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2015 Weight Restrictions

The 2015 Weight Restriction Season for ALL Township of Scugog roads will begin Monday, March 9, 2015 and will end on approximately Friday, May 15, 2015.  The actual end date will be determined following reviews of road and weather conditions periodically toward the end of the weight restriction season.
The weight restriction is five (5) tonnes per axle, with no exceptions.

For more information email works@scugog.ca

 

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Conditions on Lake Scugog

As spring approaches, ice fishing and other winter activities on the lake will be coming to an end. Ice conditions on the lake will be changing.

The Township of Scugog Fire Department would like to take this time to remind all residents and visitors to Lake Scugog to be aware of ice conditions as well as weather conditions and to adjust plans for being on the lake as appropriate.

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Notice of Meetings

2015 Draft Budget Open House on Wednesday, March 11, 2015      

Township of Scugog will host a 2015 Draft Budget Open House from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.at the Scugog Memorial Public Library, 231 Water Street, Port Perry

Special Closed Council Meeting on Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Special Closed Council Meeting regarding ISP Option to Purchase will be held from 1:00 to 2:00p.m. in Council Chambers

 

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INTERIM TAX BILLING

The 2015 Interim property tax bills have been mailed.

Taxes are due and payable on:

February 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

If you have not received your bill please contact the tax office at (905) 985-7346 ext. 102 or 106.

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Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (DEAC) Seeks Awards Nominations

The DEAC Awards recognize and acknowledge environmental achievements of individuals and organizations that promote, preserve, and enhance Durham's environment.  There are six award categories:

  • George A Scott Stewardship Award for the maintenance, protection, or preservation of the natural environment
  • J Murray Speirs Restoration Award for the restoration of the natural environment
  • Irene Kock Education/Communication Award for effective communication, sharing knowledge, or exhibiting leadership in helping others learn about the environment
  • Jessica Markland Partnership Award for cooperative efforts to enhance the environment involving public, community or private interests
  • Eric Krause Innovative Plans/Policies/Initiatives Award for innovative efforts to encourage positive change with respect to the environment
  • Evylin Stroud Lifetime Achievement Award for the continued promotion of the protection of the environment, through small, but meaningful ways
  • Details about the awards and nomination forms can be found at www.durham.ca/deac
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Cartwright High School – Notice of Intention to designate as a property of cultural heritage value or interest under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act

The Council of the Township of Scugog has indicated its intent to designate Cartwright High School, 14220 Old Scugog Road, Blackstock, Ontario, as a property of cultural heritage value or interest under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act (the Act).

A statement explaining the cultural heritage value or interest of Cartwright High School and a description of the property's heritage attributes is available here  or by contacting the Clerk's Department.

As per the Act, notice of objection to the designation can be received by the undersigned until Friday, March 13, 2015.  Upon receipt of an objection, the matter shall be referred to the Conservation Review Board for a hearing and report.  If no objection is received within the designated period, Council may consider and pass a By-law designating Cartwright High School under Part IV of the Act.

This notice is being served in accordance with Section 29 of the Act.

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Public Information Centre – Environmental Assessment Study for Seagrave and Scugog Line 8 Bridge

The Township of Scugog is undertaking two Municipal Class Environmental Assessments. They include:
The Seagrave Bridge (Bridge 6) over the Nonquon River, on River Street in the Village of Seagrave, 0.95 km north of Regional Road 2. The existing bridge was constructed in 1920 and is a single span structural steel pony truss with a laminated timber deck and an asphalt wearing surface. The bridge is in poor condition and is currently posted with a load limit. The bridge was closed recently due to the bearing seat deterioration and which was temporarily repaired allowing the bridge to reopen. Also the handrail does not meet current bridge code requirements;

Bridge 9 over the Nonquon River, on Scugog Line 8, 1.7 km east of Highway 7/12. The existing bridge was constructed in 1940 and is a three span (3.7 m+\-; 3.7 m+\-; 3.1 m+\-) structural steel girder bridge with a timber deck and asphalt wearing surface. The bridge is in poor condition and is currently closed to traffic. Also the handrail does not meet current bridge code requirements.

These projects are being initiated in accordance with the latest edition of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Manual. The Municipal Class EA applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water and wastewater projects. The Project is designated as a Schedule 'B' undertaking under the Environmental Assessment Act. The scope of the study will assess options for the removal, rehabilitation, replacement or reconstruction to current standards of the bridge and recommend a preferred option.
Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process. Public and agency input are invited for incorporation into the planning and design of the project.

A Public Information Centre is being held to provide information as to the alternative solutions and to receive input and comments from interested persons.
PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE
Date:                      Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time:                      7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:             The Scugog Recreation Centre
Meeting Rooms 2 and 3
1655 Reach Street
Port Perry, Ontario

The Public Information Centre will consist of a drop-in type format with displays showing the alternative solutions. Staff from the Municipality and the project lead consultant will be on hand to answer any questions
Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Township of Scugog intends to proceed with the planning, design, and construction of these projects.

If you are interested in receiving further information on any of these projects, please contact the following individuals:

Township of Scugog
Glen Smith
Director Public Works and Parks
181 Perry Street, PO Box 780
Port Perry, ON
L9L 1A7
Phone 905-985-7346 ext. 149
Fax 905-985-9914
email: gsmith@scugog.ca

AECOM Canada Ltd. Dennis Baxter, P. Eng.
Project Manager
300 Water Street
Whitby, ON  L1N 9J2
Phone 905-668-9363
Fax 905-668-0221
email: dennis.baxter@aecom.com

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Tanker Shuttle Accreditation – Station 1, Port Perry

The Township of Scugog Fire Department is pleased to announce that Basic Tanker Shuttle Accreditation has been obtained for Station 1, located at 30 Crandell Street, Port Perry. Please click here to read a letter from the Fire Chief in this regard or click here to view the certificate. If you are a homeowner and your residence is located within 8 km of this address, you may qualify for a discount for your home insurance. Check with your insurance provider. If you have any questions about this Accreditation, contact Deputy Chief Rob Gonnermann at 905-985-2384 or rgonnermann@scugog.ca

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Notice – Road Occupancy Permit Fee Increase

In accordance the Township of Scugog By-law 36-05 being a by-law to
regulate the temporary closure or occupancy on highways under the jurisdiction
of and within the Township of Scugog:

"WHEREAS, the Municipal Act S.O.2001, as amended, provides that the
council of the Corporation of Township of Scugog may pass a By-law to regulate
the temporary closure or occupancy on highways and that a fee for such Permit
to close or temporarily occupy a highway may be levied in order to maintain
Health and Safety to ensure safe and proper passage around any closure and to
prevent a Nuisance by any person occupying a highway in a manner to cause
damage to the highway or prevent persons from using the highway.”

All applications for a Road Occupancy Permit submitted to the Township
of Scugog for road occupancy on or after January 1, 2015 shall be accompanied
by the appropriate fee in accordance with the Township of Scugog Fees and
Charges By-law 54-14 (as amended).

As of January 1, 2015 the fee for occupying a road in accordance with By-law
36-05 is $200.00 (HST Exempt) per permit.

All applicants including utilities and their agents must submit
the fee along with their application.

For more information, please contact the Public Works & Parks Department
at 905-985-7346 extension 112.

 

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Are You Interested in Serving Your Community?

Applications for Committee Appointments

The Township of Scugog is presently seeking members of the public to fill vacancies on local boards and committees for the new Council term.    Opportunities are available by referencing http://www.scugog.ca/Appointments-Boards.142.php

 

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