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NOTICE OF STUDY UPDATE: DELAWARE COMMUNITY SETTLEMENT AREA STORMWATER MASTER PLAN


NOTICE OF STUDY UPDATE: DELAWARE COMMUNITY SETTLEMENT AREA STORMWATER MASTER PLAN (PDF)

Link to online Survey (Survey Monkey)
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SKATE PARK IN DELAWARE COMING SOON...

Construction will be beginning soon on the new Delaware Skate Park. For project info please contact Scott Mairs, Director, Community Services at 519-601-8022 ext. 102



ROADSIDE TREES FOR MIDDLESEX CENTRE

TREES MIDDLESEX CENTRE is encouraging landowners in the Municipality to plant trees along our roadsides. Many of the old trees are dying. They either fall or are taken down. Now is the time to plant new ones!!

TREES MIDDLESEX CENTRE is providing native hardwood trees to interested landowners at a subsidized cost. The varieties available are Oak, Sugar Maple, Red Maple and Sycamore (Not Evergreens). Cost is $15.00 per tree which includes a 6 ft. tree, a white stake and tie, plastic tile to protect the trunk and mulch.

Call:
Bill Thirlwall @ 519-666-1676
Ruth Bycraft @ 519-666-1407

Help us to beautify our roadsides for the future!

ENVIRO DEPOT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

As Middlesex Centre works to improve the waste and recycling options available to our residents, there have been many changes in services this year. We thank our residents for their cooperation during this period of transition and hope that the below questions and answers will help to clarify some of these changes.

Please see "Enviro Depot - Frequently Asked Questions" for an update on recycling and "dump days" in Middlesex Centre (PDF)

UNUSED GARBAGE TAGS - ECOFEST FUNDRAISING FOR NEPAL RELIEF

EcoFest organizers are asking residents to hand in their unused garbage stickers either to Market Pet shop or to info booth @ EcoFest where they will be collected to be returned to Coldstream offices for a refund. All proceeds raised will go to providing relief to the people of Nepal.

Great Canadian EcoFest

GROWING BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS COMPOST DAY SET RECORD

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Residents of Middlesex Centre were out in force for the 3rd Annual Compost Day Sale as Clean and Green programs continue to profile environmental activities within the municipality. Sale organizers and supporters were tickled “green” as brisk sales made quick work of the compost – donated by TRY Recycling.  The Community Centre location volunteers from Park View School in Komoka were sweeping up by noon and tabulating a donation of over $1100 dollars to this year’s Great Canadian EcoFest.

The Great Canadian EcoFest is being held Sunday, June 14th and it kicks off with a free pancake breakfast, Wildlife Ontario Birds on the main stage and participation by a variety of ecofriendly and responsible businesses and organizations.  This locally organized and supported event continues to expand its scope and reach.  For more information visit www.greatcanadianecofest.ca

Next up is the Community Tree Planting Day on Saturday May 30th.  Union Gas has provided a donation of 150 trees which will be planted in three area parks – Deerhaven Park in Ilderton  – Komoka Park and Delaware Lions Park (and municipal park).  Volunteers can still sign up to help with backfilling, composting/mulching and staking. This will be a great activity for groups or families. Middlesex Centre staff will be on site and marking utilities, tree locations, delivering mulch and compost, pre-digging holes and taking care of the first watering.  The municipality will also continue to provide regular watering for all the trees.

The starting times for each planting session has been staggered with Deerhaven beginning at 9:30 in the morning – Komoka at 10:30 a.m. and Delaware starts planting at 11:30 a.m.  

Those interested in helping can contact Blair Mercer at blair@wearegateway.ca  Blair plays an active role in the Celebrate the Centre committee and Clean and Green community programs.  To access the Clean and Green calendar of events go to www.middlesexcentre.on.ca

Middlesex Centre is pleased to work with community groups and develop partnerships that promote and highlight the environmental projects and events being held in the municipality.

