News & Public Notices

Important information that affects citizens of the Township of North Dumfries. Check here for related news and important bulletins.  

Issued:   Friday June 23rd, 2017 1:30 pm 


Everglades Trailer Park  

The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) has issued a Flood Warning affecting the residents of the Everglades Trailer Park.

Water levels are forecast to rise significantly overnight Friday and into Saturday causing flooding within the Trailer Park.     

Notice is hereby provided that there is the potential for evacuation of all residents on short notice.    Preparatory measures by area residents should be undertaken now, including securing any medication, personal effects and clothing, necessary to support displacement off-site until such time as water levels recede.   

To monitor flood conditions, the GRCA will be posting periodic updates on their website at

town hall ward 4 meeting, may 19, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Town Hall Meeting for Ward 4 at the Clyde and Scott's Women's Institute Hall, 1459 Sheffield Road, Cambridge, ON 

Consultation on Proposed Communications Tower
1024 Roseville Rd., Township of North Dumfries

The Biglieri Group will be holding a Community Information Session in the Dumfries Room on April 19th, 2016 from 6-8 pm. 
This session is intended to inform residents of the revised location of the proposed tower as well as solicit further comments. 

Please click here to view the notice from the Biglieri Group. 

Please click here to view the Site Plan.

Note: The information session is run by the Biglieri Group and not North Dumfries. Discussions with North Dumfries will occur at the Planning/Public Meeting Scheduled for April 25th, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Dumfries Room. 


March 11, 2016

Please see attached link for the complete notice on changes for Acceptance of Complete Building Permit Applications- Fees Paid at the Time of Submission  for more information. 

2016 Draft Budget presented to council

Please see the attached link for the Township of North Dumfries Media Release regarding the 2016 Draft Budget presented to Council on Monday, December 21st, 2015.

To view the presentation by our Treasurer / Director of Corporate Services please click here.

The Fees & Charges By-law was approved by Council, excluding Schedule A Minor Sports Fees. The Minor Sports fees will be considered and brought back to Council in January 2016. Please click here for a full copy of the approved Fees and Charges By-law.

To view the items omitted from Schedule A, to be reviewed at an upcoming Council meeting, please click here.

New Fees & Charges By-law Coming to Council for Approval

December 14, 2015

The Township of North Dumfries is considering a new fees and charges by-law for all services across the Corporation. The By-law will be considered at the December 21st, 2015 Council Meeting. Please see the attachments for the Schedules of Fees as per by the new By-law.

Schedule A - Recreation Fees

Schedule B - Building Fees

Schedule C - Public Works Fees

Schedule D - Fire Department Fees

Schedule E - Administration Fees

Schedule F - Planning & Development Engineering Fees


Potential Declaration of surplus municipal lands

November 2, 2015

Meeting: Monday, November 16th, 2015
Location: North Dumfries Community Complex. Dumfries Room
                  2958 Greenfield Road

North Dumfries Council will be considering a Staff Report that makes Recommendations affecting current Municipal properties as surplus lands for sale & disposal.

The subject lands include: Vacant Land, 199 Main Street, Ayr
                                                  Slater Hall, 1171 Greenfield Road (former Township Office)
                                                  Vacant Land, Willison Street, Ayr

For further information on the Staff Report or the declaration of potential surplus land process, please contact Julia Sippel, Acting Clerk, at 519-632-8800 ext. 122 or via email at

2nd Draft of the Corporate strategic Plan

November 2, 2015

Please click here to view the 2nd Draft of the Corporate Strategic Plan.

mayors brief to ministers - fill & aggregate sites

September 2, 2015

Sue Foxton, Mayor of the Township of North Dumfries provided a briefing regarding outstanding matters of concern at the AMO Conference on August 4, 2015. To view the entire brief please click here to be redirected.

new treasurer/ director of corporate services

August 17, 2015

The Township of North Dumfries is pleased to announce the hiring of Shelley Stedall as the new Treasurer/Director of Corporate Services.  Ms. Stedall brings over 30 years of professional experience in Municipal finance to the Township. 

"I am very pleased with the appointment of Shelley to this position.  She brings a wealth of experience, insight and practical abilities to the Treasurer's Office.  Going forward, this will be of tremendous assistance as we continue to evolve in our administrative roles and responsibilities at the Township.  Recruiting people of the highest calibre to fill our key adminstrative and management roles is a primary objective of the Corporation as we work together as a Team to re-instill the confidence of Council and our residents," stated Andrew McNeely, Chief Administrative Officer.

For the full press release, please click here

township of north dumfries council endorses blue dot program

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North Dumfries Township Council endorsed the Blue Dot Program started by David Suzuki. After a presentation by Jim Marsten the Township accepted a resolution to continue support for persons rights to a healthy environment and life. This is a movement that is taking Canada by storm, to learn more please visit




township of north dumfries energy audit - 2014

August 12, 2015

Please click here to see the North Dumfries Facilities Energy Audit. The report is scaleable via the zoom buttons at the bottom of the document. The file is available in PDF, however if you require it in any other format please contact the Township Office.


July 31, 2015

Media Release

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
Ayr Watson Dam Rehabilitation Project - Centennial Park

The Township of North Dumfries has received a grant in the amount of $66,600 from the Federal Government through the rollout of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The Federal Government's grant will be utilized to assist in the rehabilitation of the Ayr Watson Dam sited within Centennial Park in the downtown area of Ayr.

The Township proposes in 2016 to undertake the rehabilitation of the dam structure which over the recent past has witnessed deterioration and erosion. Work contemplated with the project entails the preparation of structural design drawings, erosion control measures, and the rehabilitation of the concrete abutments and water level control features. The funding partnership between the Township and the Federal Government will allow this important community based project to proceed forward. The total cost of the project is estimated at $200,000.

The Ayr Watson Dam, sited within Centennial Park, is the primary structure that maintains the water level within Watson Pond. The pond is used by the community for a wide array of events. Without the dam operating in a proper fashion, North Dumfries would lose a picturesque and featured part of the community.

"I am very grateful to the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and our Member of Parliament for Cambridge - North Dumfries. His support and knowledge of our community was instrumental in the Township securing this grant. The Watson Pond is part of our heritage and community fabric. The restoration of the Ayr Watson Dam as part of the Municipality's celebrations for Canada's 150th Anniversary will ensure that this feature remains an integral part of Township's legacy" stated Mayor Sue Foxton.

Gary Goodyear, Member of Parliament for Cambridge-North Dumfries stated "Our Government, through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, is demonstrating its continued support for communities and infrastructure across the country, and for important organizations that provide essential services to Canadians. I am so proud to see my community benefit from this program!"

Sue Foxton, Mayor
Township of North Dumfries
Tel: 519-632-8800 ext. 120