Spring 2019
Communication E-Newsletter
News from our Mayor
Well the first 3 months of our term has been a whirlwind of activity for North Kawartha Council. Below are just a few of the items we are working on and/or have completed.
  • Deputy Mayor Whelan is taking the lead and making great progress on resolving the In-Water Jurisdiction matter and the outstanding OMB appeals 
  • Council will be starting lake tours this year in order to gain a better understanding of our waterfront geography   
  • The replacement of the Crowe River Bridge on County road 504 is scheduled to be completed this summer and the detour route will be Glen Alda Road for the duration of this project
  • Council made the following appointments to our Board and Committees:
Library Board: Councillor O’Shea and Councillor McLellan, Cindy Fischer, Cathie Leard and Carol MacLellan
Police Services Board: Mayor Amyotte and Shane Paquette
Crowe Valley Conservation Authority :
Councillor O’Shea
Upper Trent Water Management Partnership Council: Mayor Amyotte
Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park:
Councillor Miszuk and Deputy Mayor Whelan
Otonabee-Peterborough Source Protection Authority : Councillor O’Shea
Clear, Ston(e)y and White Lakes Environment Council: Councillor Miszuk 
  • We signed the lease for the continuation of ATM services in the current location
  • Council heard from the Lion’s Club regarding plans to improve Lions Park, and Community Care regarding the services they provide and their upcoming move to their new location
  • We provided support and feedback to the Province’s proposed changes to the Growth Plan
  • Council reviewed policies related to the new Cannabis Regulations and Secondary Suites

A huge accomplishment for Council is the passage of a 2.1% increase to the municipal budget dollars over last year. In my 15 years on Council this budget was one of the lowest ones we’ve passed. Factoring in our assessment portion of the growth there will be a 1.7% decrease in the municipal tax rate this year. I would like to thank all Township Staff for their efforts to bring forward such an efficient budget. I am so very proud of Council and our municipal team!

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. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time either via email mayor@northkawartha.ca or by phone (705)931-1342. I would be pleased to speak with you. 

Sincerely, Mayor Carolyn Amyotte
Council Meeting Minutes and Agendas "Did you Know?"

Public meetings are audio and video recorded and made available for public viewing on the Township’s Youtube channe l for a period of one year? The minutes recorded by the Clerk remain the official, permanent record of the meeting.
The Township encourages public participation in meetings of Council. If you wish to appear before Council in person you will need to send a written request, including the reason for your business, to the Deputy Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m., five (5) business days before the Council Meeting. More information about Addressing Council is available on the Township website. 
Spring 2019 Council Meetings

Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 9:30 am
Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 9:30 am
Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 9:30 am
Tuesday May 21, 2019 at 9:30 am
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, 2019, to Thursday, November 28, 2019.
  • 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 drop off their samples at Peterborough Public Health, 185 King St., Peterborough, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Fridays
  • or at the Public Health Ontario Laboratory at 99 Hospital Drive between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Easter Holiday Hours
The Municipal office will be closed from
Thursday April 18th and Monday April 22nd. We will O pen at 9 am on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019.
Municipal Office Closure- Victoria Day

The Municipal office will be closed on Monday May 20, 2019
We will Open at 9 am on Tuesday May, 21st, 2019
2019 Interim Tax Bill and Landfill pass
The 2019 Interim Tax Bill and Landfill 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:

  • Wednesday March 27, 2019; and
  • Wednesday May 29, 2019

Inside the mailing is also your 2019 Waste Site Pass- Keep them safe, a replacement pass will cost $20.00

Make paying your taxes easy for you, it's not too late to sign up for the pre-authorized payment program with three options. 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
The Friendly Hockey Jersey Challenge among Communities: Mayor Amyotte

The North Kawartha Knights defeated the Lakefield Chiefs and Selwyn's Mayor Mitchell was a great sport and donned the Knights Jersey at both a Selwyn Council meeting as well as a Peterborough County Council meeting. Unfortunately the Knights suffered a tough loss in the finals to the Uxbridge Bruins. It is Mayor Amyotte's turn to sport the opposing team jersey to a North Kawartha Council meeting. This was a fantastic opportunity to encourage community participation and support!
It's Time to Renew your Dog Licence!

