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Council Meeting Highlights - March 2

Posted on Wednesday, March 03, 2021 06:58 PM

Below is a summary of key items discussed at the Municipality of Port Hope Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The agendas and staff reports are available on the Council Portal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting was held electronically via video conference.

Sidewalk patio extension and Ganny Weekend celebration

Council authorized the adjustment of the start of the Sidewalk Patio Extensions License timeframe to April 1 for 2021.

Additionally, Council...

Half-Load Restrictions Begin March 1

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 02:49 PM

During the spring thaw, most rural roads become too soft to withstand the weight of a fully loaded truck, regardless of the number of axles.

To reduce damage to our roads during this time of year, weight restrictions of five tonnes per axle (half-loads) on all rural roads within the Municipality of Port Hope are imposed from March 1 to April 30, 2021.

The restriction timeline may be altered as conditions are monitored.

Please check with Northumberland County for any weight restrictions that may apply...

Overnight Snow Plowing

Posted on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 03:06 PM

Due to the precipitation that has accumulated over the last several days, staff will be removing snow in the downtown corridor on the street and along the pedestrian walkways beginning at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Staff aim to remove the snow at this hour to ensure that there is a reduced number of vehicles on the street, which allows them to clean up as much snow and ice as possible.

The snow removal equipment and vehicles will create some noise in the area. We apologize for this...

Network Interruption at Jack Burger Sports Complex

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 12:27 PM

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the Municipality is upgrading the wireless network at the Jack Burger Sports Complex (JBSC). While the upgrade is taking place, access to email, internet, payment systems, and phones will not be available in the building.

The network upgrade will impact online and over-the-phone operations at the facility. Programs for the pool and arena will continue to be offered; however, reservations for these programs must be completed by end of day on Monday, February 22.

Staff...

Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture Announces Retirement

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 10:48 AM

Municipality of Port Hope Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) Director Jim McCormack has announced his plans to retire this spring, after more than three decades dedicated to public service, over twenty of which were spent in Port Hope.

“Words cannot express my appreciation and gratitude for the opportunities this organization has provided me throughout my tenure with the Municipality,” remarks Mr. McCormack. “I have watched the Department grow leaps and bounds and have had the privilege...