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Puslinch Community Newsletter September For September 2021

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Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market

The Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market is your local market next door with farm-fresh foods, locally grown produce, and handmade goods. Grow with us, every Saturday 8am – 1pm (rain or shine) until the end of October. Kickstart your weekend with a hot cup of coffee and savoury sweets, or just stop by to beat the heat with locally made beverages, fruity ice pops and freshly blended smoothies. Our local vendors look forward to meeting you with COVID protocols in effect to keep everyone safe. Follow us on Facebook @aberfoylefarmersmarket and Instagram @aberfoylefarmers for regular updates throughout the season

Engage Puslinch

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE YOUR SAY!

We’ve launched two new projects at EngagePuslinch.ca and we want to hear from you! The Township is seeking feedback on our proposed 2022 User Fees and Charges By-law, and the community group Puslinch Safe Communities Committee is looking for feedback for their program development. These are two great opportunities to provide feedback to the Township and a local community group. Get involved today and have your say at EngagePuslinch.ca

Keep an eye out for our proposed 2022 Budget project coming later in September!

Duff’s Presbyterian Church

DUFF’S BAZAAR “Peeking Out” Saturday, October 23rd, 10am to 1pm at Duff’s Church. Baking, Country Store, Deli, Stitchery, Kids, Candy, Grandma’s Closet, Coffee Break and Lunch available. Don’t miss it!

Puslinch Township Library

For current hours and services, please call the Puslinch Branch 519.763.8026 or visit us online at www.wellington.ca/Library.

STORY TIME AT HOME (All Ages)

Join us virtually for live songs, stories, rhymes, and activities aimed at developing your child’s early literacy skills. Pre-registration is required to receive a kit and virtual meeting link. If you would like to join us from another branch, please let the hosting branch know upon registration. Puslinch Branch: Wednesdays, September 15, 22, 29 at 11:00 am. Thursdays, September 16, 23, 30 at 11:00 am

JUST FOR YOU FROM WCL

Wondering what to read, watch, or listen to next? Wellington County Library staff are here to help! Tell us what you love and we’ll hand-pick a selection of titles for you to borrow. For more information, visit www.wellington.ca/JustForYou

TAKE AND MAKE ACTIVITY KITS

Get creative with activity kits for preschool, school-aged children, teens, and adults! Contents may include a hands-on activity, activity sheets, and suggestions for additional library resources. Quantities are limited. Pick up at your local branch on a first-come, first-served basis.

While you’re waiting for Just for You selections, check out this list of new books at the library:

Fiction

Frederick, Jen – Heart and Seoul
Kelly, Cathy – Other Women
MacIntyre, Linden – The Winter Wives
Seymout, Gerald – The Crocodile Hunter
Westgate, Meredith – The Shimmering State

Non-Fiction

Ahmari, Sohrab – The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the wisdom of tradition in an age of chaos
Heinrich, Bernd – Racing the Clock: Running across A Lifetime
Paggi, Robin – Managing Generation Z: How to Recruit, Onboard, Develop, and Retain the Newest Generation in the Workplace
Rogers, Adam – Full Spectrum: How the Science of Color Made Us Modern
Trejo, Danny – Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood

Township of Puslinch
TOWNSHIP FACILITY CLOSURE UPDATES

The following outdoor recreation amenities are open:

Optimist Recreation Centre Rink
Optimist Recreation Centre washrooms (Monday to Saturday during hours of operation)
Soccer and other sports fields
Baseball Diamonds
Picnic Shelter
Tennis courts
Basketball courts
Playgrounds
Trails

The use of all Township facilities by the public is to be in accordance with the physical separation directives issued by the Province. Individuals using these facilities, except for members of the same household, are required to maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres or six feet. All gatherings or events must comply with all Provincial directives as well as those of Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public Health. We strongly encourage individuals utilizing available facilities to adhere to all physical distancing requirements.

Failure to do so, may result in the Township being directed to close facilities again. Enforcement concerns should be communicated to the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122.

The following Township closures remain in effect:

Puslinch Community Centre
Optimist Recreation Centre Gymnasium and change rooms
Municipal Office

Township staff will be available to assist and serve residents by electronic means. Phones will continue to be answered between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday at 519-763-1226. Email inquiries can be sent as follows:

For a By-law inquiry or concern: [email protected]
For Planning, Zoning or Council inquiries: [email protected]
For Building Inspections, Taxes, Facility Rentals or General inquiries: [email protected]h.ca Access to on-line forms and applications can be found on our website: https://puslinch.ca/forms/

For more information on COVID-19, please contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health at 1-800- 265-7293 or 519-822-2715 or visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca

ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES. The Township of Puslinch partners with the Cambridge and District Humane Society for the following animal control services: dogs at large, injured dogs, injured cats, aggressive dogs, domestic animals that are deceased in the home, injured wildlife and exotic animals. Should you require these services, please call the Cambridge and District Humane Society directly at (519) 623-6323 or email [email protected]

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS. PART-TIME/ON-CALL/CASUAL

The Township of Puslinch is seeking applications for the position of School Crossing Guards to serve our neighbourhood in Aberfoyle. Crossing Guards are responsible for the safe passage of pedestrians (especially students/children) at their respective crossing, stopping traffic in accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Township policies and procedures.

Ideal candidates are responsible, community-minded individuals that have their own transportation and are available to respond to various school crossing locations twice daily – mornings and dismissal shifts during the school year. The Crossing Guards must possess strong communication skills to effectively inform students and adults of crossing rules and able to put safety first and foremost.

School Crossing Guards work during the school year, September – June, excluding holidays and Professional Development Days in all weather conditions. Working part-time or on an on-call/casual basis, shifts are approximately one hour in length during the morning and afternoon. On-the-job training is provided. Salary range is $18.74 to $21.93 per hour, working up to ten (10) hours per week. A Vulnerable Sector Check is a requirement of employment.

For a more detailed job description, visit our website at www.puslinch.ca. If you have questions regarding the position please email Courtenay Hoytfox at [email protected]

If you are interested in joining our team, please email a cover letter and resume in confidence to [email protected]

We appreciate all responses and advise only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the “Municipal Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy Act”, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

If you need an accessible format, please email [email protected] or call (519) 763-1226 ext. 227. If you are contacted regarding this position, please advise of any accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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