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Notices & Releases

Notices will be posted on a regular basis outlining details of upcoming items to be discussed at Council or Committee of the Whole that have notice requirements under the Municipal Act 2001 or Section 34 of the Planning and Development Act of Ontario.

The types of notices appearing on this page will include but, are not limited to, Public Meetings, Public Hearings, Information, Open Houses.

Peter’s Island Bridge Public Notice

Date Posted: September 18, 2020

Canadian Navigable Waters Act

The County of Peterborough hereby gives notice that a submission has been added to the Common Project Search (online registry) pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act described herein and its description.

Pursuant to paragraph 4.1 and 9.1 of the said Act, The County of Peterborough has deposited with the Ministry of Transport, on the on-line Common Project Search (http://cps.canada.ca/) and under registry number 2154, a description of the following work:

The replacement of the Peter’s Island Bridge across Crystal Lake on Peter’s Island Road, 0.1km North of Crystal Lake Road in the Municipality of Trent Lakes.

Posted in the City of Peterborough, Ontario this 18th day September, 2020, by the County of Peterborough.

Trent Lakes – Expression of Internet-Residential Internet Funding

Date Posted: September 17, 2020

Peterborough County has been identified as a participant in CENGN’s Ontario Rural Residential Broadband Program. 

 Under the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), CENGN is looking to fund innovative projects across Rural Ontario that demonstrate technology solutions that offer flexible, lower cost, higher performance residential broadband access for Rural Ontario communities. These live technology projects are funded for 3-6 months and designed to test new technologies and validate business case solutions as part of a commercial service offering to improve high-speed internet access to residences within Rural Ontario communities.

 The County will be making application to this fund, which targets pockets/groups of residential areas for coverage.  We have created the following survey to enable you to map your residence/business so that we can identify what areas we can target.  This is not a guarantee of funding, but is application and approval based.

Thank you for taking the time to respond. Survey link

New Trent Lakes Business Network Facebook Group

Date Posted: September 11, 2020

The Trent Lakes Economic Advisory Committee would like to invite all Trent Lakes businesses to join the NEW Trent Lakes Business Network group page on Facebook. The Trent Lakes Business Network is to share information, best practices, resources and support one another.

Regardless of your business size, type, product or service, home-based or walk-in storefront, for profit or non-profit, we hope you will join and begin a conversation.

The Trent Lakes Business Network is to encourage owners/managers across Trent Lakes to interact, communicate and build relationships with like-minded businesses within our community.

Facebook is a free social media platform to join. Having a Facebook profile, and joining the Trent Lakes Business Network will provide you with the opportunity to expand your connections and network referrals.

In addition, valuable business community partners will also be invited to participate and share:

  • events,
  • training seminars,/webinars,
  • information workshops,
  • grant funding/financial assistance, and
  • other opportunities, skill sets and tools.

A great chance to simply ask that question you’ve been wanting to ask and discover where you can find assistance.

 If you know a Trent Lakes business that could benefit from this network,
please invite them to join this group!

Infographic Trent Lakes Business Network Facebook Group, Connecting Business, Sharing Knowledge, Growing Together

New Member of Council Appointed

Date Posted: September 9, 2020

At the Regular Council meeting held on September 1, 2020, Council appointed the Municipality of Trent Lakes’ new Harvey Ward Councillor, Peter Franzen.

Peter will be sworn into the office of Harvey Ward Councillor at the Regular Council meeting being held Tuesday, September 15, 2020 for the remainder of the Council term. Members of the public wishing to witness the swearing in may attend the meeting electronically.

Trent Lakes Public Library Now Open

Date Posted: September 8, 2020

Beginning after Labour Day, the Trent Lakes Public Library will be open for browsing. The schedule is as follows for public in-person browsing:
Tuesday – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you are not comfortable with public in-person service at this time, you can still obtain curbside pickup of library materials or you can also schedule a “private” period of time to browse the library.
Tuesday – 10-11, a.m., 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday – 10-11, a.m., 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday – 10-11, a.m., 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday – 10-11, a.m., 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – 10-11, a.m., 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Contact the Library regarding curbside pickup information or to schedule an appointment time for a private browsing session by calling the library at 705-657-3695 or email library@trentlakes.ca
The public is reminded that the Province remains in a State of Emergency and that COVID-19 social distancing protocols must be adhered to. Masks are mandatory indoors in the County of Peterborough except for medical exemption. Staff will be regularly cleaning the premises and following Provincial guidelines and protocols.
Image of new hours of operation for Trent Lakes Public Library

Labour Day Hours

Date Posted: September 4, 2020

The Trent Lakes Municipal Office will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2020 for Labour Day.
Normal hours of business resume on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.
All Waste Transfer Stations will be open on Labour Day, operating on Sunday hours of 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Council and Staff wish everyone a Safe and Happy Labour Day Weekend.
Fireworks Information

Labour Day Weekend & Fireworks

Date Posted: September 3, 2020

Fireworks are permitted on Labour Day Long Weekend (Friday to Monday, 8 to 11 pm).

