Board Volunteer Member Vacancy for CHFHT

The Central Hastings Family Health Team Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the primary health care needs of the Municipalities of Centre Hastings, Madoc Township, Marmora and the Lake, and Tudor and Cashel.

A Board volunteer member vacancy exists presently within the geographic area of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake.

Persons interested in working closely with a vibrant team of medical staff, elected councilors and other community volunteer representatives are invited to submit their candidacy to:

Marmora and Lake
Tonia Bennett, Municipal Clerk
P.O. Box 459
Marmora, Ontario
K0K 2M0

By: October 31, 2019

All applications should include a brief description of background education and experience.

The importance of this community volunteer opportunity can not be overstated, as quality health care affects us all.


Jennifer BennettComment
Marmora Volleyball Club

Want to learn how to play volleyball?

volleyball players

All skill levels welcome, we will begin at ground level to improve and develop your volleyball skills.

Will hold development clinics this year at the Marmora Public School. Tuesday’s and Thursday’s through the school year.

Registration is at the Public School:

  • Tuesday, October 8

  • Thursday, October 10

  • Tuesday, October 15

Goals include:

  1. Improve and develop skills

  2. Have fun while learning how to play the game

  3. Prepare Players to excel on School teams

Boys & Girls of all skill levels are welcome, ages 10-15.

Non-Competitive Team

  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • There is no charge to participate in the non-competitive portion

  • Note: Indoor gym shoes and athletic wear (shorts and t-shirt) are required.

New this year Competitive team Girls (U15)

  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Earn your community hours by helping to coach the non-competitive team

  • Registration followed by evaluation camp.

  • Note: Indoor gym shoes and athletic wear (shorts and t-shirt) are required.

About the Director/Coach of this program:

Certified coach Russell Coens experienced on many levels of coaching including high school, college and club system. He has won many medals at OVA tournaments through his coaching career. Highest achievement was taking his U15 team to Nationals to win Gold.

Parents please contact Russ at 613-472-5678 if you have any questions.

Jennifer BennettComment
Grizzly Day is this Sunday!
Grizzly's

Grizzly Day is here! sunday, september 29, at the marmora arena

Minor Hockey games and Intersquad games between our younger teams all day.

  • 9:00 - 10:00 am: "Cubs" 4 years and under

  • 9:00 am: Mouthguard Clinic

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am: "IP" 5/6 years

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Minor Novice 7 years

  • 12:00 - 1:15 pm: Public Skating

  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Novice 8 years

  • 2:30 - 4:00 pm: Atom Grizzlies vs Prince Edward County Kings

  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm: Atom Leo 9/10 years

  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm: Bantam Grizzles vs Tweed Hawks 13/14 years

  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Midget Grizzles vs Tweed Hawks 15-17 years

Visit the Centre Hastings Minor Hockey Website or Facebook page.

Jennifer BennettComment
Dickey Lake Garbage Pick-up

Northern Dickey Lake special garbage pick up day is Saturday October 5th, 2019 at the Steenburgh Lake sand dome. From 09:00am – 12:00 noon (Unless trucks are full before noon).

 What we are accepting:

  • Mixed waste that will be going to the dry trench at the landfill.

  • Metal

  • Construction demolition waste from Marmora & Lake Twp. residents only! (No Contractors)

What we are not accepting:

  • Any Hazardous Waste (paints, oil, batteries, etc)

  • Shingles

  • Drywall

  • Bulky waste (Couches, mattresses, etc)

Normal tipping fees will apply estimating on weight.

Notice of Special Council Meeting

Municipality of Marmora and Lake
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

The Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake will be holding a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 2nd , 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at 12 Bursthall Street, for review with staff on the 2019 department accomplishments.

The public are welcome to attend.

Tonia Bennett, AOMC, CMO, Dipl.M.A.
Municipal Clerk
Municipality of Marmora and Lake

Internet Outage

The Municipality is experiencing an internet outage. The outage also impacts ability to accept debit card payments at the Town Hall.

We ask that you bear with us during this time and we hope services are restored as soon as possible!

Phone lines are still operational and residents are encouraged to phone the Town Hall at 613-472-2629 for Municipal related concerns and issues.

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Alexander Kelly
Local hockey league looking for new players

Marmora - An all female hockey league is looking for new players to join them in the upcoming season.

The recreational hockey league takes the ice at the Marmora arena each Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. and is hoping to add a few women to the roster. The league has been playing in Marmora for the past 12 years and is made up of women from many different communities and varying skill levels.

If anyone wishes to play, there is no sign up requirement. Players can arrive at the arena at 5:30 Tuesday nights, lace up and hit the ice at 6 p.m.

For more information or questions about the league, contact Curtis Trimble, Manager of Parks and Recreation, at 613-472-2410.

