Holiday Closures: P.O.A Court & Administration

Please note the following closures of P.O.A. Court and Administration over the Christmas 2019 Holiday Season.

Normal Administration Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you require an extension to pay an outstanding fine, please submit an application to the P.O.A. administration office no later than Monday, December 16, 2019 to ensure that it is processed before the holidays.

Tuesday December 24, 2019Administration Office Open 8:30 a.m. –  3:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 25, 2019 to Wednesday January 1, 2020Administration Office Closed


Thursday January 2, 2020 

Administration Office Open


Regular Hours Resume

8:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m.

Payments may be made on-line, by credit card to

Notice of construction: Wigton St. at Argyle St. – Nov 18

AVERTEX Utility Solutions Inc. has been contracted by Bell Canada to complete the preliminary relocation work that is associated with the rebuild of the Argyle St bridge. This work includes underground cable vault rebuilds, underground conduit replacement and installation, placement of new cast-in place cable vaults, directional boring work and new cable installation. This work is going to take place both North, South and West of the current Argyle St bridge. The anticipation is that the civil work for this project will be on-going in different staging areas for approximately 5 months starting in late November.

The first stage will require a road closure of Wigton Street at Argyle Street. The closure will affect northbound access to Argyle Street at Wigton Street. Southbound access to Wigton Street from Argyle Street will be unaffected. Work is planned to start during the week of November 18th and continue until December 20th, with the potential of continuation on January 9th until January 24th. Between December 20th and January 9th the northbound lane will be open to normal traffic. Below follows a list of specific items that will be affected during this time;

  • Recycling and Garbage pick-up will be at 7AM. AVERTEX will move the containers from residents living on the east side of Wigton Street to across the road for pickup. Please ensure your containers are labeled with your address number. Containers will be moved back by AVERTEX at the end of the day.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction.
  • Construction equipment and material will be occupying the NB lane of Wigton at Argyle.
  • All residents and buses will be required to leave Wigton St heading Southbound.
  • Access to residential driveways will not be disrupted

Should you have any specific questions relating to this closure please contact:

Andrew VanSpronsen
Project Manager
AVERTEX Utility Solutions Inc.
Phone: 905-957-0550

Lloyd Rollinson
Project Manager, Municipal Infrastructure
Haldimand County, Engineering Services
Phone: 905-318-5932 x6406

Facility Closures: Remembrance Day – Nov 11, 2019

All county offices will be closed on Monday, November 11 in recognition of Remembrance Day.

Libraries: Libraries that are regularly open on Mondays will be operating with their usual hours.

Museums: All museums will be closed.

Garbage and recycling: Curbside collection will occur as usual this week. The Canborough Waste Management Facility will also be open with its usual hours.

Information for permanent residents affected by the October 31 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.

Homeowners whose primary residence was affected by the storm are encouraged to read the DRAO funding guidelines/eligibility criteria to see if they qualify. Ultimately, the decision to activate the DRAO program rests with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing.

Given the severity of the storm’s impact, residents of the County with proper documentation (e.g: driver’s license, tax bill, utility bill, etc.) may bring debris, tree limbs or construction waste from clean up activities to the Canborough Transfer Station free of charge until November 30.

Disaster Recovery Assistance Program (DRAO) information:

Guidelines to apply for Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarions

Notice of parking lot reconstruction – Cayuga Seniors Centre

Haldimand County has contracted Dufferin Construction to complete the parking lot reconstruction at the Cayuga Seniors Centre located at 14 McKay Street East. Construction is scheduled to begin on or about Thursday, October 31 and will take approximately two weeks (weather dependent). The road will remain open for the duration of the project however given that this is a narrow roadway, intermittent disruptions to traffic or access to some properties may occur. Parking for patrons of the Seniors Centre will be available at the Cayuga Kinsmen Community Centre located at 15 Thorburn Street South.

Haldimand County is committed to the success of this project and would like to thank you for your patience. If you have any questions regarding this work, please contact either:

Mike Fleschhut
Municipal Technologist
Haldimand County Engineering Services
905-318-5932 x 6411

Sue Flaherty
Administrative Coordinator
Haldimand County Engineering Services
905-318-5932 x 6404

Notice of Public Information Centre: LPRCA Flood Hazard Mapping & Risk Assessment (Nov 27)

Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Assessment

Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) has initiated a project to update and create new flood hazard mapping focused on flood-vulnerable communities within its watershed. Accurate floodplain mapping is required to support land use planning and permitting decisions, flood-related emergency response and mitigation planning in at-risk communities. This project will also update municipal risk assessment information for flood hazard mapping, inventorying at-risk infrastructure and estimating damage potential. The project will be completed by early 2020.

