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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

Huron-Kinloss HK Connects

Comprehensive review of Zoning By-Law

Council recently approved MHBC Planning to complete a comprehensive review of the Township of Huron-Kinloss Zoning By-law.

The Zoning By-law is a legal document that specifies how land can be used through regulations (property setbacks, building heights etc.) and permissions (residential, commercial, agricultural, etc).

The Township's current bylaw is 16 years old and requires an update as a result of the recent approval of the Township's new Official Plan in 2016.  The Planning Act requires that municipalities amend their Zoning By-laws within three (3) years of a new Official Plan being in effect. It is also important to ensure the Zoning By-law reflects current practices, changes to provincial policy, and supports the strategic directions of the Township.  Preparing a new Zoning By-law has an impact on property rights. The Township has included ample opportunities for public consultation throughout the process in 2017 for residents to review the draft by-law and provide comments to the Township. 

All meetings will be advertised on the Township website and in local papers.  

An Open House is scheduled for June 1st, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7:00 p.m. by MHBC Planning in the Social Room in the Ripley-Huron Community Centre. This is an opportunity for property owners and residents to engage in the project. 


Special Events Permit

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Special Events By-law # 2016-64 was implemented for the purpose of ensuring cooperation among the various agencies involved in and affected by special events in order to enhance the quality of life for residents; further tourism and economic development; protect public health and safety; and minimize risk and unnecessary disruptions in the community. 

Under the new By-law a Special Event is defined as; “Any outdoor activity, festival, concert, event, exhibition or function of any nature or kind, including those done outside but under a tent or other non-permanent building or structure, on Township Property or on Private Property at which more than 200 people are anticipated to be, or are in, attendance.”


Special Events By-law Quick Facts:

  • The Special Events By-law applies on public and/or private property within the Township of Huron-Kinloss. 
  • A Special Event that will have more than 200 people anticipated to attend or in attendance must apply for a Special Events permit.
  • In order to obtain a permit the CEMC may require a number of various Operational and Emergency Plans be implemented prior to your permit being approved.
  • Requirements for Operational and Emergency Plans will be determined on a case by case basis depending on the circumstances of your event.
  • The CEMC is available to work with and assist you to ensure a timely and efficient permit application process.
  • The Township may require a fee for your permit to be processed, a security deposit and/or increased insurance coverage depending on the circumstances of your event.
  • The Special Events By-law, Permit Applications and all other prescribed forms will be available at the Township Office or online at download.

Emergency Preparedness Week

May 7 to 13, 2017

Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.

This year, the theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. It is meant to help Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

Through the Get Prepared campaign, Canadians have learned to know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit. This year's theme highlights the importance of having these measures in place but specifically emphasizes the need to keep up to date on current conditions, like the weather, that might impact you.  Working together with community leaders, first responders, non-government organizations and all levels of government, we are building a more resilient and safer Canada.

For more information, please visit:  Get Prepared Canada 

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Internet & Telephone Voting for the 2018 Election

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Council has approved Internet & Telephone Voting for the 2018 Election

Township of Huron-Kinloss eligible electors will have the choice of voting by Internet or Telephone for the 2018 Municipal and School Board Election.  This will be the third election for Huron-Kinloss using Internet and Telephone voting options. E-voting enables secure voting over an extended period, from any location. This is favorable in today's busy environment. Council has also approved Dominion Voting Systems as the supplier for voting services for the 2018 election.  Dominion offers a reliable, secure and inclusive service which was also utilized by Huron-Kinloss for the 2014 election. 

Election Day is October 22nd, 2018

Public Works 2017 Paving Program to Begin

Preparation for Paving

In preparation for 2017 paving program, Concession 12 from Highway 21 to the Kincardine Nimrod Club will be pulverized and remain in a gravel state until such time the paving contractor arrives on site.  This work is tentatively scheduled for late second week of May.  The Southline entrance to Fisherman’s Cove is also scheduled for pulverization and paving during the same timeframe

Township of Huron-Kinloss Community Events

Community Events May 2017

Lucknow Legion Seniors Dinner - May 3

HAWK Theatre: Homecoming - May 4 - 6

Lucknow Town Wide Yard Sale - May 6

Lucknow Legion Wing Night - May 6

Point Clark Beach Club Annual General Meeting - May 13

Ripley Legion Wing Night - May 13

Ripley Horticultural Society Flower Show  - May 14

Ripley Legion Book Sale - May 19 - 20

Ripley Horticultural Society Plant Sale - May 19-20

Ripley Town Wide Yard Sale - May 20

Ripley Horticultural Society Youth Group - May 20

Dawgs for Dogs BBQ Lions Park Point Clark - May 21

Walk for Guide Dogs Point Clark - May 28

Ripley Agriculture Society Spaghetti Dinner - May 28



2018Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street, PO Box 130
Ripley, Ontario N0G 2R0


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