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Gorrie Mill

Mill in Gorrie

Welcome to the Township of Howick

Notice of Public Meeting - Housekeeping Zoning Changes

TAKE NOTICE that Council of the Corporation of the Township of Howick will hold a public meeting on April 21, 2015 at 7:00pm 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the proposed zoning by-law amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Howick Municipal Office (located at 44816A Harriston Road, Gorrie) or the County of Huron Planning and Development Department (located at 57 Napier Street, Goderich or 519-524-8394 ext 3) or by following the links below:

Notice of Public Meeting

Draft Zoning bylaw with maps

Half Load Restrictions

half load sign Under the Highway Traffic Act, reduced load restrictions are placed on trucks to protect Ontario's highways during spring thaw, when road damage is most likely to occur. The Township would like to remind drivers that “Half Load” season starts annually on March 1 and continues until April 30 of each year; half load restrictions are in effect on all Township roads.  For more information on half load season link to the Ministry of Transportation website or contact the municipal office.

While Spring is very welcome after a long winter, it presents us with annual challenges that are an element of living in the country in the Springtime.  The spring break up is only temporary, but can be very frustrating to everyone involved.  Your care and patience is appreciated!

2015 Volunteer Appreciation Nominations

 Council of the Township of Howick is calling for nominations for the 2015 “Citizen of the Year” Award. The purpose of this award is to honour a Howick Township resident that has made an outstanding contribution to the community. Please send a letter describing why your nominee deserves the recognition to the Clerk, in a sealed envelope marked “confidential”, in person or by mail, PO Box 89, Gorrie Ontario N0G 1X0 or email at clerk@town.howick.on.ca. The deadline for nominations is 4 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Education and Training

 Please note that the Huron Business Development Corporation (HBDC) will be running their Business By Design workshop that helps people  investigate and prepare for starting a small business or assist them in arriving at the conclusion that running a small business may not be the right choice!  The workshops takes place January 29th at the Huron Business Centre starting at 10:00am. As usual, there is absolutely no charge for attending as this event is provided as a service to Huron County residents - although space is limited so registration is required.  Call the office at 519-527-0305 to register!  For more information please follow this link to the HBDC flyer.

Note: as this workshop is repeated on the last Friday every 2 months, there is no ‘snow day’. If it is cancelled due to weather, we simply stick to the bi-monthly schedule.

Huron County Ag Ambitions Program is an opportunity to “be your own boss” and is the dream for many youth in rural Ontario. That is the vision of the AG-Ambitions Program and the focus of the AG-entrepreneurship training program based in Huron County. The workshops, events and field trips are free for youth ages 15-29 years of age, and open to members of 4-H, Junior Farmers, Ag-graduates, and high school youth from Huron, Perth and surrounding counties and runs from January through to the end of March 2015.  Follow this link for more information.

Lake Huron Learing logo Lake Huron Learning Collaborative is a non-profit organization that promoted post-secondary education in Huron County.  Register now for programs by following this link for more information and a full listing of courses:  http://www.lakehuronlearning.ca/

Special Announcements

The Gorrie Community Hall is pleased to announce that they received funding under the Community infrastructure improvement Fund for upgrading the Kitchen Facilities as well as Enabling Accessibility to the Hall.

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

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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Upcoming Events

Winter Parking Notice

  Overnight parking is not permitted on any street or road allowance within the Township of Howick.  Follow this link for a copy of Traffic & Parking By-Law.

Employment Opportunity

Howick Logo  The Township of Howick is hiring summer staff including Head Guard, Assistant Guard, Instructor/Guard and Lifeguard in Training for the 2015 season at the Howick Pool.   For more information, follow this link.

Recreation News

Registration for Swimming Lessons will take place Saturday May 30th at the Howick Community Centre from 9:00 a.m. to 12: noon.  Information on the pool schedule and swim lessons  should be available on the Township of Howick website toward the end of April/beginning of May or you can contact Joe at the Howick Community Centre at 519-335-3883 or e-mail Joe at recreation@town.howick.on.ca.   

Registration for Minor Hockey will take place Saturday May 30th at the Howick Community Centre from 9:00 a.m. to 12: noon.  For more information, visit the Howick Hornet's/Upper Maitland Mustangs website.

Howick Minor Soccer registration will take place March 25th 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays March 21st and 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12: noon at the Howick Community Centre.  Forms are available on the Howick Minor Soccer website under "Registration".  Please print off both pages and - either mail to Registrar Pam Armstrong, Gorrie, ON N0G 1X0 before March 20th - or bring to registration dates.

Fordwich Minor Ball registration will take place March 25th 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays March 21st and 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12: noon at the Howick Community Centre.

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