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New Sign By-law

The Council of the Township of Scugog has passed a new Sign By-law.  Among other things, new provisions have been included in the by-law relating to Real Estate Signs.  To read about these new provisions, please click the link below.

Sign By-law

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Road Rehabilitation

The Regional Municipality of Durham is proceeding with road rehabilitation on Simcoe Street (Regional Road 2), from 200 metres south of the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) bridge to 620 metres north of Coates Road, in the City of Oshawa and the Township of Scugog. The work will consist of intersection improvements, culvert and storm sewer replacement, guide rail replacement, roadway illumination, ditching, asphalt removal and replacement and new pavement markings.

Daily lane restrictions will be required on Simcoe Street and Coates Road to perform the work in a safe and efficient manner; however access to industrial/residential entranceways will be maintained when possible. Motorists should expect delays within the construction limits during the project.

The Region's contractor, Brennan Paving Ltd., will start work the week of Aug. 17 and is expected to complete the work by Nov. 27. Please note that unfavourable weather conditions may influence the work schedule.

The Region realizes that the construction work will be disruptive and will complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. Drivers are asked to exercise additional caution for pedestrian and construction worker safety.

For more information: Road Rehabilitation

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August 14, 2015

Please be advised that as of Friday, August 14, 2015, the Township of Scugog Fire Department will be lifting the burn ban.

This means that as of Friday, August 14, 2015, open air burning will again be permitted.  Permit holders should call Fire Administration (905-985-2384) to activate their open air or oversize burn permits.

The Fire Department would like to take this time to thank you for your cooperation with the burn ban when it was in effect.

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The Township has given conditional approval to allow limited site alteration at the Greenbank Airport Site for the purpose of permitting the owner to conduct remediation at the Site to address the contaminated and/or prohibited fill deposited in contravention of the Site Alteration Agreement with the owner and the Site Alteration By-law.  The Township's consultant, Golder Associates Ltd.  has identified prohibited materials and contaminants of concern in the stockpiled fill materials at concentrations that are above the applicable soil criteria. The remediation plan targets 31 separate locations in the stockpile. At one location that is difficult to access, the owner intends to inject amendments into the soil to attempt to degrade the contaminants. At the remaining 30 locations, excavation will be used to remove the soil at each location where contamination was previously found. Excavated soil will be placed in temporary stockpiles and testing of each stockpile will be completed to determine whether it can be either used as backfill or removed from the Site to an appropriate disposal facility. At each of the remediation locations, soil testing will be conducted by a Qualified Person to confirm that all contaminated fill has been removed. The Township has also retained Golder to conduct full monitoring of the remediation activities.  The Township continues to prohibit any new fill from being brought on to the Site and intends to conduct further independent testing to verify that full remediation has been achieved in accordance with the conditional approval given.

For particulars of the conditional approval given the following documents can be accessed:

1.  Conditional Approval Letter from Loopstra Nixon LLP to Miller Thomson LLP dated July 21, 2015

2.   Remediation Plan by D.L.Services Inc. dated June 8, 2015 as clarified on June 29, 2015; and

3.   Comments by Golder Associates Ltd. Dated July 8, 2015.

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Community Grant Applications – Events Occurring between January to March

The Township of Scugog is accepting grant applications for events occurring between the months of January to March.  All applications for events occurring between the timeline must be submitted by December 15th.
For more information, please click here.

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2015 Final Tax Bills

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.

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Township of Scugog and Fire Fighters Negotiate Collective Agreement

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 mayorrowett@scugog.ca and Clint Walker, President SPFFA at scugogpffaassoc@gmail.com.

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Get Real Durham!

Get Real Scugog! Fires are happening in your community! Watch for fire safety tips and other information on our website at Get Real Durham.

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2015 Capital & Operating Budget and Business Plans

The 2015 Operating & Capital Budget for the Township of Scugog will be presented at the next Council meeting on Monday, March 30, 2015.

The draft 2015 Budget Summary may be viewed here.

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2015 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations for the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame are now being accepted for the 2015 Induction Ceremony. Nomination forms are available for pickup at the Municipal Office and Scugog Arena. Please complete the forms and return them to Scugog Arena by April 24th for consideration. For further information please contact Brenda at brobinson@scugog.ca or at 905-985-8698 x 100.

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