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    5941 Highway 89 Harriston, Ontario N0G 1Z0Phone: 519-338-2511 Fax: 519-338-2005

    www.town.minto.on.ca

    CAO / CLERKS DEPARTMENTBill White, CAO/ Clerk Ext 222

    Peg Schieck, Clerical Assistant Ext 243 Accesibility Ext 240

    Annilene McRobb, CAO / Clerk Assistant, Council Assistant Ext 230

    TREASURY DEPARTMENTGordon Duff, CGA, BBA, CFP, Treasurer Ext 235

    Lorie Forbes, AMCT, Deputy Treasurer Ext 238

    Janet Klemp, AMCT, Tax Collector Ext 233

    FIRE SERVICES (For emergencies CALL 911)Chris Harrow, Fire Chief 519-343-3735

    Wayne Loos, Deputy Chief 519-327-8411

    Mike MacDougall, Deputy Chief 519-338-3046

    WORKS DEPARTMENTBrian Hansen, Public Works Director Ext 227

    Mike McIsaac, Public Works Foreman and Drainage Superintendent Ext 234

    Jackie Hymers, Public Works Clerk Ext 250

    Wayne Metzger, Water Foreman tel: 519-501-0611 pager: 519-323-8933

    Mark Robertson, Wastewater Foreman 519-292-1374

    Darrell Buehler, Compliance Coordinator/QMS Rep darrell@town minto on ca

    Mike Orth, Roads Lead Hand and Cemetery Operations mikeo@town minto on ca

    Todd Rogers, Water and Sewer Lead Hand todd@town minto on ca

    BUILDING DEPARTMENTTerry Kuipers, CBCO, Chief Building Official Ext 228

    Cam Forbes, By-Law Enforcement and Property Standards Officer Ext 236

    Stacey Pennington, Building and Source Water Assistant Ext 221

    RECREATION DEPARTMENTMatthew Lubbers, BSM, (Hons ) Recreation Services Manager Ext 240

    Allan Carr, Recreation Facilities Manager 519-343-3860 519-338-3015 519-327-8100

    Tawnya Robertson, BA, Recreation and Facilities Assistant Ext 232

    ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Belinda Wick-Graham, BTS (Hons ), Ec D , CEc D Economic Development Manager Ext 241

    Karisa Downey, BRLS, Economic Development Assistant karisa@town minto on ca

    DOG CONTROLJim Renwick, Animal Control Officer 519-327-4681

    CHAMBER OF COMMERCETony Tsotros, President 519-510-7400 info@mintochamber on ca

    Municipal Services

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    Mayor George Bridge519-261-0093georgeabridge@gmail com

    Councillor Judy Dirksen519-338-3083 dircrest@wightman ca

    Councillor Mary-Lou Colwell519-323-7458colwell@wightman ca

    CouncillorDavid Turton519-501-6748dpturton@wightman ca

    Deputy-Mayor Ronald Faulkner519-604-8259ron_faulkner_42@sympatico ca

    Councillor Jean Anderson519-505-5914 jeanurse1@gmail com

    Councillor Ron Elliott519-577-9129ronandelaine@wightman ca

    County Councillor David Anderson519-343-3883davidjeananderson@yahoo ca

    Council

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    DepartmentsCAO / CLERKS DEPARTMENTThe CAO / Clerks Department makes sure the paperwork at Town Hall keeps moving This includes preparing agendas, by-laws and minutes for Council Meetings held the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Council Chambers at the Town Office at 5941 Highway 89. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings To be a delegation at a Council meeting, please prepare your presentation and make it available to the CAO / Clerk by noon the Wednesday prior to the meeting you wish to attend Bill White, CAO / Clerk can be reached at 519-338-2511 ext 222 or by email at bwhite@town minto on ca

    This Councils term is a four year term The members of Council are:Mayor George BridgeDeputy-Mayor Ronald FaulknerCouncillors Jean Anderson Mary-Lou Colwell Judy Dirksen Ron Elliott David TurtonCounty Councillor Ward 1 David Anderson

