January 4, 2019 - Cramahe Fire Chief Brandon Northrup Resigns

Township Fire Chief Brandon Northrup has resigned effective immediately.  Northrup resigned on Friday, January 4, 2019 after meeting with Cramahe Township CAO Craig Brooks.
Northrup was sworn in as Fire Chief for Cramahe Township on March 14, 2011.  Brooks said Acting Fire Chief Tim Burgess will continue in his role until further notice.
Burgess was hired in 2015 and is currently employed with Ontario Power Generation as Technical Training Instructor at the Wesleyville Fire & Rescue Academy and is both a former member of the Grand Valley and District Fire Services and of the Ministry of Natural Resources Forest Fire Suppression Crew.

December 3, 2018 - Cramahe Celebrates First Female Mayor In 225 Years

There was a tremendous turnout at the Keeler Centre as Mandy Martin was sworn into office as the new Mayor of the Township of Cramahe.  Also sworn in were returning members of Council, Deputy Mayor Sandra Arthur, Councillor Don Clark, Councillor Tim Gilligan and Councillor Ed Van Egmond.

Former MPP Lou Rinaldi presided over the ceremonies, while Municipal Clerk Julie Oram officiated over the oath taking.

Alnwick/Haldimand Mayor John Logel congratulated the new Council and spoke of the long-standing friendship between the two townships and the continuing efforts to work together for all citizens.

The Northumberland Stars Hockey Team came forward to congratulate Mandy and several of the international hockey players offered congratulations in their home countries' languages. The teams presented Her Worship with an Official Team Jersey "Martin - 18".

Donna Rusaw presented Mayor Mandy with a bouquet of flowers on behalf of the campaign team and supporters. Rusaw's company (Black Dress Catering) provided the delicious munchies for the evening celebration.

27 members of the Colborne Library Ukulele Band performed a number of songs creating a wonderful community spirit and party atmosphere.  It was indeed a celebration to remember!

A short video of the evening’s proceedings is available here 

2018 Cramahe Inauguration Video

Congratulations and thanks to all members of Council for taking on the challenge of governing and guiding the Township of Cramahe over the next four years.

July 16, 2018 - Cramahe Announces New Treasurer

It was announced today that Arryn McNichol has accepted the position of Treasurer with the the Township of Cramahe.  Arryn was formerly the Treasurer with Alnwick/Haldimand and is a chartered accountant with CPA & CGA designations. His official start date is Monday, July 30, 2018.  The former Cramahe Treasurer (Nicole Leach) resigned to pursure business opportunities in the private sector. 

December 6, 2016 Cramahe Township Appoints Property Standards Officer

Cramahe Council passed By-law 2016-72.  This by-law appointed Gerald Sproule to the position of Property Standards Officer in addition to his role as Chief Building Official.

November 1, 2016 Cramahe Township Hires New Manager Of Operations

Mayor Marc Coombs today announced the hiring of Jeff Hoskin as Cramahe's new Manager of Operations. Mr. Hoskin is a Mechanical Engineering Technologist and has over 15 years of experience that includes facilities management, construction management and Health & Safety. Mr. Hoskin will assume his new position effective November 7, 2016.

July 25, 2016 Cramahe Township Hires New CAO

Mayor Marc Coombs today announced the hiring of Craig Brooks as Cramahe’s new CAO. He has extensive knowledge of our municipality and our staff which should enable a quick & successful transition.” Mr. Brooks has had previous experience working with the Town of Cobourg and for 8 years with Lakefront Utilities, most recently as their Manager of Water Services. He has extensive knowledge of the Colborne water system and as well, more recently, of the waste water system.  By-law 2016-44 (August 8, 2016)

June 20, 2016 Cramahe Township Hires New Planner

Mayor Marc Coombs today announced that a new Planning Coordinator has been selected and the successful candidate is Himanshu Katyal. Mr. Katyal comes to this role with a Master of Land Use Planning Degree from Queen’s University and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. 

May 17, 2016 Cramahe Township Hires New CBO

Mayor Marc Coombs  announced today that a new Chief Building Official has been hired by the Township. The successful candidate, Gerald Sproule brings extensive municipal and construction experience, and has held Management and Senior Level positions in both the private and public sector. Mr. Sproule will assume his new position effective May 30, 2016. By-law 2016-26 (May 17, 2016)

February 22, 2016 Cramahe Township Hires New Treasurer

Mayor Marc Coombs today announced that a new Treasurer has been selected and the successful candidate is Nicole Leach, CPA, CGA. Ms. Leach will assume her new position on February 22, 2016.  Ms. Leach has her CGA (now CPA) designation and has held Management and Senior Level positions in both the retail and manufacturing sectors.  By-law 2016-08 (February 17, 2016)

September 16, 2015 Cramahe Township Hires New Municipal Clerk

Mayor Marc Coombs, on behalf of the Township of Cramahe municipal Council, announced that Julie Oram has accepted the position of Township clerk. Oram comes to Cramahe with over 20 years of municipal experience in various management roles and has served as clerk for a number of municipalities.  By-law 2015-51 (September 15, 2015)

Communications with Council and Staff

The CCA was concerned about Township staff turnover and the loss of institutional knowledge.  A presentation to Council was made on March 22, 2016 expressing concern about staffing and suggesting the need to do an independent HR audit of the organization.

Read the submission here.