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All Municipal Buildings in Minto to Remain Closed Indefinitely

The Town of Minto continues to keep public safety as top priority during the unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19. After the provincial extension of the emergency order and consultation with many other agencies, all municipal buildings within the Town of Minto will remain closed indefinitely.

County Continues to Redeploy Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic

The County of Wellington continues to actively redeploy available staff to the Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home and to assist at County Child Care Centres currently providing emergency child care for health care workers and first responders.

Highway 89 at the South Saugeen River Bridge Replacement

Looby Construction Limited would like to advise all affected parties including: Emergency Services, School Boards & Transportation, Municipalities and other business & Interest groups; that construction will soon begin for the removal and replacement of the existing bridge over the South Saugeen River on Highway 89 west of Mount Forest.

Reconstruction of Ann Street South, Clifford

The Town of Minto wishes to advise you of the reconstruction of Ann Street South between Allan Street West and Park Street West and asphalt paving of Ann Street North between Queen Street West and Allan Street West, Clifford.

County Offering Temporary Home Delivery Service For User Pay Garbage Bags

The County of Wellington has implemented proactive measures to limit transmission of the COVID-19 virus. As a result, all County Waste Facilities have been closed to the public until further notice. All County of Wellington residents are asked to use the curbside collection services for their residential waste needs at this time. Garbage must be placed in a County-issued User Pay garbage bag.

SOLID WASTE SERVICES UPDATE

The County of Wellington has implemented proactive measures to limit further transmission of the COVID-19 virus. As a result, all County Waste Facilities have been closed to the public until further notice.

Town of Minto to Operate Essential Services Only - March 23, 2020

The Town of Minto continues to assess and adapt to the ever changing circumstances surrounding the COVID19 pandemic. In an effort to keep public safety as top priority in this unique circumstance, as of 5:00pm on
Monday, March 23, 2020 the Town of Minto will operate essential services only within the municipality.

Event Cancellations

Please note the following event and meeting cancellations in the Town of Minto.

Town of Minto: COVID-19 Update

The Town of Minto municipal office, as well as, recreation and culture facilities will be closed to the public at 5:00pm today, Monday March 16, 2020 until Monday, April 6, 2020.

Budget Open House

To hear from the public on the proposed 2020 budget and to gather input, Council and Department Heads will host an open house in the Council Chambers, at the Town Administrative Building Tuesday March 17, 2020 from 5:00 to 6:30pm.

Notice of Public Meeting

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Council of the Town of Minto will hold a public meeting, pursuant to the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, to present and receive public input regarding proposed amendments to the County of Wellington Official Plan

Mayor's Charity Golf Tournament

The application process is now open and will close on Monday, April 6th The Core Committee is looking for applications from non-profit organizations within the Town of Minto that fit into one of three categories; Community Betterment, Service Club or Sports Club.

Municipal Modernization Funding Secured

The County of Wellington and six participating member municipalities, including the Town of Minto, have been successful in receiving a Municipal Modernization Grant from the Government of Ontario.

SWIFT Announcement

After a successful Phase II procurement process, SWIFT has awarded approximately $19.4 million in provincial and federal funding to support 11 broadband projects.

Minto Hires New CAO

The Town of Minto is happy to announce the hiring of our new CAO, Derrick Thomson

Notice of Public Meeting

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 the Council of the Town of Minto will hold a public meeting, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended, to present and obtain public input on the Municipality’s proposed development charges (D.C.) by-law and underlying background study.

Office Closure over the Holidays

Please note that the Town of Minto Office will be closed for the holidays starting Tuesday December 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm until January 1, 2020.

Town of Minto CAO Ad

The Town of Minto is hiring a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to lead our team.

Council Meeting Time Change

The Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday December 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. has been changed to 5:00 p.m.

Winter Parking

NOTICE: As of November 1st, parking on municipal roads and streets between 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM is prohibited until March 31st, 2020.

Social Media for Small Business

Digital Main Street is hosting a FREE Social Media for Small Business Seminar on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM!

Tiny Trains + Treats

All Aboard Palmerston encourages children and families to start creating their very own tiny trains to participate in a Tiny Trains parade on Saturday September 28, 2019!

Saugeen Connects launches 40 new summer businesses

This summer, 40 new businesses will start-up thanks to the support of Saugeen Connects, an economic development partnership that includes Brockton, Hanover, Minto, Wellington North, West Grey and the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC).

