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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.

Deer Bay Culvert Notice and Public Information Centre

Date Posted: July 25, 2017

Notice of Study Commencement
and Public Information Centre,

County of Peterborough,
Class Environmental Assessment for the Deer Bay Culvert

The County of Peterborough  has retained HP Engineering to complete preliminary and detailed design activities and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for the Deer Bay Culvert.  The Deer Bay Culvert is located approximately 0.65 km west of Jack Hills Road on County Road 36 in the Municipality of Trent Lakes as shown on the key plan.

The project is being initiated as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects.  The study will include a review of structure rehabilitation and replacement alternatives and associated potential impacts on the study area environment.

Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process.  Public and agency input are invited for incorporation into the planning and design of the project.  Two (2) Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held on Wednesday August 23, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm  and Wednesday November 8, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Buckhorn Community Centre, 1782 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn Ontario, to provide  additional information, answer questions regarding the project, identify the nature of the work and solicit feedback and comments. The PICs will consist of a drop-in type format with displays showing alternative solutions. Staff from the County and Project Lead Consultant will be on hand to answer any questions. Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the County of Peterborough  intends to proceed with the planning, design, and construction of this project.

Copy of this Notice

If you are interested in providing comments or receiving further information on this project, please contact the following individuals:

Mr. Tyler Clemens
Consultant Project Manager
HP Engineering
400-2019 Robertson Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 8R2
Phone: (613) 695-3737
Fax: (613) 680-3636

Mrs. Kendra Reid, C.E.T.
Senior Engineering Technologist
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough, ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3202
Fax: (705) 749-2551

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. These comments will be maintained on file for use during the study in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. If you have any accommodation requirements in order to participate in this project please contact one of the project team members listed above.

Mississagua Lake Dam, Trent-Severn Waterway Construction Update

Date Posted: July 21, 2017

June 22, 2017 – This past week another significant milestone was passed in the construction of the new Mississagua Lake dam with the pouring of the remaining piers. The project remains on schedule and with unpredictable winter chills and spring rains now hopefully behind us, the contractor will be looking to build further momentum into the summer months.

In early May, work shifted from the easterly portion of the new dam to the construction of the westerly components. This required the adjustment of both the temporary coffer dam and water flow to create a new workspace. As a result of this process, water was passed over the new dam’s easterly sill for the first time.

With a new workspace created the contractor then poured the base of the second half of the new dam, followed by the pouring of the remainder of the new sill. The dam’s final two piers were formed and then the concrete poured in early June.

In the coming weeks the rollways for the two newly created spillways will be constructed. Work will then turn to the construction of the new dam deck which is anticipated to take place in early July.

The replacement of the Mississagua Lake Dam is part of Parks Canada’s unprecedented $3 billion dollar investment over 5 years to support infrastructure work to heritage, visitor, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada. These historic investments will mitigate health and safety risks, halt the loss of nationally significant built heritage and stimulate the economy in communities across the country.

Construction Site Safety

The replacement of the Mississagua Lake dam is a historic event and there has been tremendous interest amongst residents and visitors to the area. There have been many reports of unauthorized individuals accessing the site to take a look at how work is progressing. Unauthorized access to the construction site is strictly prohibited and can result in fines, serious injuries, or worse. Parks Canada will continue to provide regular updates and photos about the progress of this project. We respectfully ask that all posted signage be respected throughout this important project.

About Mississagua Lake Dam

The current dam at Mississagua Lake dates to approximately 1930 and replaced a timber crib dam that had been previously built in the area. Remnants of this timber crib dam can still be seen in the water upstream of the dam site. While numerous repairs have been made on the dam over the years, there have not been any major rehabilitations since the original construction. When the existing dam was built it was anticipated that the water level of Mississagua Lake would be set much higher, thus explaining the abnormal difference in height between the dam and the overflow weir.

For More Information:

For up-to-date news on infrastructure work along the Trent Severn Waterway, please visit our website: If you have questions about the project to replace the Mississagua Lake Dam or if you would like to be added to our community engagement list and receive updates on this project, please contact us at: and include Mississagua Lake Dam in the subject heading.

Piers of the new dam taking shape and construction zone
The piers of the new dam taking shape.

County Road 507 Construction

Date Posted: July 20, 2017

Peterborough County has advised that the rehabilitation construction project for County Road 507 will be commencing in August. Details are found below.

The Hot Mix Asphalt tender for the rehabilitation of County Road #507 has been awarded to Royel Paving.  Due to environmental concerns, the project will not start until August 15th, 2017.

Please see attached the Notice of Construction for County Road #507.  The notice has been posted on the County Of Peterborough’s web-site as well.  The link is;

Royel has expressed their concern for worker safety.  There are many sharp bends and sight distances that are of concern due to the horizontal and vertical curves on this road.

