Fall 2019
Communication E-Newsletter
Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month. Special meetings may be called at any time with proper notice.  
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As the summer winds down, Council and Township activities wind up. Here's what's coming up this fall:

September 7, 2019- Wilson Park Open House 
Re: draft by-law to prohibit boathouses in North Kawartha
September 8, 2019- Eastern Ontario Emergency Training Academy Firefighter Graduation in Norwood
September 24, 2019- Library Board Meeting
September 27, 2019- NK Roads Tour
October 22, 2019- Library Board Meeting
October 25, 2019- Police Service Board Meeting
November 26, 2019- Library Board Meeting

Special Meetings of Council

Tuesday September 10, 2019- Jack Lake Boat Tour
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.- Strategic Plan Review
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.- Grant Funding Deliberations
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.- Capital Forecast
Friday November 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.-  Budget Meeting #1
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.- Budget Meeting #2 (tentative)

Regular Meetings of Council will be held on:

* Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
* Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

All meetings to be held in the North Kawartha Council Chambers, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley Ont. K0L 1A0

  • Garbage is to be set out by 7 am the day of collection, and NOT before the day of collection.
  • Please do not put loose garbage in containers.
  • Residents on private roads must ensure that roads are passable. Passable conditions shall include snowplowing, sanding and/or salting.
Missed Garbage or Recycling Collection 

  • Please contact Waste Connections of Canada immediately at 705-742-4268, so that the situation may be corrected, or alternate arrangements made.
  • If your garbage or recycling is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, please place out at your next scheduled pick up.
  • If you missed your garbage or recycling collection, you may put a bag tag on it and take it to the nearest transfer station, or put it out at your next collection day.
Holiday Schedules
The Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection will not be affected on any Statutory Holiday from Easter Monday to Thanksgiving Monday, inclusive. During these holidays, Curbside garbage and recycling will run as normal. As an example, there will be no curbside garbage or recycling collection on Family Day of each year. Collection will resume the following Monday.

Fall Events In our Community

The Apsley & District Lions Club

Lions Bingo
Every Wednesday, year-round at the NKCC 7-9 pm (Weather Permitting)

Christmas Santa Claus Parade and Celebrations
On Saturday November 30, 2019, the  Apsley Lions Club hosts the annual Santa Claus Parade and Christmas Party. The Parade starts at 6:00 pm at the Apsley Public School, continues along Burleigh Street to Wellington, then along Jack Lake Road to the North Kawartha Community Centre, where more festivities ensue. Inside the NKCC refreshments are served along with "Loot" bags for kids 10 and under. If everyone has been good, there just might be a visit from Santa himself! Come on out for a great time!

The Apsley Autumn Studio Tour is renowned for the quality of the artists working in a variety of disciplines. Located in the North Kawarthas, many of the studios are tucked away in beautiful, scenic locations where our local artists and guests present new and exciting works created specifically for this annual event.

From the molten heat of the glass furnaces to the cool, smooth feel of carved stone and all points in between, our self-guided tour is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists in person.

This year's tour includes 12 studio locations presenting 24 artists and artisans whose work encompasses a wide spectrum within the disciplines of painting, jewellery, glass art, sculpture, fabric art, pottery, felting and metalwork.

Immerse yourself in a weekend of interesting and engaging art set against a backdrop of beautiful fall colour. Come for a day or for the weekend; stay in local accommodations and enjoy a leisurely tour of our countryside and a warm welcome at our studios.

The annual tour takes place Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Transfer Stations Locations

The Anstruther Transfer Station is located at 400 Anstruther Lake Road, Apsley ON K0L 1A0.  On the south side of Anstruther Lake Road, approximately 1km in from Highway 28.
Anstruther Lake Road is approximately 1 km south of Apsley, on the west side of Highway 28.  Residential construction and demolition material is allowed, on a seasonal basis and for a fee, at the Anstruther Transfer Station.

The Haultain Transfer Station is located at 6879 Highway 28, Woodview ON          K0L 3E0.
On the east side of Highway 28, approximately 18 km south of Apsley.

recycling_thumbs_up.jpg   Waste Site Winter Hours

Effective September 16, 2019 up to and including May 31, 2019

Haultain Hours
Mon.Closed, Tues. 9-12, Wed. 1-4, Thurs. 9-12, Fri.1-4,         Sat. 9-12,  Sun. 10-4

Anstruther Hours
Mon. Closed, Tues. 1-4, Wed. 9-12, Thurs.1-4, Fri.9-12, Sat. 1-4, Sun.10-4.

Please visit  Programs and Services page to view a list of items excepted at either Transfer Station.  All fees are listed on our   Tipping Fees page.

North Kawartha Community Centre    is located at 340 McFadden
Road, Apsley ON K0L 1A0. 

Planning a wedding or event ? Check out our facilities !

We offer a variety programs. On top of annual seasonal programs such as baseball, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, an adult hockey league, and figure skating, we also sponsor other programs such as ping pong, adult volleyball, pick-up hockey, and plenty of public skating.  In addition, there is the fully-equipped NKCC Fitness Centre , and various fitness classes are offered. 

In the Summer there are tennis/pickleball courts at Wilson Park . And we are always open to looking at new program ideas.   

For more information, please go to our website page or Contact us at                705-656-4445 ext.251 or the Parks & Rec Event Line (Public Skating times and general information) at 705-656-4445 ext. 254 

The North Kawartha Figure Skating Club prides itself on providing programs for the entire community. Come and learn to skate with us, where our skaters love the action, music and fun. Then in March they get to display the results of all their hard work and dedication in a spectacular ice show. 

