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Kawartha Lakes Mayor announces details of Core Service Review

April 15, 2015 - Beginning immediately Kawartha Lakes Council and staff will begin undertaking a Core Service Review of all City operations.

“We need to work towards a business model that is both sustainable and responsible to our residents, our businesses and our staff,” said Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham.

Based on the City’s projected capital and operating needs there is an approximate $10 million gap in funding from 2015 to 2016.

“We didn’t get in this situation overnight and we won’t fix it overnight,” said Mayor Letham. “But we must start now to address our fiscal situation and look at the services and levels of service the City provides. Our goal is to provide services that our residents both want and can afford, no more, no less.”

Council has identified initial services and departments they will begin reviewing with reports expected back to Council from staff over the next several months.

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Core Service Review information (PDF)


Local Food Week launches with Local Food Forum

May 22, 2015 - The Kawartha Lakes Food Coalition is helping to kick off the province’s Local Food Week with a Local Food Forum on Monday, June 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Fleming College Glenn Crombie Theatre.


Pan Am Games Torch Relay is coming to the City of Kawartha Lakes

May 22, 2015 - The City of Kawartha Lakes is excited to announce the arrival of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay, presented by President’s Choice ® and OLG. The torch relay will visit Victoria Park in Lindsay on June 4th from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. The celebration features live local entertainment, TO2015 zone that will include sports activities and much more.


Kawartha Lakes moving to mandatory EFT payments August 31

May 22, 2015 - Beginning September 1, 2015 any business or individual billing the City of Kawartha Lakes will be paid through an Electronic Funds Transfer.


Car Show and Community Fun Night June 19

May 21, 2015 - Staff and residents at Victoria Manor in Lindsay are holding a Car Show and Community Fun Night on Friday, June 19 and the whole community is invited.


Help support two great causes at Paramedics in the Park Friday, May 29

May 20, 2015 - In celebration of Paramedic Week May 24-30, the Kawartha Lakes Paramedic Service is hosting the always-popular Paramedics in the Park event on Friday, May 29 in Victoria Park.


City of Kawartha Lakes Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, May 29th

May 20, 2015 - City of Kawartha Lakes Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, May 29th to allow staff an opportunity to participate in training sessions.  The Library branches that will be closed are Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, and Woodville.


Kawartha Lakes release Housing and Homelessness 2014 annual report

May 19, 2015 - The City has released its 10 year Housing and Homelessness Plan 2014 annual report. Hope Lee, Manager of Housing, delivered the report and presentation to Kawartha Lakes Council Tuesday afternoon.


Lindsay Milk Run Registration Now Open

May 19, 2015 - The 37th Annual Lindsay Milk Run is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the Lindsay Recreation Complex. This event will feature a 10km run starting at 8:00am and a 5km walk/run starting at 8:20am.


Classics on Kent rolls into town July 12

May 19, 2015 - Lindsay’s popular Classics on Kent car show is gearing up for July 12 after Lindsay BIA came forward to take over the event.


Public information meeting on Bond Street reconstruction

May 15, 2015 - Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend a drop-in information meeting on the City’s proposed Bond Street reconstruction project.


Load restrictions lifted

May 14, 2015 - Effective Friday, May 15th, load restrictions will be removed from all roads within the City of Kawartha Lakes.


Kawartha Lakes Tax Relief program applications now available

May 13, 2015 - Applications are now available for the City’s Low Income Senior and Disabled Persons Tax Relief program.


Notice of a Public Meeting – July 8, 2015


Kawartha Lakes CAO announces resignation

May 13, 2015 - Kawartha Lakes Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Mark Fisher has announced he will resign from his position effective September 30, 2015.


Council approves $1 million for watermain construction

May 12, 2015 - Kawartha Lakes Council has approved an investment of $1 million for watermain construction from Mary Street to Logie Street on Lindsay Street South beginning later this year.


City inks deal with Hydro One to begin generating electricity

May 12, 2015 - After over five years of work by the City in concert with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), Council approved an agreement between the municipality and Hydro One to connect  to the Hydro One grid and begin generating electricity with the Lindsay Ops landfill gas generator facility.


Environmental Round-Up Days for unwanted Hazardous Household Waste, electronics, and bulky plastics

May 12, 2015 - In support of the recycling efforts of our residents, the City of Kawartha Lakes Waste Management Division will once again be offering 4 Environment Round-Up Day events at which residents can drop off their hazardous household waste, electronics, and new this year, bulky plastics, all free-of-charge. Different locations are scheduled for four Saturdays throughout the summer (see below).


WRAIN Creating Globally Competitive Solutions for Business

May 12, 2015 - The City of Kawartha Lakes Water Research and Innovation Network (WRAIN) is helping companies across the municipality compete in global markets through proven technologies and new exciting research.


Notice of a Public Meeting to Consider Amendments to the City of Kawartha Lakes Official Plan - May 27, 2015


2015 Tax Sales


Notice of Applications for Consent to Convey Land


Changes to Leaf and Yard Collection Dates

April 20, 2015 - The snow has melted, bringing eager City of Kawartha Lakes green thumbs out of hibernation and ready to tackle lawns and gardens. With spring Leaf and Yard curbside collection occurring only once in the spring, residents should take careful note of changes to their pick-up schedule.


Rural Transit to cease June 27

April 17, 2015 - The City’s Rural Transit pilot project will end on June 27, 2015.


Summer 2015 Community Guide


City of Kawartha Lakes Notice of Open House – May 28, 2015


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