Notice- Fire Chief for the Day

posted Oct 11, 2017, 6:14 AM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 6:15 AM ]

Notice- Fire Chief for the Day

As part of Fire Prevention Week, two new Clearview Township Fire Chiefs will be sworn in Thursday, October 12, 2017, but just for the day.

Children attending a Clearview Elementary School from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 4 were eligible to win the contest to become a Fire Chief for the Day. Colouring contest sheets, which ask students to review smoke alarm and home escape plan safety, were circulated to all Clearview Elementary Schools during the week of August 29th. The contest winners will be drawn randomly from all submitted entries.

The winners will be picked up at their home in a fire truck and will be sworn into office by Mayor Vanderkruys.

“Clearview Fire and Emergency Service developed this contest to encourage children to think about smoke alarms and home escape plan safety,” explained Fire Chief Colin Shewell. “The bonus is that the two winners will get to experience all of the excitement of being involved with the fire department.”

The new Fire Chiefs will be available for photos with Fire Chief Colin Shewell, Sparky the Fire Dog, and a Clearview Township Fire Truck at Clearview Fire Station 1, 6993 Highway 26 in Stayner at 11am on October 12, 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Colin Shewell

Fire Chief
705-428-6230 ext. 403
cshewell@clearview.ca

Notice- Creemore Jail 125th Year Celebration

posted Sep 30, 2017, 7:46 AM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Sep 30, 2017, 7:46 AM ]

Notice- Creemore Jail 125th Year Celebration

CLEARVIEW, ON- Clearview Township is proud to announce that the Creemore Jail will be hosting a special 125th-anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 12:00pm.

Media and members of the public are invited to join volunteers, members of Council and Mayor Vanderkruys to celebrate the history of the ‘Smallest Jail in North America”.

The celebration will feature area musicians Bob Presner and Fran Webster, stories of the jail, greetings from local dignitaries, a special cake, and a few surprises.

History of the Creemore Jail

The small, 3-cell, stone jail, located on Library Street near the centre of the village, was built in 1892. Under the protection of the village Constable, for fifty years it served as a short-term jail as well as an occasional temporary shelter for itinerant persons. Changes in provincial policing in the 1940s brought the closing of Creemore’s jail along with many other local jails throughout the province.

In 1972, thanks to the efforts of local businessmen led by the editor of the village’s newspaper, The Creemore Star, the jail was refurbished and opened as a tourist attraction, with the claim that it is “The Smallest Jail in North America.” Although this claim has been disputed, no careful study of small jails has yet to be made.

For more information, please contact

Chris Raible
705-466-2261
chrisraible1@gmail.com

Tim Hendry
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
705-428-6230 ext. 240
thendry@clearview.ca




Notice- Clearview Fire Project Zero

posted Sep 26, 2017, 9:12 AM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 9:13 AM ]

Notice- Clearview Fire Project Zero

CLEARVIEW– Clearview Fire & Emergency Services is pleased to announce that the department has received 144 Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms through the Project Zero campaign which is supported by Enbridge Gas Distribution and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council.

The alarms will be distributed to seniors and families with young children throughout the Township. To receive an alarm, residents should contact Stephanie Ward at 705-428-6230 ext. 401 or by email at sward@clearview.ca.

“This is an excellent opportunity to work with our safety partners and enhance our smoke alarm and carbon monoxide program. Early detection is key and this program will be a valuable initiative to achieve this,” said Colin Shewell, Fire Chief Clearview Fire & Emergency Services. 

About Project Zero

The Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council, partner Enbridge Gas Distribution, and Ontario municipal fire departments are working together to provide combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to Ontario residents through the Project Zero campaign.

The objective of this unique campaign is to provide these alarms to fire departments for delivery to high-risk areas and individuals so that if deadly carbon monoxide or smoke is detected, residents will have the early warning they need to safely escape. The campaign also promotes awareness about the importance of properly maintaining fuel-fired appliances and installing and/or replacing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Since the launch of the campaign in 2009, Enbridge has contributed over $700,000 to Project Zero, resulting in the distribution of more than 24,300 alarms in 80 Ontario communities where Enbridge operates.

