Municipal Elections

Municipal Agendas

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, April 9, 2014*

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, March 26, 2014*

Public Meeting Agenda, March 12, 2014

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, March 12, 2014*

Public Meeting Agenda, February 26, 2014

Regular meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, February 26, 2014

Budget Meeting Agenda, Wed. Feb. 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM.
(This meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 21, and it has been postponed until the new date and time shown above.)

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, February 12. 2014

Budget Meeting Agenda, Public, February 6, 2014

Budget Meeting Agenda, January 30, 2014

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, January 29, 2014 - Part 1, Part 2.

Special Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, January 24, 2014

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, January 8, 2014
Part 1, Part 2.

Special Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, December 19, 2013
Accessibility Policies
Accessibility Brochure

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, December 11, Part 1, Part 2

Public Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, December 11, 2013

Special Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, December 6, 2013

Council Meeting Location Change

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, November 27, 2013

Special Council Agenda, Friday November 22, 2013 - Procedural By-Law Update

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, November 13, 2013, PART 1, PART 2

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, October 30, 2013, PART 1, PART 2

Public Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, October 30, 2013

Regular Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, October 9, 2013*

Regular Meeting of Council Agenda for September 25, 2013*

Special Council Meeting Agenda September 19, 2013

Regular Meeting of Council Agenda for September 11, 2013*

Special Council Meeting Agenda September 5, 2013

Regular Meeting of Council Agenda for August 28, 2013

Regular Meeting of Council Agenda for August 14, 2013 Part 1, Part 2

Public Meeting of Council Agenda, August, 2013

Regular Meeting of Council Agenda for July 31, 2013 Part 1, Part 2

Public Meeting of Council Agenda, July 31, 2013

Special Council Meeting Agenda July 30 and August 1, 2013 *

Regular Meeting of Council Agenda, July 10, 2013 *

Regular Meeting of Council Agenda, June 26, 2013
Part 1, Part 2 *

Regular Meeting of Council Agenda, June 12, 2013

Special Meeting of Council Meeting Agenda, June 5, 2013
Supporting Documentation

Regular Meeting of Council Agenda, May 29, 2013, Part 1

Part 2*

Meeting Minutes

Archived Agendas

Regular Council meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. and the last Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Madoc at the Municipal Office.


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Centre Hastings Volunteer Appreciation Brunch - 2014
The Municipality of Centre Hastings took time out to show their appreciation to those who served as volunteers on the various council committees in 2013.

Please see the story and pictures.

Cadet Trip to Toronto, March 23, 2014
385 Royal Canadian Army Cadets who reside at the Kiwanis Centre in Madoc had an awesome opportunity to travel to Toronto on Sunday 23 March thanks to generous supporters and fundraising done last year.

Please see the full story and pictures here.

Centre Hastings Atoms - All Ontario Champions!
A true demonstration of sportsmanship. The All Ontario Atom Champions Centre Hastings Grizzlies invited the (Finalist) Norwich Atoms to join them in a group photo of both teams.

See more pictures and the story here.

Centre Hastings Grizzlies - All Ontario Champions
The Centre Hastings Grizzlies Novice team is OMHA Champions for a fifth consecutive year!

Here's the full story.

Centre Hastings Huntingdon Fire Dept 29th Annual Pancake Breakfast - a Great Success!
Please see the photo gallery.

Pictures from the Moira Lake Fishing Derby - Feb. 15, 2014
Our special thanks to Clara Hopkins, a member of the "Through the Lens" Camera Club, for providing this photo gallery of the event.

Centre Hastings Snowmobile Club Ice Drags on Moira Lake - 2014
Much thanks to Ann and Diane Sexsmith, members of the "Through The Lens" Camera Club, for taking a set of great pictures at this year's event.

Please see the gallery and click on any thumbnail image for an enlargement.

Communities in Bloom

Pic R-L Deputy Mayor Tom Simpson, Jessica Aide, Back Row Tracy Chapman, Dennis Hein.
A Certificate from Canada Communities in Bloom Ontario division was presented to representatives from the class of the Greenhouse Program at the Centre Hastings Secondary School.

For the full story and a picture enlargement, please click here.

FCC Provides a $10,000 Grant for Beach Lighting for the Moira Lake Revitalization Project

The full article and a photo enlargement are available here.

Student Council Visit Provincial Legislature

Pic L-R: Ian Macpherson (Teacher-World
Studies) Brent Provost, Jacob Palmateer,
Abby Bonter, M.P.P. Todd Smith,
Deputy Mayor Tom Simpson

A photo enlargement and full details about the visit are available here.

Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Plan

It will now be possible to have your municipal tax payments withdrawn automatically from your account on a monthly basis or four times per year. Please click here for the Authorization Form and complete details.

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April 18:
Volunteers are needed for Friday, April 18th from 10-1 to assist with the filling of sandbags at the sand dome on Slab Street. Residents are reminded that sandbags and a supply of sand continue to be available for residents at this location on a 24/7 basis. Please bring your own shovel. An instruction sheet for proper sandbagging is also available there.

April 23:
Madoc Soccer Registration
5:00 pm -7:00pm
At Centre Hasting Secondary School
front doors.
$30 cash
Soccer to start on May 3 depending on Weather
Contact Charlotte Danford

April 26:
Anchor of Hope presents:
What if you did something to change the world?

May 3:
Community Care for Central Hastings
12th Annual Dinner Auction

May 6: Madoc Little Theatre Presents:
The Husband

May 17:
Yard Sale
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Moira Hall
8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Proceeds directed to People Helping People.

Centre Hastings Game Club

Madoc Public Library and Centre Hastings Game Club invite all board, card & table-top enthusiasts to join us for the Centre Hastings Game Club!

