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From the Office of the Mayor - Update: Planning Together for Growth and Change

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 03:24 PM

April 19, 2021

Earlier this year, I shared an overview of several important projects and planning processes that will be taking place.  These projects all relate to how we will grow and change as a community in the years ahead.  For the full overview, please see my message from January 13, 2021 – Planning Together for Growth and Change.  

A priority for me as your Mayor is to provide information to residents on important matters and to ensure you are informed and aware of ways to participate in...

Volunteer Week

Volunteer Week - April 18 to 24, 2021

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 03:13 PM

This week is National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week is  a week that is celebrated across Canada which promotes and applauds volunteers throughout the country.

"The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people...

OPA 29

Frequently Asked Questions - OPA 29 Prime Agricultural Area Designation Review

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 03:32 PM

 The Municipality is currently conducting a review of its Agricultural designation in our Community Official Plan!

Referred to as Official Plan Amendment 29 (OPA 29), this project consists of a systematic review of the agricultural areas throughout Mississippi Mills. This review uses an approach known as Land Evaluation and Area Review (LEAR).

If you have questions about the LEAR study and related Official Plan Amendment No. 29, please see below for the most frequently asked questions regarding...

Fire Department

Fire Ban Update

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 12:43 PM

The Mississippi Mills Fire Department (MMFD) is reminding residents of the Fire Ban that came into effect on April 4th.

The fire ban remains in effect throughout Lanark County.  The burn ban restricts all fires including campfires, burn barrels, chimeneas, brush piles and yard waste.  Cooking devices that are designed to cook food with wood pellets or charcoal, such as smokers or grills, are permitted for use.  Any cooking devices, outdoor fireplaces and fuel fired appliances that use propane or...

Council and Committee of the Whole Agendas - April 20, 2021

Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021 03:42 PM

A Council meeting will be held on Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm with the Committee of the Whole  meeting following immediately after Council. To access the agendas please visit:  and click on the meeting date in the calendar.  Council Chambers are still closed to the public but meetings will be livestreamed on the municipal website. To access the livestream please click on the link above.

Ontario News Release - Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break

Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 04:44 PM

News Release

Ontario Moves Schools to Remote Learning Following Spring Break

April 12, 2021

Continued Rise in COVID-19 Cases Demands Shift to Protect Students and Staff and Slow Community Spread

TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has made the difficult decision to move elementary and secondary schools to remote learning following the April break. This move has been made in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the increasing risks...