Figure skating lessons at the NKCC begin September 10, 2019 and end with the North Kawartha Figure Skating Club Annual Show on Saturday, March 28, 2020. With many skill levels, we are able to assess your child's skating abilities and place them in the appropriate group.

North Kawartha Gymnastics has a mandate to build strength, agility, coordination and confidence in children ages 1 and up. We are a family friendly program focused on enhancing local children's athletic abilities, and instilling a life-long pattern of healthy habits.
Gymnastics runs year-round and is divided into several sessions, accommodating differing skill levels. Register early, to ensure your child gets a preferred spot.

Fall 2019 Gymnastics 
Fall Gymnastics takes place at the NKCC from September 16 to December 18, 2019. (Excluding Thanksgiving Monday and Hallowe'en).
Level placement is based on age and/or ability, therefore some age groups overlap.

In order for us to make the necessary arrangements (based on enrollment) for the Winter Gymnastics Program, please register in advance by downloading the Fall Gymnastics 2019 Registration Form here and dropping it off at the NKCC (North Kawartha Community Centre), or by scanning and emailing the form to us.

Adult Hockey League
We offer an Adult Hockey League that plays at the NKCC from September to March, Thursday evenings 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. If you are interested in playing or putting a team in the League, please contact us at 705-656-4445.

Apsley Minor Hockey Association (AMHA)
AMHA games and practices take place at the NKCC from October to March. See Apsley Minor Hockey or contact  Apsley Minor Hockey for more details.

We offer an Oldtimers League that plays at the NKCC from September to March, Tuesday evenings 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm. If you are interested, please contact 705-761-4371.

Pick-Up Hockey
Regular Pick-Up Hockey takes place at the NKCC from September to March. The cost is $5 per player, Wednesday evenings from 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm.

From the Fire Department

To ensure Emergency Responders are able to locate you in the event you call 911 please be reminded to make sure your 911 signs and fire route/street signs are maintained and brush is cut back for visibility. If you have a water access only property please ensure your green 911 sign is in a place that is highly visible as well.

Please be advised that there are No Dogs allowed at the beach and that Smoking is Prohibited. Let's continue to work together to keep our beach clean and environmentally friendly and safe for all to enjoy.



Changes to Mailing Address


We require any changes to your mailing address to be in writing and submitted to our Finance Department. Please provide changes to our Finance Department by fax,  e-mail , mail or in person at our Municipal Office located at 280 Burleigh Street in Apsley, Ontario. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The North Kawartha Public Library  publishes the North Kawartha Community Directory . This directory lists local businesses and services.
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Community Improvement Plan Update: 
The deadline to submit Community Improvement Plan applications has been extended until the end of the year, and will be approved on a first come first serve basis until funds run out. Please contact Eric Rempel or at 705-656-5183 for more information on CIP grants and loans for local businesses.
Holiday Office Closures

The Municipal Office will be closed on Monday October 14, 2019 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  


The Municipal Office will be closed Monday November 11, 2019 for Remembrance Day.
We will reopen Tuesday, November 12 at 9:00 am.

News from the Property Tax Department

By-law 2019-087 was passed during the August 13, 2019 council meeting.

Setting the final levy due dates for the  Commercial and Industrial assessed properties to:
Monday October 28th, 2019 and Monday December 16th 2019

Establishing that commencing in the 2020 taxation year the final levy for all of the assessment classes will have the same due dates. The commercial and Industrial assessed classed properties will not have a separate due dates. These months will be March, May, July & September of 2020, exact dates to be announced early January 2020.

Amendment  to By-Law 2019-088 was made to By-law 2019-2020 to add two additional tax assessment classes and rates for Industrial vacant land and Industrial Excess Land.

Hockey Night in Apsley!   
The Township of North Kawartha is pleased to be home to the
North Kawartha Knights Junior C hockey franchise. The Knights' home games are played predominately on Saturday nights at the NKCC.
Click  here  for the Knights' 2019/20 home schedule, or visit the  North Kawartha Knights  for complete schedules, stats, rosters, links to   "live" game stats  and the  PJHL  (Provincial Junior Hockey League) website, contact information, sponsorship opportunities and more! The Knights can also be reached at the NKCC by calling 705-656-9189.

Library service came to our area in the 1930s thanks to the dedication and hard work of the local Women's Institute. Today the North Kawartha Public Library has 2 branches to serve the needs of our residents.

The Main branch
is located in Apsley next to the North Kawartha Health Centre. It is open year round, 5 days a week and offers a wide variety of services including books, DVDs, computer courses, children's programming, maintaining local historical records and free high speed public internet access.   

The Woodview branch
is located at 66 Northey's Bay Road at the Wilson Park Community Centre, in the southern part of our Township and is open year round three days a week. This branch also offers books and DVDs as well as free high speed public internet access. 

Both locations offer free, "always on" wireless internet access, a very popular service for both our year round and seasonal residents.

Adult Volleyball

Adult Volleyball for male and female adults (ages 18 and up) is played on Monday nights, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at The Apsley Public School (238 Burleigh Street, Apsley ON K0L 1A0).    
This is a wonderful opportunity for North Kawartha residents to share both pleasantry and exercise in a comfortable, clean, new, public school gymnasium, once each week through the long winter months and into Spring. 
Both experienced and non-experienced players will enjoy the time shared in competitive but affable moments!