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Medical Centre Spaces Now Ready to Lease!

Looking to rent an accessible, modern and affordable space for your business?  We have three “turn-key” ready spaces now available for you at the Municipality’s Medical Centre located at 156 Currie Road in Dutton. The Medical Centre is a short walking distance to all the amenities a business could need and conveniently located minutes from the 401.    

Contact the Municipal Office today to book your tour of our medical centre to see if our available rental options are for you.

For more information on this great opportunity, contact:

Heather Bouw, CAO at hbouw@duttondunwich.on.ca or call 519-762-2204!

 

Notice to Residents and Property Owners Regarding Noxious Weeds

Notice is hereby given to all persons in possession of any land or a lot in a registered plan of subdivision or on any lot not exceedings ten acres, in accordance with the Weed Control Act, Statutes of Ontario, 1990, Chapter W.5, Section 3, 13, 16, 18 and 23, that unless noxious weeds growing on their lands with the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich are destroyed by June 14th, 2022 and throughout the season, the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich may then enter upon the said lands and have the weeds destroyed, charging costs against the land as set out in the Act. 

The main purpose of the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, is to reduce the impact of noxious weeds on the industries of agrculture and horticulture. Primarily this act applies to agricultural and horticultural lands that generate income or other benefits to agriculture; this excludes lawns, gardens and private areas for personal enjoyment and leisure.

Under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 Section 3, 16 and 23 that you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property.

In Urban Areas

Section 3, 13, 16 anf 18 do not apply to noxious weeds or weed seeds taht are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes, as they do not interfere with that use.

All properties within the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich are hereby requested to be in compliance with the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990 by the 14th day of June 2022 and throughout the growing season.

The Cooperation of all citizens is earnestly solicited.

For a list of the weeds or for further information, please contact Jeff Lawrence, Weed Inspector at 519-631-1270

Public Announcement from Mayor and Council

May 12, 2022

We have received notification that our CAO, Heather Bouw will be retiring from her position effective May 31, 2022.

We are grateful for Heather's commitment and many contributions to Dutton Dunwich administration over many years with our Municipality.

Prior to initiating the recruitment of a new CAO, Council will proceed with an organizational review to ensure that process is focused on the specific skillset that the municipality needs moving into the future.

Please join the Mayor & Council in wishing Heather all the best in her retirement.

Mayor Bob Purcell
Municipality of Dutton Dunwich

May 9, 2022 - Mayor/Council Statement - Constituent Feedback/Social Media Communication

May 9, 2022

Mayor/Council Statement

RE:  Constituent Feedback/Social Media Communication

“Dutton Dunwich Council would like to acknowledge the comments and feedback recently shared by constituents, whether verbally or electronically (via email and social media).  Council and Administration can confirm the concerns have been heard and thoroughly discussed.

Council has addressed the issues through appropriate channels.  Details cannot be shared with the public, due to confidentiality requirements.

We appreciate the care and concern that our constituents have for maintaining high quality services for our community.”

 

 

Water Meter Replacement Program Commences!

The Municipality's Water Department is currently working on the water meter replacement program this month and throughout the summer.

Customers may have a municipal employee from the water department come to your residence to have this work completed, or you may find a notice left by this employee with a call back number to assist in setting up a appointment to have this work completed. 

Trans Canada Trail is Now Open!!

A portion of the Trans Canada Trail between Talbot Line and Lakeview Line  within Dutton Dunwich had been temporarily out of service due to severe weather washing out 5 of the 6 bridge locations in 2021. 

Today we are thrilled to annouce that this section is now open for all to enjoy this stretch of the trail again for you to enjoy a walk, bike or even a horseback ride!  This has been made possible by the incredible dedicated volunteers we are blessed to have in our community who painstakingly replaced the 5 bridges that were damaged putting this stretch of the trail inaccessible.  

An official re-opening event is being planned for late June to celebrate this asset in Dutton Dunwich and parts of the trail and bridges will be dedicated to those that made this project possible.  

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - BUILDING INSPECTOR

The Municipality is currently seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual for the position of Building Inspector.  The successful applicant will be responsible to perform all statutory duties in accordance with the Ontario Building Code, Building Code Act and various other Acts/legislation and applicable law consistent with established policies, practices and procedures.  This position is also required to provide Building Inspector duties for the neighbouring Municipality of West Elgin. 

The hours of work are between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, however the incumbent may be required to work outside of normal business hours.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successful completion of a 2 year program in architectural or engineering technology from an accredited college of applied arts and technology or acceptable equivalent.
  • 2 – 5 years related municipal experience as a building inspector, plans examiner, enforcing and administering building permit process in accordance with the Ontario Building Code.
  • Successful examination with the Ministry of Affairs and Housing in the following streams:    General Legal;  House;  HVAC House; On Site Sewage;  Plumbing House;  Plumbing All Buildings; and Small Buildings.
  • Experience using Cloudpermit, Bluebeam, Keystone and Microsoft Office software considered an asset.
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Persons Sector.
  • Valid class “G” License

COMPENSATION:

The salary range is $75,000 - $85,000  and will be commensurate with experience and knowledge.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit a detailed resume and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL no later than by May 19, 2022 4:30pm to:

Kate Morreau, Human Resources.  Email:  kmorreau@duttondunwich.on.ca

All applicants are thanked but only those selected for an interview will receive further notice.

