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

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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.

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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.

Notice of Passing of a Zoning Bylaw by the Municipality of Marmora and Lake

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake passed bylaw 2019-33 on the 2nd day of July under Section 34 of the Planning Act, 1990, as amended.

PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF BYLAW 2019-33:

The purpose and effect of the by-law is to rezone Part of Lots 5 and 6 on Plan 83, Pts 2 and on RP 21R-2109, and Part 1 on RP 21R-21914 from the Main Street Centre (MC) Zone to the Special Main Street Centre 4 holding (MC-4-h) Zone. The Special Main Street Centre 4 holding (MC-4-h) Zone permits an increase to the Maximum height of a building to 14.5 m, reduces the minimum landscaped area to 4.8%, reduces the minimum parking for a residential units to 1.28 spaces per unit, and commercial parking requirements to 0 spaces and reduces the minimum length of a parking spaces to 5.5 m, in order to facilitate the construction of a 4 storey building with commercial uses along the street/ground floor and 18 residential uses.

AND TAKE NOTICE, under the Planning Act Section S.34 (19) any person or public body may, not later than July 23, 2019, appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in respect of the bylaw by filing with the Municipal Clerk the Appellant Form (A1) setting out the reasons for the appeal and accompanied by the prescribed fee $300.00 payable to the Minister of Finance.

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a zoning bylaw to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of the appeal unless, before the bylaw was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the Council or, in the opinion of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Any and all written and oral submissions relating to this application that were made to the Municipality of Marmora and Lake before its decision in relation to zoning by-law amendment no. 2019-33 have been, on balance, taken into consideration by the Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake as part of its deliberations.

DATED AT MARMORA AND LAKE THIS 3rd DAY OF JULY, 2019

Tonia Bennett, AOMC, CMO, Dipl. M.A.
Municipal Clerk,
Municipality of Marmora and Lake
12 Bursthall Street, P.O. Box 459
Marmora, ON, K0K 2M0

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Final Tax Bills are in the mail
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Over 4,000 property tax bills were mailed out last Thursday via Canada Post. If you do not receive your tax bill(s) in the next couple weeks, please contact us!

Please also consider joining the hundreds of people who have already signed up for eBilling – skip postage delays, use of paper, envelopes and never lose the paper copy of your bill for income tax time 😊.

Sign up for eBilling here:


Docks installed in legion park

The docks have been installed at the Legion Park beach in time for swimming lessons commencing July 2.

Thanks to the work of the Parks and Recreation Department, the beach sand has been tilled and spring debris removed. The beach house washrooms are also ready to go.

The Marmora and Lake swim program is preparing for a very successful season with 121 kids signed up to date!

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Municipal Staff member receives provincial accreditation

Marmora and Lake - Last week our very own Tonia Bennett received her Accredited Ontario Municipal Clerk (AOMC) designation presented by the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) at the 2019 AMCTO annual conference.

Tonia continues to represent Marmora and Lake and Hastings County proudly and is an outstanding professional and leader in her field. Congratulations, Tonia!

Municipal Clerk Tonia Bennett was recently honoured at the AMCTO conference.

Municipal Clerk Tonia Bennett was recently honoured at the AMCTO conference.

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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 BYLAW AMENDMENT NO. 2019-33

NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake has received an application for a zoning bylaw amendment, complete with the prescribed information for the subject lands located Registered Plan 83, Part of Lots 6&7 West of Forsyth Street, Reference Plan 21R-2109, Part 2 &3 and 21R-21914, Part 1 also known as 25 & 29 Forsyth Street in the Village of Marmora.

TAKE NOTICE that the Municipality of Marmora and Lake Planning Advisory Committee will hold a Public Meeting on July 2nd, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 12 Bursthall Street to consider the proposed zoning bylaw amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to rezone the subject lands from the Main Street Centre (MC) Zone to the Special Main Street Centre No. 4 (MC-4) Zone. The Site Specific (MC) Main Street Commercial Zone is requested for relief of maximum building height to 14.5 meters, minimum landscaped open space 4.8%, minimum parking space requirements for residential uses to 1.28 spaces per dwelling unit and commercial parking uses to nil, and for minimum parking space length to 5.5 meters.

ADDITIONAL information and material relating to the application for the proposed zoning bylaw 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 bylaw 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 bylaw 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 bylaw 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 bylaw amendment, you must make a written request to the name and address below:

Dated the 30th day of May, 2019.

