In view of the forecast for this weekend, please click here to read a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety issued by Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority or here to read a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook issued by Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.
With Canada Day approaching, please click here for Fireworks Safety Tips.
The annual intake for the Scugog Youth Initiative Grant Program is now open. Visit Township of Scugog Youth Grant Opportunities for details.
The 2015 Final Property Tax Bills have been mailed. Due dates for the 2015 final tax billing are as follows:
- June 25, 2015
- September 25, 2015
Tax payments can be made in person, by mail, pre-authorized payment plan, and on-line banking. Interac is available for your convenience.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not excuse a taxpayer from the responsibility for payment of taxes, nor relieve the assessed owner of liability for any penalties or interest due to late payment.
If you have not received your tax bill, please contact the tax office at: 905-985-7346 ext. 102 or 106.
The Splash Pad at Palmer Park is scheduled to open to the public on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm each day until the Labour Day weekend.
Enbridge Gas Distribution to Announce Support for the Township of Scugog Fire Department and the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council
Click here to read about an announcement that will be made on June 15, 2015.
There will be a scheduled service disruption at the Municipal Office (181 Perry St., Port Perry) and the Scugog Recreation and Community Centre (1655 Reach St., Port Perry). The disruptions will be from 12:45 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015.
This disruption includes:
√ Municipal Office (181 Perry St., Port Perry) closure to allow all Municipal Staff to participate in the Pan Am Torch Relay Celebration at Palmer Park.
√ Scugog Recreation & Community Centre (1655 Reach St., Port Perry) closure to allow all Municipal Staff to participate in the Pan Am Torch Relay Celebration at Palmer Park.
The following alternative services are available:
Municipal Office and the Scugog Community Recreation Centre will reopen at 2:00 p.m.
On behalf of the Township of Scugog, we would like to thank you for your patience in this matter.
For questions or additional information please contact:
Chris Harris, Acting Chief Administrative Officer
905-985-7346 ext. 116
TAKE NOTE that Council will hold a Closed Session meeting on June 22, 2015 at 9:00 am in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry to discuss Labour relations or employee negotiations pursuant to Section 239(2)(d) of the Municipal Act, 2001.
A Special Council Meeting will take place on June 22, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry to discuss Plan of Subdivision Application S-S-2014-02, Zoning By-Law Amendment Application Z/04/2014, Homeland Development Group Ltd. (1642 King Street, Prince Albert, Part Lot 17, Concession 4, Part 2 Plan 40R-24815, Ward 2) – Supplementary Report
Port Perry - June 2, 2015
The Township of Scugog and the Scugog Professional Fire Fighters Association (SPFFA), the Association representing the Township's four full-time firefighters, have negotiated a four-year collective agreement. This agreement, which was within the Council's mandate, includes wage and benefit improvements for firefighters.
"We are pleased that we were able to reach a freely negotiated collective agreement with the IAFF and avoid arbitration," said Mayor Thomas Rowett. "This agreement respects the important role of our fire fighters and provides for labour stability".
"The parties worked together to address the needs of the community all the while continuing to address some important issues. We have shown that by working together agreements can be reached, avoiding arbitration which is costly to both parties and closing the wage parity gap that exists with our comparators," said Clint Walker, President SPFFA. "Our members play a critical role in keeping Scugog safe. We are pleased that Council recognized this with a collective agreement that includes clearer language and wage and benefit improvements."
The collective agreement includes changes to language to streamline the promotional process, some improvements to benefits, as well as retroactive wage increases and a future wage increase.
"In terms of the wage increases, we were in a position where there was a significant wage gap with other comparative fire departments. Had we not negotiated this agreement, we would have found ourselves in the costly hands of the provincial arbitration process with similar results. By freely negotiating this agreement, we save the costs of arbitration while having more say on the final outcome. We achieved this result in a professional and respectful manner with our local full-time firefighters and recognize the extremely important service they provide to our residents." Mayor Rowett acknowledged.
The new collective agreement was ratified by the IAFF Local 4679 on May 19, 2015 and by the Township of Scugog Council on June 1, 2015.
For additional information you may contact Mayor Tom Rowett at 905-985-7346 ext. 116 / email firstname.lastname@example.org and Clint Walker, President SPFFA at email@example.com.
The following road closures will take place due to the 2015 Canada Day Celebrations:
Closure 1: Water Street between Mary Street and Queen Street between the hours of 6:00am to 10:30pm on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.
Closure 2: Water Street between Mary Street and Casimir Street between the hours of 6:00am to 1:00pm to accommodate Parade overflow on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Closure 3: Queen Street from Ottawa Street to Simcoe Street for the Vettes for Vets Parade between the hours of 10:00 am to 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 1, 2015
Closure 4: Queen Street from Simcoe Street to Water Street for the Vettes for Vets Parade between the hours of 6:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Closure 5: Ottawa Street from Queen Street to Mcdonald Street for the Vettes for Vets Parade between the hours of 8:00am to 11:30am on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Closure 6: Vos' Independent Grocers parking lot, east side, for the fireworks display from 5:00pm until 11:00pm
If you have any questions about the road closure, please contact the Public Works Department at 905-985-7346.
Mike Donnelly, CRSS
Manager of Technical Services