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Presentation Material From Public Meeting
August 29th, 2012
Village Master Plan (Click on each link to open related PDF Document - Note, you must have Adobe Acrobt Reader on your computer to view these documents)
60264925-02 Overall Signage 1.pdf
MINDEN HILLS VDP_PRES_AUG 29_12.pdf
60264925-04 Accessibility and Sidewalk Improvements.pdf
60264925-05 Downtown Park Plan and Access Paths 1.pdf
60264925-03 Intersection Preferred Options 1.pdf
60264925-06 Downtown Core Streetscape Concept.pdf
Village Master Plan - Comment Sheet Submission
You are invited to complete a COMMENT SHEET and submit same in the manner noted thereon.
Presentation by AECOM – Village Master Plan 2012
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The Cottage Kit
The Township of Minden Hills invites everyone to come out and enjoy the completed Minden Riverwalk pathway along the beautiful Gull River running through downtown Minden, along with the newly completed Boardwalk, constructed through the existing Minden Walking Trail. This Boardwalk joins the Minden Riverwalk loop trail to the Minden Hills Cultural Centre as well as the Minden Hills Community Centre and S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena.
Minden and Haliburton Win Award for Steps to Improve Walking!
The Villages of Minden and Haliburton are winners of the first Ontario Walkability Award of Excellence! The award is given by the Canada Walks department of Green Communities Canada, and is the first to recognize communities for their efforts to create a culture of walking in Ontario.
Five rural communities in Ontario submitted applications, and Haliburton & Minden came out on top. The detailed application asked questions about the role of the municipalities, the contributions of community partners, and how the public has been involved and engaged.
In Minden, projects like Riverwalk, and the enhancement of the Minden walking trail contribute to on-the-ground improvements for walking. Minden also promotes walking through its annual Sneaker Day Walk in May, and Walk to School Day in October. The Minden Active Transportation plan, and the adoption of the International Charter for Walking by council both demonstrate the importance placed on pedestrians in Minden Hills.
The work done in Minden and Haliburton shows that it is possible to promote walking and improve walkability in small rural communities. We have been recognized as leading the way for other small, rural communities. The many accomplishments demonstrate the range of partners who play a role in creating walkable communities. No one group can do it alone; it takes work at both policy and grassroots levels, with decision makers, community groups and community members all contributing to the big picture.
Congratulations to everyone!
New Wetlands Boardwalk 2011
The new wetlands boardwalk from Invergordon to the Cultural Centre and Community Centre, respectively, has commenced. Please obey all signs and flagman and be alert around any construction.
Elevated Water Storage Tank
The Township of Minden Hills has been successful in its bid to receive funding for the construction of an elevated water storage tank in the Village of Minden. This funding has been provided by the Building Canada Fund and includes monies from the three levels of Government; Federal, Provincial and Municipal. Each will provide a one-third portion to the overall project. The consulting firm of D.M. Wills has been retained and is heading up the project for the Municipality. Road reconstruction and its related infrastructure commenced effective January 4th, 2010. The completion date for the overall project is projected for the summer of 2011.
R.D. Lawrence Place
We proudly held the official grand opening of the new R.D. Lawrence Place on April 22, 2008
Contact: 705 457-7690 / 705 286-2298
Location: Minden Hills Cultural Centre 176 Bobcaygeon Rd, Minden ON
From Toronto take 401 east to Highway 115, go north to Highway 35 which will take you to Minden. Take the Bobcaygeon Road exit, a half km to Parkside Drive corner.
This sustainable building houses a fascinating look at the life of Ron Lawrence, who championed environmental causes. An award-winning author/journalist, field biologist, and veteran, Ron Lawrence is renowned for wildlife and wolf rescue.
His legacy as an educator continues with R.D. Lawrence Place.s reading, writing, and environmental education programs for all ages.
R.D. Lawrence Place has been made possible by funding from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, the Municipality of Minden Hills, the donation of Ron Lawrence.s literary estate and artifacts by Sharon Lawrence, Fleming College.s Sustainable Building Program, and Haliburton County Development Corporation. We are very grateful to the many donors, Friends of R.D. Lawrence Place, partners, sponsors and volunteers.
