Flood Update - New Flood Warning in effect
April 16, 201
Kawartha Conservation advises that a Flood Warning is now in effect for the Kawartha Lakes, specifically the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon, Pigeon lakes, and Lake Scugog. There is high potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system.
The Ministry of Natural Resources Flood Warning issued April 14 for the Burnt, Irondale, Gull and Black River areas remains in effect.
Water levels in the Kawartha Lakes have been steadily rising over the last week in response to high water flows in rivers feeding these lakes, including the Burnt and Gull rivers, which flow into the Kawartha Lakes from the north.
Runoff from the melting snowpack combined with the precipitation received over the last week are contributing to the higher flows in rivers and increasing lake water levels. High lake levels and wave action could impact the stability and safety of shoreline infrastructure. It will take several days for the water to pass through Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon, Pigeon lakes and Lake Scugog.
Residents are encouraged to stay away from water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Shoreline residents are advised to take precautions to protect themselves and their property, to monitor water levels closely.
Seasonal residents are being asked to avoid the area this holiday weekend if possible as conditions may change quickly.
Filled sandbags are now available at:
- Burnt River depot, 90 Kawartha Lakes Road 44
- Bobcaygeon depot, 62 Duke St.
- Emily Depot, 193 Centreline Rd.
- Coboconk depot, 2863 Hwy 48
- Dalton Community Centre, Old Hwy 503 (at Young’s Lake)
- Sand & bags available at Carden depot, 12 Lake Dalrymple Rd.
- Sand & bags available for Black River residents at the intersection of Chisholm Trail and Amon Dr.
Road Closures Due to Flooding
Cedarplank Rd is closed from the 3rd Conc. to the end
- Sunrise Road between County Rd. 26 and Boundary Rd. has been reopened
Wrex Rd is now closed from the north entrance at Rd. 121 to civic address 42
- Black River Rd east of Chisholm Trail to Lewisham Rd.
Pinery Road is closed from Winchester Drive south to Civic address #379
- Shuttleworth Rd. is closed from Wildflower to the end
- North Mountain Road west of County Road 41
- The western portion of Black River Road is closed due to flooding in the vicinity of the bridge over the Black River.
- Taylor Road is closed due to flooding in the vicinity of the bridge over the Head River.
- Fairbairn Rd is closed (local traffic only) until further notice due to road flooding. Fairbairn Rd is closed to the east at Cedar Tree Rd and the west end at civic address 708.
- CKL Road 34/Cameron Rd. is closed at Chamber's Rd. (South end) and Powles Rd. (north end).
- Prospect Road will be closed between Eldon Station Road and Palestine Road
- King’s Wharf Road is closed at the Emily Creek bridge, between Centreline Rd and Sturgeon 7, due to flooding at both ends of bridge and a potential washout.
If you need to evacuate due to flooding
Wherever possible make arrangements in advance for alternate accommodations with family or friends in case you need to leave your home due to flooding.
Today Is: Talk With Our Kids About Money Day
April 16, 2014 - The Economic Development office is pleased to be a supporter of Junior Achievement and Summer Company especially on days like today, National Talk With Our Kids About Money Day.
Road Closure - Sandringham Road
Sandringham Road will be closed to through traffic between Eldon Station Road and Glenarm Road until further notice due to hazardous road conditions. Local traffic can still access their properties using caution.
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 voterlookup.ca
2014 Adopted Operating Budget and 2014 Adopted Water and Wastewater Capital and Operating Budget now available
Ward 6 Public Meeting
April 14, 2014 - Ward 6 Councillor Doug Elmslie will be holding a public meeting at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre on Wednesday, April 23 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Topics will include Business Retention and Expansion (BRE), the Secondary Plan, Old Arena and other items of local interest.
All are welcome.
Connect to Rec Online Program Registration Now Available
April 14, 2014 - Starting April 14, 2014, City of Kawartha Lakes residents will have the opportunity to see the new Parks, Recreation and Culture Connect to Rec online registration website. For the first time online you will be able to view up-to-date facility availability, browse recreation programs and register online for summer programs.
