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York Regional Police officers search properties on Baker Street last week, going door to door looking for clues, after Brian Morris, 39, went missing Dec. 16. He was found dead Sunday.
Man’s body found by passers-by BY JEREMY GRIMALDI
The body of Brian Morris, 39, was found by pedestrians walking in a wooded ravine in the area of Major Mackenzie Drive East, west of Newkirk Road in Richmond Hill Sunday. Although the cause of death has not been determined, police can only guess it was either a suicide or simply a case of Mr. Morris stopping to rest in a wooded area despite the cold. Although no one would elaborate, police did say Mr. Morris had mental health issues and was on medication.
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A postmortem was to take place Tuesday. Mr. Morris was discovered by a pair of walkers at about 4:30 p.m. after a police search began Friday afternoon. He lived nearby and had been missing since Jan. 16. York Regional Police officers went door to door in the residential neighbourhood near Elgin Barrow Arena and also did a ground search, checking hazardous areas such as open water while looking for Mr. Morris.
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6QDPNJOH.FFUJOHT Monday, February 3 â€“ Committee of the Whole â€“ 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 â€“ Council Public Meeting â€“ 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 10 â€“ Council â€“ 7:30 p.m. Agendas for all meetings are available at RichmondHill.ca under the Council section â€œMeetings and Agendasâ€? tab. Council meetings will be held at the Municipal Offices, 225 East Beaver Creek Road, 1st floor. ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEM For meetings held in the Council Chambers, the Town of Richmond Hill offers an assistive listening system. Should you require the use of this system, please advise the Office of the Clerk in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by speaking with Clerkâ€™s Office staff before the start of the meeting.
$PNNVOJUZ*OGPSNBUJPO ARTISTS CALL FOR ENTRY! THE 2014 STUDIO TOUR APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE! Calling all local artists! Richmond Hill has so many talented artists and the Annual Studio Tour is a great way for the community to know. We are looking for talented artisans of all kinds. Fine artists, sculptors, glass artists, wood workers, fibre artists, potters. Any artists interested in applying to participate in our twelfth Annual Studio Tour & Art Sale can pick up an Application/Call for Entry form at any one of the Town of Richmond Hillâ€™s Community Centres, Pools,Arenas and Head Office. The application can also be downloaded from the Town of Richmond Hill website at RichmondHill.ca/StudioTour. The twelfth annual Studio Tour is taking place throughout Richmond Hill on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday October 19, 2014. Deadline date for all applications is Friday, February 7, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. For further information please contact: Michelle Zikovitz â€“ Arts Supervisor, Rouge Woods C.C. 905-787-1441 ext. 222 email@example.com
ROAD CLOSURES Mill Street will be closed from the west side of Trench Street to the EAST SIDE OF ,EISURE ,ANE ON &RIDAY &EBRUARY PM TO 3UNDAY &EBRUARY PM AND THE CLOSURE OF 7OOD ,ANE from south side of Altamira to north side of Mill Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday February 8, 2014 only. â€˜Emergency No Parkingâ€™ signs will be posted during the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival on Friday February 7, 2014 to Sunday February 9, 2014, from noon to 7:00 p.m. inclusive. Streets affected are: Temporary barricades with â€œRoad Closedâ€? signs will be placed on Mill Street from the west side of Trench Street to the east side of ,EISURE ,ANE $ETOUR SIGNS WILL BE POSTED VIA 2ICHMOND 3TREET AND ,EISURE ,ANE FOR THIS EVENT No Parking â€œBoth Sidesâ€?
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Mill St. â€“ from westerly limits of Sugar Maple Lane (east leg) to Lucas St.
Emerald Isle Crt. â€“ All of Street.
Trench St. â€“ from Mill St. southerly to Richmond St.
THE TOWN OF RICHMOND HILL HAS THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
The Council of the Town of Richmond Hill hereby declare February 2nd to 9th be proclaimed as â€œRichmond Hill Winter Carnival Weekâ€?
s !QUAFIT !EROBIC )NSTRUCTORS s ,IFEGUARDS 3WIMMING )NSTRUCTORS s 3CHOOL #ROSSING 'UARDS s "UILDING 3ERVICES )NTERN s 2ECREATION !SSISTANT n ,EVEL n 0RESCHOOL &AMILY s 3YSTEMS !NALYST For detailed information about these and other positions, including application instructions, deadlines and file numbers, please visit the Townâ€™s Website at RichmondHill.ca/Employment or view the public bulletin board at any one of the Townâ€™s community centres.
