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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.

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Bulky Plastic Update

Date Posted: August 15, 2019

Effective immediately, container-type plastics such as drums, pails and Tupperware storage containers can only be accepted in the bulky plastics program if they are cut in half or have the lids removed and have been inspected by a site attendant.

2019 Bulky Plastic Collection List

plastic purple beach pail lying on its side on white background


Culvert Rehabilitation on Highway 28

Date Posted: August 9, 2019

Notice of Commencement for a Detail Design Study – Culvert Rehabilitation on Highway 28, from Highway 7 to Long Lake Road. G.W.P. 4020-17-00

D.M. Wills Associated Limited (Wills) has been retained by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to undertake a detailed design study and preparation of a Contract Package for the Replacement/Rehabilitation of various non-structural culverts on Highway 28, from Hwy 7 (9.5 km East of Peterborough) to Long Lake Road in the Townships of Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Trent Lakes, Otonabee-South Monaghan and North Kawartha.

As part of the culvert works, environmental planning, socio-economic assessments, cultural assessments and natural science assessments including fisheries, wildlife, vegetation and Species at Risk (SAR) will be conducted. 

Temporary traffic delays including single lane closures and flagging operations are anticipated as a result of the culvert replacement/rehabilitation. A Traffic Management Plan will be developed to manage potential traffic impacts.

The Key Map demonstrates the location of the Study Area. 

Map showing study area from north of Woodview to the intersection of Highway 28 with Highway 7

The Process

This project is following an approved process for a Group ‘C’ undertaking in accordance with the MTO Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities (2000). Through this process, an Environmental Screening Document (ESD) will be prepared documenting the existing evaluation of alternatives where applicable and, recommendations for appropriate mitigation measures.


You are encouraged to contact the Project Consultant or the Ministry by August 23, 2019 if you have any questions or concerns regarding this project.

Ken Smith, P. Eng.
Manager, Water Resources
D.M. Wills Associates Limited
150 Jameson Drive
Telephone: 705-742-2297 x 250
Fax: 705-741-3568


Marleine Toussaint, P. Eng.
MTO Project Manager
Ministry of Transportation, Eastern Region
1355 John Counter Blvd.
Kingston, ON K7L 5A3
Telephone: 613-545-4851
Fax: 613-540-5106

Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

If you require accessibility under the Ontarians with Disabilties Act, please contact either Project Team member above. 

We encourage you to contact the MTO or Wills’ Project Manager at any time if you have questions or concerns about this project. Thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation. 

Civic Holiday Hours

Date Posted: July 31, 2019

The Municipality of Trent Lakes office will be
closed on Monday, August 5th, 2019 for the Civic Holiday.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, August 7th, 2019.

All Waste Transfer Stations will be open on the holiday Monday and operate on Sunday hours of noon to 8 p.m.

Council and Saff Wish Everyone
a Safe and Happy Civic Holiday Long Weekend!

Two wooden Muskoka chairs on a dock overlooking a calm lake.

Reminder: Survey closes at the end of July!

Date Posted: July 30, 2019

Trent Lakes is developing a Facilities Master Plan!

We are looking for the community’s input into the priorities and drivers that will shape the next 5-20 years of municipal investment in our facilities. This includes community centres, public works yards, waste management, sports fields, and more. Please fill out our quick survey and have your say at this link, open now until July 31. Thank you!

Partnership Agreement Opportunity – Collection of Alcohol Containers

Date Posted: July 24, 2019

The Municipality is seeking interest from local organizations who wish to enter into a Partnership Agreement with the Municipality for the collection of alcohol containers at one of the Transfer Station Sites.

The Municipality is interested in improving resident access and participation in deposit return systems and providing opportunities to give back to the local community.

Interested organizations must be local and the proceeds must go towards benefiting the community.

Responsibilities of the Community Partner include:

  • Regular pick up of containers, ensuring cleanliness of collection site;
  • Annual fee of $200;
  • Provide annual reporting on quantities collected.

Upon expressing interest, organizations must provide a brief summary of their organization, where the funds are being utilized in the community and preference of transfer station site for the collection location. The deadline to submit this information is August 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information on this program or to submit notice of interest, please contact the Waste Management Coordinator at 705-738-3800 ext. 226 or

Notice of Special Closed Meeting of Council

Date Posted: July 23, 2019

The Council of the Municipality of Trent Lakes will hold a Special Closed Session meeting on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. under Section 239(2)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, to discuss personal matters about an identifiable individual.

This meeting will be held in the Boardroom at 760 County Road 36, Trent Lakes.

Dated this 23rd day of July, 2019.

Jessie Clark, Acting Clerk
Municipality of Trent Lakes
760 Peterborough County Road 36
Trent Lakes ON K0M 1A0
Tel: 705-738-3800 ext. 219
Fax: 705-738-3801

Facility Master Plan Open House

Date Posted: July 19, 2019

Let your opinion on Municipal assets be heard. Tell us what’s important to the Community!

Where: Nogies Creek Fire Station Training Room
760 Peterborough County Rd 36, Trent Lakes                                                                                                                                                   
When: Saturday July 20, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
For further information contact: Bianca Dragicevic at

Facilities Master Plan Open House

Amended Waste By-Law

Date Posted: July 17, 2019

At their Regular Council meeting held July 16, 2019, Council amended the Waste By-Law B2016-142 to suspend the quarterly restrictions for the current waste card, effective July 1 quarter onwards for a one-year trial.

Gannon’s Narrows Bridge Update

Date Posted: July 15, 2019

Please be advised the Gannon’s Narrows Bridge is no longer closed to all traffic, however, the bridge may be down to single lane traffic at times up until the completion of the project which is estimated to be September 27, 2019.

Please contact Peter Nielsen at the County of Peterborough regarding any questions.

Phone: (705) 775-2737 x 3200



Facilities Master Plan Open House

Date Posted: July 13, 2019

Trent Lakes is developing a Facilities Master Plan! 

We are looking for the community’s input into the priorities and drivers that will shape the next 5-20 years of municipal investment in our facilities. This includes community centres, public works yards, waste management, sports fields, and more. 

Please complete the survey! 

Please fill out our quick survey and have your say at this link, open now until July 31, 2019.

We’re also having an Open House: 

Saturday July 20, 2019,
9 am to 12 pm, 
Nogies Creek Fire Station Training Room, 
760 Peterborough County Rd 36, Trent Lakes. 

For further information contact: Bianca Dragicevic at


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