Waste and Recycling: Easter Holiday Schedule
April 14, 2014 - Residents are reminded that all landfill sites will be closed on Good Friday April 18, 2014.
Road Closure - Black River Road
Please be advised that a portion of Black River Road is closed as of today, April 9, 2014, until further notice. The closure extends from Lewisham Lane east to Victoria Falls due to Hazardous Road Conditions.
Board and Committee Volunteer Positions are available on the following; Drainage Board, Fenelon Landfill Site Public Review Committee, Joint Cemetery Board and Septic Rehabilitation Program Application Review Committee.
Notice of Intent to Consider Licensing By-law
Please be advised that the Council of the City of Kawartha Lakes intends to consider the kennel licensing by-law at the April 22, 2014 regular council meting held at City Hall, 26 Francis St., Lindsay, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Committee of Adjustment – Notice of Public Hearing for Minor Variance
Burn Index set to low
April 1, 2014 - Due to the extended winter season this year, the month of April will not start with the annual Burn Ban in place for the City of Kawartha Lakes.
Citizens invited to Secondary Plan Open Houses and Community Improvement Plans Open Houses
March 25, 2014 - The City of Kawartha Lakes is giving residents of Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee, and Woodville an opportunity to review the final version of its plans for growth and development in each community, and provide input on a new program of financial incentives.
Following extensive consultation, research, and analysis completed through 2012 and 2013, the municipality is ready to share the details of the plans to guide each community’s growth and development over the next 20 years. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend the Open House in their community or visit the municipality’s website to obtain the Secondary Plans.
Notice of Study Commencement - Fenelon Falls Wastewater System Upgrades
Pitch In Canada Week & Earth Day Celebrations: April 21 to 27
March 31, 2014 - From April 21 to 27, the City will be celebrating Pitch In Canada Week with a number of opportunities to work together to improve their neighbourhood and revitalize the green spaces in their community.
Lindsay Transit buses and Rural Transit buses not running on Good Friday
March 31, 2014 - Lindsay Transit buses and Rural Transit buses will not be operating on Friday, April 18th, 2014, in order to observe the Good Friday Easter Holiday. Normal service will resume on Saturday, April 19th.
Public Sector Salary Disclosure
March 31, 2014 - In compliance with the provincial government's Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the City of Kawartha Lakes is required to publicly release salary information for those employees who have been paid $100,000 or more in the calendar year. The figures can include salary, overtime and retroactive payments from prior years and taxable benefits.
Local Author Series @ the Public Library
March 28, 2014 - The City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library is pleased to present the Local Author Series, a series of presentations giving local authors an opportunity to share their writing experiences and books with residents and readers in the community.
Call for Fenelon Falls Landfill Public Review Committee New Membership
Are you keeping an eye on your excessive waste? The Fenelon Falls Landfill Public Review Committee (PRC) is currently looking for new members to join their team.
Enhanced Service at Muncipal Service Centres
New - Enhanced service: Citizens that require a mailing address change on their property tax accounts can now receive the service at all City Municipal Service Centres. Residents can continue to have their address changes made through an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to City of Kawartha Lakes Taxation at P.O. Box 696, Lindsay ON K9V 4W9. All requests for address changes must be made in writing by the property owner. Enhanced service options to have your mailing address changed on your property tax account(s) is effective immediately. Residents can have their mailing address changed by visiting in-person to any local Municipal Service Centre and or through using email@example.com email address. Customer Services staff will provide written confirmation of the address change via return email when requests have been received electronically.
April Events at the Library
2014 Roads Not Half Loaded
Load restrictions on affected City roads will be in effect beginning on March 17, 2014 Load weight will be restricted on most secondary roads throughout the City until May 16, 2014 or at the discretion of the Director of Public Works.
No overnight parking on city streets
October 29, 2013 - Residents are reminded that parking is not allowed on City streets between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014.