The Town of Minto and the LaunchIt Business Exploration Centre have wrapped up the 11th Annual PitchIt Minto Business Plan Competition and the results are in!
National lnjury Prevention Day raises awareness and promotes efforts to reduce injuries among children; the Town of Minto commends Safe Communities Wellington County and all involved in their endeavor to protect children from injury.
The Town of Minto in partnership with LaunchIt and our generous sponsors are proud to once again offer a great opportunity for anyone looking to open, purchase or relocate a business within the Town of Minto.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS ENDED
As Of May 4, 2023
The Town is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory starting Monday April 24, 2023 at 8:00 am and continuing for approximately two weeks or until work is complete.
Budget Open House is tonight from 5:00p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Town of Minto Council Chambers. All are invited to come and learn what is planned for 2023 & ask questions!
TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Minto Council will consider a Bylaw to rename Anne Street in Harriston on 28th day of February 2023, pursuant to Sections 47 and 48 of the Municipal Act, 2001.
The 13th Annual Mayor's Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Thursday August 10th, 2023 at Pike Lake Golf Centre Ltd.
The Minto Cultural Roundtable is seeking diverse members of the community interested in sharing their voice to volunteer on the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) sub-committee. The committee will work with the Town of Minto on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion to ensure Minto lives up to its commitment to be a welcoming and inclusive rural community.
The Significant Weather Event, declared concerning the forecasted flash freeze, blizzard, snowfall, snow squall and blowing snow commencing at 10:00, 2022-12-23, pursuant to O.Reg 239/02, is declared over as of 10:00, 2022-12-28.
The Town of Minto is declaring a significant weather event in respect to the forecasted flash freeze, blizzard, snowfall, snow squall and blowing snow as predicted by Environment Canada starting at 10:00 am, 2022-12-23 and continuing until further notice.
Due to the weather forecast for December 23, 2022, the Town of Minto Administration Office will be closed. Staff will be working from home and available between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Notice is hereby given that the Town of Minto intends to consider amending certain rates and fees in its Comprehensive Fees and Charges By-law in the areas listed.
The Town of Minto is pleased to announce that we will be holding a grand opening event at the Palmerston Arena to celebrate the substantial completion of the renovation and expansion project.
Results for the Town of Minto Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Council and Wellington County Councillor Ward 1.
The Municipal Office is open from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday, and there is a 24/7 Drop Box located along the side of the building where ballots can be submitted.
October 5th Update: Reconstruction of White's Road (Wellington Road 5) and Dufferin Street, Palmerston
Starting Wednesday, October 5th, the current detour route to access the hospital will shift so that both inbound and outbound hospital traffic will be directed to Nelson Street.
The Town of Minto has been awarded a prestigious Marketing Canada Award by the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC).
Sept 26th Update: Reconstruction of White's Road (Wellington Road 5) and Dufferin Street, Palmerston
Starting Monday afternoon on September 26th, the current detour route to access the hospital will shift to facilitate excavation of the road base on Dufferin Street.
Update Regarding the Reconstruction of Whites Road (Wellington Road 5) and Dufferin Street, Palmerston
Starting Monday, September 19th, the current detour route on White's Road will shift.
UPDATE September 19, 2022 - The Clifford water tower maintenance is now complete and the Water Tower is back online.
The Clifford Water Tower will be out of service for scheduled maintenance. There will be a BAN on Lawn Watering / Car Washing / Any Other Un-Necessary use of water until the Tower is put back into service.
Notice is hereby given that the Town of Minto intends to consider amending certain rates and fees in its Comprehensive Fees and Charges By-law in the following areas:
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The Town of Minto and the LaunchIt Business Exploration Centre have wrapped up the 10th Annual PitchIt Minto Business Plan Competition and the results are in!
The Town of Minto wishes to advise you that the we will be proceeding with the reconstruction of Whites Road between Main Street East and Lett Street and Dufferin Street between Whites Road and Brunswick Street in Palmerston.
TAKE NOTICE that Council of the Town of Minto will consider a By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute all documents necessary to conclude the Agreement of Purchase and Sale for the lands described.