Megan AbrahamComment
Notice of Application and Notice of Public Meeting

MUNICIPALITY OF MARMORA AND LAKE
NOTICE OF APPLICATION and NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
CONCERNING A PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NO. 2019-43

NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake has received an application for a zoning by-law amendment, complete with the prescribed information for the subject lands located Concession 9, Part of Lot 2, Reference Plan 21R-23119, also known as 2072 Old Marmora Road in the Township of Marmora and Lake.

TAKE NOTICE that the Municipality of Marmora and Lake Planning Advisory Committee will hold a Public Meeting on October 1st, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at #12 Bursthall Street to consider the proposed zoning by-law amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed zoning by-law amendment is to rezone a portion of the subject lands from the Marginal Agriculture (MA) Zone to the Rural Residential (RR) Zone, as a condition of Consent Application B53/19.

ADDITIONAL information and material relating to the application for the proposed zoning by-law amendment is available for inspection by any member of the public during regular business hours at the municipal office, #12 Bursthall Street, Marmora. ANY PERSON may attend the Public Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation for the proposed zoning by-law amendment.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the Municipal Council for the Municipality of Marmora and Lake to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Municipality of Marmora and Lake before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submission to the Municipal Council for the Municipality of Marmora and Lake before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to the name and address below:

Dated the 3rd day of September, 2019.

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Tonia Bennett, AOMC, CMO, Dipl. M.A.
Clerk, Municipality of Marmora and Lake
#12 Bursthall Street
P.O. Box 459
Marmora, Ontario
K0K 2M0 (613) 472-2629

Local boys compete in national softball championships

Two youth from our community recently travelled to St. Raphael, Quebec to compete as part of the Springbrook Royals OASA softball team at the Under 14 Eastern Canadian Softball Championships. 

Jackson Croskery and James Johnson, both residents of Marmora and Lake, joined players from surrounding communities on the competitive softball circuit. They are also players on their local Marmora Miners’ softball team here in the village. 

The team competed in a four-day tournament and made Marmora proud by bringing home gold. Silver was captured by another Ontario team while bronze was taken home by a team from Newfoundland. 

The pair visited Marmora and Lake council on September 3, 2019 to receive a token of appreciation - a new Marmora and Lake hat - from Mayor Jan O’Neill and council. The Mayor congratulated the Springbrook Royals and Jackson and James for their accomplishments as part of the team. 

Marmora and Lake currently has a thriving softball league with teams ranging from T-Ball up through Jr. Mite, Mite, Squirt, Peewee and Bantam. Council is very proud of the players and their achievements.

Mayor Jan O’Neill presents players James Johnson and Jackson Croskery with Marmora and Lake hats in recognition of their achievements on the Springbrook Royals OASA softball team.

Mayor Jan O’Neill presents players James Johnson and Jackson Croskery with Marmora and Lake hats in recognition of their achievements on the Springbrook Royals OASA softball team.

Megan AbrahamComment
Labour Day Closure Notice

Please be advised the Marmora and Lake Town Hall will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 2, 2019 and will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8 a.m.

The Service Ontario office will also be closed on Labour Day, but will be open for business on Saturday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to noon as scheduled, and will re-open for regular hours on Tuesday, September 3, at 8:30 a.m.

The Marmora Tourism Centre will be open for the holiday Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Megan AbrahamComment
Hazardous Waste Drop Off Saturday!

August 24th

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

19 Bursthall Street, Marmora, ON

Bring your HAZARDOUS WASTE to our MARMORA & LAKE Mobile Event! All residents serviced by Quinte Waste Solutions are welcome to any mobile event. ELECTRONIC WASTE and MOTOR OIL are NOT accepted at these events! Safely disposing of your hazardous waste through our program helps keep our surface and groundwater clean. If you have any hazardous waste materials (other than motor oil), please dispose of them at this mobile event or at the Belleville depot at 75 Wallbridge Crescent during regular business hours.

Jennifer BennettComment
Central Hastings Transit Gets provincial Funding Boost
Central Hastings Transit serves the municipalities of Centre Hastings, Marmora and Lake, Tweed, Stirling-Rawdon and Madoc Township. Provincial funding will allow the service to expand with the purchase of an additional accessible bus.

Central Hastings Transit serves the municipalities of Centre Hastings, Marmora and Lake, Tweed, Stirling-Rawdon and Madoc Township. Provincial funding will allow the service to expand with the purchase of an additional accessible bus.

Mamrora and Lake - Central Hastings Transit is receiving a financial boost thanks to the Public Transit stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

The funding program is providing a total of $233,000 to the Towns of Bancroft and Deseronto as well as the Municipality of Marmora and Lake. Marmora and Lake’s share of the pot is $34,336.47, with all of the funds going directly to Central Hastings Transit to purchase an accessible public transit bus equipped with two wheelchair seats.

