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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.

Open-Air Fire Ban

Date Posted: April 3, 2020

Chief Fire Officials from the Townships of Douro-Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha and Trent Lakes Declare an Open-Air Fire Ban Effective April 3rd at 19:00

In support of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) implementing a Restricted Fire Zone Declaration across the entire province, where these zones are applicable, the Townships of Douro-Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, North Kawartha and Trent Lakes have also implemented an open-air burning ban effective April 3rd at 1900 hours (7:00 p.m.) A total open-air burning ban will be in effect.

The MNRF has declared these restrictions due to impacts related to COVID-19. These measures will reduce the number of preventable human-caused wildfires therefore minimizing necessary contact among their staff and between staff and the public, while ensuring that emergency response capacity is maintained.

The Forest Fire Prevention Act (FFPA) allows municipalities to pass by-laws pertaining to open-air burning. All of the municipalities mentioned above have such by-laws and the most restrictive rules from FFPA or local municipalities would apply.

All open-air burning permits are suspended during this time and no campfires are allowed, with the exception of organized campgrounds that meet certain requirements. When organized campgrounds are re-opened and looking for exemptions, please contact your local municipality.

We thank you for your cooperation and support, we will all get through this together if we all do our part.

Trent Lakes Fire Chief
Steve Brockbank
705 738-3800,242
sbrockbank@trentlakes.ca

COVID-19 Info.

Date Posted: March 26, 2020

Contact your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 if you’re experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Please do not visit an assessment centre unless you have been referred by a health care professional.

Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

Trent Lakes COVID-19 Information:

Municipality of Trent Lakes State of Emergency service changes, suspensions and other information resources, visit http://www.trentlakes.ca/covid-19/

The Trent Lakes office is closed to the public but staff are available from 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday and can be reached at 705-738-3800.

Peterborough Public Health Information:

Peterborough Public Health  Novel Coronavirus page. Updates regarding current cases and statuses is also available.

The Trent Lakes office is closed to the public due to recommendations outlined by public health officials regarding COVID-19.  Our staff are available from 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday and can be reached at 705-738-3800.

Trent Lakes Declaration of an Emergency

Date Posted: March 24, 2020

The Mayor of the Corporation of the Municipality of Trent Lakes, hereby declares an Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act R.S.O 1990, c.E.9, s.4 (1) due to the outbreak of communicable disease, namely COVID-19 coronavirus disease, which constitutes a danger of major proportions that could result in serious harm to persons within the entirety of the geographic area of the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Trent Lakes.

MEDIA RELEASE #20-01
For Immediate Release
Tuesday March 24, 2020 2:00 PM
Release #20-01

Subject: Trent Lakes COVID-19 – Declaration of Emergency

The Municipality of Trent Lakes has declared a state of emergency effective, Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. due to the increasing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for people to take necessary precautions.

On March 17, 2020 the Province of Ontario declared a State of Emergency for the entire Province along with numerous other municipalities that have declared local states of emergency. The Municipal Control Group has been meeting regularly to monitor the situation. Information will be communicated as it becomes available to us. The Municipality will continue to communicate all information by means of our website, Twitter page and Facebook.

The declaration of an emergency is available to municipalities under the Provincial Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. It may provide access to provincial funding for actions related to the emergency and relief, should funding become available.

For questions about COVID-19, people are encouraged to refer to health officials for up-to-date, reliable information. Peterborough Public Health provides information and links to provincial and federal resources at peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

The situation is evolving. New decisions may be made affecting municipal services and facilities. For an up-to-date list of affected municipal services and facilities, please visit www.trentlakes.ca.

News Release: Peterborough County Calls for State of Emergency

Date Posted:

Changes to Municipal Services

Date Posted: March 23, 2020

Take note of the following changes to Municipality of Trent Lakes services.

Property Tax Payments
Unpaid property taxes will not incur interest/penalty on April 1st, 2020.

If you have any questions/concerns regarding property taxes/payments please email them to finance@trentlakes.ca or call 705-738-3800.

Waste Transfer Stations
The Waste Transfer Sites are suspending the accepting:

• Diabetes bin clothing/fabric items
• Yard waste

We have been advised The Beer Stores have suspended their collection service. For this reason we request that residents either temporarily store alcohol bottles/cans or dispose of them with their recycling until further notice.

Questions regarding the Waste Transfer Sites or waste management services can be sent to slean@trentlakes.ca or call 705-738-3800.

Building Department
The Building Department daily operations are not considered a critical (essential) service, except unsafe conditions.

Therefore, as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the following services are suspended;

  • Performing prescribed building inspections;
  • Issuance of building permits; and
  • Accepting Building & Planning applications at the Municipal Office.

The Building department will be monitoring and returning phone messages and emails during this time.  Applications can be submitted by email at development@trentlakes.ca

The Municipality would like to express appreciation to our residents for their understanding, co-operation and support during this extremely challenging and difficult time. We continue to work diligently to ensure the health and well-being of our residents and staff.

Building Department Level of Service

Date Posted:

Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, The Trent Lakes Building Department will be temporarily adjusting its level of service in response to the COVID-19 virus. The Building Department daily operations are not considered a critical (essential) service, except unsafe conditions.

Therefore, as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the following services are suspended

• Performing prescribed building inspections;
• Issuance of building permits; and
• Accepting Building & Planning applications at the Municipal Office.

