forcemain pipe by low impact, underground directional drilling construction.

Work will continue from January until August 2021, weather permitting. Construction will commence in the rural road allowances, Concession 7 Walpole and Townline Road during the cold weather and move into Jarvis, Talbot Street W. in April.  View the construction area map.

The end goal of this construction work is to utilize existing wastewater storage capacity in Townsend.  The County is committed to minimizing disruption by communicating construction information in a timely manner and responding to resident needs/concerns.

For more information about this project, please contact Engineering Services.

Information for residents affected by the October 31, 2019 storm

On November 4, Haldimand County Council passed a resolution requesting that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing activate the Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (DRAO) to assist permanent homeowners with the costs of cleaning, repairing and replacing essential property.

On Thursday, November 7, the Provincial Disaster Assessment Team visited Haldimand County to tour affected areas and collect information related to property damage caused by the October 31 storm. This information has been submitted to the Province for consideration. Ultimately, the decision to activate the DRAO program rests with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing.

Homeowners whose primary residence was affected by the storm are encouraged to read the DRAO funding guidelines/eligibility criteria to see if they qualify, however, applications CANNOT be submitted until the program is activated.

Information and updates about the DRAO will be posted here as they become available.

Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (DRAO) information:

Guidelines to apply for Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarions

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