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*Feb.28 – We announce the closing of Cascades Pub & Grill


February 28, 2017

Farewell to a local icon.

Rick Furber  “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of Cascades Pub & Grill. Its been 6 ½ years of hard work and good times. Thank you to the Oak Room Gang, our loyal customers, the bands and entertainers that provided great times for everyone, our open stage host Tony Broad, the open stage participants, Adam Peterson who helped maintenance duties, Mandee McBeth who stuck by us at Cascades from day one, Melissa Alexander, Melanee McBeth but most of all to Deanna who put nothing less that 100% of her heart and soul into our little pub known as “The Jem of The County” My memories will last forever! Our final day will be Thursday March 2nd. Thank You again!”


 

Tax Notices Mailed February 15, due March 15, 2017.

Notice: Interim Tax Notices Mailed February 15

Please be advised that the 2017 Interim Tax Notices for all properties were mailed February 15, 2017, with a due date of March 15, 2017.

If you do not receive your Tax Notice, please contact Shire Hall at (613) 476-2148 extension 1530.

You can pay your property taxes:

-In person at Shire Hall
-By mail, cheque or post-dated cheque
-Telephone/online banking
-Pre-authorized payment plans
-Online by visiting our online payment system page.

Please note: 2017 Burn Permits and 2017 Dog Tags are now available at all Prince Edward County Library locations.

Failure to receive a Tax Notice does not absolve the property owner from any taxes due or from penalty charges for late payment.

Wanda Thissen, Manager of Revenue
Shire Hall – 332 Picton Main Street
Picton ON K0K 2T0
www.TheCounty.ca

*Feb.16 – Big plans for Millennium Trail


February 16, 2017

Officials in Prince Edward County have some big plans to make the Millennium Trail more user-friendly.

The municipality and the Prince Edward Trails Committee have committed to upgrading the multi-use recreational facility, which is used by snowmobilers, hikers, cyclists, ATV riders and cross country skiers.

A majority of the trail, except for eleven kilometres improved in recent years by the Wellington Rotary Club, has a gravel or uneven dirt surface, and there is little or no directional signage.

The trails group began fundraising for $80,000 late last year, and already has $28,000 in pledges, and the county will provide $370,000 over three years, for a total of $450,000.

The work will include grading and resurfacing the trail with crushed limestone and installing kilometre markers and way-finding signage to guide users to nearby points of interest.


 

 

*Feb. 14 – $25k Grant For Ameliasburgh Museum Washrooms


February 14, 2017

A $25,000 grant was approved from the Federal Enabling Accessibility Fund toward an assessable entrance and washrooms at the Ameliasburgh museum site.

The museum’s outdoor washrooms are assessable, but do not meet the full standards and are not open from October to April. During those months, people with disabilities are directed to the town hall about a block away.

The capital project estimate is $40,000. Three quotes ranged from $28,000 to $70,000 but did not include electrical required to activate the door and adjustments to the water line to ensure that only the line to the museum is open during winter months.

Friday, the county also received $22,896 in funding to study a public transit plan for the County.

Feb.13 – Grant funds from feds toward Ameliasburgh washrooms


February 13, 2017

A $25,000 grant was approved from the Federal Enabling Accessibility Fund toward an assessible entrance and washrooms at the Ameliasburgh museum site.

The museum’s outdoor washrooms are assessible, but do not meet the full standards and are not open from October to April. During those months, people with disabilities are directed to the town hall about a block away.

The capital project estimate is $40,000. Three quotes ranged from $28,000 to $70,000 but did not include electrical required to activate the door and adjustments to the water line to ensure that only the line to the museum is open during winter months.

Friday, the county also received $22,896 in funding to study a public transit plan for the County.

 

*Feb.01 – Consecon included in County visitor program launch


February 01, 2017

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – Prince Edward County is launching a new program to help connect visitors with tourist information.
The program includes piloting the development of eight ‘visitor information hot spots’, tourism ambassador training, a new tourism website, a distribution system for print materials and improved visitor data collection.
Previously delivered by the Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, the municipality assumed delivery of visitor services on January 1.
“With multiple points of entry to Prince Edward County, moving away from a single visitor centre makes sense from a user perspective” said Neil Carbone, director of community development. “Many County businesses have been providing informal visitor services for years and the pilot program will leverage that knowledge and provide the resources and training for staff to be even more successful.”
For 2017, eight key areas of the municipality have been identified as hot spots and ideal locations to participate in the program — in particular, entry-points, downtowns and popular tourist destinations were prioritized.
The program will include the five primary downtowns of Consecon and Rossmore (both also serving as popular gateways), Wellington, Bloomfield and Picton; read more of county weeklynews.ca article here