$PNNVOJUZ*OGPSNBUJPO OCTOBER 27, 2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION The next municipal election will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014. Election Contributions The Town of Richmond Hill does not participate in a contribution rebate program. Unlike contributions to candidates in federal and provincial elections, contributions to municipal and school board candidates are not tax deductible. Contributions greater than $25 may not be made in cash. The maximum contribution one can make to any one candidate is $750. Contributions may only be made to a person that has registered as a candidate with the Office of the Clerk. Election Signs Election signs are not permitted before Nomination Day (September 12, 2014). Method of Voting Electors in Richmond Hill will be voting using optical scan tabulators. Richmond Hill will not be using internet voting in 2014. Voter Identification Voter ID will be required in order to vote. A list of the acceptable documents for voter identification is listed on the Townâ€™s election website under â€œVoter Informationâ€?. Please watch this page and our website for regular election updates throughout 2014. Election inquiries can be emailed to election@ richmondhill.ca or by calling the Election Office at 905-771-5488.
2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTION CANDIDATE NOMINATION/REGISTRATION This notice is for anyone proposing to be a candidate in the Municipal Election to be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 within the Town of Richmond Hill. Candidates may complete and file a nomination form commencing Thursday, January 2, 2014 with the last day for filing being Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM. 0OSITIONS INCLUDE THE OFFICES OF -AYOR 2EGIONAL AND ,OCAL #OUNCILLOR (two positions), Ward Councillor (one for each of Wards 1 to 6) and Trustee for the English Public (two positions), English Separate, French Public and French Separate School Boards. The term of office is from December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2018. A prescribed filing fee in the amount of $200 for mayoral candidates and $100 for all other offices is payable by cash, certified cheque or money order. At the time of filing, all candidates must complete a nomination paper, a declaration of qualification and pay the prescribed filing fee. All candidates must provide proof of identity and qualifying address within the municipality when filing a nomination. If an agent is filing on behalf of a candidate, the agent must provide a copy of the candidateâ€™s identification as well as their own. Nomination and declaration of qualification forms are available at the 4OWN #LERKS /FFICE LOCATED AT %AST "EAVER #REEK 2OAD 'ROUND Floor during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). They are also available to download from the Townâ€™s website at www. richmondhill.ca/2014election. No person who proposes to be a candidate may solicit or accept contributions for election purposes or incur campaign expenses until he or she has filed a nomination paper. Additional information respecting the 2014 Municipal Election may be obtained by calling the Town Clerk at 905-771-2529 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ce document est ĂŠgalement disponible en franĂ§ais au Bureau du SecrĂŠtaIre, HĂ´tel de Ville de votre municipalitĂŠ. $ONNA , -C,ARTY 4OWN #LERK
Connect with your community! Calling all Businesses! Is your company looking for a unique opportunity to promote itself in Richmond Hill?
Calling all Vendors & Exhibitors! Are you a Richmond HJll vendor or exhibitor looking to participate in events?
Calling all Entertainers! Do you love entertaining and want to show off your talent in Richmond Hill?
Altamira Rd. â€“ From Wood Lane to Libby Blvd. Leisure Lane â€“ All Of Street.
Starlight â€“ Mill St. to a point 50 metres south Cres.
Richmond St. â€“ from Trench St. Westerly to Leisure Lane.
Libby Blvd. â€“ from Rumble Ave. to Mill St.
Sugar Maple Lane â€“ all of Street.
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The Town of Richmond Hill is seeking community partners, vendors or exhibitors and entertainers for their 201 events. If you are or know someone that would be interested in participating in events such as Canada Day, Ribfest, Concerts in the Park, Crosby Park Family Fair, Santa Claus Parade and/or First Night, call or email today! For more information on how to get involved, visit RichmondHill.ca/EventServices or email email@example.com.
