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Please take notice that with the entering of Stage 3 today (July 17th, 2020), Staff will be re-opening the Horning’s Mills Community Park and playground equipment.  PLEASE NOTE that the playground equipment area is to be used at your own risk as it will not be sanitized. Please use extra caution against COVID-19, and help stop the spread of the virus by washing and/or sanitizing your hands before and after using the playground equipment and staying at least 6 ft./2 m. apart.
The Government of Ontario has announced that Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) will move to Stage 3 of the province’s reopening framework on July 17.  For more information on Ontario Regulation 364/20: Rules for areas in Stage 3 and further guidance, visit Ontario.
On July 14, 2020, WDG Public Health published a Media Release: Dr. Nicola Mercer revises Section 22 Order requiring face coverings in commercial establishments.  Dr. Mercer has updated the Section 22 Order on the use of face coverings in commercial establishments – changes to the order include:
  1. Clarifying language around exemptions to the Order and guidance on how to respond to exemptions
  2. An expanded list of commercial establishments consistent with the provincial government’s Stage 3 reopening announcement
On the WDG Public Health site you can find the updated Class Order and a page with updated Face Covering FAQs.
Dufferin County is taking climate action! Visit to share your vision for the future of Dufferin County and support the development of a Community Climate Action Plan. Participation takes less than 10 minutes, but your contribution will help shape our community for many years to come.

This program provides businesses with resources necessary to open to their staff and customers safely with focus of the sessions being on Health and Safety and the Employer – Employee relationship.  Check out Dufferin County’s page for full details of the program:
On June 10, 2020, Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health for the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit issued an Order regarding the wearing of face masks.  Effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 12th, anyone entering a commercial establishment within the jurisdiction of the Health Unit is required to wear an appropriate face covering to help limit the spread of COVID-19.  Please click here for the Order.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has also provided some answers to frequently asked questions, and those can be found here.
Any questions regarding this Order can be directed to the Health Unit at 1-519-822-2715, Ext. 4020, Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please take notice that the Council of the Township of Melancthon will be reviewing the Draft 2020 Capital and Operating Budget at its meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2020 with the intent to pass it.   The electronic meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the budget, please submit them in writing to the Treasurer by noon on Thursday, May 7, 2020 to watkinson@melancthontownship.caClick here to review the Treasurer’s Report and Budget.


Council meetings are held the 1st Thursday and 3rd Thursday of the month starting at 5:00 p.m. (please see the schedule of meetings on the Council meetings page).  Please note, that due to COVID-19, commencing April 3, 2020, all meetings of Council and Committee will be held electronically using the ZOOM platform, until further notice.  Instructions will be posted to the top of the Council meetings page on how the public can join each meeting.  You can join the meeting by either computer or phone.  If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the CAO/Clerk, Denise Holmes at 519-925-5525.  

