2022 Permits required for open air burning and fireworks
The Township of HBM requires that all property owners get a permit for open air burning and for fireworks.
2022 Municipal Election Information
On October 24, 2022, there will be a municipal and school board trustee elections in Ontario. If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age you can vote in Ontario’s municipal and school board elections. Remember: in Municipal elections, you are entitled to vote in each municipality where you or your spouse owns property. An owner or tenant of a non-residential property, or his or her spouse, is not eligible to vote for School Board Trustee. Are you Registered? You can check at https://voterlookup.ca Or call 1-866-296-6722.
6th Line Transfer Station – Spring/Summer 2022
The Township is in the process of installing a new weigh scale at the 6th Line Transfer Station and it is expected to be operational sometime in July. A cashless payment system has also been implemented, which means only debit and credit card payments will now be accepted at this location. Guidelines around fees:
Minimum charge of $4.00 for crossing the scale with waste weighing 32 kilograms or less.
Tipping Fee of $125.00 per tonne for waste weighing over 32 kilograms.
A two bag limit will be accepted ($2 per bag tag) without crossing the scale.
Note, Township is looking at ways people with two bag limit, leaves/yard waste, recycle, compost, hazardous waste won’t have to go on the weigh scales.
Draft Trailer Park Bylaw – January 11, 2022
A Draft Trailer Park Bylaw was presented to council, which affects tourist and trailer camps. It also allows for site inspections. It is currently being reviewed by legal council, with expectation that it will be passed sometime this Spring/Summer (last update from HBM, it is expected to be passed at 12-Jul-2022 Regular Council Meeting).
Property Tax Reassessments Postponed – November 4, 2021
In their Fall 2021 economic update, the Province announced that “the priority is maintaining stability for taxpayers and municipalities at this time”, and therefore, the reassessment that were scheduled to be conducted for the 2021 and 2022 tax years were postponed. As such, property assessments for the 2022 and 2023 tax years will continue to be based on the fully phased-in January 1, 2016 current values. This means your property assessment for the 2022 property tax year will be the same as the 2021 tax year, unless there have been changes to your property. For more, visit MPAC’s (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) webpages: https://www.mpac.ca.