Category Archives: Government

Ministry of Education rep in favour of EarlyON centre at Manilla Hall

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A representative from the Ministry of Education would like to see an EarlyON Child and Family Centre facilitated at Manilla Hall, as would a Manilla resident. In a letter to the Ministry of Education, included in the agenda package for Monday’s (April 23) council meeting, a resident of Manilla submitted a request that the hall be considered a location for

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Brock Township sitting on nearly $19 million

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Brock Township currently has nearly $19 million socked away. According to a report from Treasurer Laura Barta, which is included on the agenda for Monday’s (April 16) finance committee meeting, that figure is comprised of nearly $15 million in reserve funds, $3.3 in reserves and $920,000 in trust accounts. It concludes by noting that the municipality earned nearly $230,000 worth

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Construction of Cannington well to start in first quarter of 2019

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Durham Region expects the construction of a new well in Cannington to start in early 2019, subject to the receipt of necessary approvals. In a March 15 email to Mayor John Grant, included in Monday’s (April 9) agenda package, John Presta, Director of Environmental Services for Durham Region, provided an update regarding the Cannington well and the Sunderland standby well.

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Township staff reviewing controversial changes to social media policy

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A week after they were unanimously approved by council, staff are reviewing changes to the Township’s social media policy after it garnered online criticism from residents.

The revisions approved March 26 prohibit employees from using their social media accounts to “comment or question any of the Township of Brock’s policies, procedures and decisions of council” and also precludes staff from identifying themselves as municipal staff on social media.

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Township one of a few area municipalities to restrict social media posts by employees

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A quick survey of area municipalities has revealed that Brock Township is one of only a few to place restrictions on personal social media posts by employees.

Members of council approved a new policy last week that prohibits employees from using their social media accounts to “comment or question any of the Township of Brock’s policies, procedures and decisions of council.”

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