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 Spring 2020 Communication E-Newsletter
Council Update from Mayor Amyotte
All meetings are open to the public and are also video recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel. Please visit  for all things municipal in North Kawartha. If you would like to receive regular municipal updates you may also subscribe to North Kawartha's email alerts via the website as well. For those of you that are active on social media please follow me @MayorAmyotte on Facebook and Twitter . It is my intent to share positive, factual and timely information about issues, events and happenings that impact our community and residents. To contact me directly, my phone number is (705) 931-1342 and my email is .

Here's a few things that Council did in the first quarter of 2020:
·        Approved the 2020 municipal budget at a 2.9% increase over last year's budget dollar to dollar. Factoring in our assessment growth, this represents a 0.2% increase in the municipal tax rate.  The budget includes many items including a new position for an Economic Development Officer, streamlining processes in the Building and Planning department with the introduction of E-permitting, required maintenance for the now 10 year old NKCC, and municipal funds to complement the federal and provincial grant monies received for the reconstruction of Mt. Julian/Viamede and Reid's Roads. My thanks to staff for all their hard work in developing this budget. 
·        Received an update from the Apsley & District Lion's Club regarding the revitalization of the Lion's Park. Council reaffirmed our support of the project by providing funds for the development of a Park Plan and will work with them in their grant application efforts.
·        Welcomed David Hornblow to the position of Deputy Chief Building Official/Bylaw Enforcement Officer.
·        Gave permission for the Canadian Military to conduct training exercises at the Glen Alda Community Centre, Chandos Beach and the former Fire Station 3 on County Road 504 in February.
·        Approved the expenditure of Main Street Revitalization funds for a number of our public spaces including new benches, waste/recycling receptacles, picnic tables and umbrellas, visitor message centre/info board, bike racks, banners, signage and planters.
·        Joined the Eastern Ontario wardens Caucus and other Municipalities in advocating for Rural Broadband Investment with the Federal Government.
·        Endorsed the Peterborough Public Board of Health's position paper on the Modernization of Public Health.
·        Passed a bylaw to establish a Community Safety Zone along McFadden Road.
·        For the 2nd year in a row  Selwyn Township  Mayor Andy Mitchell sported the lovely  North Kawartha Knights  
 jersey at a County Council meeting.
Our Knights beat the  Lakefield Chiefs in game 7 of the  Provincial Junior Hockey League Orr Division Cougar Cup Semi-Finals. Regardless of the outcome both Selwyn and North Kawartha are winners when it comes to being good neighbours with fantastic community spirit.
Now on to the finals against the  Clarington  Eagles.
Picture of Mayors wearing hockey jerseys
Property Tax Information

The 2020 Interim Tax Bill and Transfer Waste Site Pass were mailed out to property owners at the end of February. Keep a look out for yours! This will include two (2) installments that are due on:
Friday, March 27, 2020
Wednesday, May 27,2020
Make paying your taxes easy for you! It's not too late to sign up for the pre-authorized payment program with a choice of three payment schedules. If you have any questions about your tax bill, payment options or any of the items enclosed in your tax bill, please contact the Finance Department at 705-656-4445 ext. 235 or visit the Taxation page on our website.

Attention commercial property owners:
Please note that for our final tax billing, the commercial due dates have changed. All final tax bills will be mailed out at the end of June including residential, commercial, industrial and multi-residential.

Your 2020 Waste Site Pass is included in your tax bill mailing - Keep this safe. A replacement pass may cost $20.00. 

Every four years, all properties receive updated assessment notices. Your new assessment notice will be mailed in May 2020 and will start to be rolled out in your 2021 taxes. Using this notice you can register for the MPAC AboutMyProperty portal  to find information about your property and your assessment. 

Contact MPAC at  1-866-296-6722 or visit if you have any questions about your assessment or "AboutMyProperty"

Events at the North Kawartha Community Centre

Kawartha and Haliburton Trappers Carnival  will be held this year on Saturday March 7th, 2020 at the
North Kawartha Community Centre from  9 am to 4 pm. This event is  held in conjunction with the AMHA's Minor Hockey Tournament which runs from 8 am to 7 pm. A fun and educational day for all! 

Sunday, May 10,2020 from 11 am to 1 pm - Lions Mother's Day Brunch  at the  North Kawartha Community Centre Banquet Hall.  For a full menu and cost please visit 

In April or May Peterborough Public Health will be holding a  Low Cost Rabies Clinic  across the County and City to help protect pet dogs and cats against the disease. These vaccinations are low-cost at $30 per pet, cash only.  Dogs must be leashed and cats caged or restrained. To confirm date at the North Kawartha Community Centre, please contact Peterborough Public Health  or at 705-743-1000, ext. 240.
Municipal Office Closure- Victoria Day
The Municipal office will be closed on 
Monday, May 18, 2020
We will Open at 9 am on Tuesday May, 19th, 2020

Building & Planning Corner

Building projects that do not  require a building permit are still subject to zoning Bylaws. 