Royel will be reducing the speed limit through the work zone on County Road #507 as per 2012-11 Construction Zone By-law.  Royel will be placing regulatory speed signs of 50 km/hr over the existing 80 km/hr speed signs at the limits of construction, with Rb-5 signs (Maximum Speed Ahead) upstream of the reduced speed zone.  Royel will also be placing the MOT-14-04 signs or equivalent (Speeding Fines Doubled When Workers Present).  The signs will be bagged until the construction begins.  The regulatory speed signs of 50km/hr will not be placed over the existing 80km/hr signs until the construction begins.

The tentative completion date of mid-October is approximate and will vary dependent upon weather and other factors.

For additional information please do not hesitate to contact:

Dave Turkington
Engineering and Design Co-ordinator
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737, Ext. 3203
Fax: (705) 749-2551

Doug Saccoccia, P. Eng.
Assistant Manager, Engineering and Design
County of Peterborough
310 Armour Road
Peterborough ON K9H 1Y6
Phone: (705) 775-2737, Ext. 3201
Fax: (705) 749-2551

Special Council Meeting – July 24, 2017

Date Posted: July 19, 2017


The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Special Council Meeting on Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. for the adoption of a by-law for the acquisition of land and other time sensitive by-laws.

The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.

This meeting is open to the public. Citizens are invited to observe the proceedings, however, questions or comments from the gallery will not be received.

Dated this 19th day of July, 2017.

Kari Stevenson, Clerk
Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 Peterborough County Road 36
Trent Lakes ON K0M 1A0
Tel: 705-738-3800 ext. 240

Trent Lakes Garbage Report – Second Quarter

Date Posted: July 17, 2017

The results for the 2nd Quarter Garbage Report are now in. Overall in the first half of the year, as a whole, the garbage in the County is down by 94 tonnes compared to this time in 2016. Blue Box recycling is trending up with depots up by over 80 tonnes in the first half of the year.

Thank you Trent Lakes residents for helping to achieve these outstanding results. Let’s keep the down trend in garbage and the uptrend in recycling continuing!

Household Hazardous Waste Event

Date Posted: June 29, 2017

There will be a Household Hazardous Waste Event at the Cavendish Community Centre Sunday, July 9th. For more information about this event please click here.

The County of Peterborough is Updating their Waste Management Plan

Date Posted: June 28, 2017

The County of Peterborough is gathering data to update their Waste Management Master Plan. Your input would be appreciated. To take the Waste Management Survey, please click here.

Notice of Public Meeting – Tecasy Ranch OPA and ZBA – July 11, 2017

Date Posted: June 26, 2017

Flood Watch Cancelled

Date Posted:

DATE: June 25, 2017
TIME: 10:00 am
Message sent on the basis of information received from:
 Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
 Ministry of Natural Resources – Surface Water Monitoring Centre
 Environment Canada
 Trent-Severn Waterway
A FLOOD Watch for the Kawartha Conservation Watershed is cancelled. Watershed conditions status has
return to NORMAL.
Kawartha Conservation is asking warning all residents exercise cautious around from all water bodies, as well
as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Children should be warned of hazards associated with
water and water structures and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Kawartha Conservation at
705.328.2271 or 705.344.0155 after hours.
Iryna Shulyarenko Mark Majchrowski
Hydrologist Chief Administrative Officer

Buchorn Beach is Posted as Unsafe

Date Posted: June 22, 2017

Beach Testing Results

Beach sampling results will begin being posted June 6. 

The 2 public beaches in the City of Peterborough are sampled by PCCHU Public Health Inspectors at least once each business day.  Public beaches in Peterborough County are sampled at least once every week except for Belmont Lake Beach, Chandos Beach, Kasshabog Lake Beach, Quarry Bay Beach and White’s Beach which are sampled at least once in June, July and August.

Follow @Ptbohealth on Twitter for Beach Water Quality Updates.

Beach Name Date Sampled Beach Status
Backdam June 19, 2017 Safe
Beavermead June 21, 2017 Safe
Belmont Lake
Buckhorn June 21, 2017 Unsafe
Crowe’s Line June 21, 2017 Safe
Curve Lake Henrys Gumming June 20, 2017 Safe
Curve Lake Lance Wood Park June 20, 2017 Safe
Douro June 19, 2017 Safe
Ennismore June 20, 2017 Safe
Hiawatha June 15, 2017 Safe
Jones Beach June 20, 2017 Safe
Kasshabog Lake  
Lakefield June 19, 2017 Safe
Norwood June 19, 2017 Safe
Quarry Bay
Roger’s Cove June 21, 2017 Safe
Sandy Beach June 21, 2017 Safe
Selwyn June 20, 2017 Unsafe
Squirrel Creek June 15, 2017 Safe
Warsaw Caves June 19, 2017 Safe
White’s Beach June 16, 2017 Safe



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