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

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Try The New Property Tax Calculator!
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What is a property tax calculator? It is a tool used to help inform property owners how their tax money is being spent. Simply input your tax class and assessed property value and hit calculate. You will see how much of your money is going towards services like the Arena, Landfill, Road Maintenance and more!

Public Notice -Pesticide Used

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake intends to utilize Corput & Wagar Weed Control Inc. to control noxious weeds along the following rural roadsides:

  1. Beaver Creek Rd. (East of Centre Line Rd.)

  2. Bell Rd.

  3. Bronson Rd.

  4. Centre Line Rd.

  5. Deloro Rd.

  6. Deloro Dam Rd.

  7. Goat Hill Rd.

  8. Jones Rd.

  9. Malone Rd.

  10. Malone Quarry Rd.

  11. Milk Run Rd.

  12. Murphy Rd.

  13. O'Brien St. (0.5km North of Deloro St.)

  14. O'Heir Rd.

  15. Shanick Rd.

  16. Station Rd.

  17. Stirling-Marmora Rd.

The contractor will be using the following pesticides: Clearview Herbicide Reg. #29752, active ingredients Metsulfuron-Methyl and Aminopyralid, present as potassium salt, along with Gateway Adjuvant Reg. #31470, active ingredients Paraffinic Oil and Alkoxylated alcohol non-ionic surfactant, under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada).

Commencing: June 17, 2019 (weather permitting) to July 17, 2019.

For further information contact:

  • Wager & Corput Weed control Inc.

    613 938 2117 (call collect)

  • Municipality of Marmora and Lake

    613 472 2629 or 1 866 518 2282

Please contact the Municipality if you need more detailed information regarding our program, including additional information on how to post “No Spray” signage in front of your property.

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A New User Fee Bylaw Has Been Passed

Marmora and Lake municipal council recently approved the 2019 User Fee Bylaw.

Why user fees?

Provincial legislation in Ontario currently provides municipalities with two primary sources of ongoing revenue: taxes and user fees.

Taxes

Taxes (property and business) are paid by all property and business owners to help pay the cost of Municipal services and infrastructure, such as roads, parks, policing and protective services, and other services..

User fees

User fees are paid by those who use and benefit privately from certain Municipal goods and services.

Please review the new User Fee Bylaw to understand the 2019 rates.

Marmora Beach Swimming Lessons

WHAT?

The Municipality of Marmora & Lake is proud to have offered affordable and quality swimming lessons for the past 40 years. Come out and join us for another fun filled summer.

WHEN?

Swimming lessons take place over a 2-week session for a total of 10 lessons. Lessons take place Monday - Friday (rain or shine).

Session #1: July 2 - July 12
Session #2: July 15 - July 26
Session #3: July 29 - August 9
Session #4: August 12 - August 22

HOW TO REGISTER?

Registration will take place IN-PERSON at the Marmora Beach House on June 15, June 22, and June 25-29 (8am - 4pm).

If you are unable to register in-person or have any further questions please contact Claire Smith at clairesmith@trentu.ca

For information about swimming lessons such as pricing, cancellation policy, and general information: Aquatic Program Guide.

QUICK LINKS:

  1. Registration Form

  2. Aquatic Program Guide

  3. Important Dates

  4. Job Posting

Boat Launch Dock Update:

** UPDATE ** The docks have now been installed and are ready for use.


High water levels in the municipality have made it a challenge to install the floating docks at Mag’s Landing.

The docks are scheduled to be installed late next week, but this will depend on whether water levels drop enough to reach the installation brackets.

The Parks and Recreation Department is advising the boat launch may be utilized at the owner’s risk, but is recommending that boats be launched at Booster Park for the time being.

If you are not familiar with the area, Booster Park is located West of the village of Marmora off Highway 7 on Booster Park Road.

For more information about area boat launches, contact the Marmora Tourist Information Centre at 613-472-1515.



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Did you know about our Community Gardens?
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Exercise your green thumb!

The Municipality has 12 garden boxes, each 4 feet x 10 feet, ready for public use. Rent one plot for $10 for the whole season! The plots are located in the parking lot east of the lights behind the post office and Mr. Convenience.

We have four plots left so reserve yours asap!

If you are interested you can contact Jenn Bennett at 613-921-1391 or jbennett@marmoraandlake.ca