​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ALEX WALDER, COUNCILLOR HASTINGS HIGHLANDS

This website is being used for Council Work . It is totally funded at my expense. The views expressed are my alone and do not represent the views of the Municipality.  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ALEX WALDER, COUNCILLOR HASTINGS HIGHLANDS

This website is being used for Council Work . It is totally funded at my expense. The views expressed are my alone and do not represent the views of the Municipality.  

Aug. 31, 2020.
Live Streaming of Regular and Special Council Meetings continues on live sound streaming and word-for-word recording which remains available to the public at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyJfXwPNxqc
HH Municipality Continues to Reopen Effective August 6, 2020 – the Municipality of Hastings Highlands transitioned into PHASE 3 of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan. We will continue to provide services to support the community through our Business Continuity Plan. For up to date information and resources on COVID-19, please visit:
https://hastingshighlands.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020-HH-Media-Release-COVID-19-Recovery-Plan-Phase-3.pdf
Rebuilding in the Municipality  The Maynooth reconstruction project is nearing completion. Council has invited Vera Scott to do the honours of cutting the ribbon on Saturday Sept. 5.
The reconstruction project for Hwy 62 from Young Street to Koss Road is done. The work looks great.
The repaving of sections of 5800m of Musclow-Greenview Road, 200m of Buck Hill Road N,  600m of Buck Hill Road S and 550m of Bay Ridge Ct / Road has also been completed
HH Welcomes Federal/Provincial Support. Good news MPP Darryl Kramp announced that the Municipality of Hastings Highlands will receive a payment of $236,600.00 to support our COVID-19 operating costs and pressures.
Mark’s Buddy Bench is coming to HH. Council agreed to make arrangements with the "Baseball for Dad" organization for the placement of a Buddy Bench in Birds Creek and for the placement in 2021 of a Buddy Bench in Maynooth. “Mark’s Buddy Benches have been designed and built to promote kindness, friendships, and inclusivity. As well as, sparking conversations to raise mental health awareness.” Buddy benches can be found in several of our neighbouring municipalities.
Finance Department’s recommendation was accepted to enter into an agreement with GrantMatch Corp. as a grants writing resource for HH. Non-tax revenues are essential sources of funds to finance the growing needs of the municipality.
Hastings Highlands's Parking Bylaw will t specify that towing and storage of an offending vehicle will be executed by the OPP.
Fire Service Ad-Hoc Committee had its first meeting on Aug.20. Live streaming record is available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKvxLBeiJzVbvJz8vH29ftg  The Ad-Hoc Committee is made up of Council Members: Walder (Chair), Fitzgerald, Gerrow, Bodnar (ex-officio) and HH Fire Chief Post, District Chiefs Jon Anderson and Brice Robinson. The mandate of this Committee is to review Capital Budget Forecasting, the outstanding Council resolutions as they relate to the Fire Services and to make recommendations to HH Council.
HH Library is serving the public in a big way. Contact the staff to arrange curbside orders and for current updates at: https://www.hastingshighlandslibrary.ca/
Constituency Work: I continue to invite questions, comments, statements of concern and dialogue. I can be reached at 613 338 0028, send me an e-mail to www.awalder@hastingshighlands.ca or a pm on facebook to “Alex Walder”. My new website http://alexwalder.ca accessible from desk top, lap top and hand held devices has had a very favourable reception, evidenced by increased number of visits. I will continue to post on alexwalder.ca and alexwalder.com for a few more months to ensure continuity.