With the spring building season around the corner   We  cannot  stress enough how important it is to  always  check with our Building Officials  prior  to beginning any project. This is to make sure that you have met all requirements, have all the necessary approvals and are in compliance with all applicable regulations. Failure to do this can cause a delay of the processing of your application. 
To sign up for the 2020 Recreation programs i t's preferable to register at the  NKCC  where we can answer your questions and accept payment. At the NKCC we accept  cash, debit or cheque.  
Cheques made payable to: The Township of North Kawartha.

For some it may be more convenient to download, fill out and mail the form, along with a cheque (please do not send cash) to:
NKCC Sports Registration
c/o The Township of North Kawartha
PO Box 550,
280 Burleigh St.,
Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
The Tennis/Pickleball courts which were beautifully refurbished in 2019, will open, traditionally after the May Victoria Day weekend at the Wilson Park Community Centre.
There is indoor Adult Pickleball on Monday and Thursday evenings until the end of June at the Apsley Public School, and just starting up is Indoor Pickleball at the NKCC, organized by the ABC Seniors, on Wednesdays 10 am to 3 pm.

For listing of recurring events at our 3 Community Centres.

Council Meetings

Spring 2020 Council Meetings
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 9:30 am
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 9:30 am
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 9:30 am
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 9:30 am
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9:30 am
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 9:30 am

View Council Agendas and Minutes to help stay  informed!
The Township encourages public participation in meetings of Council. If you wish to appear before Council please visit our Delegation Page for further details.
Community Safety Zone-McFadden Road
A Community Safety Zone will be in effect on McFadden Road once signage is in place.  

A Community Safety Zone is a designation under the Highway Traffic Act which states penalties for driving offenses within its zone are doubled.  The intent of this zone is to modify driver behaviour and thereby increase safety for travellers.  Community Safety Zones are implemented to advise motorists that they are within a zone where public safety is of special concern.  McFadden Road is home to our Community Centre, a church, and senior living.   
Sign of Community Safety zone
The Municipal office will be closed Friday, April 10th for Good Friday and Monday, April 13th for Easter Monday. We will Open at 9 am on 
Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
Burn permits are required for all open air burning in the Township of North Kawartha. This includes campfires of any size and brush burning.
If you are unable to complete the Burn Permit Online  you must attend an issuing location to complete a burn permit in person.   
You can visit one of the following locations during operating hours to obtain a burn permit in person:   
* Woodview General Store, 6220 Highway 28, Woodview
* Anstruther Marina, 23 Fire Route 63, Anstruther Lake
* Municipal Office, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley
    The following are not permitted:   

    • Burning during the daytime ( 8 AM until 6 PM) from April 1 until October 31
    • Use of Burn barrels
    • Burning of grass or leaves
    • Ignition of or use of flying lantern (also known as sky lantern)
    • Burning of garbage or hazardous to the environment materials
Both Transfer Stations sites are on Winter hours until May 31, 2020. They are open Easter and Victoria Day Mondays with Sunday hours.  Summer Transfer Station Hours go into effect on June 1st, 2020.

Also, Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection runs as normal on Holiday Mondays. 
For missed Curbside Garbage Collection call Waste Connections 705-742-4268. 
For missed Curbside Recycling Collection call The County of Peterborough 705-775-2737 ext 0 and Emterra at 705-742-3139.
Ever wondered what to put in your recycling bin?

Environmental Day will be  Sun., June 7, 2020. 
This event sees the seasonal opening of existing services, and one-day-only special services. The County of Peterborough opens the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) depot, has blue bins available, and is on hand to provide education, and answer your questions.

For complete information regarding Waste, including transfer station hours, what can and cannot be disposed of, the Re-Use Depot, etc. Please visit    Garbage and Recycling  for more information.

A reminder that you may use your Yellow Waste Pass Cards before they expire on May 31, 2020 to access your 20 bag tags. You can bring your waste pass card to the Municipal Office or the Transfer Stations to redeem your bag tags. You can start using the Orange waste pass  at the Transfer Station  as of June 1, 2020. 
Renew your  Dog License
An annual licence fee shall be levied upon every dog owner in the Township. The Licence Fee, if obtained prior to April 15 th , is $10 per spayed/neutered dog, $15 per non-spayed/non-neutered dog . There is a $5 increase in the fee after that date. A maximum of three dogs are permitted per any single dwelling unit (with the exception of kennels).


Residents who live in flood susceptible  areas are asked to take precautions to  protect life and property and to stay away  from fast moving water.  Sand bags should be available at your local hardware stores. T reat wells according to direction from the Peterborough Public Health Unit.


Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30 am to 11:30 am - Community Care-Sponsored, Seniors, Free, Exercise Class

For information on additional group fitness classes, please visit the Fitness Classes page or call 705-656-4445 ext. 253.

Please access " Features and Helpful Hints" for tips to navigate our website.
Well Water Testing Service Drop off at North Kawartha Township Municipal Office
The free well water drop-off service at the Municipal Office will resume Tuesday, April 2, 2020, to Thursday, November 26, 2020.
  • Residents can pick up a free water sample bottle(s) here at the Municipal Office Monday to Friday 9 am- 4:30 pm
  • Residents may drop off their water samples on Tuesday and/or Thursday's between        9 am-10 am
  • Residents may also drop off their samples at Peterborough Public Health  or Public Health Ontario Laboratory