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Scugog March/April eNewsletter

2024 Meeting Schedule, Proclamations and Appointments

  • Council Meeting: Monday, April 29 @ 6:30pm
  • General Purpose and Administration Committee: Monday, May 6 @ 1:30pm
  • Planning and Community Affairs Committee: Monday, May 13 @ 6:30pm
  • Council Meeting: Monday, May 27 @ 6:30pm

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


Geotechnical Investigations on Queen Street and Perry Street

Please be advised that geotechnical investigations required for the design to rehabilitate sections of downtown Port Perry will be taking place May 10 and 11. This will result in the temporary unavailability of various parking spots for one to two hours at each borehole location in the project area. The project area is located on Queen Street from Water Street to Simcoe Street and on Perry Street from Queen Street to Mary Street. Drilling will be performed within the roadway and there will be no impact on the sidewalks during this work.

For questions regarding this work, please email


Durham Region Fire Departments Launch "Spring into Summer Safety" Campaign

Fire and Emergency Services in Durham Region and Kawartha Lakes have partnered with Enbridge Gas to promote Spring and Summer safety tips on local radio stations.

From May 3 to June 29, radio ads featuring representatives from Enbridge Gas and the team of public educators from the local fire services in Durham Region will promote the warm weather safety tips on KX96 New Country FM, 94.9 theRock, 107.7FM and 1580AM CKDO each weekend.

This year’s campaign will include the following fire services: Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Kawartha Lakes, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Whitby and Uxbridge. The radio ads will promote fire safety messages to the residents of Durham region as well as the surrounding communities in Ontario. This partnership with Enbridge Gas will provide important safety information during a time of year when there’s typically an increase in fire-related emergencies.


At Enbridge Gas, safety underpins everything we do. We value the leadership and commitment to safety demonstrated by our Municipal Fire and Emergency Services in Durham Region, evident in the innovative safety programs they provide for the community. We’re proud to support these efforts, including the Spring into Summer Safety radio campaign. - Steve McGivery, Director Operations Strategy & Transformation, Enbridge Gas Inc.

“Scugog Fire & Emergency Services is pleased to be a part of the Spring into Summer Safety radio campaign, which provides important safety messages on topics such as campfires, fireworks, and water safety. Thank you to Enbridge Gas for sponsoring this collaboration between the fire departments in Durham Region and Kawartha Lakes.  We wish the families in the Township of Scugog a safe and enjoyable summer season”. - Kristy-Lynn Pankhurst, Community Outreach & Professional Development Officer, Scugog Fire & Emergency Services.


  • The Spring into Summer Safety campaign will air on Thursdays and Fridays from May 5 to July 1 on local radio stations: KX96 New Country FM, 94.9 theRock, 107.7FM and 1580AM CKDO.

Learn more on our Fire and Emergency Services page.


Volunteer Opportunity for the 54th Annual Canoe the Nonquon

Canoe the Nonquon is an annual race that takes place on the first Saturday in June each year. This race was started by the Lake Scugog Historical Society as a fundraiser for the Scugog Shores Museum Village in 1970 and continues to support the Museum today! Canoe the Nonquon is sanctioned by the Ontario Marathon Canoe and Kayak Racing Association (OMCKRA). Volunteers are vital to the success of the Museum’s largest fundraiser. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, visit or contact us at


New Kent Farndale Gallery Exhibit

The Kent Farndale Gallery is pleased to present the upcoming exhibit "The North End Girls in Scugog" a group art show comprised of paintings by Michele Taras, MJ Brunet, Del Foxton, Milly Tseng, Genni Brillinger, Barb Sawicki and Stephanie Esguerra. The Opening Reception will begin Saturday, April 20th at 2 pm and the show will run April 20th to May 30th, 2024 in the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library at 231 Water Street in Port Perry.

The Kent Farndale Gallery is open 7 days a week during library hours. Please call 905-985-7686 for more information.


Pitch In Week 2024

The Township of Scugog once again is participating in Pitch In Week - April 15-22, 2024.

Get involved and join your neighbours and friends to help keep Scugog litter free. We will happily supply garbage bags and gloves (while supplies last) and schedule to pick up your collected garbage after your clean up.  

Pitch In Week is now an active year long program with a focus surrounding Earth Day. Volunteers take part in locally organized clean ups to support clean and #litterfree communities!

Be a part of the solution and join the #WePitchIn movement!

For more information and to see what other events we have planned, please visit our Events page. 


