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Notice of a Public Meeting - Proposed New Development Charges By-law - July 22, 2014

On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 the Council of the City of Kawartha Lakes will hold a public meeting, pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, to present and obtain public input on the City’s proposed new development charges by-law and underlying background study.

The intent of the proposed by-law is to update the City’s development charge rates by replacing By-Law 2009-183 and By-Law 2013-175, which are the City’s current development charges by-laws.  The purpose of development charges is to align the cost of growth-related municipal capital investments with the benefits they confer to new development.

Download the Development Charges FAQ Sheet (PDF)

Download the Draft Development Charges Background Study (PDF)

Download the Draft Development Charges By-law (PDF)

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Ric McGee hired as CAO of Deep River

July 23, 2014 - It was with mixed emotions when Kawartha Lakes Mayor Ric McGee announced he would be taking on the role of Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk with the Town of Deep River.


Bridge rehabilitation on Bobcaygeon Little Bob Channel North and South Bridges

Trent Canal Bridge reduced to one lane

The City of Kawartha Lakes would like to inform residents the Trent Canal Bridge on Highway 36 will be reduced to one lane for the duration of Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24 to complete a deck condition survey. The bridge will reopen to two-way traffic on Friday, July 25.

Little Bob Channel Bridge reduced to one lane

The Little Bob Channel Bridge is also reduced to one lane for construction work. As a result of inclement weather the Little Bob Channel Bridge construction project is expected to be complete during the third week of August with an anticipated re-opening of two-way traffic on August 21.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause the residents and visitors to the Village of Bobcaygeon.

Notice to all Eligible Electors in the City of Kawartha Lakes 2014 Municipal Election

July 23, 2014 - An information brochure on the upcoming municipal election for the City of Kawartha Lakes is available for all Kawartha Lakes electors from the City’s website at or at any of the City’s Municipal Service Centres or City Hall.


Gray Road closure

Gray Road west of Highway 35 is closed on July 23, 2014 for a culvert replacement.

City of Kawartha Lakes Municipal Election Office is now open

July 22, 2014 - The office for the City of Kawartha Lakes 2014 Municipal Election is now open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The office is located at City Hall, at 26 Francis Street in Lindsay. If people have any questions, they can either visit or call at (705) 324-9411, ext. 1255 or ext. 1262.


2014 Municipal Election Key Dates

July 22, 2014 - Visit the City of Kawartha Lakes website at for information on the upcoming Municipal Election or visit any of the City of Kawartha Lakes Municipal Service Centres.


How to stay safe in the heat

July 22, 2014 - The hot weather can be the cause of serious concern for seniors, small children, people with chronic medical conditions (such as respiratory problems and heart conditions) and outside workers.


Community Lead Sampling Summer 2014

July 21, 2014 - Jackson Water Conditioning Ltd. has been appointed by the City of Kawartha Lakes to take residential and non-residential samples for lead as part of our lead sampling program under the Ministry of Environment and Ontario Regulation 170.


Kawartha Lakes Arts Council Now Being Established

July 21, 2014 - The arts sector in Kawartha Lakes is undergoing a significant transformation with the establishment of an Arts Council. Representatives from the visual arts, music performing arts, artisan groups and literary organizations have been meeting over the past few months to discuss the recommendations of the Cultural Master Plan that was completed and adopted by City Council in 2013. The Cultural Master Plan provides direction to foster the growth of arts and culture assets to expand professional opportunities and strengthen cultural tourism in Kawartha Lakes.


New! Waste and Recycling Facebook Page

July 21, 2014 - The City’s Waste Management department has recently launched a Facebook page that relates to your Waste and Recycling services. This page is a valuable resource for residents and a great way to connect one-on-one with City staff.


Bridge Rehabilitation GKL Rd. 36 Bobcaygeon Little Bob Channel North and South Bridges

July 21, 2014 - Due to some inclement weather and construction issues the Contractor has asked for a two-week extension.


Notice of Taxi Rate Review


Successful business mentors offer support to new entrepreneurs

July 14, 2014 - Eight successful business people from Kawartha Lakes have signed on as volunteer mentors to advise young people who are starting and growing small businesses in the City.


August Special Events at the Library


Mary Street East Construction - Notice


Master Black Belt appointed

July 8, 2014 - The City of Kawartha Lakes is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Beukeboom to the position of Master Black Belt, effective Monday, July 14, 2014.


Kawartha Lakes Public Library Writer’s Circle

July 10, 2014 - Do you love to write short stories, or are you working on a novel, autobiography or manuscript?  Would you like your work critiqued in a safe environment by your peers? Do you enjoy reading other people’s work and offering them support as well?


VCCS Youth Outreach Workshops for City of Kawartha Lakes

July 8, 2014 - VCCS Employment Services and the City of Kawartha Lakes have partnered for a third consecutive year to enhance youth employment potential in rural areas of the City of Kawartha Lakes. This project is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.


Notice of a Public Meeting Concerning Amendments to the City of Kawartha Lakes Official Plan

Community Secondary Plans have been prepared for Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee and Woodville.


Twelve students selected for Kawartha Lakes Summer Company

July 3, 2014 - Twelve enterprising students are turning their business ideas into reality this summer through the Summer Company Program supported through the Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC).


Schedules H1 to H8 - Aggregate Haul Route Mapping


Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook - July 2, 2014


Notice to Registered and Potential Candidates

July 2, 2014 - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Representatives will be presenting information to Registered and Potential Candidates on the Municipal Election Act, Roles of Each Office, Accessibility Requirements, Eligibility for Offices, Candidates Duties, Election Finances-Expenses- Contributions and Reporting Requirements, Compliance Issues and the Conflict of Interest Act. Practical experiences from a former candidate will also be presented.


Notice of Watermain Flushing


Concerts in the Park 2014 Schedule Announced

June 20, 2014 - The 23rd 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 takes place Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons 2:00-4:00 p.m. during July and August at the Frank Banks Gazebo in Victoria Park, downtown Lindsay.


July Special Events at the Library


2014 Tax Sales now available


Are you recorded as an eligible elector for the upcoming municipal election?

April 15, 2014 - Potential electors can now add, confirm and/or update their electoral information in a few easy steps.

Kawartha Lakes potential electors can now find out whether their elector information is confirmed and updated for the upcoming municipal and school board elections at


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