For more information: Contact: Scott Mairs – Director Community Services – 519-601-8022 ext. 102.

Download Full Media Release (PDF)

EXECULINK TELECOM PRESS RELEASE FOR MELROSE FIBRE PROVISION

Execulink Telecom has issued a press release for the provision of fibre in Melrose.  

Execulink Telecom Press Release (PDF)


See map of the area eligible for service.  If you haven't already signed up - get your home connected by contacting Execulink at 519-296-5700

Execulink "Fibre to the Home" Flyer
How to Sign up & Application Form


"WHEELIE BIN" DELIVERY TO BEGIN...

Please be advised that the delivery of the new ‘Wheelie Bins’ will begin. Delivery crews will be out in force over the next few weeks dropping off bins. Crews will attempt to deliver the bins in accordance with BRA’s current collection schedule. It is also their intent to deliver both the waste and the recycling bins at the same time. However, because the factory deliveries may not always be just in time and/or if the resident has requested a special size and they do not have any on board, it is possible that only one bin is delivered. The other will be delivered at a later date.

The bins will be left where they are expected for collection. In urban areas, it will be on both sides. In rural areas, it will be on one side. There are no changes to residents in collection days.

Crews will also deliver to areas that were initially missed by the original selection process (streets with new homes). They will then be exchanging the bins of residents that requested a different size after the deadline. BRA’s priority is to ensuring that every resident has a container for the start-up date (June 1st). The preferred container is secondary in priority.

Once again, residents with questions or alternate requests should direct them through to BRA at 1-800-265-9799 extension 243 or email at info@bra.org

2015 "CLEAN-UP/DUMP DAYS" IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to provincial regulations, the Municipality has temporarily suspended Clean Up Days for Middlesex Centre residents in 2015.  While municipal staff works to seek the necessary provincial approval(s) to resume Clean Up Days in 2016, residents wishing to discard large items or waste not currently collected through the Municipality’s Enviro Depots are encourage to take such waste to a locally approved waste processing establishment; such as those offered by TRY Recycling Inc., Green Valley Recycling Corp., etc.

Middlesex Centre thanks its residents for their cooperation during this period of transition.  We look forward to serving residents again with the reintroduction of Clean Up Days in 2016.

2015 Enviro Depot Information Flyer


CLEAN AND GREEN CALENDAR OF EVENTS - GET INVOLVED!

The Clean and Green Program is sweeping across Middlesex Centre this spring and there’s a calendar to help keep track of the area’s environmentally significant dates and events. Building on the momentum of the Clean and Green projects held last fall, and organized with the help of Celebrate the Centre supporters,the municipality has teamed up with additional local organizations and community groups to create a Clean and Green Calendar.Residents will find key events listed along with a description and a link to additional information.


2015 Clean & Green Poster PDF


INTRODUCING ENVIRO DEPOTS (REVISED)

Middlesex Centre is expanding our current Depots to add a new location and include other recyclable materials. Acceptable materials will now include leaf and yard waste, e-waste, tires and household recyclables.

Please see revised PDF Flyer for dates, times and locations of Enviro Depots:



MIDDLESEX CENTRE FIRE SEVICES - OPEN BURN QUICK GUIDE


Spring is here! and so is spring clean up. If you plan to burn material please check before you burn! Download PDF copy of the "Open Air Burn By-law - Quick Guide"



2015 BUDGET REPORT

The 2015 Budget Report is now available.

Contact Greg Watterton - Director of Corporate Services at 519.666.0190 ext 224 or email watterton@middlesexcentre.on.ca for more information


AUTOMATED COLLECTION SERVICE COMING TO 

MIDDLESEX CENTRE JUNE 1st, 2015

picture of new garbage bins advertising the upcoming automated collection service

Information Flyer (PDF) about the new automated collection
service coming to Middlesex Centre on June 1st, 2015


NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT - DELAWARE COMMUNITY SETTLEMENT AREA STORMWATER MASTER PLAN