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Vacant Ward 1 seat to be filled by a by-election

Posted on May 07, 2020 01:15 PM

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May 7, 2020

Pelham, ON – On Monday, May 4, 2020, Pelham Council voted to fill the vacant seat in Ward 1 via by-election; the election will occur in the fall. The other option for filling the vacant seat was by appointment. Only residents within Ward 1 will be eligible to vote, while any qualified elector in Pelham can register as a candidate.

The vote to declare a by-election is permissible under Section 263(5) of the Municipal Act and must be enacted...

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Pelham’s 10th annual Summerfest cancelled due to COVID-19

Posted on May 05, 2020 12:43 PM

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May 5, 2020

Pelham, ON – On the recommendation of Town staff and the Summerfest Committee, and following public health best practices and guidelines, Pelham Town Council voted to cancel Pelham’s marquee event, Summerfest, in 2020.

The decision, made Monday, May 4, during the regular meeting of Council, is a result of public health concerns and estimations of what will be prohibited in terms of gatherings and physical distancing come mid-summer.

“For the safety of our citizens...

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Emergency Preparedness Week: Town offers 72-hour emergency preparedness guide

Posted on May 05, 2020 08:45 AM

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May 5, 2020

Pelham, ON – Whether a natural disaster or a global pandemic such as COVID-19, emergencies are often out of our control. How we prepare for these emergencies, however, is something you can control. 

At all times, but especially during Emergency Preparedness Week (May 3-9, 2020), the Town of Pelham would like to remind its residents that a 72-hour emergency preparedness guide is available for download on the Town’s website: www.pelham.ca/72-hour.

Emergency...

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Town of Pelham launches Seniors Centre Without Walls program

Posted on April 30, 2020 01:21 PM

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April 30, 2020

Pelham, ON – The Seniors Centre Without Wall program, commencing May 5, 2020, and continuing throughout the month on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, is the latest step by the Town of Pelham to adjust its senior programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each week, Pelham seniors have the opportunity to engage with various speakers, participate in activities, and enjoy conversational opportunities. This program provides an outlet to socialize with...

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Property maintenance during COVID-19: what is and what is not permitted

Posted on April 28, 2020 11:48 AM

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April 28, 2020

Pelham, ON – With spring’s arrival, maintenance of property by the municipality and private contractors is a common sight. The Town of Pelham has received calls from the community with questions about what is and is not permitted with this type of work.  

Landscaping and lawn care businesses providing services strictly for safety, security, or sanitation purposes are permitted. This is to ensure that properties remain safe, property standards...

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