Public Notices

OPEN AIR BURN BAN

Effective Immediately, The Municipality of West Elgin has issued an Open Air Burn Ban.

This included all camp fires. This notice is in effect until further. 

 

For more information please see Open Air Burn Ban Flyer

 

West Elgin Community Pool Closed

Please note due to a mechanical issue the West Elgin Community Pool is closed until further notice.  

For further information please contact the Municipal Office at 519-785-0560.

Phragmites - Aggressive Weeds


What is Phragmites? 

Phragmites is a highly aggressive grass which can grow up to six meters tall. Once established, it spreads underground through it's root system forming dense stands with up to 200 stems per square metre. Phragmites has spread beyond wetlands and can be found in ditches, ponds, and creeks through Southern Ontario. Phragmites can also spread via seed and root and have been known to even take over drier areas, such as beaches and dunes, as long as the root can reach water. 

These stands replace open water, blocking wildlife movement, reducing biodiversity by replacing native plants and overtaking important habitat. Which will also impact recreational areas.

For pictures on Phragmites and more information visit the following resources:

Article from The Chronicle 

Long Point Phragmities Action Aliance Website

 

 

 

 

 

Job Posting - Accounts Payable/Treasury Assistant

The Municipality of West Elgin has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Accounts Payable/Treasury Assistant.  Reporting to the Municipal Treasurer, this position Carries out a wide range of duties related to accounts payable including receiving, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices.  Provides administrative assistance to the treasury department.  Provides coverage for Service Ontario kiosk.  Provides excellent customer service.

  Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree – Accounting, Business or other relevant degree
  • 3 years office experience, preferably in a municipal setting
  • Strong computer skills
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Pay range: $20.15 /hr. - $25.18 /hr.

Job description available here

Applicants must submit a resume detailing education and employment history no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, July 20th, 2018 to Magda Badura at treasurer@westelgin.net

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation for accessibility purposes is available upon request during the recruitment process, please direct questions to the Clerk.

Updated- Port Glasgow Beach

UPDATED

​Port Glasgow Beach now Open. 

If you have any questions please contact the Municpal Office for more information at 519-785-0560

Report on Bacteria Levels 

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Port Glasgow Beach Closed Until Further Notice Due to High Bacteria Levels

As a result of heavy rain and rough waters the Port Glasgow Beach is closed until further notice.  A sign will be removed at the beach once bacteria levels are back to safe levels.
Please contact the Municpal Office for more information at 519-785-0560

 

Job Posting - Public Works Operator

The Municipality of West Elgin has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Public Works Operator.  Reporting to the Public Works Foreman, this position carries out a variety of duties in connection with road maintenance and construction including operation and maintenance of equipment, drainage repairs, installation of road signs, surveying, tree removal, traffic control and dealing with the public where necessary.

  Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Minimum class AZ or DZ licence
  2. Experience in the maintenance and operation of heavy equipment including dump truck, backhoe, wheel loader, dozer, excavator, grader and tractor
  3. Mechanically inclined in areas such as wiring, hydraulics and welding
  4. Snow removal experience including plowing and winter material application
  5. Demonstrates a positive, safety conscious attitude.

Pay range: $20.14 /hr. - $25.18 /hr.
Job Discription 

Applicants must submit a resume detailing education and employment history no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, June 29th, 2018 to Lee Gosnell at roads@westelgin.net

We thank all applicants, but only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected and will be administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O., 1990, and will be used for employment purposes only.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodation for accessibility purposes is available upon request during the recruitment process, please direct questions to the Clerk.

Hot Cars Can Kill

Hot Cars Can Kill.

Even ​with the window down your pet can overheat in a matter of mintues.

Why Pets and Vehicles Don't Mix:

  • ​A dog has a normal body temperature of about 30 º C (102º F).  Unlike people, a dog has a limited ability to sweat to cool off.  So even a brief time in a hot environment can be life threatening.
  • Even on a minld day, with the windows open and parked in the shade, the temperature in a vehicle can rapidly reach very dangerous levels
  • After reading a body temperature of 41º  C, it doesn't take long for a pet to begin suffering irreparable braing damage or death.
  • Every summer, too many pets are left in life threatening situations inside hot vehicles.  But there is something you can do about it: 
     ACT FAST.  SAVE A LIFE. ​ ​If you find a pet unattended in a hot vehicle call your local police department.  
    ​Learn more and take the pledge at: www.nohotpets.ca 


ONTARIO SPCA

 

 

Service Ontario Disruption- July 13th

Service Ontario Disruption

Service Ontario will be closed for the day on Friday July 13, 2018.  It will re open Monday July 16, 2018.

​Sorry for the inconvenience, please visit one of our other location listed below: 

 

Blenheim 

45 James St, Blenhiem, ON

 

Lambeth

(Wheelchair Accessible)

2295 Wharncliffe Rd S. London, ON

 
For more information please visit ServiceOntario.ca or call 1-800-267-8097

Canada Day Pickle Ball Tournament

First Annual  Canada Day Pickle Ball  Tournament

July 1st

West Elgin Arena

Open to all participants 16 years of age and over

Must enter a two person team

Games will begin at 12 noon, or earlier

(Depending on response)

To Enter: 

Email : arena@westelgin.net

Please indicate the best method of contacting your team, and the team

members names.

Each match will be a best of three games

 

Canada Day - Miller Park

Canada Day Poster

MILLER PARK- CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS 

Sat/Sun – June 30, July 1st

8:00AM               Town Wide Yard Sales - West Lorne & Rodney

                            

Sunday, July 1st

8:00AM               Optimist Breakfast & Car Show

                             For more information contact 519-319-1921

1:00- 4:30PM      Kids Country Carnival – FREE!!!

Inflatable Bouncer Castle, Balloon Twister Clowns

Carnival Games with prizes; face painting; splash pad + more;

Pony rides & petting zoo – FREE!!!

Bring bathing suit, towels & lawn chairs!

5:00PM               Fish Fry– 519-785-2239 for tickets – West Elgin Arena

6:15PM               Opening Ceremonies-West Elgin Cadets Drill & Legion Colour Guards; Canada Day Cake; Greetings from Karen Vecchio, MP and Mayor Wiehle

7:30PM                Fun Baseball Game, Fireworks + more.

Call 785-0560 for more information.

First time ever Pickle Ball Tournament (email arena@westelgin.net ) to register and for more details.

All events sponsored by Local Businesses

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