Update on Tree and Shrub Removal from the Harriston Floodplain

Over the past three weeks trees and shrub removal has been underway along the banks and floodplain of the Maitland River in Harriston. This work is being done downstream of the Arthur St. bridge to ensure that water is not obstructed during high flow events.

CIP Public Meeting Notice

Take notice that pursuant to Section 28 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended the Corporation of the Town of Minto will hold a Public Meeting to present and receive public input regarding proposed changes to the Community Improvement Plan.

Northern Wellington Youth Connections Event

The Northern Wellington alliance of the Town of Minto, the Township of Wellington North and Mapleton Township are excited to announce the third-annual Northern Wellington Youth Connections (NWYC) Event.

Notice of Land Sale - Highway 9

In accordance with By-Law 2008-03 as amended certain lands have been deemed surplus to the needs of the Town of Minto so that the Town may enter into an agreement of purchase and sale with the Ministry of Transportation.

Pitch It: Minto Business Plan Competition

The PitchIt! Minto Business Plan Competition started in 2012 in an effort to grow small businesses in Minto and increase awareness of the resources available. New this year we have over $25,000 in prizing for the winner, all finalists and a pool of prizing that can be customized based on the needs of the businesses!

Mayor's Charity Golf Tournament

The application process is now open and will close on Monday, April 8th The Core Committee is looking for applications from non-profit organizations within the Town of Minto that fit into one of three categories; Community Betterment, Service Club or Sports Club.

Budget Open House

To hear from the public on the proposed 2019 budget and to gather input, Council and Department Heads will host an open house in the Council Chambers, at the Town Administrative Building Tuesday March 19, 2019 from 5:00 to 6:30pm.  Any member of the public is welcome to attend to discuss the budget proposal.

Fees & Charges Bylaw Amendments

In accordance with By-Law 2011-92 Notice is hereby given that the Town of Minto intends to consider amending certain licenses and user fees in its Comprehensive Fees and Charges By-law in several areas.

Summer Staff Required

We are hiring staff for our day camp program. The 2019 Job Posting contains application information and instructions.

Potential Service Disruptions

Please note that Wightman Telecom will be installing the Town of Minto's new phone system on Thursday February 7th and Friday February 8th. This may cause occasional disruptions of service during the day.

Notice of Public Meeting: Cannabis Retail Stores

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Minto will hold a public meeting on the 8th day of January, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Harriston Community Centre in order to consider the allowance of Retail Cannabis Locations within the Town of Minto.

Public Meeting: Potential Flood Work Scenarios

Following up from the May 29th public meeting the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority and Town of Minto will host a second public meeting to discuss Harriston flooding Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30pm at the Harriston Minto Community Complex 111 George Street South, Harriston, Ontario.

Notice of Public Open House

Notice of Public Open Houses Wednesday October 31, 2018
Landscape Design Plans: Clifford, Harriston, Palmerston Cemeteries

Culture Days in Minto

The Minto Cultural Roundtable is excited to announce a diverse, cultural line up of events for 2018 Culture Days on September 28, 29 and 30, 2018!

West Palmerston Draft Secondary Plan

In the next 25 years Palmerston may grow by 1,725 people living in another 625 households. Town Council reviewed the first draft of the West Palmerston Secondary Plan August 7, 2018.

New Advanced Pedestrian Crossovers

Pedestrian crossovers are a new way for pedestrians to easily and safely cross the road. By law, drivers and cyclists must stop and yield to pedestrians intending to cross the road, and wait for them to completely reach the other side before driving.

FREE Succession Matching Webinars

Do you have questions about the succession planning process? If so, you need to sign up for the FREE SuccessionMatching Community Project (SMCP) Webinar Series!

Minto 2018 Election

The 2018 municipal election has officially begun, as nomination papers were due July 27 at 2 p.m. The municipal election includes seven candidates for five councillor positions, one incumbent councillor acclaimed as deputy mayor, and two candidates for the mayor's position.

Youth Friendly Community

The Town of Minto has received gold status as a Youth Friendly Community from Play Works, a group of provincially recognized youth organizations that work together to encourage communities to open doors and reinvest in youth play.

Community Court Mural

Norwell DSS Life Skills created a Community Court Mural in the Palmerston Lions Heritage Park!