To share project information and receive public feedback, LPRCA will be hosting Public Information Centres (PICs) in several locations across the study area. Two rounds of PICs will be held, with the first set of sessions scheduled at the following locations:

DateLocationPIC Study Area
Nov. 26, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Long Point Region Conservation Authority,
4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg
Tillsonburg, Norwich
Nov. 27, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Simcoe Recreation Centre, Norfolk Room,
182 South Drive, Simcoe
Cultus, Gilbertville, Waterford, Simcoe, Port Dover, Jarvis, Garnet
Nov. 28, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Vienna Community Centre,
26 Fulton Street, Vienna
Port Burwell, Vienna


Landowners and members of the public are invited to attend the PICs to contribute knowledge of local conditions and learn about project findings. The PICs will be open house events with no formal presentations. Staff from LPRCA, local municipalities and Wood, Environment & Infrastructure Solutions will be available to answer questions relating to the project.

The scope of this project is limited to updating the hazard mapping using current technology and resources. Updates to policies and plans are not included in the scope of this project. Public consultation requirements for any resulting amendments to the regulated area of Ontario Regulation 178/06 made under the Conservation Authorities Act will be met by the PICs.

Project comments and input provided at a PIC will be maintained on file for use during the study and may be included in study documentation.

To submit a comment or question, receive additional information related to the Project, or request accessibility requirements to participate in the Project, please contact one of the representatives below:

Ben Hodi, M.A.Sc.

Project Manager

Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Tel:      519-842-4242 ext. 264


Matt Senior, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Consultant Project Manager

Wood, Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Tel:      905-335-2353 ext. 3080

All information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. RSO, 1990, c.F.31. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record

Lake Erie conditions statement – high lake level outlook 

This message is to provide an update on the elevated potential for lakeshore flooding and erosion along the Lake Erie shoreline. Water levels remain well above average in all of the Great Lakes. As of October 10, Lake Erie’s level was 68 cm above the long-term average for this time of the year.

While the lake’s level has decreased over recent months, there remains a heightened risk of shoreline flooding, beach submersion, crawl space and septic system inundation, and wave-driven erosion due to these record-high static levels on Lake Erie. This risk is expected to remain in place through the fall.

Local police and Haldimand County flood co-ordinators are advised that there is higher than normal potential for shoreline flooding and shore erosion through late 2019. The public is reminded to exercise caution around the shoreline, as well as nearby rivers and streams. Private land owners should prepare their properties as best as possible, and monitor shoreline erosion works on their properties. The higher than normal lake level coupled with wave action can impact and cause failure of shoreline erosion works.

Lake conditions and forecasts are being monitored closely and flood messages will be issued as necessary based on Lake level forecasts.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Updated Provincial Flood Watch

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry updated a Provincial Flood Watch for Lake Erie based on high static lake level on October 8, 2019, which indicates:

  • Great Lakes water levels remain well above average with most continuing at or near record highs.
  • Lake Erie’s September monthly mean level was 69 cm above average, a new record high for the month.
  • Lake Erie fell 12 cm last month, which is more than its average September decline of 9 cm.

More information

Notice Of Commencement: Schedule B – Municipal Class Environmental Assessment – Townline Road Bridge

Haldimand County is studying alternative solutions for Townline Road Bridge, which spans Oswego Creek on Hald-Dunn Townline approximately 85m south of Townline Road East in Haldimand County.

View the Townline Road Bridge map here.

Alternatives to be considered include:

1) Do Nothing; 2) Structure Closure; 3) Rehabilitate the Structure; 4) Replace the Structure.

This project is being planned under ‘Schedule B’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. Subject to public comments received as a result of this Notice, and the receipt of necessary approvals, Haldimand County intends to proceed with the design and construction of this project in 2020.

Interested persons should provide written comment on the project to the addresses noted below.

For further information on the Townline Road Bridge project please contact:

Haldimand County

Caledonia Satellite Office

282 Argyle Street South

Caledonia ON N3W 1K7


Contact: Lloyd Rollinson

Project Manager, Municipal Infrastructure

Phone:  (905) 318-5932 x6406



G. Douglas Vallee Limited

Consulting Engineers & Architect

2 Talbot Street North

Simcoe ON N3Y 3W4


Contact:  A. Ryan Elliott, P.Eng., BDS

Head of Structural Engineering

Phone:  (519) 426-6270



Notice of Completion: Jarvis Master Servicing Plan Update and Class Environmental Assessment for Additional Wastewater Treatment Capacity

Notice of Completion: Jarvis Master Servicing Plan Update and Class Environmental Assessment for Additional Wastewater Treatment Capacity

The Jarvis Master Plan Update Report and Class EA Report are being placed on public record for a thirty (30) day review period. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, as well as funding opportunities and the receipt of necessary approvals, the County may then proceed with the works outlined in the report.

Read the Notice of Completion for additional information. The Jarvis Master Plan Report and Class EA Report are available for review; copies are available upon request at the Jarvis Library and Cayuga Administration Building. Please send any comments regarding the reports by September 22 to the contacts listed within the Notice.