Town of Minto and Launchit Business Exploration Centre are pleased to announce the return of the PitchIt! Minto Business Plan Competition, now in its 10th year! Over $32,000 in cash and prizes to be won!
The Town of Minto is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Harrow and Mark Potter as joint Interim Chief Administrative Officers.
Town of Minto Council will begin recruitment for a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) as current CAO Derrick Thomson announces his departure. CAO Derrick Thomson will be the New CAO for Bruce County.
The 12th Annual Mayor's Charity Golf Tournament will be held August 4th, 2022 at Pike Lake Golf Centre Limited.
After 12 years in office, Town of Minto Mayor George Bridge has announced that he will not be seeking reelection in the 2022 municipal election, to take place on Monday October 24, 2022
Town of Minto Administrative building will reopen to the public effective February 22nd, 2022. Due to renovations in Council Chambers, Council meetings will continue virtually until completion of the renovation.
The next regular Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, a Deputy Mayor and Five (5) at-large Councillors, School Board Trustees and a County of Wellington representative is on October 24, 2022
The Town of Minto will be closing all Recreation Facilities, Museums and Theatres until Wednesday January 26th, 2022 and all Administrative Buildings until January 31st, 2022.
The Town of Minto will be reopening all Town operated recreational facilities to the public on Monday January 3rd.
The Town of Minto will be closing all municipal facilities to the public with limited exceptions as of December 23rd, 2021 at 12:01AM.
BUDGET OPEN HOUSE | December 14th, 2021 form 5pm-6pm
Please send in budget questions by December 13th, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town of Minto will be following all guidelines set out by the Government of Ontario.
The Municipal Office will remain closed to the public for the time being. We are continuing to monitor the situation, and we encourage the public to check traditional and social medias as well as the Town of Minto website for updates.
As an employer, the Town of Minto has an obligation under the Ontario Health & Safety Act to take all necessary precautions to protect our employees.
The Municipal Office will re-open to the public on Tuesday September 7th. Council will resume in-person Council meetings beginning Tuesday September 21st, however we once again will be rotating through Harriston, Clifford and Palmerston Community Centres.
The maintenance on the Palmerston tower is complete and the water restrictions are lifted.
Thank you to all residents for your conservation efforts and cooperation during this project.
The 11th Annual Mayor's Charity Golf Tournament will be held August 5, 2021, at Pike Lake Golf Centre Limited.
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Town of Minto passed municipal-wide development charges By-law No. 2021-26 on the 6th day of April, 2021 under section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c. 27, as amended;
The Town of Minto is pleased to announce that its request for funding for expanded and enhanced facilities of the Palmerston & District Community Centre has been approved.
On March 16, 2021 Watson and Associates presented the Town of Minto Council with the Final Draft of the Water and Wastewater Rate Study and Financial Plan to the Council.
On March 2, 2021 Watson and Associates presented the 2021 Town of Minto Development Charges Update Study to the Council of the Town of Minto.
The Town of Minto, along with the rest of Wellington County, reenters the red zone today. With this slight loosening of restrictions, the Town of Minto remains devoted to ensuring all safety measures are followed to both protect our residents and staff.
The Town of Minto passed its 2021 budget in December 2020 while the County of Wellington passed its final budget in late January 2021.
Following yesterday’s announcement of a province-wide lockdown, the Town of Minto will be closing all municipal buildings to the public as of December 24th 2020 at 5:00PM.
At this time, due to the concerning upward trend of cases in Wellington County, the province has made the difficult decision to move the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit into the red ‘control’ category.
In accordance with By-Law 2019-105 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.
Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) are pleased to announce they have partnered together to offer a Water Well Improvement Program that will financially support landowners in their efforts to protect groundwater.
While every municipality in Wellington County has cases of Covid-19, data shows that the Townships of Wellington North & Mapleton and the Town of Minto have the highest number of cases in all of Wellington County.
Please send in budget questions by December 7, 2020 to email@example.com.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has provided the Town of Minto with total numbers of Covid-19 Cases in Minto as of November 30, 2020.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has provided the Town of Minto with total numbers of Covid-19 Cases in Minto as of November 23, 2020.
