Boat Launch Dock Update:

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.

Megan AbrahamComment
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

PSA: No Change for Blue Box Recycling Collection for the Victoria Day Long Weekend
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Public Service Announcement

-No Change for Blue Box Recycling Collection for the Victoria Day Long Weekend-


Start date: May 17, 2019
End date: May 21, 2019

There is no change to blue box recycling for the Victoria Day Long Weekend. Regularly scheduled collection on Monday, May 20, 2019 (Victoria Day) will be collected on that 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.


Rebecca Foreman
Communications Coordinator
Quinte Waste Solutions
613 394 6266 ext. 28
communications@quinterecycling.org

Quinte Waste Solutions (QWS) is the municipally operated organization responsible for blue box recycling and hazardous and electronic waste diversion programs throughout Centre and South Hastings County and Prince Edward County. We have been working with our nine member municipalities since 1990 to keep recyclable material, including hazardous waste, out of the landfill.

Second Tax Installment Due May 23
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The Municipality would like to remind property owners that the second installment is due May 23, 2019. Please remember that if you are paying at a bank or online, allow for 3-4 business days for the payment to be delivered by the financial institution to the Municipality.

You can also consider signing up for the following options:

  1. Pre-Authorized Tax Payment Form

  2. Pre-Authorized Utility Payment Form

  3. Email Billing for Property Tax and Utility Bills

May Madness This Saturday!

Don’t miss May Madness Bicentennial Market this Saturday!

Come shop with mom a day before Mother’s Day! Applications for vendors have been closed because we are at capacity! Lots of vendors and lovely local goods and services to come explore!

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Paperless Electronic Billing is here!
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ELECTRONIC BILLING

Go paperless!

Sign up and you will receive a PDF version of your utility (water and sewer) and/or tax bill delivered directly to your email account. The eBill will look exactly the same as your current paper bill.

To become more efficient and effective in the processing of Property Tax Bills and Utility Bills, the Municipality of Marmora and Lake will be offering residents the opportunity to receive these bills by e-mail instead of regular mail. There is absolutely no requirement to sign-up for this service. We understand that some residents may not be able to take advantage of this service due to limited connectivity or personal choice. We see this green initiative as a value-added service to residents of Marmora and Lake!

HOW DOES UTILITY ELECTRONIC BILLING WORK?

Once your eBilling service has been activated, your future bills will be electronically delivered to the email address you provided. Customers may sign up more than one utility or property account for eBilling.

New Rental Directory
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Marmora and Lake is developing a Rental Directory for our website. We would like to create a resource for people to find and contact local renters. We will make the page live once we have some information to publish.

If you own a rental property and would like to be on our directory please fill out this simple form.

The Municipality does not take responsibility for property rentals or the rental process. The directory has been made as a resource only.

Mining for Stories in Marmora!
Sali A. Tagliamonte, PhD FRSC Chair of Linguistics Canada Research Chair in Language Variation and Change University of Toronto

Sali A. Tagliamonte, PhD FRSC
Chair of Linguistics
Canada Research Chair in Language Variation and Change
University of Toronto

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
WHAT WAS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY?
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD…

These are the types of questions Sali A. Tagliamonte and her trained team of experts will be asking the residents of Marmora as they mine for stories. The stories that they gather will be recorded using high quality audio equipment and some will be transcribed with cultural commonalities being identified.

The timing is perfect as the town prepares for their bicentennial event. Staff will be collecting stories from the community that will be used in the events planned for 2021. Manager of Economic Development, Megan Abraham says “Even though we are a few years out, planning is underway for events that highlight our rich cultural heritage and community history. This opportunity will help build toward some of the activities we’re developing for the 200th.”

There will be a sign up sheet at the May Madness event municipal table or you can sign up on the event page!

Jennifer BennettComment
2018 Municipal Election Financial Disclosures Available online

The Municipal Clerk would like to advise that all candidates are in compliance with the Municipal Elections Act Sec 88.25 Financial Statement Filing.

