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Notice of Surplus Land for Sale

Council of the Township of Howick declared Lots 67, 68 and 69, Plan 318, being Part 2 of Registered Plan 22R-5148 in the Village of Wroxeter, Township of Howick, County of Huron, to be surplus to the needs of the municipality. The lot is 151’ deep by 184’ wide, fronting on the north side of McLaughlin Street, Wroxeter, area of 27,779 sq ft (.638 acres) and is zoned Village Residential – Low Density (VR 1).

Dated at the Township of Howick this 5 day of May, 2015.

Council of the Township of Howick declared the former CPR land in the Village of Wroxeter, Township of Howick, County of Huron, to be surplus to the needs of the municipality. The lot is 66’ wide with an area of 11,325.60 square feet or .26 acres. The property has road access on Gibson Street and Harriston Road in Wroxeter and is zoned Village Residential – Low Density (VR 1).

Dated at the Township of Howick this 19 day of May, 2015.

Huron Ready Community Notification

Huron Ready community notification

Howick's 160th in 2016

The Council of the Township of Howick sent an invitation to all user groups in Howick to see if there is any interest in participating in the planning of Howick's 160th Anniversary in the summer of 2016.  Please forward any comments or interest in spearheading this celebration to Clerk Carol Watson.

Notice of Passing - Housekeeping Zoning Changes

A public meeting was held on April 21, 2015 at 7 pm in the Howick Council Chambers (44816A Harriston Road, Gorrie) to consider a proposed Housekeeping Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Howick passed By-law No. 14-2015 on the 5 day of May, 2015 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended.  And take notice that any person or agency may appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in respect of the by-law by filing with the Clerk of the Township of Howick, not later than the 26 day of May, 2015 at 4 pm.  For more information, please follow this link.

Employment Opportunity

Howick Logo  The Township of Howick is seeking a Treasurer-Tax Collector. Reporting directly to Council, the Treasurer-Tax Collector will have the overall responsibility for the Treasury Department and perform the statutory duties of the municipal Treasurer as defined under the Municipal Act.  Follow this link for the full position description and advertisement.

Recreation News

Howick Pool News
This summer the Howick Optimist Club will be subsidizing swim lessons at the Howick Pool. The Optimist Club will be subsidizing $20 per child for all the sessions of lessons throughout the summer. What this means for you is simple, register your child and receive $20 off the cost of lessons! Along with that the Optimist Club will also be sponsoring all Public Swims for the month of July.  For more info contact Joe at 519-335-3883 or recreation@town.howick.on.ca. After June 10th you can contact the pool directly at 519-335-3471

The Township of Howick Recreation Department would like to thank the Howick Optimist Club for their generous donation to the Howick Pool and for their continued support of recreation programs throughout the Township of Howick.

For registration information for swimming and/or minor hockey please follow this link.

Calendar of Events in Howick

May 2015

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Upcoming Events

Council Meetings 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office

  1. June 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  2. June 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  3. July 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  4. August 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  5. September 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  6. September 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  7. October 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  8. October 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  9. November 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  10. November 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  11. December 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
  12. December 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Information on Noxious Weeds

The Weed Control Act applies only to those weeds which are designated as 'noxious' when they have negative impact on Agricultural operations and/or they have negative impact on Horticultural operations.  Learn more about Noxious Weeds in Ontario.

Education and Training

Huron County has a wide variety of learning options for the whole family, from pre-schoolers to retirees. For school-age children, public and private learning opportunities are available; 24 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools are located throughout the county, all with safe school policies. If you like opportunities for adult education, skills development, and self-improvement, business and economic development, Huron County hosts several unique learning partnerships that bring a range of programming to local residents.  Please follow this link for more information.

Special Announcements

Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits (NFPs)  in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow their NFPs.  The new site features information on government open call programs for funding, ideas on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more. Please follow the link to visit this new resource: www.ServiceOntario.ca/NotForProfits

OPP News: The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is improving its capacity for emergency response and enhancing the safety for an important segment of the communities it serves.  Beginning Wednesday, April 15, the OPP will be equipped to receive emergency calls for service via Text  people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired.  The Ontario Provincial Police is pleased to offer Citizen Self Reporting, an alternative reporting option that allows the public to report specific crimes to police via the internet, anywhere, anytime.

Welcome to the Township of Howick

On behalf of Council and the residents of the Township of Howick, welcome to our community.  The rural area of the Township is ideal for farming and other agricultural based operations. Our three villages, Fordwich, Wroxeter and Gorrie and two hamlets, Belmore and Lakelet  offer a setting for commercial and residential applications. We would like to extend an invitation for you to visit, relocate or establish a business in our friendly community.

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