ERIN – Sharpe Farm Supplies Ltd. has expanded farther east into Wellington County with the purchase of Budson Farm and Feed Company in Erin.
Erin’s development charge reserve balance increased to $1.71 million in 2022
ERIN - The town’s bank balance related to development charges has increased year-over-year according to a report on 2022 year-end development charge reserve balances presented by town finance director Wendy Parr on May 11.
Erin releases 2023 tax instalment due dates
ERIN - Council passed a bylaw at its May 11 meeting establishing two instalment dates for all tax classes in Erin.
Erin Glen developer appealing Erin council decision
ERIN – The Town of Erin is being taken to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) by developers over a March 9 council decision.
‘Growing pains’: Hillsburgh residents speak out about proposed 799-unit development
ERIN – Roughly 70 people gathered at the Hillsburgh Arena on May 23 for an informal meeting about a 799-unit residential development proposed by Beachcroft Investments Inc. on the former Homestead Farm lands in Hillsburgh.
Subdivision density reduced slightly; developer pushes back on county comments
KENILWORTH - VED Homes has reduced the number of townhouses for a proposed development in Arthur by a single unit.
Erin business to permanently operate on agricultural land following council vote
ERIN – Resident and business owner Keith Barrick can see a little farther into the future after council voted to permanently allow Keith’s Trailer Sales to continue operating on agricultural land.
Mount Forest Agricultural Society comes to an end after more than 160 years in community
MOUNT FOREST – After 163 years in the Wellington North community, the Mount Forest Agricultural Society will cease to exist.
Council considering ward boundary changes, at-large electoral system
KENILWORTH – Wellington North council has begun discussing how the township’s electoral ward boundaries may need to change with the township’s growing population.
Forced urban boundary expansions irk Wellington politicians, planners
GUELPH – Expanding municipal boundaries within Wellington County wasn’t on the list of changes the county was proposing when it filed amendments to its official plan last fall.
Cork Street project over budget before shovels hit the ground
KENILWORTH – Lavis Contracting Co. has been awarded an $853,379 (pre-tax) contract to reconstruct a 200-metre stretch of Cork Street in Mount Forest, between Waterloo and Princess streets.
Eight-unit stacked townhouse proposed in Mount Forest
KENILWORTH – An eight-unit stacked townhouse is being proposed by Brad Wilson, operating under 5053745 Ontario Inc., for 405 Wellington Street East, on a half-acre lot in Mount Forest.
Erin renews building lease with Upper Credit Humane Society
ERIN - A recent lease renewal on a Town of Erin building being used by the Upper Credit Humane Society bides time for the charity to find another home.
County municipalities alarmed by proposed provincial policy changes
GUELPH - Recently proposed changes to policy by the province mean local planners are having to adjust how they view local planning though the lens of a new and forthcoming Provincial Policy Statement.
Hundreds of properties with heritage value struck from town list following provincial changes
ERIN - Hundreds of properties once deemed to have cultural or heritage value have been removed from Erin’s heritage register in “one foul swoop.”