Dog Tag renewals are $10.00 per spayed/neutered dog, $15 per non spayed/neutered dog until April 15th, 2019 and then the cost goes up by $5.00. Licences expire on December 31st of the year of issuance.
North Kawartha Public Library Hours

 Apsley Branch
175 Burleigh Street, Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
Phone: 705-656-4333 Fax: 705-656-2538
  • Tuesday to Friday 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Woodview Branch
66 Northey's Bay Rd (Wilson Park Community Centre) Woodview, ON Phone: 705-654-1071 
  • Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm *NEW
  • Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm

The North Kawartha Community Directory is due out May 1 st , 2019. To advertise in next years edition please contact Shawn Tucker at the North Kawartha Library at s.tucker@northkawarthalibrary.com

Spring Recreation
Parks and Recreation Spring Sports Programs.
For information on any of the following Spring Recreation Programs, please search Recreation Programs or call 705-656-4445, ext. 251
  • Adult Slo-Pitch Baseball
  • Gymnastics
  • Youth Baseball 
  • Youth Lacrosse
  • Youth Ball Hockey
  • Youth Soccer
  • Swim Program (at the beaches)
To enroll in our 2019 Spring and Summer programs, please download the appropriate forms as they become available from our website, or come in and fill them out at the North Kawartha Community Centre. Please be prepared to pay the registration fee. At the NKCC we accept cash, cheque or debit. Cheques are made payable to: The Township of North Kawartha. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and in some cases space is limited, so don't be disappointed! For additional information about specific programs, please visit our Recreation Programs page on the Township website.
NKCC and Fitness Centre Holiday Schedule:
Weekdays 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
Weekends and Holidays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Classes are offered in Core and Spin
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Burn Permits "Did you know"
Get your FREE Burn Permit online or you can visit one of the following locations during operating hours to obtain a burn permit in person at:
  • Municipal Office, 280 Burleigh Street, Apsley
  • Woodview General Store, 6220 Highway 28, Woodview
  • Anstruther Marina, 23 Fire Route 63, Anstruther Lake
  • Eels Lake Marina, 807 Eels Lake Road, Eels Lake

The following is not permitted:
  • 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
  • Burning during the daytime ( 8 AM until 6 PM) from April 1 until October 31
Waste Site Winter Hours
Effective up to and including May 26, 2019
Haultain Hours
Mon. - Closed
Tues., Thurs., Sat., 9-12
Wed., Fri., 1 - 4
Sun. 10 - 4
Anstruther Hours
Mon. Closed
Tues., Thurs., Sat. 1-4
Sun. 10 - 4
A reminder that you may use your 2018 gold coloured waste pass at the Transfer Station to access your 20 bag tags prior to their expiry or bring your waste pass to the Municipal Office to redeem your bag tags.
Waste Site Summer Hours
Effective Mon., May 27th up to and including Sunday, September 15th
Haultain Hours
Mon., Wed., Fri. 2 - 6 pm
Tues., Thurs., Sat., 10 am - 1pm
Sun., 12 - 8 pm
Anstruther Hours
Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 am - 1pm
Tues., Thurs., Sat., 2 - 6 pm
Sun. 12 - 18 pm
Transfer Stations are open on all Holiday Mondays, except Family Day, with Sunday Hours.
Easter Holiday Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection

Curbside garbage and recycling will run as normal.
Transfer Stations Holiday Schedule
Both Transfer Stations are open on all Holiday Mondays, except Family Day, with Sunday Hours.

June 2, 2019

Spring Clean Up/ Environmental Day is June 2, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Anstruther Transfer Station.
Building Code Corner

The most frequently asked question:
"When do I need a building permit?"

While this may appear to be a simple common sense question, it's crucial to understand what the Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Building Code Act define as a "building".
A "Building" is defined as:
  • A structure occupying an area greater than 10 square meters (108 square fee) consisting of a wall, roof and floor or any of them or a structural system serving the function thereof including all plumbing, works, fixtures and service systems appurtenant thereto.
  • A structure occupying an area of ten square meters (108 square feet) or less that contains plumbing, including the plumbing appurtenant thereto,
  • Plumbing not located in a structure
  • A sewage system or
  • Structures designed in the building code.

As evident, the definition of "building" includes aspects that some would not initially consider as a building. This misunderstanding often means people will build without a permit. Without question, if you plan to undertake a project that falls into the definition of "building", you are required to apply for a building Permit. If you are unsure if a building permit is required for your project, feel free to contact our Building & Planning Department and we would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you have.

Building/Planning Department

Janet Woodbeck – Building and Planning Assistant
705-656-5188 or ext 264
Laura Stone – Junior Planner   
Travis Toms – Chief Building Official/ By-Law Enforcement Officer
705-656-5182 or ext 237                               
Matt Aldom –Deputy Chief Building Official/By-law Enforcement Officer     
705-656-5186 or ext 231
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