The Ryde Co-op is pleased to welcome and introduce Jennifer Grando, our new Nurse Practitioner, to Ryde. We will be hosting a meet and greet at the Co-op on December 17 from 2 until 4 pm. Come on over, meet Jennifer, check out the mobile clinic and enjoy a cup of coffee with us!
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Proposal To Ryde Community Co-op Inc.
Jonny Godfrey presented a proposal to the Ryde Co-op in which he seeks membership support for new solar projects he is planning to submit for government contracts. If contracts are offered by the government for these projects, and if and when the projects are built and connected, the Ryde Community Co-op would receive$5000/year for 20 years for every 500kw of projects that are completed. This represents a potential income of $67,500/yr. to the Ryde Co-Op for 20 years. You can download the information package by clicking here. Printed packages are also available from Summerland General Store and completed packages may be returned there by October 1.
What is required from Co-Op Members to make this opportunity a reality:
We need at least 50 co-op members, who have owned land in Muskoka for more than two years to fill out
an information sheet and sign 20 forms per person.
Specifically we will require:
- One copy of Member/Property Information sheet detailing the land that you own in Muskoka.
- 20 copies of the IESO “Consent of Co-Op Member” form signed from each property owner (20
signatures per person on 20 separate pages) This means you will need to print 20 copies of page 3 in the package.
- If a Husband/Wife both own their land together, both are able to sign separate forms – ie. 40 forms
- If multiple properties have been owned for more than two years – choose one
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) is helping make electricity more affordable for low-income households. The Ontario Electricity Support Program, or OESP, will provide ongoing assistance directly on the bills of eligible low-income electricity consumers.
Low-income households that apply and qualify will receive an OESP credit on electricity bills. The credit amount will be based on the number of people living in the home and their total household income. For some consumers, the need to use more electricity is unavoidable. They may receive a higher level of assistance. These are people who rely on electric heat or medical devices as well as First Nation and Métis consumers.
The program, designed and implemented by the OEB, will come into effect on January 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted beginning Fall 2015. Consumers can apply online or with the assistance of local intake agency partners, including Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Emergency Financial Assistance intake agencies.
Click here to visit the Ontario Energy Board for more information and to sign up to receive OESP updates by email.
On August 25th, the Acting CAO of Gravenhurst presented a recommendation to Council to purchase the Ryde School building and property. The School Board and the Town will have 30 days to negotiate the purchase. The document can be downloaded by clicking here.
Heritage Day plans are underway and we are looking for applications for vendors and displays. If you are interested, please download and form and send it on in!
The agenda and all relevant information for the meeting has been provided. To get your copy, please click here to download.
The Ryde Community Co-op Business Plan is available for downloading.
To download a copy for double sided printing, please click here.
To download a copy for single sided printing, please click here.
Don’t forget the History of Ryde and the 4 disk set of Photo DVDa! A great idea for the history lover in the family. Available at Summerland General Store or the Ryde Co-op.