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Council Meeting Highlights - September 21

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021 09:00 AM

Below is a summary of key items discussed at the Municipality of Port Hope Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The agendas and staff reports are available on the Agendas and Minutes page of our website. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting was held electronically via video conference.

Council Meeting:

The following are highlights from the Council Meeting.

Current Council Meeting Format

After consideration of a staff report at the Committee of the...

Fall Hydrant Flushing Program

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 09:58 AM

Residents are advised that Municipal staff will be flushing the fire hydrants as part of a standard maintenance program. Residents are asked to refrain from doing laundry on the following dates and times, as water may be at lower pressure than normal and rust may occur:

Dates: October 4 to November 12, 2021 - Weekdays (Monday to Friday)

West Side of Ganaraska River - Mornings - 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
East Side of Ganaraska River - Afternoons - 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thank you...

Rotary Centennial Project Consultation

Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:51 AM

In September of 2020, staff was approached by members of the Rotary Club of Port Hope outlining the desire to complete a substantial project for their upcoming 100th anniversary in 2022. Rotary will enhance the fish ladder park area. The goal is to create a unique focal point for both visitors and residents to enjoy, while recognizing the significant contributions of Rotary in the community.

The concept proposal and scope include the removal some of the downed trees and invasive species impacting...

Walton Street Project Consultation

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:22 AM

The sanitary sewer and water infrastructure under Walton Street is aging and requires replacement to ensure continued servicing to the downtown. To accommodate new sewers, watermains, and building services, most of Walton Street will need to be dug up, meaning many sections of sidewalk and curb will also need to be removed and replaced.

The need to replace the aging underground infrastructure, while challenging, creates opportunities for roadway reconstruction and streetscape improvements. There...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Observed

Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 01:25 PM

The Municipality of Port Hope has confirmed that it will observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30, 2021, as a paid holiday for permanent, full-time staff to honour and reflect on Canada’s residential school survivors, their families, and communities and to respect current collective agreements.

Earlier this summer, the Government of Canada passed legislation marking the day to recognize and commemorate the history, legacy, and impact of residential schools as...