For more information, please contact:

Colin Shewell
Fire Chief
705-428-6230 ext. 403
cshewell@clearview.ca

Notice- Fire Stations “Open House”

posted Sep 26, 2017, 9:09 AM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 9:27 AM ]

Notice- Fire Stations “Open House”

CLEARVIEW – The Clearview Fire & Emergency Services Department will be hosting Open Houses at the Clearview Fire Stations on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for the continued awareness of Fire Prevention Week.

Open House Locations:

Fire Station #1: 6993 Highway 26, Stayner
Fire Station #3: 5212 County Road 9, New Lowell
Fire Station #4: 7655 County Road 9, Creemore
Fire Station #5: 70403 County Road 124, Singhampton
Fire Station #6: 95 Batteaux Road, Nottawa

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) creates a yearly fire prevention message to share during Fire Prevention Week. This year’s message is: "Every Second Counts, Have 2 Way Out”.

Clearview Fire & Emergency Services will be holding a variety of events during Fire Prevention Week including Fire Chief for a Day and School Fire Drills. For details on Fire Prevention Week, visit: http://www.clearview.ca/home/municipal-services/emergency-services

For more information, please contact:

Colin Shewell
Fire Chief
705-428-6230 ext. 403
cshewell@clearview.ca

Notice- Asset Management Planning

posted Sep 21, 2017, 6:17 AM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 6:18 AM ]

Notice- Asset Management Planning

Members of the public are encouraged to attend an Introduction to Asset Management Planning presentation on September 25th, 2017 at the Clearview Township Administration Centre. The presentation is scheduled during the regular Council meeting.

Date: September 25th, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 217 Gideon Street, Stayner

The presentation will outline why Asset Management Planning is essential for the future resilience of Clearview Township and why municipalities need effective plans to take care of infrastructure over the long term.

For more information, please contact:

Edward Henley

Director of Finance / Treasurer
705-428-6230 ext. 225
ehenley@clearview.ca

Tim Hendry
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
705-428-6230 ext. 240
thendry@clearview.ca

Notice- Clearview Youth Services Committee

posted Sep 20, 2017, 8:56 AM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Sep 20, 2017, 8:56 AM ]

Notice- Clearview Youth Services Committee

Clearview Township is currently seeking applications from the general public and representatives from youth organizations who are interested in becoming a member of the Clearview Youth Services Committee. For more information or to read the terms of reference, visit: www.clearview.ca

Committee Mission Statement: Clearview Youth Services will be a committee of community orientated volunteers, geared towards advocating on behalf of all youth in Clearview. It will work with existing youth organizations to encourage and develop new opportunities for our youth to achieve leadership and social skills, positive scholastic levels and mental health wellness. 

Applications are available online at: www.clearview.ca, or in person at the Clearview Administration Centre, 217 Gideon St., Stayner, ON, and L0M1S0.

All applications must be received by Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 12:00pm.

If you are not interested in being a member of the Committee, but would still like to volunteer at the Clearview Youth Centre, please contact Barry Burton at bburton@clearview.ca for more information.

Pamela Fettes
Director of Legislative Services/Clerk
705-428-6230 ext. 224
pfettes@clearview.ca

Notice- WPD Canada Fairview Wind Project Update

posted Sep 19, 2017, 10:51 AM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 10:56 AM ]

Notice- WPD Canada Fairview Wind Project Update

CLEARVIEW, ON- Clearview Township has received legal notice that the board of directors for WPD Canada has decided against appealing the decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal to revoke the Renewable Energy Approval for the Fairview Wind Project located in Clearview Township.

“This marks the end of a long effort to protect the Township’s natural landscape and aviation industry at the Collingwood Regional Airport,” explained Mayor Christopher Vanderkruys. “It’s unfortunate that the Province and this process forced the municipality to contribute such significant resources towards an issue that could have been addressed through proper consultation and deliberation” stated Mayor Vanderkruys. “On behalf of Clearview Township, I would like to extend my gratitude to the County of Simcoe, Town of Collingwood, Preserve Clearview, John Wiggins, Kevin and Gail Elwood and all other involved parties for their effort, expertise, and commitment throughout the process”.

