PUBLIC NOTICES

Notice of the Passing of a New Comprehensive Zoning By-law, By-law 14-14

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Scugog passed By-Law Number 14-14 on the 17th day of March, 2014 under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.  Please click the link below to view the complete Notice.

Notice of the Passing of a new Comprehensive Zoning By-law

Zoning By-law 14-14 – Text

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Township of Scugog to Review Fire Services

The Township of Scugog wants to ensure that our fire services are safe, responsible, efficient and sustainable.  In order to do this, we have undertaken a Fire Organizational and Operational Review.

Scugog has retained Dillon Consulting to assist in reviewing our fire services.  The starting point for this process is the Fire Organizational and Operational Review.

The public will have opportunities to provide input into this important process.  The latest information will be available on the Township's website at www.scugog.ca.

To view the Media Release from March 18th, 2014 click the link below.

Dillon Consulting provided a presentation to Council at their Monday, March 17th, 2014 meeting.  To view this presentation click on the link below.

For more information:

Mayor Chuck Mercier
905-985-7346 ext. 116
Fax: 905-985-9914
Email: mayormercier@scugog.ca

 

Bev Hendry, CAO
905-985-7346 ext. 116
Fax: 905-985-9914
Email: bhendry@scugog.ca
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Residents Invited to Offer Input into Durham Region’s Greenbelt Plan Review

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback about their experience with the provincial Greenbelt Plan and accompanying  Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP) during a series of upcoming community consultation sessions or via an online survey.

A Session will be held on:

  • Wednesday, April 16th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pickering Recreation Complex (1867 Valley Farm Rd., Pickering)

In 2015, the province is undertaking a mandatory 10-year review of its Greenbelt Plan, ORMCP and Niagara Escarpment Plan.  In preparation, Durham Region has engaged a consultant to assist in conducting a consultation exercise intended to help influence the Province’s upcoming legislated review.

The comments received, via these outlets, will be used to develop a Regional submission that highlights the major themes, challenges and opportunities that emerged from the consultation process, with recommendations to address these findings.  The final report will be forwarded to the Province to provide a Durham perspective about the 2015 Greenbelt Plan Review.

Residents who are unable to attend a consultation session are invited to participate in an online survey, which can be found at www.durham.ca/greenbeltreview.

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Notice of Nomination

The Nomination Period for the 2014 Municipal Election is now open.
Nominations are being accepted at the Municipal Office for various positions at the Municipal and Regional levels, as well as the Local School Boards.
Details on the upcoming election, along with information for prospective candidates, can be found by clicking the link below.
http://www.scugog.ca/2014_Municipal_Election.29.php

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INTERIM TAX BILLING

The 2014 Interim property tax bills have been mailed.

Taxes are due and payable on:  February 28,  2014 & April 28,  2014

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

FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX NOTICE DOES NOT EXCUSE A TAXPAYER FROM RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT OF THE TAXES, NOR RELIEVE THE ASSESSED OWNER OF LIABILITY FOR ANY PENALTIES OR INTEREST DUE TO LATE PAYMENT

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NOTICE OF STREET NAME CHANGE

Please be advised that the street formerly known as Brock/Scugog Townline Road has been renamed Brock Concession Road 1. This means that both sides of the road (north side – Township of Brock and south side – Township of Scugog) now have the same name. It is believed that aligning the road name is in the best interest of the residents on the road and promotes public safety by ensuring a timely response to any emergency that may occur on that road. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact Fire Chief Richard Miller at 905-985-2384 or rmiller@scugog.ca

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Ministry of the Environment – Excess Soil Management – A Guide for Best Management Practices

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has made a decision to finalize a guideline entitled, "Excess Soil Management - A Guide for Best Management Practices".  Township staff will consider concepts within the Guide to ensure that Scugog is meeting best management practices.  For a copy of the guide, please click on the link below.
http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTE3ODk1&statusId=MTgxODcw

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Are You Prepared?

In view of the recent ice storm and resulting major power outages, it’s time to think about being prepared! The Township of Scugog would like to take this time to remind you that it is your responsibility to make sure that you are able to care for your own needs and the needs of your family for 72 hours.

This means that if there is a weather emergency, and the power goes out, it is your responsibility to have the food and other essentials on hand to take care of yourself for 72 hours. Are you prepared?

Do you have a family emergency kit?

Have you made an emergency plan?

In the event of an emergency, please be sure to check on your neighbours and family members to ensure their safety.

The Township of Scugog would also like to take this time to remind you of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. In view of the recent deaths during the ice storm and ensuing power outages, DO NOT use portable generators inside the house or garage. Portable generators should be located carefully to ensure that exhaust fumes do not enter the house. Please ensure that any generator that is used has recognized approved labels and that the unit has proper connection receptacles and circuit breakers. Barbecue and camping cookstoves are for outdoor use only. DO NOT use indoors.

Plan now, before an emergency! For more information, please click here.

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Business Retention and Expansion Final Report

In partnership with the Region of Durham, the Township conducted a Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) project.  This community driven initiative assists with promoting jobs and business growth within the Township of Scugog. Over 114 local business owners and 29 volunteer interviewers participated in the project.

A summary of results and proposed action plan were presented to Council at the December 2, 2013 meeting. The proposed action plan includes five key areas; 1) Build relationships between government and business to be open for business, 2) Support business development and expansion to inspire entrepreneurship, 3) Invest in culture and heritage to celebrate our identity and foster business development, 4) Grow a talented workforce to create a vibrant future of business opportunities, 5) Continually improve infrastructure to serve the needs of businesses, residents and tourists.

The next steps in the BR+E project are to work through the action plan with business owners, organizations and government to keep building a vibrant local economy. The Durham Federation of Agriculture, Scugog Chamber of Commerce and Port Perry BIA are also partners in the project.  To view the reports and presentation visit our website www.scugog.ca/CAOs_Message_ED.5.php.

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Conditions on Lake Scugog

With winter weather upon us and the lake freezing, ice fishing and other winter activities on the lake will soon begin.

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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