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Council approves consolidation of two Municipal Service Centres

July 14, 2016 - At the July 12 Council meeting, City of Kawartha Lakes Council approved the Core Service recommendation for the consolidation of assets and human resources of the Municipal Service Centres in Bethany and Kirkfield into the remaining four Service Centres. The recommendation supports the continued operations of the Coboconk, Bobcaygeon, Lindsay and Omemee Service Centres (5 days per week, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm). The changes will come into effect October 1, 2016.

“Service centre employees are to be commended for their professionalism and for setting an exceptional customer service standard – we hope to expand on that culture and skill set to all public entry points” explains Kawartha Lakes CAO Ron Taylor.

Staff will also bring forward a Core Service Review report on the Lindsay Service Centre/Call Centre by the end of this year.

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LATEST NEWS

Environment Canada issues Heat Warning for Kawartha Lakes

July 21, 2016 - Environment Canada is warning of high temperatures and humid weather that will continue throughout the weekend. Heat warnings are issued by Environment Canada when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to post an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

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2016 Tax Sales now available

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Taste and Odour Concerns in City Drinking Water

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Residents advised how to spot and report toxic Giant Hogweed plant

July 20, 2016 - Three sightings of Giant Hogweed, a very large perennial plant with serious health risks, have been identified within the municipality. Two are near the intersection of Killarney Bay Road and Chamber’s Road and one on Road 121 near Kinmount.

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Notice of Public Hearing for Minor Variance - July 21, 2016

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Council requests options to reduce the City operating budget by $2.5 million

July 14, 2016 - At the July 12 Council meeting, Council approved the motion by Mayor Andy Letham that directs CAO Ron Taylor to provide decision units in the draft 2017 operating budget that would result in a $2.5 million net decrease to the operating budget from 2016 operating budget expenses. The reduction recommendations are to come with minimal disruption to existing service levels.

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Mayor asks Council to pause for further information on arena utilization strategy

July 13, 2016 - At the July 12 Council Meeting, City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham put forward a memorandum asking Council to collect further information on the plan to reduce the City’s ice surfaces from 10 to 8 surfaces based on City-wide utilization.

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City of Kawartha Lakes achieves budget surplus of over $1.4 million

July 12, 2016 - At the June 28 Council meeting, the City’s Treasurer reviewed audited financial statements for 2015 and announced a surplus of $1,489,162.

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Kawartha Lakes embarks on 20,000 Homes campaign

July 12, 2016 - Today, the City of Kawartha Lakes announced its participation in the 20,000 Homes campaign, a powerful nationwide campaign that aims to permanently house 20,000 of Canada’s most vulnerable homeless people by July 1, 2018.

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Public invited to attend Public Information Centres on Roads and Fleet Maintenance Depot Study

July 11, 2016 - The City of Kawartha Lakes has recently initiated a study to review the current network of Roads and Fleet Maintenance Depots and their ability to efficiently and effectively meet the demand for services and legislative requirements over the next twenty five years.

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Health Unit issues heat warning for Kawartha Lakes from July 12-14

July 11, 2016 - The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is issuing an extended Heat Warning for the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County and Northumberland County for July 12-14. An Extended Heat Warning is issued when maximum daytime temperatures are greater or equal to 31°C or the humidex is greater or equal to 40°C for three consecutive days or more.

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Roads closed for Milk Run on Sunday July 17 in Lindsay

July 11, 2016 - The 38th Annual Lindsay Milk Run 5k/10k is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 17, starting and finishing at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. The 10k will start at 8:00 am, with the 5k beginning at 8:20 am.

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Kawartha Lakes reminds residents of new Service Centre phone numbers

July 8, 2016 - At the beginning of this year, the City streamlined its Municipal Service Centre telephone communications. All Municipal Service Centres in Kawartha Lakes became connected through the 705-324-9411 number. Previously, each Service Centre had separate phone lines in each of the five offices. 

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New Bid Opportunity - Canteen Services

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Fire Service reminds residents to be fire safe overholiday long weekend

June 30, 2016 - Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service advises residents and visitors to use extra caution with open fires, smoker's materials and fireworks.

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Notice of Public Meeting - July 25, 2016

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City advises residents to use online options in the event of a Canada Post labour disruption

June 24, 2016 - The City of Kawartha Lakes is encouraging all property owners to register to receive property tax bills and water and/or sewer bills electronically to avoid delays in the event of a possible Canada Post Labour Disruption.

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Concerts in the Park 2016 schedule announced

June 22, 2016 - Enjoy outdoor live entertainment this summer. The 25th Annual City of Kawartha Lakes Parks, Recreation & Culture Division Concerts in the Park series is set to go and series brochures are now available.  These free community concerts take place Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm and Sunday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 pm during July and August at the Frank Banks Gazebo in Victoria Park, downtown Lindsay.

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Notice Of Study Commencement - Roads and Fleet Maintenance Depots

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Mandatory Maintenance Sewage Assessments begin July 13

June 20, 2016 - The City advises residents living in and around the municipal wells of Janetville, Manorview, Woodfield and Pinewood that Mandatory Maintenance Sewage Assessments are scheduled to take place July 13, 2016 – September 8, 2016. Residents will be mailed a written notification of the dates of inspection affecting their properties.

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