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Scugog June eNewsletter

2024 Meeting Schedule, Proclamations and Appointments

For all Council & Committee schedules, minutes and agendas, please visit Comments / questions regarding agenda items can be directed to the department (contact us on, or to our general email: or call 905-985-7346.


Park and Play Program Extended to 5 Days a Week

We are happy to announce that our Park and Play recreation program has been extended to 5 days a week!

This program will see participants join our wonderful camp leaders for FREE games, sports, crafts, and more in various parks across Scugog! As an extension of Camp Scugog, Park and Play strives to bring the ever-fun camp experience to local parks for children aged 4 to 12 years.

This program runs Monday through Friday from July 2 to August 23, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm, with no registration required. Spots are limited to 20 participants on a first come, first served basis.

Each day will see a different location, with the following schedule set for the summer:

  • Mondays: Ianson Park, 1222 Cragg Road, Greenbank
  • Tuesdays: Palmer Park, 175 Water Street, Port Perry
  • Wednesdays: Seagrave Park, 69 Coryell Street, Seagrave
  • Thursdays: Apple Valley Park, between 9 and 11 Orchard Road, Port Perry
  • Fridays: Pioneer Park, 3440 Church Street, Blackstock

There is also a theme for each week of activities, ranging from Sports of all Sorts to Spectacular Science. All scheduled themes as well as general information can be found on our Park and Play page.

Participants are required to wear closed-toed shoes and we suggest wearing a hat and sunscreen as well as bringing a water bottle.

For further information about recreation programs, email


Fore Scugog Charity Golf Tournament - Registration NOW OPEN!

We invite you to join the Township of Scugog's 23rd Annual Fore Scugog Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 12, 2024.

Proceeds from this year’s tournament will continue to assist youth initiatives in Scugog. These funds have provided a variety of opportunities to area youth, allowing them to attend camps and have access to enhanced programming at many youth organizations, along with an annual bursary program at the Port Perry High School. 

Mayor Wilma Wotten shared “We are looking forward to hosting the Fore Scugog Charity Golf Tournament again this season! I extend this invitation for you to join us for a day of golf and giving back to our community, supporting youth initiatives in Scugog. Your participation makes a difference; let’s tee off for a great cause!”

This year’s event will be hosted at Sunnybrae Golf Club and includes:

  • 18 Holes of Golf
  • Power cart
  • On Course Contests
  • Barbeque Lunch before golf
  • Plated Dinner after golf
  • Silent Auction

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024

Location: Sunnybrae Golf Club, 1430 King St., Port Perry

Cost: $150.00 per person or $560.00 for a foursome

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 12:00 p.m. on September 12, 2024.

Support from our sponsors and golfers alike allow the Fore Scugog Charity Golf Tournament to provide much needed assistance to youth in Scugog. You will find several sponsorship opportunities available.

Please contact Jenn Churchill at 905-985-7346 ext. 126 or email for more information.

We are looking forward to an exciting tournament, hope to see you there!


Let Us Know Your Community Priorities to Help Shape the 2025 Scugog Budget

The Township of Scugog is preparing the 2025 budget and wants to hear from residents and property owners about their budget priorities. Scugog provides programs and services to the community based on an annual Operating and Capital budget. Each year staff prepare the budget taking into consideration the needs of the community, economic pressures and drivers, growth, the services to residents as well as engineering priorities for infrastructure and asset management.

Long term sustainability is one of our main goals and as with many other municipalities across Canada, the infrastructure deficit continues to be a major issue that we must continue to address. Dedicated levies have provided the Township the means to tackle many large-scale infrastructure projects. Solid budget planning will continue to allow for upgrades to existing roads, bridges, sidewalks, parks, playgrounds, technology upgrades and more serving the Scugog community.

Input from the community is a vital part of the budget planning process. Let us know where you would like your tax dollars directed. Visit our Budget page on My Scugog, Our Community, to provide your input to the 2025 Budget by August 15. In addition to the budget feedback form, the My Scugog site provides information on how a municipal budget is built, the budget process timeline, budget facts, Frequently Asked Questions, and a comment form for you to ask a question. Scugog Finance staff are monitoring the site and will respond to questions submitted. 

Additional opportunities to provide feedback will be announced. Subscribe to Scugog news or follow through social media @TwpofScugog.


Canada Day 2024

The Township of Scugog will celebrate Canada Day in Palmer Park! Join us Monday, July 1, for this free community event that will be packed with unforgettable fun and entertainment. Our celebrations kick off at 10:30am with a parade through Historic Downtown Port Perry, featuring our annual ‘Vettes for Vets’, along with antique cars, community groups, bands, and more. While the parade ends in Palmer Park, the fun has only just begun! After opening ceremonies, the day is packed full of live performances, activities in the Kids Zone, incredible food and artisan vendors, and tons of exciting events for the entire family. The night ends with an unforgettable firework show over Lake Scugog at 10pm. You will not want to miss out!

Please note that there will be various road and sidewalk closures throughout the day. These closures will be posted on our social media and at


Scugog Fire Responds to Early Morning Fire in Blackstock

On Wednesday, June 5, at 2:07am, Scugog Fire was paged to a fire at 13900 Old Scugog Road in Blackstock. Upon arrival the fire was observed to have engulfed two homes on Old Scugog Road. It was reported that there had been an explosion in a shed behind the residence, which subsequently ignited a car that then spread to the back of both homes. Thank you to the quick action of a neighbour who called 911 and alerted the families. All seven occupants in the two homes evacuated safely prior to Scugog Fire’s arrival. 