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MEDIA RELEASE – Headwaters launches COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment Drive
Orangeville, ON – March 25, 2020 – Now more than ever Headwaters needs support from the communities we serve. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting significant strain on vital hospital resources including much-needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Without these items, we cannot provide the care our patients need. As we continue to respond to the critical demand of COVID-19, we are calling on our communities to help us by donating any unused, unopened and unexpired PPE to our hospital. At this time, we cannot accept other related supplies, including hand-sewn masks.
Items needed include:
  • Protective gloves
  • Ear-loop masks
  • N95 masks
  • Gowns
  • Vented goggles
“The outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming,” said Kim Delahunt, President & CEO. “We have developed a process to help streamline the many offers we have had and hopefully will continue to have from local businesses.”
Deliveries can be made to Headwaters’ shipping and receiving department at 100 Rolling Hills Drive, Orangeville, Ontario L9W 4X9. Monday to Friday from 8am to 3:30pm.
All donations will be inspected, assessed, cleaned and disinfected (where possible). An online donation form is available on the hospital’s website to make the drop off easier. If you don’t have a form a member of the team will provide one for the items donated.
People can also support the hospital by making an online donation to Headwaters Health Care Foundation “We are in this together,” said Dora Boylen-Pabst, CEO, Headwaters Health Care Foundation. “Our team’s efforts are now focused on supporting the hospital during this health care crisis.” Please note that if a tax receipt or gift acknowledgement is required for a product donation you should first contact Dora Boylen-Pabst, Foundation CEO, proof of fair market value will be required. Tax receipts will be provided for all cash/credit card donations over $20 made through or by calling 519-941-2702 ext. 2303.
For further information, please contact:
Jennifer Hamilton, MA, MBA Director, Communication & Stakeholder Relations, Headwaters Health Care Centre | Tel: 519-278-5085 | Email:
  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Provincial State of Emergency, the Community Public Meeting regarding the Horning’s Mills Community Hall to be held on April 6, 2020 has been cancelled until further notice by the Council of the Township of Melancthon.
  • By order of Mayor White, the Horning’s Mills Community Hall is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Provincial State of Emergency.
  • Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Provincial State of Emergency, the Horning’s Mills Community Park Playground Equipment is closed to the Public until further notice.
  • The Municipal Office is still closed to the Public but Staff are available by phone to assist the Public 519-925-5525.
  • The 2nd Installment of the Interim Taxes due May 25, 2020 has been moved to June 25, 2020.
  • The Council meeting scheduled for April 2, 2020 will still proceed until further notice.
Through consultation with Mayor Darren White, due to COVID-19, effective 10:00 a.m. on March 17, 2020, the Township of Melancthon Municipal Office will be closed to the Public until further notice.
Some of our services are available online (tax payments, planning applications, fire permits) or Staff will be available by phone at 519-925-5525 to assist.
Denise B. Holmes, AMCT
Effective March 1, 2020 until May 15, 2020 (weather and road conditions permitting), ALL Melancthon Township Roads will be under a reduced load (5 tonnes per axle) period.

Dufferin County is committed to offering efficient, streamlined service to our residents. The Building Division’s new online Portal is a “one-stop-shop” for building permit applications! To find out more:


Effective March 20, 2020, the Township of Melancthon Police Services Board will have a vacancy for its Provincial Member.  If you are interested in sitting on the Board as the Provincial Member, please visit the Public Appointments Secretariat website at for a downloadable application form or to apply online.
Township of Mulmur and Township of Melancthon
Recreation Plan & Efficiency Review
About the Project
The Townships of Mulmur and Melancthon are embarking on a planning exercise together that will guide municipal investment in recreation in the future.  This includes two (2) key projects:
  • Project 1: A Facility and Program Assessment of the North Dufferin Community Centre (NDCC) (Honeywood Arena) to ensure that the facility is operating as efficiently as possible, while meeting the community’s needs, and
  • Project 2: A Recreation Master Plan for the Township of Mulmur to determine key opportunities to enhance the existing recreation assets effectively and efficiently.
The Approach to Developing the Plan
Sierra Planning and Management – a multi-disciplinary planning firm, has been retained to lead the NDCC Efficiency Review and develop a Recreation Master Plan for Mulmur.  This exercise will be developed through an integrated and comprehensive public consultation process, complemented by a thorough analysis of current and projected community needs, and best practice.
 Get Involved!
The study will involve consultation with a range of stakeholders (including community and sport groups) as well as the public in identifying current needs, issues and priorities for the NDCC and investment in parks and recreation in general in Mulmur.
The project will employ a range of means to gather public input including public consultation sessions. Keep checking this web page to follow the progress of the project and see how you can provide your input on the Master Plan.
Upcoming events include:
Online Public Survey:  Closing February 21, 2020
Community Workshop: February 4, 2020 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – NDCC Upstairs Auditorium
User Group Workshop (by invitation only): Late February / Early March (date TBD)
For more information:
For more information regarding this project, please contact Denise Holmes, CAO/Clerk – 519-925-5525.

The Council of the Township of Melancthon would like to thank those who submitted an entry for its Slogan Contest.  The contest which ran until September 30, 2016 was open to Melancthon residents, Council Members and Staff.  There were a total of nine slogans received.  The slogans were reviewed at the October 6th Committee of the Whole meeting and voted on and the following slogan, submitted by Denise Holmes, was chosen:  “Preserving the Past ~ Protecting Your Future”.

Good news!  The Township of Melancthon Yard has been approved by the Ontario Electronic Stewardship as a collector site for e-waste.  Please note that the collection container is located near the entrance to the Municipal Office and is open during business hours only:
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Click here to see the acceptable e-waste items