Come to learn and play the games on hand or bring your favourite table-top games from home to teach and share!

• Meetings every third Thursday of the month
• Madoc Public Library - downstairs room
• Open to all ages - children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
• Free Admission
Need more information? Contact the Centre Hastings Game Club at

Through the Lens Camera Club, meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Arts centre (Madoc Skatepark).
See the webpage for this group.

Queensborough Community Centre Events
Each Tuesday morning –Yoga 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
For more information call Lud & Elaine Kapusta 613 473-1458

Drumming & Rhythm Circles
Everyone welcome, 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm. No experience necessary; we have lots of instruments to share.

Experience how rhythm can relieve the everyday stresses of life. Held at The Wild Blue Yonder Cabin, Hwy 62, Madoc On.
For more details call 613-473-1725 or visit www.thewildblueyonder


Queensborough Community Centre Events
2014 Sunday, January 19, 2014 - Skating Party
on the Millpond at 1:00 p.m. Weather Permitting - For information call Ann Brooks 613 473-4550  

Queensborough Community Centre EventsSunday, February 16 , 2014 Potluck Supper - Eat at 5:00 p.m. For information call Anne Barry 613 473-1488

State of Emergency Declared Due to Flooding

Please see the Press Release
updated April 17 2014.

During the period between April 1 and October 31 in any calendar year, no fire for the burning of grass, rubbish, garbage, wood or other combustible material shall be permitted outdoors between the hours of 0700 and 1900 (7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)


The risk of contamination to wells is high in flooding situations. If you even suspect your well is impacted by flooding do not drink the water. This warning does not apply to municipal drinking water systems.

· Use an alternate water source, e.g. bottled water, for drinking and other domestic purposes.
· Test your drinking water once flood levels have receded.
· The Health Unit can provide instructions on how to disinfect your well after flood waters recede.

For more information about wells and drinking water please see the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit web site at or call (613) 966-5500.

Maple Syrup Fundraiser for the Library


It's Time to Apply for CIP (Community Improvement Plan) Loans and Grants
Further information about the Community Improvement Plan is available here.

Download the CIP Application Form.

The Municipality of Centre Hastings
Requires Summer Staff person:
Duties include: Filing and Miscellaneous Office Duties

Please submit your resume, covering letter and copies of any related certifications by:
12:00 noon April 5th, 2014

Municipality of Centre Hastings
Attention: Pat Pilgrim
7 Furnace St, Box 900,
Madoc, ON K0K 2K0


Volunteer Firefighter Positions Available
Centre Hastings Fire Department
Volunteer Application Form

Applications are now being accepted for the Centre Hastings Fire Department. The required form is available here.

The Annual Raffle for the the Community Care for Central Hastings Foundation and the United Way (Quinte), will be held on May 3, 2014.
Please click to enlarge the flyer for details and be sure to get your tickets early.

Part-Time Summer Jobs Available!

Please see this notice.

The Council of the Municipality of Centre Hastings intends to pass a By-law to amend Building Permit Fees at their regular meeting of Wednesday, March
26th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Doug Keller, Chief Building Official
(613) 473-4030 ext. 211

Notice of Nominations
Information for School Board Trustee Candidates

Further information about a preparatory course being offered by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario is available by clicking on the links to the flyers below:

One Page Flyer
Trifold Flyer

MapleFest Funding Proposal for the Library

Take a survey to provide feedback regarding the services at Madoc Public Library here.

Madoc Village Market Bookings 2014

Any groups or individuals interested in using the Madoc Village market for vending, special events, barbeques or fund raising in 2014 are asked to contact the Municipality of Centre Hastings by February 28, 2014.
Contact: Jeff Bitton, Parks Recreation and Culture Coordinator

CHPRC Booklet
A digital verison of the Centre Hastings Parks, Recreation and Culture booklet for 2014 is now available here.

Warning! Ice on area rivers and lakes may be extremely dangerous.
Please see this News Release from Central Hastings OPP.

Volunteers are Needed

Thanks to Len Holmes, Peter Hamley, Gabriella Hamley, Clara Hopkins and Bob Foster for images used in the header slideshow.



Central Hastings O.P.P would like to remind drivers to adhere to is Ontario’s Move Over law. This law applies to all motorists who are approaching a police, fire or ambulance vehicle in the same direction of travel, stopped on the roadside with its lights flashing. Drivers in this situation are required to slow down and pass with caution, but if the road has multiple lanes, drivers must move over into another lane, if it can be done safely. Violating this law comes with a $400 to $1200 fine and 3 demerit points upon conviction.

Motorists need to recognize the safety concerns of officers and other emergency services as they tend to their duties on the side of the road.




Please click to enlarge the notice.

Wildlife Management

Are you having concerns about wildlife you are encountering on your property?
The Ministry of Natural Resources has information about how to deal with each of the following:


Badminton Has Started

Please see the flyer.

Free Online Courses:
Contact North, Ontario's Distance Education and Training Network is offering free online courses.

Please click here for independent Study Courses.

Please click here for Live Interactive Courses which take place at specific times.

Please Considering Volunteering for the Heart of Hastings Hospice

Information About the Municipal Water Supply

Please see the notice here.


Replacement of Old Water Meters

Please be advised that the Municipality is currently in the process of scheduling times to replace any of the old water meters to a new remote style. These old meters range in age from anywhere between 25 and 30 years and need replacement. If you currently have an old meter someone from the either the Public Works Department or Mr. Al Treverton, Mr. Scott Trotter or Mr. Eric Hailstone will be contacting you to arrange a time for the work to be completed. There is no cost to you the property owner and your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.

Small Business Grants Available Now!





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