School Surplus Roundtable Review
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On December 18th 2018 Council received a report from CAO, Typhany Choinard in regards to the school. The report outlined many infrastructure issues with the school property. It identified that $3 million dollars in facility repairs are required in order to bring the facility to standard. It also identified asbestos at the property. The recommendation from the CAO was to not submit an expression of interest on the school property.

Council received the report and passed the following motion “That Council defer the decision to the January 15th, 2019 meeting and direct staff to provide further information from the Building Department, Economic Development Department and Treasury.

Council also directed staff to organize a roundtable discussion with members of the community to learn the community’s position on submitting an expression of interest on the potential purchase of the Earl Prentice School.

A report will be brought forward to the January 15th meeting of Council for their consideration. Members of the public are encouraged to submit their input in writing, or as a delegation to Council. To attend as a delegation you must contact the Municipal Clerk by noon on Wednesday, January 9.

Review the School Surplus Roudtable Presentation by clicking the button below.

The discussion tonight began with an equal number of residents on either side of the issue. Some felt strongly about purchasing the property while others were against council submitting an expression of interest for the Earl Prentice School. By the end of the presentation, and subsequent discussion, many of the people who had previously been in support changed their opinion. Two of the 18 participants were in support of fully moving forward. While others were still open to the idea of entering the expression of interest as there is no obligation to buy.

The participants invited to the roundtable were impressed with the quality and quantity of information provided. Many commented on how much better educated they felt following the meeting.

Service Ontario To Change Its Hours

The Marmora Service Ontario has decided to change it’s operating hours to serve you better.


The revised hours will take effect on Monday, January 14, 2019.

New Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The change equates to the same number of operating hours. The decision to open earlier was made to accommodate customers trying to see us first thing in the morning.

For more information on the Marmora Service Ontario contact:

Jennifer Bennett, Economic Development Assistant and Office Administration
613-472-2629 ext 2229

Service Ontario Clerks: 613-472-2320

Jennifer BennettComment
Notice of Committee & Board Membership

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake is currently seeking volunteers for the following appointed Committee/Boards of Council for the next four year council term:


Economic Development and Tourism

Cemetery Board


Interested candidates who have time to serve their community are asked to send a letter outlining their interests in the committee including all background/skills you possess that would be beneficial.

Please forward to the undersigned by January 23, 2019.

(Mrs.)Tonia Bennett, Clerk
Municipality of Marmora and Lake
12 Bursthall Street, P.O. Box 459
Marmora, ON, K0K 2M0

Notice of Tree Pick Up



Christmas tree pick up in the urban areas of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.

Anyone wishing to dispose of their Christmas tree please deposit at the curb no later than Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 for next day pick up.

Tonia Bennett, CMO, Dipl. M.A
Municipal Clerk

Used Tire Program Update

The Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) has been directed by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks to wind-up the Used Tires Program. Due to these changes, tires will not be accepted at the Marmora Landfill site after January 25th, 2019.

Please stay tuned for a designated tire collection site near you.

Municipal Holiday Hours

Please be advised of the holiday hour changes for the following services and departments:

The Municipal Office

Closed for staff lunch December 20, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Closed from - 12:00 pm, December 24, 2018
Until it re-opens - 8:00 am, January 2, 2019

Service Ontario & Tourism Office

Closed for staff lunch December 20, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Closed from: 12:00 pm, December 24, 2018
Until it re-opens: 9:00 am, January 2, 2019


Monday, December 24, 2018: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, December 31, 2018: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Note that the garbage and recycling pickup will continue as scheduled.


Closed: December 24, December 25, 2018; and January 1, 2019.

The arena and banquet hall is booked with municipal skating programs, private rentals, minor hockey and Christmas parties throughout the holidays. We are open boxing day and New Year's Eve with private rentals.

Jennifer BennettComment
Notice of Parking Restrictions



Please be advised that Section 2(a) of by-law number 2002-013 prohibits any person from parking a vehicle in the Municipality “between the 1st day of December in any year and the 31st day of March in the year next following on any highway or street within the Corporation between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. in the morning.”

Your co-operation in adhering to these provisions would be appreciated as violations of the by-law could result in the removal of the vehicle and/or a fine of $300.00 exclusive of costs for each offence.

Kevin Hart, C.E.T., CRS-S
Manager of Transportation Services

The Library Needs Your Feedback!

We ask that you please take a few minutes to complete this Community Survey for the Marmora & Lake Public Library. The results of this survey will help us at the library identify the resources and services that best meet the needs and wishes of the people in our community.

All residents of the Municipality of Marmora & Lake are welcome to take this survey – whether or not you use the library. Try to answer all the questions, but you may skip those that do not apply.

General survey results will be used to deliver library services that meet the needs of the community, but your answers are confidential.

