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.
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.
Final phase of Northwest Trunk project set to begin
April 20, 2015 - The final phase of the Northwest Trunk sanitary project is scheduled to begin at the end of April with a completion date set for the end of May. The $850,000 project includes the decommissioning of the Uniroyal pumping station and diversion of sanitary flow to the Jennings Creek pump station.
Earth Week (April 19 – 25) in the City: Clean-Up Events and So Much More!
April 17, 2015 - Sunday, April 19th to Saturday, April 25th is Earth Week Kawartha Lakes! There will be plenty of opportunities for City of Kawartha Lakes residents to participate.
Rural Transit to cease June 27
April 17, 2015 - The City’s Rural Transit pilot project will end on June 27, 2015.
Public meeting being held on proposed Elgin Street reconstruction
April 17, 2015 - Members of the public are invited to attend a meeting on the City’s proposed Elgin Street reconstruction project.
Work Opportunity for College and University Students coming home to Kawartha Lakes
April 17, 2015 - April is homecoming month for students who have been attending colleges and universities around the province and across the country. Job competition is intense, and students are desperate to raise as much money as possible over the next four months, to cover the upcoming school year expenses.
Flood Watch issued for Black and Burnt River watersheds
April 9, 2015 - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is advising residents that a Flood Watch is in effect for the Black River watershed and the Burnt River watershed, which includes the Drag and Irondale Rivers.
Summer 2015 Community Guide
Sidewalk construction set to begin in May
April 14, 2015 - Council has approved an investment of nearly $300,000 to improve sidewalks in Coboconk, Lindsay, Bethany and Fenelon Falls beginning in May.
Regent Street reconstruction to begin in July
April 14, 2015 - Kawartha Lakes Council has approved an investment of nearly $1.5 million to reconstruct Regent Street in Lindsay.
2015 Tax Sales
Compliance Deadline for the Installation/Replacement of CO Alarms
April 14, 2015 - The Office of The Ontario Fire Marshal is reminding residents that April 15, 2015 is the compliance deadline for the installation/replacement of carbon monoxide alarms.
Frozen Services – Lindsay, Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon
April 13, 2015 - The City is now pleased to advise residents in the affected areas that the Frozen Water Service alert is no longer in effect. Therefore, those residents that were running their water taps can now turn them off.
Flood Outlook in effect for the Burnt River
April 8, 2015 - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is advising residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook is in effect for the Burnt River watershed which includes the Drag and Irondale Rivers.
Kawartha Lakes Council begin core service review
March 13, 2015 - City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham announced that Council, along with senior staff, would begin an immediate core service review of all City operations, departments and divisions. The announcement was made ahead of a day-long meeting in Fenelon Falls Thursday morning.
“We know that our current business model is not viable,” said Mayor Letham. “In order to provide the same services and the same level of services as we have today in 2016 will cost significantly more.”
Kawartha Lakes Farmer Wins Ontario’s Most Profitable Acre Challenge
April 6, 2015 - Kurtis Peeters, an organic corn grower from Kawartha Lakes is the winner of the Most Profitable Acre Challenge, a competition organized by the Agri-food Management Institute (AMI) and presented in partnership with Grain Farmers of Ontario. The business skills competition looks at input costs, production practices, yield, marketing tactics, and business management practices to determine the farmer with the most profitable acre harvested in corn or soybean production in Ontario.
2015 Homeownership 10% Downpayment Assistance Program
April 2, 2015 - If you’re renting and have been dreaming of owning your own home but don’t have a sufficient payment in the bank, there may be help.
Stakeholders/Citizens invited to Secondary Plan Open House
April 2, 2015 - As part of the ongoing development of community based secondary plans, the City of Kawartha Lakes is giving residents of Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee, and Woodville an opportunity to view detailed draft policies and mapping for growth and development in each community.
Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Public Hearing for Minor Variance – April 16, 2015
2015 Kawartha-Haliburton Renovates Funding
March 31, 2015 - If you own your home and have been in need of repairs, energy efficient upgrades or accessibility modifications, there may be help.
Help keep our City beautiful!
March 26, 2015 - Spring is upon us once again! To celebrate, the City of Kawartha Lakes is encouraging residents to sign up for the annual 20-Minute Community Clean-Up (formerly the 20-Minute Makeover). The 20-Minute Community Clean-Up is a self-directed garbage pick-up in your neighbourhood or local park during Earth Week, April 19 – 25.
City of Kawartha Lakes Notice of Open House – May 28, 2015
Burn Ban begins Wednesday, April 1
March 25, 2015 - Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service will be implementing a burn ban, in effect beginning Wednesday April 1, 2015.
2015 Load Restrictions – Revised
March 10, 2015 - Load weight will be restricted on most secondary roads throughout the City beginning Thursday March 12, 2015 until May 22, 2015 or at the discretion of the Director of Public Works.