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Township of Huron - Kinloss
A Comprehensive Review of the Official Plan
The Township has accepted the proposal of MacNaughton Hermsen Britton Clarkson Planning Limited (MHBC) for services related to a Comprehensive Review of the Township of Huron-Kinloss Official Plan (OP).
The OP currently provides policy guidance to land use and planning decisions in both the rural/agricultural and urban/settlement areas of the Township. The review will remove OP coverage from all lands outside of the Identified Settlement Areas and those lands will fall under the County of Bruce OP.
The Review will incorporate a Growth Management Study for possible expansion of the urban settlement boundaries, incorporate Source Water Protection Policies, and ensure conformity to the Provincial Policy Statement. Information updates regarding the Official Plan Review will be available on the Township website.
Consultation meetings will be held in Lucknow, Ripley and Point Clark to receive public comment. Dates of all public meetings will be advertised and posted on the Township website. An update of the Comprehensive Zoning By-law will follow the Official Plan update.
Explore the historic Point Clark Lighthouse
The beautifully restored Point Clark Lighthouse is open!
Over the past 5 years, the Lighthouse has undergone extensive reconstruction. Scaffolding and tarps have covered the Lighthouse Tower during the construction period, while workers replaced old, crumbling stones and installed new windows. To date over 300 stones have been replaced, the entire tower has been re-grouted and two coats of white-wash applied. Drop by the historic lighthouse for a tour to the top and through the museum.
The Lighthouse is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. It is also open from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in July and August for sunset tours. Last tour departs at 9:30 p.m.
Every Friday the Lighthouse staff run a children's program from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Cost is $5.00 per child and includes activities, a craft, and a snack.
For more information call (519) 395-2494 during open hours, or (519) 395-2909 for group reservations.
Friday August 7th and Saturday August 8th
Join us Friday August 7th for a special dinner, auction and live entertainment by the newly renovated Lighthouse.
Tickets are on sale NOW for the Friday Night Gala. They are $35 each. You can purchase them at the following locations: Point Clark Lighthouse, Township Office, Ripley, Ripley-Huron Community Centre, Ripley, Ripley Variety, Ripley, Village Pizzeria By the Lighthouse, Point Clark
Saturday's event begins in the afternoon with musical entertainment under the tent.Throughout the evening, fresh corn-on-the-cob, hotdogs, hamburgers, salads and desserts will be offered; as well there is a cruise-in vintage car show on the paved parking lot at the base of the Lighthouse.
Click here for more information: Point Clark Lighthouse Festival
First Installment of the 2015 Final Property Tax Levy is Due
The first installment of the 2015 property tax levy is due on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015. Taxes may be paid through pre-authorized payment, telephone/internet banking, mailed to or at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen St., Ripley, between 8:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your convenience, interac as well as post dated cheques are accepted at the office. There is also an after hours drop box located at the front of the office.
Taxes not paid by the due date are subject to interest charges of 1.25% per month.
Please ensure your payment is received in the office by the due date. When making payment through Telephone/Internet banking & Teller/ABM payments please allow two (2) business days for payment to be received in the municipal office.
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE TAXPAYER FROM THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR PAYMENT NOR THE LIABILITY OF PENALTY CHARGES FOR LATE PAYMENT.
Any ratepayer who has not received a tax notice is advised to contact the Township of Huron-Kinloss Municipal Office at (519) 395-3735 as soon as possible.
The Township of Huron-Kinloss has hired a London firm, Tenzing, to assist them with Community Branding activities. The Township received $15,000 in the spring from the Province of Ontario through their Rural Economic Development fund to match the Township’s contribution. Tenzing has worked with a number of communities and regions to develop effective brands and creative marketing strategies. They recently worked with the County of Bruce on a Business Attraction and Recruitment /Community Outreach Strategy.
Beginning in August, Tenzing will be strengthening Lucknow’s identity as a “General Store” and developing a brand and “look and feel” for Ripley. They will be expanding our Community Toolkits and designing a “Best of Guide”, pole banners, and other elements as they see necessary in each community. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Don't forget your helmet, it's the law.
It is summer time and time to enjoy the outdoors. It is not time to forget about bike safety and the importance of wearing a bike helmet.
By law, every cyclist under age 18 must wear an approved helmet.
Riders under 16 years old: a parent or guardian must make sure their child wears a helmet.
Helmets are not compulsory for adults over 18; but a helmet can greatly reduce the risk of permanent injury or death if you fall or collide. It is strongly recommended that all riders wear helmets.
The best helmets: are made to meet strict safety standards and to fit properly when worn correctly.
Visit the MTO for more information on bike safety.
- Concession 10 from Lake Range Drive to Sideroad 20 has been returned to a gravel state in preparation for a fall paving.
- A new water main will be installed on Canrobert St (section south side of PIne River) between Concession 4 hill and Lake Range Drive.
- The new water main, curb and gutter, sidewalks and a base layer of asphalt are complete on Outram Street between Campbell and Wheeler Streets. Contractors are on site on Willoughby Street between Bob and Havelock Streets installing new water main and storm sewers. New curb and gutter, sidewalks and a base layer of asphalt will also be part of this project.
We encourage residents to to be aware of increased traffic and pedestrian volumes.
Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee
Meeting Schedule Changes
The Township of Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee
Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Point Clark Community Centre
344 Lake Range Drive, Point Clark ON
Tuesday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers
21 Queen Street, Ripley, ON
This notice is pursuant to By-law 2012-20, Section 2 (2.15) and By-law 2013-43.
All meetings are open to the public.
For more information go to
Kelly Lush, Project Coordinator
Township of Huron-Kinloss
There is still time to get your Free T-shirt!
The Ice Cream Trail™ is a fun-filled photo scavenger hunt for the whole family, which takes participants to ice cream stops along the Trail past beaches, unique shops, golf courses, parks, trails, splash pads and a pool. This year the theme of the trail is “celebrating Huron-Kinloss’ heritage”, so you will also be introduced to historic sites, such as the Point Clark Lighthouse and Erie Belle Boiler. The Trail can be completed in a one-day trip or you can spread your adventure out over the summer.
For those of you who have not completed the Trail before, we should let you know that the Ice Cream Trail™ is also a contest! Players follow a map to our ten ice cream stops and read clues to find Sammy Sprinkles. Once you find Sammy, take a picture with him at each location and submit the pictures with a completed entry form to the Township of Huron-Kinloss. You will receive a free t-shirt for collecting all the required pictures and a chance to win the grand prize of 250 Huron-Kinloss Dollars. The contest runs until September 27th, 2015 and entries must be received by October 11th, 2015 to qualify for the grand prize.
Visit www.icecreamtrail.ca for more details or “like” us on Facebook!
Welcome Home to the 2015 Ripley Reunion
Ripley Reunion - Thursday, July 30 - Monday, August 3rd
Lucknow Legion Wing Night - Saturday, August 1st
Lucknow Legion Senior Dinner - Monday, August 3rd
Point Clark Lighthouse Festival - Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th
Ripley Legion Wing Night - Saturday, August 8th
Ripley Legion Meat Draw - Saturday, August 15th
Ripley Horticultural Sociey Youth Club - Saturday, August 15th
Pine River Cheese Curd Festival - Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th
Ripley Artisian Festival - Saturday, August 15th and Sunday, August 16th
Lucknow Music in the Fields - Friday, August 28th and Saturday, August 29th
Lucknow Legion Breakfast - Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th