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Jennifer BennettComment
Notice of Special Council Meeting

The Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake will be holding a Special Closed Council Meeting on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at 12 Bursthall Street, for Council Orientation and Training under Section 239 (3.1) of the Municipal Act, Educational or training session. A meeting of Council or local board or of a committee of either of them may be closed to the public if the following conditions are both satisfied:

  1. The meeting is held for the purposes of educating or training the members;

  2. At the meeting, no member discusses or otherwise deals with any matter in a way that materially advances the business or decision making of the council, local board or committee

Tonia Bennett, CMO, Dipl.M.A.
Municipal Clerk/Executive Assistant to the CAO
Municipality of Marmora and Lake

NOTICE OF COMPLETION - Marmora Water Supply – Class Environmental Assessment

Municipality of Marmora and Lake



Marmora Water Supply – Class Environmental Assessment

The standpipe serving the Village of Marmora is at the end of its useful life and requires substantial repairs or replacement. Some areas of the village have lower than desired water pressure owing to the height of the existing tower. In order to correct these issues, the Municipality has reviewed several options and concluded that a new, larger, standpipe will be erected at the present site and the existing standpipe removed. This project will ensure adequate water supply to the village of Marmora including projected population growth.

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This study was carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule “B” Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA). The planning and decision-making process (including consultation with the public and review agencies, assessment of environmental impacts of alternative solutions, and identification of the preferred solution) has been completed and the project file is available for review. For more information or to provide comments please email one of the following project contacts by November 23, 2018:

Victor Reid

Manager, Environmental Services

Municipality of Marmora and Lake

12 Bursthall Street, PO Box 459,

Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

T: 613-472-2629

F: 613-472-5330


Tony Guerrera, P.Eng

The Greer Galloway Group Inc.

1620 Wallbridge Loyalist Road

Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5

T: (613) 966-3068

F: (613) 966-3087


If concerns arise regarding this project, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the Consultant or Municipality, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses individual environmental assessments. Part II Order requests must be made in writing using a Part II Order Request Form (#012-2206E), available online at Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below by December 7, 2018. A copy of the request must also be sent to the Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch (address below), the Consultant and the Municipality.

Minister Rod Phillips Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks 77 Wellesley St. W., 11th Floor Toronto, ON M7A 2T5

Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks 135 St. Clair Ave. W., 1st Floor Toronto, ON M4V 1P5 This notice issued October 31, 2018.

Bells of Peace Initiative November 11

100 Bells Will Toll on November 11th

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The Marmora Legion Branch 237 has arranged for a Bells of Peace initiative. This will consist of the following:

  1. 100 Bell Chimes from St. Paul's Anglican Church;

  2. Siren from Marmora Fire Department will  activate for 100 seconds; and

  3. Recorded 100 Bell Chimes and Amazing Grace, on bagpipes,  at Marmora Memorial Park 

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On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end.

Legion Branches and communities will host commemorative ceremonies and special activities to help Canada Remember. At sunset on November 11, the bells will ring at Parliament Hill, city halls, places of worship, military bases, Naval vessels and at ceremonies across the country to honour Canada's Veterans and commemorate the end of the First World War.

On November 11, 1918  church bells rang out spontaneously across the country to celebrate the signing of the “Armistice.” After four brutal years  and so many young men and women dead or injured, the First World War was officially over.

One hundred years ago today, relief and joy swept our land. And as we commemorate Armistice 100 tonight, we mark the occasion through this Royal Canadian Legion Bells of Peace ceremony.

On November 11th our bells will toll 100 times. With each peal, we will remember the close to 66-thousand Canadians and Newfoundlanders at that time, who were killed in the First World War  the 172-thousand wounded and the countless others who suffered invisible yet painful wounds.

We also remember the total number of Canadians who served our country during that war – over 650 thousand people.   Marmora Legion Branch 237  honours them all. At the setting of the sun, we promise them and their descendants that we will never forget their sacrifices.

Listed below are the Marmora and area soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War One:

Robert J. Nickle

M. Sisson

Fred B. Simmons

Alex M. McFarlane

Harold McWilliams

Archie Bowen

Floyd B. Loveless

Samuel Smith

Thomas Smith

Fred Fry

John Fry

Joseph W. Reynolds

Frank Bertrand

Jonnie Burns

David Emmorey

George Wright

George Webb

James Caldwell

Wilbert Cronkright

Charles Clairmont

Laurance G. Bowen

J. Cecil Feeney

Norman Mumby

George Sellyeh

James Archibell

J. Joseph Murphy

John Leonard

William Phillips

When you hear the bells toll on November 11th,  take a moment to pause and remember all those who served and sacrificed.


Jennifer BennettComment
Notice of Meeting for Decision Concerning a Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment



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 Registered Plan 83, Part of Lots 6&7 West of Forsyth Street, Reference Plan 21R-2109, Part 2&3 and 21R21914, 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 Meeting on November 6th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at #12 Bursthall Street to make a decision on 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 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 1.35 spaces per dwelling unit and non-residential 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 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. Please be advised that this will be a regular meeting of the Planning Committee and is open to the public however there will be no written or verbal representation made by the public for the proposed zoning by-law amendment.