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ICE STORM CLEANUP DOWNED TREES & DEBRIS REMOVAL Public Property â€“ Cleanup of downed or damaged Town trees that pose an immediate hazard is a priority and is ongoing. It is expected to continue until the end of February. To report downed trees on public property, call Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8800. A focused cleanup of tree debris along streets began on January 27. Staff are focusing on the hardest hit areas ďŹ rst. Please be advised that staff will return at a later date to remove any debris that is encased in ice and snow. It is expected that cleanup will take several weeks to complete. Residents can expect delays in tree cleanup areas such as parks, woodlots, open spaces and non-hazardous residential and commercial areas. Whenever possible, please avoid woodlots, trails, parks and open spaces until these areas have been fully addressed and any hazards removed. Private Property â€“ Residents are asked to bring larger branches to the curb and the Town will take them away and/or chip the material. Please do not place yard waste in ditches as it could block culverts and impede drainage. Please place the chopped portion/cut edge of branches/limbs towards the road, as it will assist crews with the cleanup. TREE MAINTENANCE Residents and businesses with damaged trees on their private property are encouraged to consult with a professional arborist (found in the Yellow Pages and other business directories). The Tree Preservation By-law requires a permit be obtained to cut down trees on private property with a diameter of 20 cm or more. If you believe your tree is a hazard, please photograph the damaged parts and send the images with your permit application to firstname.lastname@example.org, or bring them to the 8th ďŹ‚oor, Main Municipal OfďŹ ces. Staff will respond in priority sequence. Permit fees are not required for extensive ice storm damage. For more information, visit RichmondHill.ca or contact Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8800. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to clean up our community.
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NOTICE TO APPLICANTS WHO COMPLETED THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM FOR CITIZEN VACANCIES FROM NOVEMBER 28, 2013 TO JANUARY 9, 2014 Due to a technical problem, the on-line application forms for citizen vacancies on the Town of Richmond Hillâ€™s website that were completed from November 28, 2013 to January 9, 2014 were not received by the Clerkâ€™s Office. The forwarding of the application form to the Clerkâ€™s Office was not operational (sending function) and as a result the application form was not retained electronically. This programming error has been corrected and any on-line application forms submitted after January 9, 2014 have been received and processed. If you submitted an on-line application form prior to January 10, 2014, please re-submit your application directly to the Clerkâ€™s Office, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the on-line application form. I apologize for this error to our application process and for the additional time and work associated with having to re-submit the application form. The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to January 31, 2014. For more information respecting this matter, please contact 'LORIA #OLLIER $EPUTY #LERK AT OR BY E MAIL AT email@example.com.
CITIZEN VACANCIES COMMITTEES OF COUNCIL The Mayor and Members of Richmond Hill Council are now accepting applications to fill a citizen vacancy on the Heritage Richmond Hill Committee, Road Watch Committee and C ommittee of Adjustment and invite you to volunteer your time and experience to participate. Heritage Richmond Hill Committee (one vacancy) The membership of the Heritage Richmond Hill Committee includes one citizen member from each ward of the Town, and there is currently a vacancy for a citizen member who would represent Ward 2 (Ward 2 is bound by Stouffville Road to the north, Bayview Avenue to the east, Major Mackenzie Drive East to the south, and Yonge Street to the west.) Road Watch Committee (one vacancy) The Road Watch Committee works as a community-based Committee of appointed citizens and business representatives, with the assistance of the York Regional Police and staff from the Environment and Infrastructure Services Department, to undertake various information initiatives to help make Richmond Hill a safer place to work and live in respect of public highways and other similar roadways. Committee of Adjustment (one vacancy) The Committee of Adjustment is authorized by the Ontario Planning Act to grant minor variances from the provisions of the Zoning By-law, to permit extensions, enlargements or variations of existing legal nonconforming uses and give consent to an owner of land who wishes to sell, convey or transfer an interest "part" of their land (i.e. creation of a new lot, lot addition, easement). The Committee's consent is also required when the terms of an agreement, such as a lease, easement or mortgage commits the land to a use for a period in excess of 21 years. In addition to Consent, the Committee of Adjustment has also been delegated the power to issue a "Certificate of Validation". Application Process Application forms are available at the Town of Richmond Hill, Clerkâ€™s Office, and on the Townâ€™s website at www.richmondhill.ca and are due by Friday, January 31, 2014. Information regarding the mandate and meeting time of each committee is available on our website. To be eligible you must be a Richmond Hill resident and/or a property owner, a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older, and not employed by the municipality or local board. For more information respecting THE CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS PLEASE CONTACT 'LORIA #OLLIER $EPUTY #LERK AT (905) 747-6363 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. $ONNA , -C,ARTY 4OWN #LERK 4OWN OF 2ICHMOND (ILL Phone: 905-771-2529 225 East Beaver Creek Road Fax: 905-771-2502 Richmond Hill, Ontario % MAIL CLERKS RICHMONDHILLCA ,"