About Cavan Monaghan

The Township of Cavan Monaghan is a rural area which covers an area of approximately 308 km2, and includes several small hamlets and villages including Bailieboro, Cavan, Fraserville, Ida, Mount Pleasant, Springville, Five Mile Turn, and the Historical Village of Millbrook.

It is expected that the population in the hamlets and villages will continue to increase, resulting in an increased demand for recreational opportunities. Current land use includes agricultural, employment, rural residential, villages and hamlets and natural areas.

The Township is located approximately 20 km south west of the City of Peterborough, in Peterborough County. The Highway #115 corridor runs through our Municipality, as does County Road #28.

Cavan Monaghan is "Open for Business" with a mix of Industrial, Agricultural and Commercial activities and would be more than receptive to any development proposals. One would certainly "Have it All. Right Here".

Corporate Mission, Vision and Key Principles

Local government operates in a unique environment, in that it is a single organization providing a diverse range of services to both local residents and businesses. Although this is done in the context of today's needs, planning and decision making must be future oriented and forward thinking.

For small, rural municipalities like the Township of Cavan Monaghan, municipal services are delivered in the face of ever increasing demands for accountability, improved service delivery and cost management.

Mission Statement

A mission statement captures the reason that the Township of Cavan Monaghan exists, and guides the actions of the Municipality.

The Township of Cavan Monaghan is committed to delivering responsive and cost effective services that provide for the economic, social and environmental well-being of our ratepayers now and into the future.


Based on input from residents, businesses, community organizations, municipal Staff and members of Council, a comprehensive vision was created for the community.

Cavan Monaghan is a strong, sustainable rural community. We celebrate, protect and promote our unique history and natural heritage, and value the contribution and interests of all ratepayers in building a prosperous future.

Key Principles

The Township of Cavan Monaghan's Corporate Strategic Plan is premised on conducting municipal business based on key principles that reflect the goals, values and aspirations articulated by the community at large:

Operational Performance Excellence

Council and Staff will conduct itself in a manner that is affordable to local taxpayers while protecting future generations from being burdened by debts and deficits that they cannot afford.

Building a Strong Community

Decisions will be made in a balanced, transparent and flexible manner that includes a broad range of interests and perspectives and reflect community values.

Growing our Local Economy

Community economic development initiatives will be designed to maintain and enhance a healthy community and foster the attraction, retention, and expansion of business to the Township.

Respect for our Rural Environment

Growth in our community will be sustainable and reflect the rural nature of the Township.

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