Two stations from Scugog Fire responded, with mutual aid provided by Uxbridge and Clarington. Scugog Fire with help from Clarington’s arial truck extinguished the fires and currently the scene is under a fire watch. The Office of the Fire Marshal has been contacted as standard practice for fires of this nature. 

Old Scugog Road is closed from Church Street to the Fairgrounds. Community outreach is underway through the local community to assist the affected families. Residents are reminded to ensure that they have working smoke alarms on all levels of their homes, especially outside sleeping areas. For information on how to protect your family and property please visit


“My thoughts are with the Blackstock families that have lost their homes. I am thankful to the response of Scugog, Clarington and Uxbridge Fire Services. I am proud of the quick support offered by the local community to their fellow neighbours. It is in these moments that a community comes together.”

-        Scugog Mayor Wilma Wotten


Scugog Releases Department Annual Reports for 2023

The Township of Scugog, under the leadership of Scugog Council, provides a wide variety of services, programs and project delivery work that impacts residents on a regular basis. A 2023 Annual Report highlighted the services and initiatives delivered to residents over the course of last year.

"The Township delivers services that directly affect residents on a regular basis. Residents often see the front facing services when a road is plowed, when they enroll in a recreation program, when a fire vehicle responds to an emergency, or when they use our roads, facilities, and parks,” reported Ken Nix, Scugog CAO. "However, each service you see requires a team of staff from various departments that supports the organization and ensures we continue to deliver quality services to the residents of Scugog."

Even though each department lead specific services, every service affects departments across the organization. Accomplishments were a result of collaboration and cooperation among departments and staff across the organization, and the leadership of Township Council.

As we celebrate the accomplishments of 2023, we will continue to work for our community and look forward to the accomplishments that 2024 will bring! For general inquiries about the annual reports, please email 

Annual reports can be found at


Township Implements a New Online Permit Platform to Improve the Process for Road-Related Permits

The Township of Scugog has moved to a NEW online permit platform called Permit Central powered by Transnomis.

This new process will simplify getting road-related permits in the Township of Scugog. This new platform allows for simple revision and communication with the applicant directly in the platform, as well as online payment options.

Residents and businesses can now apply for permits, including Event in Right of Way, Municipal Consents, Work in Right-of-Way (Formerly Road Occupancy Permit, including seasonal patios), Oversize/Overweight (including Half Load Exemption) through the Permit Central platform.

The Township regulates work that occurs on or below municipal roads, sidewalks, and boulevards. A Right-of-Way permit approval will be required prior to the start of work.

Examples of work activities on the Township’s Right-of Way that require a permit include; entrance/driveway installation or modification, water or sewer connection to existing services, utility installation (with a Municipal Consent), oversize/overweight loads, utility repair and events. 

For more information about the Township of Scugog Road permits, visit our Road Permits page or contact our Public Works Department at or call 905-985-7346 ext 112. 

To create a Permit Central account, follow the link


Public Notices

Storm Sewer Inspections on Queen and Perry Street

Please be advised that storm sewer inspections required for the design to rehabilitate sections of downtown Port Perry will be starting on June 24, 2024. The project area is located on Queen Street from Water Street to Simcoe Street and on Perry Street from Queen Street to Mary Street. The work involves cleaning and video inspections of the underground pipes. The work will be performed intermittently over a period of three weeks. 

Some parking spots will be occupied to perform this work. No impact to the sidewalk is expected. Please drive with caution and follow all traffic controls.

For questions regarding this work, please email  

Waterfront Action Plan: Water Street Rehabilitation Set to Start August 2024

The Township plans to start the rehabilitation of Water Street (from Scugog Street to Queen Street) on August 12, 2024. The scope of work for the Water Street project will include:

  • Removing the existing asphalt
  • Repairing the granular base
  • Repairing the sidewalk and curb
  • Repaving the road
  • Constructing a new sidewalk on the east side between Mary Street and Queen Street
  • Converting the angled parking to parallel parking to make space for the new sidewalk

During construction, vehicle and pedestrian access will be maintained to all businesses and parking lots, whenever possible. There may be short periods of time when vehicle access is not available.

Construction is expected to begin the first week of August 2024 and be completed by the end of November 2024.

We thank you for your patience during the construction. We understand that the work is disruptive and we will make every effort to complete the work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Further information about the project including the scope and FAQs can be found at

For general roads inquiries, please email  

To report an issue after hours, please call 905-434-2173.


Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available with the Township of Scugog!

  • Business/Solutions Analyst (Permanent, Full-Time) – posting closes Tuesday, July 9, at 4:30pm
  • Public Works Operator (Permanent, Full-Time) - posting closes Tuesday, July 9, at 4:30pm
  • Fire Chief (Permanent, Full-Time) – posting closes Friday, July 12, at 4:30pm
  • Junior Tax and Revenue Associate (Permanent, Full-Time) - posting closes Friday, July 19, at 4:30pm
  • Student Arena Attendant (Part-Time) - posting closes Friday, August 2, at 4:30pm

Information about Township of Scugog employment opportunities can be found at

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