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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Join us October 22nd for a great meal and speaker!
Our third annual Huron-Kinloss Business Dinner will be held at the Ripley-Huron Community Centre on October 22nd. The evening will Include a delicious meal catered by Burke's Catering, networking opportunities and a speaker. Gary Lintern from Tenzing will be speaking about "Making the Difference" and setting your business apart from others. Tenzing is currently working with the municipality on marketing and branding activities for Lucknow and Ripley.
Tickets are $25.00 each and are available at the following locations:
- I Want That Bag, 625 Campbell St., Lucknow *
- Township of Huron Kinloss Municipal Office, 21 Queen St., Ripley
- Ripley Variety, 32 Queen St., Ripley *
- Pine River Cheese 635 Highway 21 *
Tickets must be purchased in advance. If you are unable to pick-up your tickets at the locations listed above, please contact Taralyn.
The Ripley Huron Community Centre is looking for sponsors from October 10th 2015 to March 26th 2016 to sponsor Saturday and Sunday public skating times. The cost of sponsorship is $100 for your first skate and 10% off additional public skates (ie. 10% two skates would be $100 for first skate, $80 for second). Please contact the Community Services Department at 519-395-2909 for availability. Sponsorship is recognized on the Township's website and in the newspapers in the Ripley Arena schedule.
Give your input into the updated Official Plan on October 3rd
The Township has accepted the proposal of MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC) for services related to a Comprehensive Review of the Township of Huron-Kinloss Official Plan (OP).
The OP currently provides policy guidance to land use and planning decisions in both the rural/agricultural and urban/settlement areas of the Township. The Review will incorporate a Growth Management Study for possible expansion of the urban settlement boundaries, incorporate Source Water Protection Policies, and ensure conformity to the Provincial Policy Statement.
Information updates regarding the Official Plan Review will be available on the Township website. A series of consultation meetings throughout the Township will be held to receive public comment. Dates of all public meetings will be advertised and posted on the Township website. An update of the Comprehensive Zoning By-law will follow the Official Plan update.
The first workshop in the series of public workshops related to the Official Plan Update is October 3, 2015 at the Ripley Huron Community Centre at 10:00 a.m. In this session MHBC Planning Consultants will provide an overview presentation on forecasted growth and development for the Township and then provide an opportunity for people attending the session to discuss issues related to growth in the Township and local issues that should be considered in the growth and development process.
For further information and to get on to our email list for future meetings please contact:
Jim Dyment MHBC Planning Consultants
Sonya Watson, Clerk Township of Huron Kinloss
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the upcoming 2015-2016 skating season. To sponsor a public skate, please contact Mark Hackett at 519-528-3002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Only a few left to purchase at a discounted price!
The Township recently secured a grant from Spruce the Bruce for sandwich boards in downtown Lucknow.
If you would like to purchase a sandwich board for your business, please contact Taralyn asap. Ten sandwich boards are being offered on a first come, first serve basis for a discounted price of $200+HST. If ten businesses purchase one, the price will be reduced again by $50. The regular price is $400+HST.
Signs are wood framed, are 30" wide by 44" long and have a chalkboard on each side with the Lucknow header on top. They are expected to be completed in November.
Thanks to some hard working volunteers and Township staff, Ripley now has a Historical Walking Tour! Brochures are available at the municipal office for this self-guided tour. If you would like copies of the brochure to have for interested customers at your business, please contact the Township office.
Several commercial building owners have also purchased plaques with historical information about their property that will be mounted on their buildings late fall or spring 2016. If your building is in the downtown Ripley area and you would like to have a plaque, please contact the Township.
Volunteers are currently putting together a Historical Walking Tour for Lucknow. Brochures will be available at the Lucknow Tourism Office and at any downtown businesses wishing to promote the Tour. Downtown commercial building owners on the tour will be asked if they wish to purchase a plaque for their building. These plaques will be available for a limited time at a discounted rate thanks to Spruce the Bruce grant funding. For more information, please contact Taralyn.
The directional signs, trail identification signs and gateways signs have been installed in Point Clark. These signs were funded in part by the Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7). These signs will welcome visitors and direct them to points of interest such as the beach, Lighthouse, boat launch and parks.
The Lucknow downtown decorative energy efficient LED streetlights will be installed in October, 2015. The installation should take approximately two weeks and we kindly ask the patience of downtown businesses for any disruption in parking availability during the installation.
It's hard to believe it is already that time of year, but the Holiday Shopping Pass promotion will be starting soon!
The promotion will be setup similar to previous years. Downtown business owners who wish to participate will receive a hand punch and a stack of Holiday Shopping Passes. For every $10 spent, a customer receives a punch on their Pass. Once they have spent $150 at participating businesses, they can submit their Pass to the Township to be entered into a draw for one of three $150 shopping sprees.
Attend a FREE workshop in Innisfil or Southampton
You’re invited to attend a FREE workshop about the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The workshop in Innisfil will be held November 17th and the workshop in Southampton will be held on November 24th.
- AGCO permit options
- how to work with your local AGCO inspector
- different insurance policies from industry professionals that have the answers to identify and address your risk.
- a “what I learned” panel discussion with other event planners that have been through the process of serving alcohol at their events.
These workshops are sponsored by the Regional Tourism Organization 7 (RTO7). It is their hope that this upcoming workshop will get you the answers you need – from liability to venues and best practices. Please RSVP to email@example.com by November 10th.
The following courses will be offered at the Kincardine location this fall:
Computerized Office Essentials - Starts October 5th, Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Leadership Development - Starts November 9th, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
More courses available at the Goderich location:
Human Resources Management - Starts September 29th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
General Business - Starts October 5th, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Safe Food Handling - October 6th, 9:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $50. Must register by September 29th.
The following workshops are being offered this fall:
- Get Found Online - is all about how to ensure that your business ranks in Google and other search engines. Held on September 30th in Southampton.
- Bridges to Better Business Conference - partnering with Owen Sound BEC for "Creating Connections". Held on October 7th in Owen Sound.
- Create a Winning Brand Online - the Who, What, Where How to engage with your market online. Held on October 21st in Wiarton.
For more information about these workshops, please visit: http://www.saugeenshoresbusiness.ca/events.php
September 25 & 26 - Ripley Fall Fair
October 22 - Huron-Kinloss Business Dinner
November 27 - Lucknow Santa Claus Parade
November 29 - Ripley's Christmas in the Park
December 5 - Lucknow Chamber of Commerce Christmas Party