The Municipality of Trent Lakes wants to remind you that the use of fireworks within the Municipality are regulated under By-law: B2019-103 amending By-law: B2015-072:

Please review and be aware of the specific dates and times when Fireworks are permitted for discharge.

It’s your responsibility to adhere to the restrictions as stated in the By-law. Thank-you for keeping our community Fire Safe!

B2019-103 – http://www.trentlakes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/B2019-103-Open-Air-Fireworks-By-Law.pdf

B2015-072 – http://www.trentlakes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/B2015-072.pdf

Calendar month of September With Sept. 4, 5, 6 and 7 check marked to permit fireworks.

Ontario Cormorant Hunt Carcasses Disposal

Date Posted:

Please note the Trent Lakes Transfer Stations will not accept Cormorant carcasses.
These can be disposed of at the Bensfort Road Landfill Site located at 1260 Bensfort Rd in Peterborough. This site is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3:45 pm.
Telephone: 705-742-7777, ext. 2150
Toll Free: 1-855-738-3755, ext. 2150

No Fireworks Except During the Prescribed Times

Date Posted: August 27, 2020

There is a limited window where fireworks are permitted within Trent Lakes regardless of whether they are being sold at local stores or not.

Information on the Fireworks By-law and non-compliance enforcement can be found in the guide provided below.

Residents and visitors are reminded of the rules for the setting off of any Fireworks within the Municipality of Trent Lakes. Fireworks are NOT permitted at any of the municipal public beaches.

If you own a cottage/house that you are renting – we ask that you make sure your tenants know they can’t let off fireworks except within the prescribed period of the by-law (an excerpt is provided below).

Be courteous. Fireworks can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) episodes and emotional flashbacks for our military service veterans and also children/adults with autism or other sensory stimulation disorders.

Fireworks also frighten pets that might resort to unpredictable “flight” escapes, risking becoming lost and hurt. Take extra precautions to ensure they are in a safe place indoors or securely on a leash when outdoors.

Here are the rules – be a good citizen…

No person shall set off fireworks within the Municipality at any time except as follows:

  1. New Year’s Eve – between 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. the following day;
  2. Canada Day- between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on July 1st and the Weekends directly preceding and following it;
  3. Civic Holiday – between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on the statutory holiday and the Weekend directly preceding it;
  4. Labour Day – between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on the statutory holiday and the Weekend directly preceding it. (The weekend “directly preceding it” would be the evenings of Friday September 4 2020, Saturday September 5, 2020, and Sunday September 6, 2020.)

No person shall set off any fireworks in, on or onto any building, highway or sidewalk, Municipal park or Municipal property (includes no fireworks at beaches).

Please do not engage in fireworks outside of the prescribed periods. We request that you be respectful of neighbours, clean up any debris, and behave responsibly while enjoying your evening.

Notice of Road Construction – Buckhorn Hamlet

Date Posted: August 25, 2020

Notice of Construction
County of Peterborough and Municipality of Trent Lakes
County Road 23 and County Road 37 Road Rehabilitation and Improvements

The County of Peterborough in partnership with the Municipality of Trent Lakes are proceeding with the road rehabilitation of County Road 23 and County Road 37 (Lakehurst Road), from 160 metres north of Buckhorn Lane to 420 metres east of Elbow Point Road. Work will consist of asphalt removal and replacement, new curb and gutter, new asphalt walkway, new storm sewer, new parking area, and new pavement markings.

Notice of Construction Buckhorn (PDF)

Please see below this notice for a key-map showing the limits of the project.

Construction Schedule

The contractor, Coco Paving Inc., will commence work the week of September 8 and is expected to complete the work by October 30. Please note that weather constraints may influence the work schedule.

Lane Restrictions

Daily lane restrictions will be required for the duration of the project in order to complete the work in a safe and efficient manner. Motorists should expect delays within the construction limits during the project.

We realize that the construction work will be disruptive and will complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Motorists are asked to exercise additional caution throughout the construction zone.

The dates shown are tentative and are subject to change.

Please circulate this notice to interested parties within your respective agencies.

We apologize for any inconvenience during the construction period and thank you for your patience.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the following staff members listed below from the County of Peterborough and the Municipality of Trent Lakes:

Kendra Reid, P.Eng.
Senior Engineering Technologist
County of Peterborough
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202
Email: kreid@ptbocounty.ca

Ivan Coumbs
Public Works Superintendent
Municipality of Trent Lakes
Phone: (705) 738-3800 x 226
Email: icoumbs@trentlakes.ca

Key Map

Map showing the area of construction

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