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2017 Pest Control Program

PUBLIC NOTICE 2017 PROPOSED PESTICIDE PROGRAM – CITY OF MORDEN
Public notice is hereby given that the City of Morden may conduct the following Pesticide Control Programs during 2017. An Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) has been developed for the City and will act as a guide for pest prevention, treatment and management. One of the goals of the IPM is to reduce the use of chemical controls by means of using preventative, mechanical, and biological controls. The City will adhere to provincial legislation and regulations pertaining to the use and implementation of a pesticide program.

View the Proposed Pesticide Program.

SURVEY – Police Board Community Survey Now Open

Morden Police Board has released the Morden Police Community Engagement Survey today.
The survey can be accessed online and in paper format (available for pick up at the City of Morden Civic Centre, PDO Building, Police Station, or Access Event Centre offices).

 

The Morden Police Board is seeking community input on the Morden Police Service and providing an opportunity to express any safety concerns that are currently felt in Morden.

Board Chair, Rich Harries explains what the survey is looking to gauge: “It is important for us to engage with the citizens of Morden both to understand how the Morden Police Service is doing in their opinion, and so that we understand what community priorities and expectations are when it comes to overall safety and security in Morden.  We are optimistic that the information received will assist the Morden Police Board in developing our future operational and strategic objectives.”

The survey will be open until Friday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m.

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[NEWS BULLETIN] MCDC Welcomes Specialist to the Community Development Team

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Morden Community Development Corporation, Business Development Specialist – Chad Sheldon

Morden Community Development Corporation (MCDC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Chad Sheldon as MCDC’s new Business Development Specialist.

“The economic development work that MCDC has been doing in the last few years is gaining momentum. In this new role as Business Development Specialist, Chad will be connecting investors with business opportunities and assisting new business start-ups as they become established in Morden.  MCDC is looking forward to having Chad Sheldon on the team and focusing on successful growth of Morden’s business community,” said Cheryl Digby, Vice President of MCDC.

Sheldon brings plenty of entrepreneurial and business development experience to the new role. He is the current Chair of the Morden & District Chamber of Commerce, a board member of  Minnewasta Golf & Country Club, and an owner of the local Floral Scents boutique in Morden’s downtown.  Sheldon previously worked in business development with RANA Respiratory Care for the past 19 years.

Sheldon started his role with MCDC on January 20, 2017 and has quickly settled into this fast-paced roll: “Every day is different and unpredictable. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes that people don’t always realize, and leading business development to fruition from start to finish is a long process; it is also going to be the most satisfying. Being a part of the growth of the city, meeting people from other countries and cultures, and helping entrepreneurs to realize their dream of business ownership or living in our great country has all been greatly satisfying. I also appreciate the dedication and passion of my co-workers; they are very strong team.”

Sheldon’s office is located in the Planning & Development Office (PDO) Building, which is also home to the Morden Business Gateway, at 133 7th Street in Morden. (more…)

[NEWS BULLETIN] Morden Police Board Seeks Community Input for Upcoming Survey

ClaireGoertzen-PolicePhoto-20100927The Morden Police Board is seeking community input on the Morden Police Service and providing an opportunity to express any safety concerns that are currently felt in Morden. The Board will soon launch its first community survey in March. The short survey, will focus solely on Morden Police and community safety, and will help to form a baseline for future evaluations.

Board Chair, Rich Harries explains what the survey is looking to gauge: “It is important for us to engage with the citizens of Morden both to understand how the Morden Police Service is doing in their opinion, and so that we understand what community priorities and expectations are when it comes to overall safety and security in Morden.  We are optimistic that the information received will assist the Morden Police Board in developing our future operational and strategic objectives.”

The survey will open from March 1 to 31, 2017 and be available in online (check back here, at mordenmb.com) or in printed format. Paper printed copies can be picked up at the City of Morden Civic Centre, Police Station, PDO Building, Access Event Centre office. (more…)

UPDATED – [RFP] Turf Maintenance 2017-2021

*Update Notice* – Both of the rough cut and the finished cut maps were updated by City of Morden on Wednesday, January 25, 2016* Please refer to the Bid Opportunities section to view the updates.