Currently Central Hastings Transit serves five municipalities with its public transit bus, which provides transportation services to Belleville and in between rural communities. The funding will allow for an additional bus to be purchased, and will help to remove barriers for riders with accessibility challenges.

“These investments will help people who rely on public transit travel to work and home safely,” said Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington. “They will continue to help a broad range of workers, students and seniors.”

Final funding decisions under the ICIP program are made by the federal government. If approved, the nominated projects will be eligible for total funding of more than $699,114.68 from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

 “We’re pleased that these projects have been nominated for ICIP funding,” said MPP Kramp. “Now it’s up to the federal government to approve them.”

The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a 10-year initiative that provides up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and local investments in communities across the province. Funding is distributed between four streams: Rural and Northern, Public Transit, Green, and Community, Culture and Recreation.

For more information:

Typhany Choinard, CAO
tchoinard@marmoraandlake.ca
613-472-2629

Megan AbrahamComment
Mag's Landing Boat launch concerns addressed by the Mayor

The Mayor has recently received complaints about inadequate parking at the Mag’s Landing boat launch along Cordova Road just outside the village.

Residents expressed concerns regarding the safety of the boat launch with it being a high traffic area for motorists with trailers attempting to park in the lot and along Cordova Road. It was suggested to the Mayor that the boat launch should be expanded to accommodate the overflow of vehicles.

In response to these concerns, the Mayor contacted the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority and Quinte Conservation for comment and also met with Manager of Environmental Services, Victor Reid. Both Reid and the Conservation Authority reiterated to the Mayor that the former decision to not expand the parking lot beyond its current size should be upheld. To clarify, the previous post implied this council had made decisions regarding the boat launch. In fact, on the August long weekend, the Mayor received complaints and observed the inadequate parking at the boat launch.

As part of his job duties, Victor Reid is responsible for drinking water quality for the municipality. With that in mind, he made the following statement regarding the boat launch:

“Although an expansion or alteration (to the boat launch) is not prohibited under the Clean Water Act, I do believe as the owner/operators of a drinking system directly downstream from the boat launch we should not expand this area.”

Reid also stated expanding the boat launch could increase the risk of contaminates entering the waterway and an increase of instances of fuel transfer on or near the water.

Reid said it is the responsibility of the municipality to “ensure that the drinking water remains of the utmost quality and free of instances where the health and wellbeing of residents is compromised.”

There are several documents available with reference to the Clean Water Act that outline risks to drinking water and source protection areas.

In an effort to mediate the issue and ensure safety along Cordova Road, council approved the installation of “No Parking” signs on the west side of the road in the vicinity of the boat launch. The signs will be installed when utility locates can be confirmed.

For more information, please see the following resources:

Megan AbrahamComment
Upcoming Budget Roundtable Opportunity

Residents can have their say about the 2020 municipal budget at an upcoming open house and roundtable discussion.

The event is being being held August 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in council chambers located at the Marmora and Lake Town Hall located at 12 Bursthall Street.

Attendees will have an opportunity to provide input for consideration in next year’s budget by highlighting their top priorities and will learn about the municipal budget process, how the tax rate is set, and how the municipality allocates resources in order to provide services.

If you wish to attend, your RSVP would be appreciated by emailing mabraham@marmoraandlake.ca or phoning the economic development office at 613-472-1515.

Megan AbrahamComment
Civic Long Weekend Recycling Schedule

There is no change to blue box recycling for Monday, August 5, 2019. Regularly scheduled collection (Civic Day) will be collected on that date. The Recycling Depot is not open for public access on this date. 

Please have your properly sorted blue box recycling outside for 7am. For more information regarding blue box recycling and proper disposal of household hazardous waste and electronic recycling, head to quinterecycling.org.

Megan AbrahamComment
Hastings County Delivers Window Signs for Vacant Business Properties!
Mark Hanley, Small Business Coordinator, holds a Hastings County vacant business window sign.

Mark Hanley, Small Business Coordinator, holds a Hastings County vacant business window sign.

Do you have a business idea?

Hastings County has developed a campaign for it member municipalities to encourage entrepreneurs to live their dream by filling a vacant business property in their community. Many people aren’t sure how, and might not realize the resources available to them.

That’s where Mark Hanley, Small Business Coordinator, steps in. The signs direct people to contact Mark for a confidential meeting to help with starting up a business. He will help you realize your dreams by connecting you with the assets you need.

Call Mark today!
613-391-0350

If you are a property owner and would like to putt one of these signs in a vacant window you want filled, contact jbennett@marmoraandlake.ca and let her know you are interested.