The Building department will be monitoring and returning phone messages and emails during this time. Applications can be submitted by email at development@trentlakes.ca

Thank you,

Trent Lakes Building Department

 

Message from the Mayor – COVID-19

Date Posted:

I am going to start this message with a quote from my 4 year old grandson when we found ourselves in a dangerous situation, “grandma is this a drill?”  Well, the time for a drill is past and this is real.  The government regulations are in and the science is clear. The choice is ours to how well we weather this crisis.  Make no mistake it is a crisis.  I participated in a conference call with MP Maryam Monsef and several community leaders on Sunday and Councillor Lambshead stated that we can’t expect the federal or provincial gov’t to solve this, the municipality must take a lead also.

I would go further and say the responsibility is now ours .  We have been lucky so far and that is because it hasn’t been introduced here yet.  With many people coming back from vacation etc. and not properly isolating immediately. Our risk goes up.  Once this gets into the community, it will be much harder to gain some control.  People were observed this weekend returning from holidays, going shopping, etc., before going into isolation.  If they are infected that is too late.

I am asked all the time, if I am worried.  Of course I am, and if we are not all worried, we won’t take the necessary precautions.  This is not easy but, it will pay off in the months ahead.  Wash your hands often, stay 6 feet away from others, and practice social isolation as much as possible.

The Municipal office is closed to the public but is conducting necessary business and answering the phones.  Unpaid property taxes will not incur interest/penalty on April 1st, 2020.

I am only a phone call away and please stay safe.

Mayor Janet Clarkson

Comments for Rehabilitation of Beaver Lake Rd.

Date Posted: March 20, 2020

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROJECT
Municipality of Trent Lakes

As a result of COVID-19, The Municipality of Trent Lakes cancelled the Public Information Centre (PIC) that was being scheduled for the purpose of presenting the public with information related to the Rehabilitation of Beaver Lake Road from County Road 507 to the east limit.

The project is currently in the design and tender preparation phase and with the cancellation of the PIC, we will still be providing presentation material to members of the public.

Your opinion and comments are important to us. Following is a link  to the PIC display board information providing details of the intended project.  Please review the various display boards in the presentation.

Beaver Lake Road PIC Display Board Presentation

Should you have any questions or comments regarding the presentation materials or any aspect of the study, please contact the Municipality or Consultant study team members below.

Mr. Chris Bradley, BA, MPA
Senior Project Manager
Jewell Engineering Inc
705-876-1234                                                 chris.bradley@jewelleng.ca

Bianca Dragicevic
Finance/Recreation Administrative Assistant
Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 Peterborough County Road 36
Trent Lakes, ON K0M 1A0
(705) 738-3800, ext. 221
bdragicevic@trentlakes.ca

Trent Lakes Municipal Office Closed to the Public

Date Posted: March 17, 2020

In light of recent announcements from the Provincial and Federal Government the Municipality of Trent Lakes is now taking decisive action to ensure the well-being of the public and staff.

Effective Wednesday, March 18th the Trent Lakes Municipal Office will be CLOSED to the public, as recommended by public health officials. Municipal business will continue as staff will remain available between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, and can be reached by phone at 705-738-3800 or email.

If you do not know the email of the individual you are trying to reach, please contact info@trentlakes.ca. No in-person meetings will be permitted during this time.  Please understand that it may take longer to reply to messages as staff handle increased phone and email inquiries.

Tax Payments
Tax payments can be made via online or telephone banking through your banking institution. You can also pay by credit card through a Paymentus online third party service at http://www.trentlakes.ca/departments/taxes/payment-options/ (an administration fee applies). Payments can also be dropped off at the secure drop box located on the upper floor of the Trent Lakes Municipal Office (760 County Road 36). For more details please see the Taxes Payment Options at www.trentlakes.ca

All essential Municipal services (Emergency Services, Waste Transfer Stations, Public Works) will continue to operate as usual.

Waste Transfer Stations
Until further notice, the Transfer Stations will only be accepting Household Garbage and Recycling. Attendants will not be handling cash. Residents are asked to show their Waste/Access Cards from the recommended 2 metres (6.5 ft).

Organics Program Suspended
The organics program at the Buckhorn Transfer Site is suspended effective immediately. The Moleks are closed to protect public health.

Updates
Updates regarding office closures will be provided on our website at www.trentlakes.ca and through our Facebook and Twitter social media channels.

COVID-19
For information regarding Covid-19 and how to keep your family, friends and neighbours safe, please visit Peterborough Public Health for up to date information on the situation. https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca

The Municipal Office, Trent Lakes Library Branches, Community Centres/Halls are all closed to the public until further notice. Recreation programs, Committee and Board meetings are all suspended until further notice.

We thank you for your patience and understanding and would like you to be reassured that we will continue to do what we can to keep the public and our staff safe.

Cancelled: Rehabilitation of Beaver Lake Rd Public Information Centre

Date Posted:

As a result of COVID-19, The Municipality of Trent Lakes is cancelling a Public Information Centre that was being scheduled for the purpose of presenting the public with information related to the Rehabilitation of Beaver Lake Road from County Road 507 to the east limit. This project is currently in the design and tender preparation phase and we were hoping to host an event to present the information to members of the public.
 
Please go to the Trent Lakes website www.trentlakes.ca after Monday, March 23 for project material or call the contacts below for further information.
 
Mr. Chris Bradley, BA, MPA
Senior Project Manager
Jewell Engineering Inc
705-876-1234
chris.bradley@jewelleng.ca
 
Ms. Bianca Dragicevic
Finance/Recreation Admin Assistant
Municipality of Trent Lakes
705-738-3800 Ext. 221
bdragicevic@trentlakes.ca
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