NOTICE: As of November 1st, parking on municipal roads and streets between 2:00 AM - 6:00 AM is prohibited until March 31st, 2021.
Effective Monday, November 16, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health will be moved to the ORANGE (Restrict) level, as outlined in the provincial COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open.
The Town of Minto, partnering with the Palmerston Legion & Harriston Legion Br. 296 invites local children to take part in a Remembrance Day colouring contest!
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health strongly advises people to spend Halloween with their own household and not host or attend Halloween parties because of the increased risk of COVID-19. If you are trick or treating, please keep to your household and keep your distance from others.
As the numbers continue to climb, the Town of Minto remains devoted to ensuring all safety measures are followed, to protect our staff and the public. At this time, we have made the difficult decision to keep the Municipal Office closed indefinitely.
The Town of Minto municipal office will be closed to the public at 5:00pm today, Friday October 16, 2020 until Monday, November 2, 2020. At this time the COVID-19 situation will be reassessed and an update provided.
Effective Tuesday October 6th, 2020 the Town of Minto Municipal Office will remain open to receive documents from the public, and assist them in any way we can. All in-person meetings with members of the Municipal Office staff will require pre-arranged appointments.
After the recent Provincial announcement, reducing the number of people permitted to gather indoors, the Town of Minto will be returning to virtual Council Meetings for the next 28 days.
After the recent Provincial announcement, all administrative buildings for the Town of Minto will be opening on Wednesday July 22, 2020.
After the recent Provincial announcement, all playgrounds are now open and booking requests for recreational facilities are being accepted. Playgrounds will be inspected regularly but will not be disinfected or cleaned for use.
The Town of Minto Dog Licensing By-law was updated in 2019, to accommodate changes to the licensing guidelines, and a graduated fee system. Read full article for more details.
The Town of Minto has installed a new community flagpole on the grounds of the municipal office. This designated flagpole will be made available to community organizations who wish to fly a flag in honour of an event or a special cause.
Town Staff Working Towards Opening Farmers' Market, Railway Museum, Splash Pad, Pools and Day Camp Programs
The Town of Minto continues to keep public safety as top priority during the unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19. After the recent Provincial announcement, Town staff are working towards opening farmers’ market, railway museum, splash pad, pools and day camp programs.
In response to feedback from the community and our many partners throughout the region, Dr. Mercer has provided clarification to her Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act.
Dr. Mercer’s Section 22 order requires all persons who own or operate a Commercial Establishment in the jurisdiction of the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit to prohibit Persons from entering the premises of the Commercial Establishment or remaining in the premises if the said Person is not wearing a Face Covering.
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.
The County of Wellington has approved an application from Little Angels Development Inc. Child Care Centre in Elora to provide 15 new emergency child care spaces for children up to 12 years of age.
After the recent Provincial announcement, all parks and certain amenities will open with limitations on May 25, 2020.
Beginning May 26, all County of Wellington waste facilities will re-open and resume regular business hours. Reuse Centres and textile bins will remain closed at all sites until further notice.
The Town of Minto wishes to advise you of the reconstruction of Arthur Street East (Highway 89) between Elora Street and east connecting link and Lawrence Street between Arthur Street East (Highway 89) and the dead end, Harriston.
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.
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.
The WCMA is collecting records that document personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to share your story with us during this unprecedented moment in history.
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.
The Town of Minto continues to keep public safety as top priority during the unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19. After consultation with many other agencies, all municipal buildings within the Town of Minto will remain closed until May 31, 2020.
The Wellington Home Child Care Agency is expanding to provide Emergency Child Care Services for health care workers and first responders in Wellington County and the City of Guelph during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Collection will begin the week of April 27 and run for six weeks. Each municipality will have two separate collection weeks. Details will be promoted through local media and will be available on the County’s website at www.wellington.ca/yardwaste
In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the County of Wellington has cancelled all upcoming Green Legacy Municipal Tree Day events. The Green Legacy will alternatively be offering a contact-free home delivery service of tree orders across the County.
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.