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

Leaves & Brush Pickup

The Municipality of Marmora and Lake has designated a free brush day pickup in urban areas of the Municipality on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th, 2018.  Please have your leaves and brush to the curb by Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Brush should be a maximum of 2 ½” in diameter, 4 feet in length and tied securely.  Leaves are to be in clear plastic bags.

Should you wish additional information contact the municipal office at 472-2629.

Tonia Bennett, CMO, Dipl. M.A
Municipal Clerk/Executive Assistant to the CAO

Jennifer BennettComment
2018 Unofficial Election Results

Election results will be verified on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 by the Municipal Clerk. Unofficial results are recorded as:


  1. Linda Bracken : 734

  2. Jan O’Neill : 888

  3. James A. Smith : 195

Deputy Mayor

  1. Kathy Hamilton : 353

  2. Mike Stevens : 1,415


  1. Tonya Brown : 583

  2. William Campion : 573

  3. Jason Carman : 880

  4. Ron Derry : 953

  5. Bernie Donaldson : 720

  6. Lorrie Tannahill : 489

  7. Russell Coens : 460

In total there were 1,875 recorded electors, which is 38.76% of all eligible voters.

Thank you to all certified candidates. It is great to see so much interest in the future of our municipality. Congratulations to all.

Jennifer BennettComment
Notice of Intention to Pass a Zoning By-law Amendment to Allow Secondary Dwelling Units


NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake has created a bylaw to allow for Secondary Dwelling units in the Municipality of Marmora and Lake.

TAKE NOTICE that the Municipality of Marmora and Lake Planning intends to pass the amending by-law to allow for Secondary Dwelling Units on November 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers at #12 Bursthall Street under Section 34 of the Planning Act R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13.

THE PURPOSE of the amending by-law is to allow Secondary Dwelling Units in order to comply with provisional legislation and the County of Hastings Official Plan.

Additional information and material relating to the proposed Secondary Dwelling Bylaw is available for inspection by any member of the public during regular business hours at the municipal office, #12 Bursthall Street, Marmora.

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

Sump Pump Inspections

Victor Reid, Manager

Environmental Services

Municipality of Marmora & Lake

Office: 613-472-6285

Cell: 613-849-9719



The Marmora and Lake Environmental Services is launching a free sump pump inspection program. The program provides urban Marmora & Lake (Marmora and Deloro villages) homeowners the opportunity to schedule an inspection with staff to verify that the residential sump pump is appropriately connected to a drainage system and not the sanitary sewage system.


The inspector will work with home owners to ensure proper sump pump installation and provide recommended solutions for suitable connections, if required.


In addition to the inspection, there will be an opportunity to review best practices in water and waste water with the inspector including:

  • a property walk around to ensure proper extension of downspouts away from the home’s foundation,

  • discussing best practices for water conservation, and checking for leaking fixtures in the home,

  • reviewing the clean-out location of the sanitary service within the home, and

  • exploring the location of incoming water services and related turn off valves.


To schedule an inspection, please call 613-472-6285 or email Victor Reid,  (please be sure to specify full name, address and preferred time)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What is a Residential Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a small pump installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace.  Usually, sump pumps are installed in specially constructed sump pits.  Ground water flows into the sump pit through drains or by natural water migration through the soil.  The sump pump’s job is to pump the water out of the pit and away from the building so that the basement or crawlspace stays dry and to prevent it from flooding.


What Happens During an Inspection?

An inspection for a typical home will usually be completed in less than one hour. The inspector will walk around the exterior of the house looking at the discharge points for downspouts and area drains, such as yard, patio, window well, driveway or stairwell drains.

He will also look in basement areas or crawl spaces to identify the sump and its point of discharge.


How do I Prepare for an Inspection?

The only preparation needed for the inspection is to make sure that the sump pump is accessible for the inspector, please clear a path if needed.


What is the Inspector Looking For?

The inspector is looking for improper connections to the sanitary sewer system. An improper connection is defined as a connection that allows for clear water to be discharged directly into the separate sanitary sewer system.  Clear water should either be going to the storm sewer or be allowed to soak into the ground without entering the sanitary sewer.


What Happens After the Inspection?

Depending on the results of the inspection, nothing may need to be done.  If the inspector determines that there are improper connections and drainage, he will work with the home owner to provide a list of solutions.  A second inspection may be booked if necessary.


How Do I Book an Inspection?

The program is being offered to urban Marmora and Deloro village residents. Home inspections will be offered with daytime appointments between 08:00am -3:00pm. Evening and Saturday appointments are available if absolutely necessary.

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant flushing ensures proper flows for firefighting as well as insures a fresh supply to the residents. During hydrant flushing, sediment in the mains can be stirred up briefly causing dirty water. If this occurs please run your tap until the flow is clear. It is recommended not to do laundry during this period as it may cause stains on clothing.

The Municipality of Marmora & Lake Environmental Services will be flushing hydrants between the hours of 08:00-15:30 during the next two week’s beginning October 15, 2018.


Your patience during this period is appreciated.


The Municipality of Marmora and Lake would like to remind the public that the QMS policy as well as all annual water reports are accessible on the Municipal website at


Thank You


Victor Reid

Environmental Services Manager