The Municipality of Dutton Dunwich is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.  Accommodation may be provided in all parts of the hiring process.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

MPAC - Ontario's Property Market Experts

MPAC is proud to share three documents with you today. 

The first document is our Annual Report. The past year’s focus has been on asking ourselves who we are as an organization, what role we play in Ontario and looking at how we can do more to help communities overcome obstacles that impact municipal and business operations. With the province-wide assessment on pause, MPAC took the year as an opportunity to focus on the other ways we provide value, and reflect on how we can improve our services. Not only were we able to maintain a 0% increase to the total municipal levy for the second year in a row, we were also able to continue our work on capturing new assessments by working closely with municipal partners on innovative technology such as enhancing Municipal Connect, our property data-sharing platform. I am also proud to announce that in 2021, we launched our new Strategic Plan, building on MPAC’s success – delivering value, beyond assessments alone.

You will also find included MPAC’s Financial Statements for the Year Ended December 31, 2021. This is being provided as an addendum to the Annual Report above.

The third document is new to MPAC this year and is an outcome from the Ontario Government’s 2021 Fall Economic Statement: our Corporate Performance Report. MPAC is committed to continuing to find ways to showcase our accountability and transparency. This document provides a wealth of statistics on how well we are meeting our goals on areas such as capturing new assessment, the proportion of property assessments that are accepted without going to appeal, customer contact centre satisfaction and many more.

Ontario Launches New Tool to Connect People to Nurses and Other Health Services from Anywhere at Any Time

NEWS RELEASE - April 22, 2022 - Ministry of Health

Additional Resources

  • Improving health care in Ontario
  • For resources in multiple languages to help local communication efforts in responding to COVID-19, visit Ontario’s COVID-19 communication resources webpage
  • Visit Ontario’s COVID-19 information website to learn more about how the province continues to protect the people of Ontario from the virus.
  • For public inquiries call ServiceOntario, INFOline at 1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)

Quick Facts

  • The number for Health Connect Ontario is 811 and it can be accessed by mobile phone, telephone landline or teletypewriter (TTY.)
  • Telehealth and other Ontario health care service numbers will continue to operate, including numbers to find a local doctor or nurse practitioner, support to quit smoking and a referral for vaping cessation services, nutrition counselling by a registered dietitian, breastfeeding assistance, colorectal cancer screening and refugee health supports. Those Telehealth and Ontario health care service numbers will reference the new service, and will be accessible via 811.
  • The vision is for digital and virtual care initiatives led by Ontario Health Teams to operate in synergy with the new service the government is creating. Ontario Health Teams will continue to be key partners in governance and design as this service evolves over time.
  • Better Access Alliance, led by Orion Health, was the successful bidder consortium to help develop Health Connect Ontario.
  • Digital First for Health is part of Ontario Onwards: Ontario’s COVID-19 Action Plan for a People-Focused Government which includes more than 30 projects that are changing the way people and businesses interact with government.

Ontario Launches New Tool to Connect People to Nurses and Other Health Services from Anywhere at Any Time

Health Connect Ontario makes it easier for Ontarians to access timely care and information by phone, chat and online.

TORONTO — As part of its plan to stay open, the Ontario government and Ontario Health have launched Health Connect Ontario, a new tool that will allow Ontarians to call or chat online with a registered nurse and find the health care services and information they need all in one, easy-to-use website.

Health Connect Ontario will replace the former Telehealth Ontario, adding enhanced online tools and allowing individuals to call 811 or visit the website 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get health advice, help navigate health services and find information. This will help Ontarians avoid unnecessary visits to emergency departments and unneeded delays in accessing care, helping to preserve hospital capacity for when it is needed most so that the province can stay open.

“As part of our government’s plan to stay open by building a better, more resilient health care system, we’re connecting Ontarians with nurses and the high-quality health services they need from anywhere at any time,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “This new modern service offers more choice and convenience for Ontarians seeking care and information, whether they have a primary care provider or not. It will help keep more people out of hospital and preserve beds for those who need them most.”

Health Connect Ontario brings patients to a single source where they can easily:

  • Speak to or chat online with a registered nurse
  • Get help with finding a primary care provider if they don’t have one
  • Get an initial assessment and health advice
  • Use a symptom assessment tool to understand their health concerns and how to access care
  • Get connected to mental health and addictions services
  • Find local health services, such as home and community care or caregiver support
  • Get connected to a specialized health professional if they have concerns about food and healthy eating, breastfeeding or how to quit smoking
  • Get general guidance through their health care journey

By calling 811, Ontarians will be able to speak to a qualified health professional, such as a registered nurse, day or night, in English and French, with translation support also offered in other languages. Any calls made to Telehealth Ontario will be automatically re-directed to the new service.

The province will expand Health Connect Ontario’s features and offerings over time to better coordinate care and services to Ontarians. Ontario will continue to work closely with health sector partners to harness their expertise and insights on how best to enhance Health Connect Ontario to better serve Ontarians.

“Health Connect Ontario has been designed in collaboration with patients and communities from across the province, creating a service that provides convenient, real-time access to health care information and services,” said Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, Ontario Health. “This is part of our commitment to ensuring services are patient-centred and promote equitable access to health care for Ontarians."

Health Connect Ontario and 811 are for non-urgent health care information, advice and referrals, and personal health information of people using the services is secure and protected at all times. This service will not replace 911, which should still be used for a medical emergency.

 

For more information, visit https://news.ontario.ca/ 
 

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