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Media Release: Program aims to reward sustainable actions

Posted on Monday, February 01, 2021 11:54 AM

Program aims to reward sustainable actions

Are you a local business committed to sustainability and climate action? Check this out!

Lanark County has joined the sustainably.eco Strategic Associate Program as part of its climate action strategies. Sustainably.eco aims to connect conscious businesses and people committed to sustainability by promoting sustainable actions and products through their platform. Businesses can apply for and be awarded for 12 badges upon fulfilling the requirements.

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County Council Media Release - January 27, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 07:25 PM

Here are the highlights from the regular Lanark County Council meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Council Designates Child Care Mitigation Funds: Council has approved an allocation of mitigation funds to support child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 The recommendations were made in a report presented to the community services committee earlier this month and include using $500,000 to assist licensed child care providers with costs not covered by Safe Restart Funding in 2020. It would...

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County Council Media Release - January 14, 2021

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021 08:30 AM

Media Release: Lanark County Council Highlights - JAN 13, 2021

Here are the highlights from the regular Lanark County Council meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Council Takes Steps to Address Housing Crisis: Council has approved five recommendations following a special community services committee meeting that updated councillors on the growing housing crisis for precariously housed individuals.

 Housing Manager Shawna Stone provided an overview to councillors outlining the increasing needs and...

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Media Release - Emergency Child Care

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 02:15 PM

Lanark County has partnered to provide child care for school aged children of essential service workers during lockdown

Jan 11, 2020

Lanark County has received authorization from the Province of Ontario to open three licensed child care centres to provide care for school aged children of essential service workers during the lockdown. The Child Development Centre operated by the Town of Smiths Falls, TayCare Children’s Centre in Perth operated by Tayside Community Residential and Support Options,...

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Media Release - County Council

Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 09:02 AM

Dec 9, 2020

Here are the highlights from the regular Lanark County Council meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Budget Approved: The 2021 Lanark County budget – themed “Challenging Times” – was approved with an estimated 1.9 per cent tax increase. The overall budget increased by 3.4 per cent, with an estimated assessment growth of 1.5 per cent reducing the tax increase. The county will collect $37 million from property taxpayers this year, up from $35.8 million last year. Estimated gross expenditures...

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