Information regarding the revocation of the Renewable Energy Approval is available on the Environment & Land Tribunals website at: http://elto.gov.on.ca/tribunals/ert/decisions-orders/

For more information, please contact:

Christopher Vanderkruys 
Mayor 
705-428-6230 ext. 226 
cvanderkruys@clearview.ca

Tim Hendry 

Communications & Marketing Coordinator 
705-428-6230 ext. 240 
thendry@clearview.ca 

Notice- 2017 Fall Hydrant Flushing

posted Sep 13, 2017, 8:08 AM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 8:08 AM ]

Notice- 2017 Fall Hydrant Flushing

The Township of Clearview Water Department will be flushing hydrants between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm on the following dates and locations:
  • Collingwoodlands: October 2 - 4 
  • Buckinghamwoods: October 4 - 6 
  • Stayner: October 10 - 13 
  • Creemore: October 16 - 17 
  • New Lowell: October 17 - 18 
  • Mckean Subdivision: October 18 - 20 
Please be advised discolored water could stain laundry during these times. If your water remains discolored or dirty, run water until clear. It is recommended water softeners are left in by-pass mode during these times.

For more information, please contact:

Todd Patton
Manager, Water & Sewer
705-428-5024

Notice: Door-to-Door Sales Warning

posted Aug 24, 2017, 12:40 PM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 5:26 AM ]

Notice: Door-to-Door Sales Warning

CLEARVIEW, ON- Please be advised that Clearview Township officials have received reports of door-to-door sales representatives in the Stayner area posing as Township staff as an attempt to enter private residences.

The reports have indicated that the sales representatives are asking questions about water quality, water heaters, air conditioners, and furnaces.

Please remember that if a Township representative needs to visit a residence or business, it will usually be at a mutually agreed upon appointment time. In addition, all Township employees carry appropriate identification and will generally arrive in Township marked vehicles.

Residents are under no obligation to let sales representatives into their homes. If you have any concerns or are suspicious of a sales representative, please call the Ontario Provincial Police, Huronia West Detachment at: 1-888-310-1122 (non-emergency).

For all life threatening emergencies, call 911.

For more information, please contact

Tim Hendry
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
705-428-6230 ext. 240
thendry@clearview.ca



Notice- Decision Regarding wpd Fairview Wind Project

posted Aug 16, 2017, 12:18 PM by Tim Hendry   [ updated Aug 16, 2017, 12:18 PM ]

Notice- Decision Regarding wpd Fairview Wind Project

Date: August 16, 2017 

CLEARVIEW, ON- Clearview Township has received legal notice that the Environmental Review Tribunal has ruled to revoke the Renewable Energy Approval which was previously granted by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for the wpd Canada Fairview Wind Turbine Project.

In the report, the ERT outlined that:

“as the Tribunal has found, in regard to harm to human health, that the REA should be revoked, the Tribunal finds that an amendment to the REA to include the Mitigation Plan is rendered unnecessary.”

“This is welcoming news for Clearview Township” stated Mayor Christopher Vanderkruys, “The municipality has invested significant time and resources into fighting the wpd Canada Fairview Wind Turbine Project, and although we respect the process, it’s great to have a final decision.”

The project included eight wind turbines located near the Collingwood Regional Airport.

“The decision by the ERT to revoke the approval will be very beneficial for both the Collingwood Regional Airport and the proposed Clearview Aviation Business Park” explained Mayor Vanderkruys. “It has been a long fight, but we have managed to preserve our landscape and ensure viable operation for both the airport and proposed development which will create valuable economic impact for Clearview Township as well as the County of Simcoe.”

For more information, please contact:

Christopher Vanderkruys
Mayor
705-428-6230 ext. 226
cvanderkruys@clearview.ca

Tim Hendry
Communications Coordinator
705-428-6230 ext. 240
thendry@clearview.ca

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