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Notice of a Public Information Meeting – August 12 at 7:00 pm at Scugog Island Hall

The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Scugog will hold a Public Information Meeting on August 12, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Scugog Island Hall, 2710 Demara Road, for the purpose of receiving public input and participation with respect to the establishment of a Municipal Service Corporation ("MSC") under Section 203 of the Municipal Act and Ontario Regulation 599/06 enacted thereunder.

The Township will be considering the incorporation of one or more MSCs for the purposes of operating an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to enhance public access to high speed broadband internet within the Township.  A Business Case Study exploring the financial and practical feasibility of operating an ISP, expanding internet service, and creating both an operating and holding company MSC has been prepared by a consultant retained by the Township.

Members of the public will have the opportunity make their opinions heard either in writing or by verbally addressing the Council at this meeting.  A copy of the meeting agenda, Business Case Study and other relevant supporting documents will be made available on the Township's website and Clerk's Office no later than August 7, 2015.

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Heat Alert

Looking for a place to cool down?

Scugog Memorial Public Library, 231 Water Street, Port Perry
Hours of Operation:
Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Scugog Community Recreation Centre, 1655 Reach Street, Port Perry
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Birdseye Aquatic Centre, 258 Water Street, Port Perry
Public Swim Times:
Monday to Friday 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Splash Pad, Palmer Park
Hours to Operation:
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily

Kinsmen Beach, Palmer Park
For latest beach testing results from Durham Region Health Department click here.

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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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Animal Shelter Closure

Please note that the Scugog Uxbridge Animal Shelter will be closed on:

  • Saturday, July 18, 2015
  • Saturday, July 25, 2015


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Community Grant Applications – Events Occurring between October to December

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

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Scugog Youth Initiative Grants – Now Accepting Submissions

The annual intake for the Scugog Youth Initiative Grant Program is now open.  Visit Township of Scugog Youth Grant Opportunities for details.

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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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Splash Pad – Palmer Park – Open June 20, 2015!

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.

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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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