The County of Wellington is extending facility closures until further notice to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The County of Wellington will be providing $1 million dollars in low interest loans to help local County businesses get through the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Town of Minto continues to keep public safety as top priority during the unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19. After consultation with many other agencies, all municipal buildings within the Town of Minto will remain closed until Thursday, April 30, 2020.
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.
County to Provide Emergency Child Care for Health Care and Frontline Workers in Guelph and Wellington
The County of Wellington is working in partnership with the Ministry of Education to support health care and other frontline workers in Guelph and Wellington by providing access to licensed child care at no cost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The County and its local municipalities recognize that residents and businesses may experience financial strain and economic impact during the COVID-19 outbreak and that municipal office closures may affect payments owed to the municipalities.
During the Covid-19 pandemic the Building Department will only be able to review plans electronically. Please email all plans for review to CBO Terry Kuipers at firstname.lastname@example.org
The County of Wellington and all seven of its member municipalities declared emergencies in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990, as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The Town of Minto continues to assess and adapt to the ever changing circumstances surrounding the COVID19 pandemic.
Please note the following event and meeting cancellations in the Town of Minto.
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.
As COVID-19 spreads and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health warns against large gatherings of people, as of 5:00 pm today, Friday, March 13, 2020 all Town of Minto recreation and culture facilities are closed until further notice.
The Town of Minto has implemented proactive measures as precaution to limit further transmission of the Coronavirus, known as COVID-19.
In an effort to create a more vibrant, intriguing downtown experience in Clifford and to celebrate local phone + communications heritage, the Clifford Connects Committee, in partnership with the Minto Cultural Roundtable, is embarking on a unique Public Art Project featuring Phone Booths!
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.
Join us on Wednesday March 25, 2020 from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm at the Harriston Library Public Meeting Room for a come-and-go style public meeting to receive an update on the Harriston Flood Mitigation Proposals.
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
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.
After a successful Phase II procurement process, SWIFT has awarded approximately $19.4 million in provincial and federal funding to support 11 broadband projects.
The Town of Minto is happy to announce the hiring of our new CAO, Derrick Thomson
The Town of Minto is hiring! If you're looking for employment this summer, please fill out an application at www.liveandworkminto.com
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.
View the Minto Economic Development Department's Year in Review Booklet to see what projects took place in Minto in 2019.
For Public Circulation and Comment.
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.
Notice of proposed By-Law establishing fees for certain services to the general public.
The Town of Minto is hiring a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to lead our team.
The Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday December 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. has been changed to 5:00 p.m.
Digital Main Street is hosting a FREE Social Media for Small Business Seminar on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 5 PM – 8 PM!
Happy Mail is coming! Check your mailboxes on November 4th for the 3rd Annual Minto Holiday Shopping & Events Guide!!
The Towns of Minto and Hanover Launch Digital Main Street Service Squad! Combined $17,500 Digital Main Street Grant will help main street businesses go digital.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
We are hiring staff for our day camp program. The 2019 Job Posting contains application information and instructions.
We are striving to make is easier to register for our programs and book our facilities! Learn about how you can register for programs online!
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.
The website engageminto.ca went live on Dec. 19, 2018.
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.
The Palmerston Downtown Revitalization Committee, in partnership with the Minto Cultural Roundtable, is launching a Public Art Project called "Trendy Trains" in 2019.
HARRISTON — The Town of Minto officially swore in its seventh sitting council since amalgamation at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre on Dec. 4.
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 Houses Wednesday October 31, 2018
Landscape Design Plans: Clifford, Harriston, Palmerston Cemeteries
The NWYPN is preparing for their official launch and first event on Thursday October 4th, 2018.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Gurmit Singh has invested heavily in the reconstruction and renovation of of 212 Main St. in Palmerston. On July 23, Singh spoke about his plans for the building and helping local entrepreneurs.
Residents looking to enjoy a campfire this weekend can safely do so. On July 23 Minto Fire announced that the total open-air burn ban that was placed on July 11 has been lifted.
A Public Meeting regarding the Harriston Flooding was held on Tuesday May 29 at 6:30 pm at the Harriston - Minto Community Complex.
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.
Norwell DSS Life Skills created a Community Court Mural in the Palmerston Lions Heritage Park!