As per the Municipal Elections Act Sec 88.29 (11) Report by Clerk as soon as possible after April 30 in the year following a regular election or 75 days after voting day in a by-election, the clerk shall make available to the public on a website whether each candidate has filed a financial statement and auditor’s report, if required, under subsection (1). 2016, c. 15, s. 61, part.

As well, Municipal Elections Act Sec 88.33 (1) Application - by elector states an elector who is entitled to vote in an election and believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate has contravened a provision of this Act relating to election campaign finances may apply for a compliance audit of the candidate’s election campaign finances, even if the candidate has not filed a financial statement under section 88.25. 2016, c. 15, s. 63, part.

An application for a compliance audit shall be made to the clerk of the municipality for which the candidate was nominated for office, and it shall be in writing and shall set out the reasons for the elector’s belief. 2016, c. 15, s. 63, part.

The last day an elector can file for a compliance audit is Thursday, June 27, 2019

Flood Warning Update: Continued Rainfall Expected

Water levels in the municipality have stabilized in recent days but the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority expects weekend rainfall may reverse that trend.

Friday and Saturday weather forecasts show the potential for 30 to 40 millimetres of rain in Marmora and Lake and surrounding areas. The ground is saturated, and in some areas still frozen, and therefore is unable to absorb the additional precipitation from the forecasted rainfall.

“There could be significant increases to flows and levels already recorded during this ongoing spring flood,” according to a release from CVCA. “Upward trends are expected to become apparent 12 to 14 hours after the anticipated rainfall has been received across the entire watershed.”

Although water levels have receded, residents along Crowe Lake, Crowe River and Beaver Creek should still be on high alert over the weekend, as conditions can change rapidly. The CVCA is continuing to urge people - especially children - to steer clear of waterways, flooded areas, dams and bridges.

The Marmora and Lake Fire Department is prepared to continue assisting residents whose homes are in danger of flooding. There are also sandbags and sand available for pickup at the Fire Department building.

Please call the department at 613-472-2748 or 613-921-6117.

Megan AbrahamComment
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Well Water Warning

DO NOT DRINK WELL WATER in flood areas

The risk of contamination to wells is high in flooding situations. If you even suspect your well is impacted by flooding DO NOT DRINK THE WATER. This warning does not apply to municipal drinking water systems.

  • Use an alternate water source, e.g. bottled water, for drinking and other domestic purposes.

  • Test your drinking water once flood levels have receded.

  • Hastings Prince Edward Public Health can provide instructions on how to disinfect your well after flood waters recede.

For more information please visit Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s website at www.hpepublichealth.ca or call 613-966-5500.

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Flood Warning Update for Residents of Marmora and Lake

A Flood warning is still in effect for the municipality. The warning was issued by the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority yesterday and can be viewed here.

Water levels on Crowe Lake, Crowe River and Beaver Creek rose overnight. Measurements taken just below the dam on Crowe River indicate waters in that area have risen approximately four inches.

Water flow and water levels are expected to keep increasing, especially with rainfall continuing today and throughout tonight, as rapid snowmelt and precipitation infiltrate the watershed.

If you are in need of sandbags, sand or assistance from the fire department, please contact Fire Chief Tony Brownson at 613-472-2748 or 613-921-6117.

Megan AbrahamComment
Flood Warning Issued for Marmora and Lake

Please be advised the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority has upgraded its flood advisory from a flood watch to a FLOOD WARNING effective April 19 at 3 p.m.

Increased rainfall over the past 24 hours, combined with rapid snowmelt in the northern region of the watershed, is causing increased water levels and flows along Crowe Lake, Crowe River and Beaver Creek in the municipality.

Rain is expected to continue for the next 24 hours, heightening the probability of dangerous flooding in low-lying areas and along waterways.

Residents living in these areas should be taking immediate steps to prepare for moderate to severe flooding. Sand bags and sand are available at the Marmora and Lake Fire Department, 5 Matthew Street. Fire Department staff are available to assist those in need. Please contact Fire Chief Tony Brownson at 613-472-2748 or 613-921-6117.

The CVCA is once again urging everyone - with emphasis on children - steer clear of dams, bridges, riversides and hydro generating plants to avoid the risk of injury or drowning incidents.

