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Frequently Asked Questions - 38 Main Street East and Related Road Closure

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023 11:30 AM

This document was updated with additional information on November 30, 2023.  Why is this an issue? The building has been there a long time and looks fine.

The property owner’s engineer submitted a report to the Municipality on October 4, 2023. A special meeting of Council was held October 6, 2023. At that meeting, Council heard from the Chief Building Official that the owner’s engineer raised significant safety concerns and is of the opinion that winter weather will cause additional negative...

Updated Order Issued for 38 Main Street East

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023 11:28 AM

The Municipality of Mississippi Mills has been working with the property owner of 38 Main Street East in Almonte on next steps to stabilize the building.

Our Chief Building Official issued an Order on Wednesday, December 20 requiring the property owner to provide a plan, prepared by a Professional Engineer, along with several milestones which need to be met. The intent of the Order is to stabilize the belltower and reduce the area of the road closure as much as possible.

On Friday, December 22, a...

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Lanark County Paramedic Service Food Drive Fills Ambulance

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023 10:47 AM

Press Release – Mississippi River Health Alliance

Every day, paramedics with the Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) care for our community. Recently, they did so in a different way.

On December 10 and 11, throughout Lanark County, more than a dozen paramedics and their families, along with two local hockey teams – MTK U14 and APMHA U13A – held their annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drives in Almonte, Carleton Place and Perth.



And the results were impressive! Across the three communities,...

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Mississippi Mills Council Gives Stamp of Approval to 2024 Budget

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023 04:09 PM

The Municipality of Mississippi Mills Council passed the 2024 Budget on December 14, after deliberations over five meetings, and following public input from nearly 170 residents.

There are four components to the tax bill that the Municipality levies on residents – Municipal (43%), Police (7%), County (34%), and School (16%). 

The total municipal tax rate plus the policing levy is $13,573,581 which is a 3.4% overall increase to the combined levy over 2023. The municipal and policing levy is the...

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Almonte General Hospital CEO Mary Wilson Trider Announces Plan to Step Down in 2024

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023 09:16 AM

Press Release – Mississippi River Health Alliance

Mary Wilson Trider, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mississippi River Health Alliance, has shared with the Allied Boards of Directors her intention to step down in the spring of 2024. The recruitment process for a new President and CEO is underway.

“First and foremost, thank you to Mary for her stellar leadership over 13 years with the Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor and Lanark County Paramedic Service, and more than 7 years...

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Latest Update on 38 Main Street Road Closure - December 20, 2023

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 05:05 PM

On Friday, November 24, the Municipality of Mississippi Mills initiated a full closure of Union Street and the adjacent block of Main Street, relating to safety concerns with the building at 38 Main Street East in Almonte (Dungarvon Building).

Since that time, the Municipality has been working with the property owner on next steps to stabilize the building. A new order was issued Wednesday, December 20 by the Municipality’s Chief Building Official. This order requires the property owner to...

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Update on 38 Main Street Road Closure

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 10:57 AM

The Municipality anticipates the road closure for 38 Main Street East will be in place for the foreseeable future.  

Staff are monitoring traffic counts and continue to work with the property owner on next steps. The Municipality understands that the road closures and detours have had an impact on traffic flow throughout the downtown area. It is very important that motorists adhere to the road closures and temporary one-way street conversion of Union Street South for the safety of everyone.

For...