What is Sustainability?
Sustainability encompasses a plan of action that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of our future generations to meet their needs.
In other words “enough for all forever”.
Sustainability consists of four key pillars:
The Township of Tudor and Cashel has a Sustainability Committee that meets monthly to work toward a five to ten year strategic plan (Click to view). From this plan we are working with other committees within the County, and within our own township to action specific requests made by our rate payers (through the questionnaires distributed in 2010) which addresses issues in each of the pillars listed.
In the past years you have seen increased information sharing through both the Municipal Office and from the Newsletters enclosed in your tax bills.
The newsletters distributed by the Sustainability Committee have also kept you in tune with the various activities taking place throughout the community, along with a "did you know" section that attempts to keep you up to date on where your tax dollars are used. There is also information and pictures of the various activities the Recreation Committee and others provide throughout the year.
The Sustainability Committee, and those involved, are making efforts to keep the activities funded before by the Health and Wellness grant, going. Check the Community Calendar to see what is going on and when.
We have also begun the process of signage in our township, a large sign of "welcome", one at each end of our borders along Highway 62 started the process in 2010. In 2011 our committee continued with "village signs" throughout the township and we will continue our efforts throughout 2012 and 2013. The signs throughout the township have been maintained by various volunteers and continue to beautify the area.
Our Waste Management Committee have worked diligently to make sure we have a viable solution for recycling in the township. Their new by-law and continued efforts to move forward is working to have landfill sites to accept waste in the future years rather than having to convert to another means of waste management.
Efforts have been made to encourage economic growth in our area, by shining light on the beauty and potential within our communities. Click the link to view the website. North Hastings
Our goal for 2014 is to continue to reach to meet the expectations of the community by performing those services that are expected to the best of our ability with the budget that we have.
ASSET MANAGEMENT POLICY
Asset Management is a broad strategic framework that encompasses many disciplines and involves the entire organization. The term asset management as used in this document is defined as the application of sound technical, social and economic principles that considers present and future needs of users, and the service from the asset. Asset Management aims to leverage the lowest total lifecycle cost of ownership with appropriate regard for required service levels that best meets the needs of the community and an understanding about an acceptable risk of failure.
This policy document guides how staff and Council will interact with The Township of Tudor and Cashel’s Asset Management Plan, a document that outlines policies and procedures regarding the inventorying of, renewal, and replacement levels for assets when considering financial planning and forecasting capital plans.
To guide the organization, the following policy statements have been developed. ASSET MANAGEMENT POLICY
An Energy Conservation And Demand Management Plan was developed due to legislation brought about by the Province of Ontario. This plan breaks down the potential benefits and payback for a variety of different changes that the Township could make to improve their energy consumption. It also directs attention to the largest culprits for energy waste within our Township so that we can make informed decisions about where to invest so as to have the greatest impact.
The Township must report annually the Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting - for 2016
|Structure||Electricity||Fuel||GHG Emissions||Energy Intensity|
|Millbridge Roads Garage||1074.6 kwh||740.7 litre||2064.1||5.13|
|Municipal Office||30 146.3 kWh||6407.1 litre||18 594.1||17.8|
|Roads Garage||15 388.3 kWh||10 641.4 litre||16 945.2||17.1|
In 2019 an updated report has been prepared for the Township of Tudor and Cashel (Tudor & Cashel) as per obligations from Ontario Regulation (O.Reg.)507/18, under the Electricity Act, and is the second iteration of this plan for Tudor & Cashel. This regulation requires municipalities and other identified sectors, to report to the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines (MOENDM) the energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions (E&GHG) of their facilities and provide an updated CDM by July 1, 2019.
The updated CDM expands on the initial one prepared in 2014(provided in te link above), and involves a progress review and summary of projects undertaken, as well as planning for the next five years with the following general requirements:
• a review of all facilities which the regulation applies to;
• a review of the original CDM, pursuant actions, and other related projects;
• summarizing and analyzing annual trends of energy usage as reported under the regulation;
• identification of opportunities for energy improvement measures and projects;
• forecasting what the expected results will be based on the proposed measures for 5 years; and,
• detailed descriptions of all renewable energy and heat pump technology systems in place.
Highland Technical has been retained by Tudor & Cashel to complete the updated CDM, it is the intention
for this report to go beyond the reporting requirement, and be a useful tool supporting energy management objectives of facilities within the asset management framework of Tudor & Cashel. This report fits within the framework of asset management, and commitments by Tudor & Cashel to operate in an environmentally responsible manner, where the focus of this study is energy utilized and associated greenhouse gas emissions, it supports physical condition reviews of facilities, and planning for green building systems and materials. To view the updated CDM click the link below;