By-Election: Notice of Nominations, Registrations, the Voting List, and Voting as a Non-Resident

The Town of Lynn Lake hereby gives notice of a By-Election for the vacant position of Councillor to be held Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION

Notice is hereby given that the Senior Election Official (SEO) Matthew Aequitus will be receiving candidate registrations for the office of Councillor from May 20th, 2016 and June 7th, 2016 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm at the Town Office.

Prospective municipal election candidates must register with SEO Matthew Aequitus during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise or borrow money for their campaign.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION

Notice is hereby given that the Senior Election Official (SEO) Matthew Aequitus will be receiving nominations for the office of Councillor from Wednesday, June 1st through Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm at the Town Office.

All nominations shall be made in writing and shall be signed by at least twenty-five voters, or NOT less than 1% of the voters (whichever is the lesser) of the authority or ward (as the case may be), but in all cases by at least two voters. Each nomination shall also be accompanied by the candidate’s declaration of qualification.

Nominations may be filed in person at the above location, on the date and hour specified, by an agent, or by fax. To obtain a nomination paper, and / or candidate’s declaration of qualification, contact the SEO at the telephone number listed below. Nomination papers not accompanied by the required documents and not properly filed shall be rejected.

ADDITIONS TO THE VOTERS LIST AND/OR PERSONAL SECURITY PROTECTION REQUESTS

In accordance with Section 36 of The Municipal Councils and School Boards Election Act, the Town of Lynn Lake Voters List is open for changes or revisions.
• Any person who is eligible to vote in municipal elections in the Local Authority of The Town of Lynn Lake can have his or her name added to the Voters List, or have any information about the voter on the Voters List corrected.
• Any person can request to have his or her name and address obscured from the Voters List.
A person whose name has been obscured will receive a Personal Security Certificate and identification number. In a civic election, that person may only vote by Sealed Envelope Ballot and cannot vote in person at the regular or advance voting places.
To implement the above, a written request must be submitted to the Senior Election Official, in person, by e-mail, fax or mail to contact information below.

VOTING AS A NON-RESIDENT
For municipal elections only, non-resident land-owners are eligible to vote in an election. In order to be eligible, the person must be:
• A Canadian citizen;
• At least 18 years of age on Election Day;
• A registered owner of land in the municipality for at least six months on Election Day.
A maximum of two non-resident property owners, per property, are permitted to vote in a municipal election. In order to vote, each of these voters must obtain written consent from a majority of the registered land-owners, and file this with the senior election official. Consent forms can be obtained from the senior election official, and must be presented at the time of voting.
When voting, you may also be required to provide proof of ownership to the voting official. Ensure you bring proof of ownership with you when voting.
For further information or to obtain a consent form please refer to the contact information below.

The Town of Lynn Lake – Town Office
PO Box 100, Lynn Lake, Manitoba R0B 0W0
Telephone 204-356-4201 | Fax 204-356-8297

Public Budget Hearing June 14, 2016 6PM

A public hearing concerning the budget will be held at the Town Office on June 14, 2016 at 6pm, preceding the Regular Council Meeting set to begin at 7pm.

Interested persons may make a representation, ask questions, or register an objection.

Information on the documents concerning the matter and the meeting procedures are available for review at the Town Office.

Community Recycling & Garbage Pick-Up: Friday May 27 1PM-5PM

This Friday, May 27th, Lynn Lake will be holding a community recycling and garbage pick up from 1pm-5pm at Perp’s Pantry.

Participants will receive a t-shirt, gloves, and bags (clear bags for recycling, black bags for garbage). Each full black or clear bag received at Perp’s Pantry will entitle the participant to be entered into a draw for two $100 grocery gift cards. The winners of the gift cards will be drawn at 5PM (to be provided by Recycle Everywhere before September 30th, 2016)

Materials and gift cards are provided by Recycle Everywhere, Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba, and the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association.

If you would like to volunteer to help organize the event, please contact Matthew Aequitus at the Town Office 204-356-4203 edo@lynnlake.ca.

Nursing Week Proclamation

WHEREAS the health and well-being of people is the biggest priority for our community; and

WHEREAS in the Town of Lynn Lake, nurses are an integral part of our health-care system, serving residents of all ages with skill, knowledge, caring and commitment; and

WHEREAS nurses have a unique perspective and a broad understanding of the concepts of good health; and

WHEREAS members of the national nursing community are recognizing the hard work and dedication of nurses, in the Town of Lynn Lake May 9-15, 2015, has been designated “Nursing Week” to acknowledge and promote the contributions of nurses in our community,

NOW THEREFORE I, Mayor James Lindsay, on behalf of Lynn Lake Town Council and the 700 people of our great Town, do hereby proclaim May 9-15, 2015 as “Nursing Week” in the Town of Lynn Lake, and encourage everyone to recognize the many services provided by our dedicated nurses and the tremendous contribution nursing makes to the health of our residents and the well-being of our community every day.