For more information on current water levels please visit the following link:

Current Water Level Readings

Megan Abraham
Free Tree Giveaway

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake in conjunction with the Hastings Stewardship Council will once again offer free tree seedlings as part of the annual Free Tree Giveaway.

The event will take place Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Marmora Tourism Centre at 9 Matthew Street.

For more information contact Deputy Mayor Mike Stevens at mstevens@marmoraandlake.ca

Megan AbrahamComment
Flood Watch Issued for Marmora and Lake

MARMORA AND LAKE - The Crowe Valley Conservation Authority has issued a FLOOD WATCH for the entire Crowe Valley watershed which includes the Municipality.

The CVCA says “predicted rainfall in the next 72 hour period, coupled with a saturated watershed and rapidly melting snowpack” to the north has the potential to increase flooding conditions in low-lying areas.

Precipitation is expected to begin Wednesday evening and will be coupled with warm temperatures, causing rapid snowmelt.

The result will be “additional pressure on the already saturated Crowe watershed and it’s tributaries,” says CVCA. Water levels on Crowe River and Beaver Creek are expected to rise.

“Municipalities, emergency services and individuals in flood prone areas should be prepared to take the necessary steps such as sandbagging to fight potential flooding.”

Increased flows and levels will also put additional pressure on beaver dams and could lead to unexpected failures and flash flooding causing damage to roadways.

The CVCA is urging everyone - with emphasis on children - steer clear of dams, bridges, riversides and hydro generating plants to avoid the risk of injury or drowning incidents.

Sand bags and sand are available at the Marmora and Lake Fire Department, 5 Matthew Street.

For more information please visit the following link:

Current Water Level Readings

For more information regarding flood preparedness, contact Fire Chief Tony Brownson at 613-472-2748.

Megan AbrahamComment
Municipal hours for Easter weekend

Please be advised the Municipal Office will be CLOSED the following days to observe Good Friday and Easter Monday:

- Friday, April 19
- Monday, April 22
The office will re-open on Tuesday, April 23 at 8:00 a.m.

Also pleased be advised of the following changes to Service Ontario hours during Easter weekend:

- Friday, April 19 - CLOSED
- Saturday, April 20 - OPEN from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Monday, April 22 - CLOSED
The office will re-open on Tuesday, April 23 at 8:30 a.m.

Megan AbrahamComment
Invitation to Tender
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MUNICIPALITY OF MARMORA AND LAKE

PO BOX 459, 12 BURSTHALL STREET MARMORA, ON K0K 2M0

PH. 613-472-2629 FAX 613-472-5330

Invitation to Tender

To provide material and labour to remove existing insulation and re-insulate with closed cell spray foam insulation at the Marmora & Lake Curling Rink located at 2 Crawford Drive

CONTRACT NO. 2019-01-PARKS & REC.

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake is inviting interested Contractor(s) to participate in their bidding process for removal of existing insulation the reinsulate with closed cell insulation.

Bid packages can be picked up at:

Municipality of Marmora and Lake
Town Hall
12 Bursthall Street
Marmora, ON
K0K 2M0

Contact:

Curtis Trimble
Manager of Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 613-472-2410, Cell: 613-922-3048
Fax: 613-472-5330

The closing date for this tender is: 2:00pm May 9th 2019.

Tender packages must be returned to:

Municipality of Marmora and Lake
12 Bursthall Street
Marmora, ON
K0K 2M0

***Late Tender Packages will not be accepted***

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake reserves the right to accept or reject all or any part of any Bid, also reserves the right to accept other than the lowest Bid and to cancel this call for Bids at any time.

No change to curbside collection for Easter Weekend

There is no change to blue box recycling for the Easter Weekend. Recycling will be collected as scheduled on Good Friday – April 19 & Easter Monday – April 22, 2019.

Please have your properly sorted blue box recycling outside for 7:00 am. For more information regarding blue box recycling and proper disposal of household hazardous waste and electronic recycling, head to quinterecycling.org.

Jennifer BennettComment