City of Morden RFP - Turf Maintenance

City of Morden RFP – Turf Maintenance

The City of Morden has released a Request For Proposals (RFP) concerning the turf grass in select public locations throughout the city. The work to be done under this Contract consists of turf maintenance, specifically mowing and line trimming, within property owned by the City of Morden for each growing season from 2017 to 2021.

Tenders will be open until February 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Find the RFP on the City of Morden’s Bid Opportunities page, or visit the Community Services office at the Access Event Centre (111 Gilmour Street).

[COMMUNITY BULLETIN] Recycling Service Continues With Some Delays

snowclearing_ccThe City of Morden thanks residents for their patience as waste collection and snow clearing have continued throughout the community this week.

Recycling Collection Update – A winter storm earlier this week postponed the Zone 1 Recycling date to Thursday. MWM had been experiencing some mechanical issues due to the cold, and some sections of Zone 2 and Zone 1 were delayed for collection on Wednesday and Thursday; Zone 1 collection is being completed on Friday morning, with crews then moving into the regularly scheduled Zone 3 for recycling collection. It is anticipated that all pick ups will be completed today by 5:oo p.m.

All waste collection services remain as scheduled for the upcoming week.

Residents who have questions about their collection this week can call the MWM office at: 204-822-0327

[STORM UPDATE] Zone 1 Recycling Collection Rescheduled Today

zone1_jan5Recycling collection for Zone 1 today has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 5. If your blue cart is set out, please bring it in from the curb.

The rescheduling will coincide with a green cart Compost collection for Zone 1, which means both the blue and green carts will be collected that day.

Zone 1 residents should anticipate some delays with the collection, while MWM works at collecting for each stream separately. If you have any concerns about the service, please contact the MWW shop at 204-822-0327.

Ensure that carts are placed at least one metre apart
from each other and any other obstacles.

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[PUBLIC NOTICE] Financial software changeover happening December 29 & 30

money-under-the-mouse-1-1239135-1279x850The City of Morden will be unable to accept or make payments on Thursday, December 29 & Friday, December 30, 2016 as a financial software changeover occurs. Any utility, supplementary taxes, or other payments due to the City of Morden can be paid by Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Morden Civic Centre. 

Pre-authorized payments will not be affected.

Starting January 3, 2017 the new software, created by Vadim Software, will provide the City of Morden with more accurate and up-to-date accounting information for operational use and streamlined reporting processes. The 40 year-old company describes itself as “the only national Canadian company developing and supporting a complete public sector software solution.” The City of Morden selected Vadim following a lengthy RFP and evaluation process througout 2015.

[COMMUNITY BULLETIN] Outdoor Ice Rinks and XC Ski Trails are Now Open!

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Grooming tracks and corduroy paths for XC skiing at the Golf Course.

Two outdoor ice rinks and a cross-country ski trail have been prepared by the City of Morden Parks Department.

Outdoor rinks are free for use by the public and available at: Lions Park and the Access Event Centre field. Both rinks have lighting available from 5:00-11:00 p.m. Residents are reminded to bring a snow shovel to clear any snow from the rink before use.

Cross-country ski trails with both classic tracks and corduroy paths have been groomed at the Minnewasta Golf and Country Club for skiing. Please do not walk, snow shoe, or bike on these trails.

The Parks Department will be maintaining the ice rinks and ski tracks, as weather and resources permit.

Crafting ice rinks at Lions Park (photo source: P Warkentine)

Crafting ice rinks at Lions Park (photo source: P Warkentine)

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[NEWS BULLETIN] Outdoor Rinks will open SOON

20140108-FreeToUseIceSurfaces-SmlIt’s time to get outside and get skating this winter. The City of Morden’s Community Services Department has been hard at work crafting a public outdoor ice surface at Lions Park, which will officially open in the late afternoon on Monday, December 19.
A second outdoor rink will also open at the Access Event Centre, possibly as soon as Tuesday, December 20.

Both rinks will be maintained by Community Services according to weather conditions, but snow removal may not always be possible and residents are reminded to bring a shovel.

The ice surfaces are free for use, and available to everyone. Please be courteous and respectful toward other users.

Outdoors ice rinks may be closed when ice conditions become unfavorable. For more information contact the Community Services Department at 204-822-5431.