–The Town of Lynn Lake Resolution 163-2016, May 10, 2016

National Census Day

Today, May 10th is National Census Day. It is very important for every Manitoban to participate in the 2016 Census. In addition to producing a high resolution picture of our various communities, the Census population counts are used as mechanisms to allocate federal funding to municipalities and provinces. As Minister Friesen said “It is up to all of us to fill out the forms because if we don’t, it’s our communities that will lose out.”

For every person ultimately missed, Manitoba loses $46,000 in federal transfer payments over the next five years. These funds directly support the fabric of our Province.

If you have not received a cream Census package, please call the Census Help Line at 1-855-700-2016.

Emergency Planning Message & Fort McMurray Fire Appeal

Today, the Town of Lynn Lake is NOT under any wildfire threats.

However, with Winter behind us, it is once again time to consider “What if…?” in the event of a large wildfire in or near our 900 sq. km Municipality. As we have seen in Fort McMurray this week, a wildfire event can strike any community of any size, and preparation in advance of such an event is critical to ensure that both people and property remain as safe as possible.

The Town of Lynn Lake would encourage all residents to review this critically valuable evacuation information from The Province of Manitoba: http://www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/evacuation_guidelines.html

We would also ask that all residents review the Town of Lynn Lake Emergency Plan.

Proper preparation in advance is the best way to minimize the impacts of any disaster. Please, stay safe, and be Fire Smart as you enjoy the beautiful region that surrounds us.

Thank you,

Mayor James Lindsay

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Fort McMurray and its surrounding area is confronted with unimaginable risks, devastation and loss. An estimated 1,600 structures have been burned and more than 80,000 residents have been forced to flee their homes. The municipal sector is banding together to express support and offer help. In the spirit of true partnership, all orders of government are working to address the urgent needs of the community.

The Federal and Alberta governments are matching individual donations made to the Red Cross to send relief for those affected. Please consider making a donation to support Fort McMurray and its surrounding communities.

Raymond Louie, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

 

 

Lynn Lake Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) being Established

The Town of Lynn Lake held meetings in February and March to establish a Citizens on Patrol Program (COPP) where citizens look out for each other’s families and property and alert the police to any suspicious activities or crime in progress in an effort to deter and reduce crime. Here is a description of what a COPP member does and the benefits of volunteering in this program: http://citizensonpatrol.mb.ca/WhatsInvolved.html

By starting a Citizens on Patrol Program, the groups will be provided, free of charge, equipment and materials to do their patrols and promote the program. This includes things such as safety vests, flashlights, notebooks, signs, magnetic signs for their patrol vehicle, toques, brochures, posters, t-shirts, and ball caps. Members use own vehicles to patrol, or they walk or ride bikes. Patrols must be done with 2 people or more for safety reasons.

Those interested in participating have been advised to complete a Criminal Record CheckVulnerable Sector Verification, and sign a Volunteer Letter of Agreement. These forms are available to be picked up at the Town Office, the RCMP Detachment, or from the hyperlinks above. For those participating in the program the fees for these checks are waived. Completed forms should be brought to the RCMP Detachment with two pieces of government ID that combined include your date of birth, a photo, and address. Once the checks are completed you will be contacted by the RCMP to pick up the results. The results of the check can also be sent to the Town Office if this is indicated under part 2 of the form, under the signature, where there is a box stating that the results can be sent to the Town Office if Matthew Aequitus is written in the field.

Note: If a potential COPP member’s Criminal Record Search or Vulnerable Sector Verification reveals a charge, warrant or conviction, or a pardon for a conviction, the decision on whether or not they may become a member of the program will be recommended by the local enforcement agency.  As the Group Coordinator and the Provincial Coordinator do not have access to the details of the report, a recommendation is required from the law enforcement agency. A previous conviction will not necessarily disqualify anyone from participating in the program if an offence is not deemed to be relevant to participation.

A trainer from the Citizens on Patrol Program will likely come up to Lynn Lake at the end of May or early June. These checks will need to be completed before you can participate in the training and should be completed at your earliest convenience. Anyone who has not indicated interest in participating at the previous meetings will need to contact Matthew Aequitus at the Town Office (204-356-4203 or edo@lynnlake.ca) to be added to the list of interested individuals, so that the fees for their criminal records check and vulnerable persons check can be waived.

With your participation we can make the community a safer and better place to live.

For any questions, please contact Lynn Lake’s Community Economic Development Officer Matthew Aequitus at 204-356-4203 or edo@lynnlake.ca.