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NEW RURAL 60 PLUS WEBSITE
The Rural 60 Plus Seniors Centre has a new website! Check us out at http://www.rural60plus.ca!
FIRE AND FIREWORKS PERMITS
FIRE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FROM APRIL 1ST TO OCTOBER 31ST FOR ALL FIRES EXCEPT FOR COOKING OR WARMTH. FIRES FOR COOKING OR WARMTH MUST NOT BE LARGER THAN 3 FEET AROUND AND THE FLAMES MUST NOT GO HIGHER THAN 3 FEET. PERMITS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MUNICIPAL OFFICE. ONLY PROPERTY OWNERS MAY APPLY FOR A PERMIT. PROPERTY OWNERS MAY PROVIDE A WRITTEN AND SIGNED STATEMENT TO ALLOW SOMEONE ELSE TO PICK UP A PERMIT ON THEIR BEHALF. IF YOU CANNOT COME TO THE OFFICE DURING OPEN HOURS, CALL 475-5229 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS. FIRE PERMITS ARE VALID FROM 2 HOURS BEFORE SUNSET TO 2 HOURS AFTER SUNRISE (NIGHT-TIME BURNING ONLY). BURNING WITHOUT A PERMIT MAY RESULT IN A FINE.
Council would remind all residents that fire permits and permits to use fireworks need to be applied for. Fireworks permits require at least one week to issue as it is a requirement that the Fire Chief inspects the area where you wish to hold the display. A copy of the Fireworks By-law is available on the Council Page under By-laws. There is no charge for Fire or Fireworks Permits. If you are unable to come to the office to get a fire permit, please call and staff will work to find a solution.
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2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
On October 18, 2018, there will be an election to determine the Council members for the next four year term. Council directs the affairs of the Township. Propective candidates may file Nomination Papers as of May 1st. The last day for filing is July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm. No Nomination Papers will be accepted past that time. You may file your Nomination Papers at the Conmee Municipal Office at 19 Holland Road West. There are 4 Councillor seats available and one Mayor's seat. The Nomination fee is $100.00 for a Councillor seat or $200.00 for the Mayor's seat payable by cash, certified cheque or debit at the time of filing. This Nomination fee is refundable if the required post-election financial information is filed with the Clerk by the filing date.
To be eligible to run for Council you must be 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen and reside in the Township of Conmee or be the owner or spouse of the owner or tenant of property in Conmee and not be prohibited from voting by any other law.
There have been a number of changes to the Municial Elections Act, including the registration of any person who wishes to advertise on behalf of any candidate. This includes newspaper or newsletter inserts, television and radio ads and posters or signs. Further information will be available after Nomination Day.
If you are considering running for Council but are not sure what the duties of Councillor are, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario are running an online course called So You Wish to Run for Council? . This course is designed to present the challenges and opportunities that candidates will face throughout the campaign and as a sitting member of Council. The course includes contents on
Reasons that you should and should not run for Council
What you should know before you run for Council
Dealing with the media
Techniques for working with others
The roles of Council members and staff
What the true power and influnce of Municipal Government is
Transparency and accountability in Government
and much more