Effective January 1, 2008, mandatory clear bags of garbage are limited to three bags per week per household. Additional clear bags will be charged at $1.00/bag. Tipping fees have increased on some items as well. Please review the information sheets provided at the landfill sites or at the Administration Office, 7 Milne St., Minden, Ont. K0M 2K0 or contact 705-286-1260, Ex. 216.
Ministry of the Environment Approval
Ratepayers of the Township of Minden Hills, pursuant to the approval of the MOE, can now use all of the landfill/transfer sites within the Township of Minden Hills. New landfill cards were mailed out with the interim tax bill in 2008 along with a recycling flyer. For further information, kindly contact 705-286-1260, Ex. 216.
Taxes may be paid by the Telephone Banking Services of the CIBC, Bank of Montreal, TD Canada Trust Bank, Royal Bank or Bank of Nova Scotia. You may also pay your taxes in person at the Municipal Office, using the Pritchard Lane entrance or mail your payment to our postal address, or via preauthorized payment. If you require a receipt, please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
150TH Collector Coin and Lapel Pin
STILL AVAILABLE - IN RECOGNITION OF MINDEN'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2009!
Commemorative 150th Minden Hills Lapel Pins are available for $1.00 each.
To commemorate this historical event, Minden Hills Museum issued a special 150th Collector Coin. This special edition collector coin is a limited supply and will be sold on a first come first serve basis. To obtain your coin, simply fill in the ballot below and return with your payment to Minden Hills Museum. Once the coins are gone, they are gone! Call or drop by the Cultural Centre for your Order Stub...cash, cheque, visa and mastercard payments are offered. Make cheques payable to Minden Hills Museum and mail to P.O. Box 69, Minden Ontario K0M 2K0 (286-2808 or email@example.com).
Municipal Flag and Lapel Pins available
The Township of Minden Hills has an Official Flag which are available to purchase at the Municipal Administration office for $50.00. Municipal (150th) Lapel Pins are available at the Municipal Administration office for $1.00. The lapel pin depicts the Municipal logo and motto and 150 for it's sesquicentennial year 2009.
New Floating Snowmobile Bridge
Please be advised that the installation of the new floating snowmobile bridge was completed on January 19, 2010. Minden Hills Council has granted permission for the HCSA to oversee the maintenance and use of this bridge. Hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Restrictions are posted at this bridge and it is for snowmobile traffic only - users must adhere to the terms and conditions as outlined on the HCSA website (www.hcsa.on.ca). Failure to comply could result in loss of use. It is the law in Ontario for recreational sleds using OFSC Prescribed Snowmobile Trails to have and display a valid Snowmobile Trail Permit. Fines for failure to comply range from a minimum of $200 to a maximum of $1000 (exemptions or partial exemptions for specific user groups).
New Clergy House Bridge
The new Clergy House Bridge on Water Street at Bat Lake Creek has now been installed. The Riverwalk Pathway, including this new bridge, will not be maintained during the winter months and may become slippery in inclement or cold weather. Kindly use precaution when crossing the pedestrian footbridges. No jumping from any bridges within the Township of Minden Hills.
Active Transportation Plan for Minden
Active transportation involves using modes of travel that are self-propelled alternatives to the automobile, such as walking, cycling, in-line skating and skateboarding. It involves moving from one location to another for a purpose and not simply for recreation.
The Communities in Action (CIA) Committee is a coalition that formed in 2004 out of an interest in creating healthy, active rural communities. Recognizing the connections between the built environment and health, the CIA chose active transportation planning as a means to achieve the following goal and objectives.
The CIA contracted the services of Paul Young, landscape architect with Public Space Workshop to develop an Active Transportation Plan for the Village of Minden. The plan summarizes a substantial body of research and community outreach conducted by the CIA. it outlines opportunities and barriers as well as strategic priorities to improve conditions for walking, biking and barrier free movement in Minden.
The document is intended as a resource for municipal staff and political representatives to assist in identifying, prioritizing and budgeting for missing components of a comprehensive active transportation network.
The report focuses on the Village of Minden. There are recommendations for future work to support AT based on the consultations and research as well as examples from elsewhere in Southern Ontario. Several recommendations are illustrated with 'before and after' images to provide an impression of what possible improvements might look like and to start the conversation regarding possible physical changes to support active transportation in Minden.
Click here to download an electronic copy (7mb pdf).