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


Digital Access to Heritage Project 2023

The Scugog Shores Museum Village and Archives was the recipient of the Federal Government Digital Access to Heritage grant in 2023. Over the past year, staff have worked hard to begin digitizing the Museum and Archives Collection to be accessed and enjoyed online by residents, researchers, and history lovers all over the world.

As part of the project, the virtual exhibit, Leisure on the Lake, has been created and is available in both English and French. A virtual tour of the Museum Village, accompanied by an audio tour, is also available.

You can now view the Museum and Archives Collection online on Google Arts and Culture and VitaCollections. The Museum is pleased to share that this project has been very popular with over 12,000 views in the first month of public release (February, 2024). The project wrapped up March 25th, 2024, but staff will continue to digitize the collection and curate digital exhibits to share the history of the Scugog area. Please note at the time of publishing the VitaCollections server is down for maintenance but will return online.


April 23: Tax Due Date

The next 2024 tax installment due date is fast approaching. Bills have been sent through Canada Post Monday, January 22. The first payment was due February 23 and the second April 23.

Payments can be made at the Municipal Office (181 Perry St.), via online/telephone banking, or at your financial institution. The Township of Scugog also offers a monthly or installment-based pre authorized payment plan to ensure payments are received on time.

Under the Township of Scugog By-laws, late payment charges of 1.25% are applicable after the noted due dates, along with a $6.00 fee for reminder notices.

Want to go paperless? The Township of Scugog is now offering eSend. To receive your property tax billing and notice information via email, please visit our Property Taxes page or the Municipal Office to complete the authorization form.


Public Notices

Notice of Public Meeting for Zoning By-Law Amendments

Please be advised a public meeting will be held May 13, 2024, at 6:30pm to discuss two applications for Zoning By-Law amendments.

Members of the public may attend the Public Meeting in person at the Township of Scugog Municipal Office (Council Chambers on Upper Level) located at 181 Perry Street, Port Perry.

Members of the public can also participate electronically or watch the meeting live through our Agendas and Minutes page.

The applications being discussed will be pertaining to the following addresses:

  • 22451 Simcoe Street
  • 19350 Island Road

Members of the public wishing to address the Committee through electronic means rather than appear in person with their comments are required to submit their request to speak to this matter no later than 4:00pm on May 10, 2024, by contacting the Office of the Township Clerk at with your full name, address and the item on the agenda. This will allow time for you to be added to the meeting.

Additional information and material about the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment and draft plan of subdivision is available at the Township of Scugog offices, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact the Township of Scugog at 905-985-7346 ext. 171 or


Notice of Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Changes to Building Permit Fees

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Scugog will hold a Public Meeting on April 15, 2024, at 6:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers located at 181 Perry Street, Port Perry, ON. 

THE PURPOSE of the Public Meeting is to obtain public comments on proposed CHANGES to the Township of Scugog’s existing building permit fees and is being held pursuant to Section 7 of the Building Code Act, 1992.

A REPORT outlining the changes and the rationale will be available to the public at the Public Meeting and online at no cost.

THE PROPOSED fee changes will be considered by Council on April 29, 2024. 

ANY PERSON may attend the Public Meeting and make oral and/or written submissions either in support of or in opposition to the proposed fee changes.

IF YOU WISH to be notified of the adoption of the proposed fee changes, you must make a written request to the Clerk of the Township of Scugog at 181 Perry Street, PO Box 780, Port Perry, ON L9L 1A7.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION may be obtained by contacting Laura Barta, Director of Finance/Treasurer, at 905-985-7346 ext. 109, or by e-mail at


Vehicle Weight Restrictions, 2024 Season

Due to mild weather conditions, vehicle weight restrictions for Township of Scugog roads will be in place until approximately May 31, 2024 (tentatively). Weather conditions will determine the actual end to the enforcement season.

Vehicle loads are restricted to a maximum of FIVE TONNES per axle, in accordance with the Township of Scugog Traffic By-law.  

For additional information about weight restrictions contact:

905-985-7346 ext. 112


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.

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!

  • Planner (Permanent, Full-Time) - posting closes Friday, May 10, at 4:30pm
  • Development Services Engineering Technologist (Permanent, Full-Time) - posting closes Friday, May 10, at 4:30pm
  • Building Inspector/Plans Examiner (Permanent, Full-Time) - posting closes Friday, May 10, at 4:30pm
  • Development Services Engineering Technologist - Building (Permanent, Full-Time) - posting closes Friday, May 10, at 4:30pm
  • By-Law Officer - Level 3 (Permanent, Full-Time) - posting closes Friday, May 7, at 4:30pm

Information about Township of Scugog employment opportunities can be found on our Current Opportunities page.

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