    Tying the knot? The CAO / Clerks Department issues Provincial Marriage Licenses Did you know the CAO / Clerks Department also performs civil marriage ceremonies? Town Council Chambers or other facilities can accommodate your wedding, or our trained staff can perform your ceremony at your home, on the beach or another place of your choice For more information about this service, contact Annilene McRobb or Peg Schieck, CAO / Clerks Department, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a m 5:00 p m or call 519-338-2511 The CAO / Clerks Department can help you file planning and development applications such as site plans, rezoning or minor variances, or assist with your severance or subdivision through Wellington County All dogs in Minto must be licensed with dog tags You can purchase a tag for $12 00 per dog prior to March 31st On April 1st, dog tags increase to $20 00 per dog unless you are the owner of a new puppy or dog, or you are a new resident to the Town If you see a dog at large contact Jim Renwick Animal Control Officer 519-327-4681 The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario requires organizations wishing to run lotteries such as bingo games, raffles or break open tickets to apply for a licence in the municipality where the event is to be held For more information on applying for a lottery licence, please contact Matthew Lubbers at 519-338-2511 ext 240 or email matt@town minto on ca

    Bill White, CAO/ClerkTown of Mintobwhite@town minto on ca519-338-2511 ext 222

    TREASURY DEPARTMENTThe Town of Minto Treasury Department is responsible for the management of the Towns financial affairs. In addition to the preparation of the annual financial statements and budget, Treasury staff spend a great deal of time preparing applications for grants and completing reports which are required if these grants are received The adoption of an Asset Management Plan is mandatory in order for us to be eligible for any future infrastructure funding Therefore the completion and maintenance of this plan is a high priority for Treasury in co-operation with all other departments The Town of Minto approves an annual budget and its portion of the tax rate accordingly This is usually about 39% of the total bill The Province sets Education tax rates and the County of Wellington determines the Upper Tier rate These three tax rates will be applied to the assessed value to determine your 2015 property taxes Interim bills will be issued the first week of March with due dates March 27th, 2015 and May 27th, 2015 Final bills are mailed the first week of September with due dates September 28th, 2015 and November 26th, 2015

    2014 Assessment InformationIn 2009 the Government of Ontario made a number changes to the property assessment system This is our second round of the four-year assessment cycle and phase-in of assessment increases To provide an additional level of property tax stability and predictability, the market increases in assessed value between 2008 and 2012 will be phased-in over four years 2013 to 2016 The phase-in program does not apply to decreases in assessed value The full amount of a decrease will be applied during the current tax year The 2015 tax rate will applied to the phased-in value on your fall 2015 tax bill The change in assessed value and the phased-in assessment values for the 2013 to 2016 property tax years are listed on your Property Assessment Notice which were mailed out November, 2012 by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

    How To Determine The Accuracy Of Your AssessmentComparing your assessment to similar properties in your area will help you determine its accuracy You can obtain detailed information about your property and information on up to 24 additional properties of your choice and up to six selected by MPAC, free of charge by visiting

    About My Property at www mpac ca Call MPAC 1 866 296-MPAC (6722)

    If You Do Not Agree With Your AssessmentPlease review your Notice carefully to make sure the information is correct If a factual error has been made, please contact MPAC immediately If you feel your assessed value or property classification is not correct, the deadline to file a Request for Reconsideration

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    DepartmentsPUBLIC WORKSThe Public Works Department maintains the following municipal infrastructures: roads, sidewalks, storm sewers, water treatment and distribution, and sanitary sewer collection

    911 SignsYour 911 sign is important Emergency Services get to your home by this number The number and the road you live on is your municipal address Emergency Services do not know where you live The number must be posted on your property If the sign is lost or stolen it is your responsibility to have it replaced at your expense ($25 for a new sign, $40 for the post plus HST). Please call the office and we will arrange to have your 911 sign replaced

    StreetlightsThe Town of Minto Public Works Department also looks after the streetlights To report that a streetlight is out or not working properly, please call the Town of Minto Municipal Office at 519-338-2511 When reporting a non-working streetlight, please provide addres