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Public Notices

The Platinum Jubilee Of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - March 28, 2022

In 2022, Canada is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth II, marking the 70th anniversary of her accession to the Throne. She is Canada’s longest reigning Sovereign and the first to celebrate a platinum jubilee. 

To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, my office will be honouring 70 deserving individuals in Elgin-Middlesex-London who are committed to our community, an outstanding volunteer or have achieve an extraordinary accomplishment. 

The office of MP Karen Vecchio will be accepting nominations from the community for residents of Elgin-Middlesex-London who have demonstrated selfness service and extraordinary accomplishments.

Deadline for submissions is May 12, 2022. 

If you would like to submit a nomination and for more information, please visit: https://www.karenvecchiomp.ca/ 

Terrace Lodge Redevelopment Resident Home Area and Common Area Naming

FOR INFORMATION - March 25, 2022

The Terrace Lodge Long-Term Care Home located in Malahide Township, Elgin County is undergoing a redevelopment that is scheduled to be completed in 2024. Terrace Lodge was originally built in 1977 and has been home to hundreds of Elgin County residents over the past 40 years. The redevelopment has been designed to better meet the complex needs of Long-Term Care residents now and into the future. The redevelopment will maintain the 100 beds currently available at Terrace Lodge and consist of an addition and significant renovations to existing areas.

Phase One of construction is well underway and it is now time to select updated, meaningful, community-based names for Resident Home Areas and Common Areas. It is critical that when selecting these names, the County of Elgin seeks feedback from Terrace Lodge staff, residents and their family members as well as members of the broader local community. 

Fill out the survey by April 21, 2022 to let Elgin County know which of the suggested names your like best and to provide your own unique ideas! 

NEW SEWAGE RATE

During the 2022 budget deliberations Council approved an annual flat sewer charge of $282.00 ($70.50 quarterly or 23.50 monthly). This charge is in addition to the consumption charge of 2.92/m3. Sewer rates are not supplemented by the municipal property tax levy. Similarly, sewer rates are not used for any other purpose and do not contribute to the Municipality's general revenue or tax revenue. Therefore, this new sewer charge has been implemented to cover the annual operational costs, as well as ensuring sufficient funds are put into reserves to address aging infrastructure and future replacement and development.

 

Water Bills Now Mailed Out

WATER BILLS

Water Bills have now been mailed out with a due date of April 15, 2022. New on water bills is a monthly sewer fee of $23.50 ($70.50 per quarter). Please refer to our website for further information on our 2022 fees bylaw.

 
 
 

Water Meter Readings - Q1 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE - March 1st - 8th, 2022

Quarterly water meter readings will take place between March 1st and March 8th in the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich.  

Should residents have any questions, please contact the Municipal Office at 519-762-2204.  Thank you.

Municipal Property 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!

Snowplow Safety

PUBLIC NOTICE - SNOWPLOW SAFETY

Remaining safe is a joint responsibility. When you see a snow plow, salt or sand truck on the road, please proceed with caution. Snow plows are built to remove large volumes of snow and ice and that means we’re packing alot of weight. Operator eyes are on the road, the snow, potential obstacles and dangers – we ask residents to be patient. Give time and space to the snow plow operators and never pass a snow plow on the right and only on the left when it is safe and legal to do so.

Thank you for helping keep our roads safe during the winter season.

Here’s some helpful Do’s and Dont’s for motorists

DOs

  • ​Turn on your head and tail lights during heavy snow or rain, even during the day.
  • Use winter-rated snow tires with the mountain-snowflake symbol.
  • Watch for the flashing amber lights.  It can be difficult to see snow removal equipment.
  • Give snow plows plenty of space – about 10 car lengths.  Salt and winter abrasives, as well as rocks and other debris in the snow, can fly – hitting nearby vehicles and decreasing visibility.
  • Remember the road surface ahead of the plow hasn’t been plowed yet therefore please slow down and be patient.  The operator will eventually pull over when it is safe to do so to allow motorists to pass, so take your time, wait and be safe.
  • Pull as far over to the right as is safe when you see a snow plow approaching from the opposite direction along an undivided highway. That way, you will be clear of any salt or winter abrasives.
  • Give the snow plow operator a wave when they pull over to let you pass. They’re out there to keep our roads safe!  

DON'Ts

  • DON'T ... Assume the snow plow operator can see you, especially if you’re driving too close and visibility is poor (which it often is in snowstorms). Your best defense is to keep your distance.
  • DON'T ... park on roadways, boulevards or sidewalks
  • DON'T ... Pass snow plows. It’s not safe.  When drivers attempt to pass a plow truck, they put themselves, their passengers, the snow plow operator and other motorists at risk. The plow could be equipped with a wing blade on its left or right side, which can be obstructed by the snow it’s throwing.  The plow also may be the first of a series of two to four more plows, staggered diagonally across the road to clear all lanes simultaneously. This practice is called Echelon Plowing and would require the unwise driver to make multiple unsafe passes.
  • DON'T ... Tailgate.  Tailgating any vehicle puts you at risk of a collision; tailgating a piece of heavy equipment armed with plows only ups the consequences.

 

Holiday Hours

PUBLIC NOTICE - Holiday Hours

Please be advised of the following Holiday Hours at the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich.  Regular Hours will resume Tuesday, January 4th unless otherwise noted below.  

Have a safe and happy holidays from the staff at the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich!  

MUNICIPAL OFFICE
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3

SERVICE ONTARIO
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3
Alternate Office Newbury OPEN 
Contact:  519-693-4484

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3
Road patrol continues throughout the holiday season
On Call: (519) 762-2748

WATER DEPTARTMENT
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3
On Call: (519) 762-2733

DUTTON LIBRARY
Dec 24 9am - 1pm
CLOSED Dec 25 - Jan 2
Regular Hours resume Jan 3

LANDFILL SITE
Tue Dec 21  8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thurs Dec 23 8:00 am – 10:00 am
CLOSED  Sat Dec 25
Tue Dec 28  8:00 am – 10:00 am
Thurs Dec 30 8:00 am – 10:00 am
CLOSED Sat Jan 1

GARBAGE & RECYCLING
There are NO CHANGES in the collection schedule

CHRISTMAS TREE DROP-OFF
Dec 26 2021 - Jan 8 2022
The Municipality will be accepting Christmas trees at the Public Works Garage, 136 Currie Road.  
*Please drop trees near the wood chip pile. 
**Do NOT bring trees with all decorations still attached.  
***Do not leave your trees at the curb, the Municipality does NOT provide tree curbside pickup.

DUTTON MEDICAL CENTRE

Dr. Sharman
Dec 20-23 - 8am – 4pm
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 9
Regular Hours resume Jan 10

Dr. Kamar
Dec 20-23 - 9:30am – 4pm
CLOSED Dec 24 – Jan 3

Medical Lab
Dec 20-22
 8 – 11:45am/1:00 - 3:45pm
CLOSED Dec 23 – Jan 3

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