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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

www.huronkinloss.com

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Notice to Ratepayers

FIRST INSTALLMENT, 2017 INTERIM PROPERTY TAX LEVY

The first installment of the 2017 interim property tax levy is due on Wednesday March 1, 2017.

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 to Friday.  For your convenience, interac as well as post dated cheques are accepted at the office and an after-hours drop box is 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 OF 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.



Township of Huron-Kinloss Comprehensive Zoning By-Law

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Comprehensive Zoning By-Law provides specific requirements for land use planning and contains provisions that provide a way of managing land use and future development that is legally enforceable in both the rural/agricultural and urban/settlement areas of the Township.

The current Comprehensive Zoning By-Law was adopted by By-Law 2001-87 and has undergone various housekeeping amendments and site specific amendments since adoption. The Township of Huron – Kinloss Council has approved MHBC Planning to begin a comprehensive review and update of the zoning By-Law for the Township.

Throughout this project MHBC will undertake a review and conduct a conformity exercise with the PPS, Planning Act, new Township of Huron-Kinloss Official Plan and the County of Bruce Official Plan and provide an easier more prescriptive working document in accordance with the requirements of Section 34 of the Planning Act.

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.  



Spring Water Hydrant Flushing

The hydrants in the Township Water Distribution Systems will be flushed as follows:

Lucknow Water System - week of April 3rd
Lakeshore Area Water System – approximately five weeks starting April 3rd
Ripley Water System - week of April 10th

During this time you may experience changes in pressure and/or discoloration of water.  Residents are encouraged to remove all faucet screens and filters and thoroughly flush their water systems.

If you have any questions, please call
Veolia Water Canada at 519-524-6583

Thank you for your patience and understanding.



RIpley Minor Hockey Registration

2017-2018 Ripley Minor Hockey Registration Deadline is March 31, 2017

Ripley Minor Hockey Registration Form

 



Kinloss Landfill

The Kinloss Landfill site will reopen Saturday April 1, 2017.  

The site is open Saturdays April through October from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The site only accepts brush, steel, white goods and recyclables.

The Kinloss Landfill is located at 690 Kairshea Avenue between Bruce Road 1 and Paradise Lake Street.



Fire Safety in the Home

– In the wake of numerous fatal fires in Ontario this year so far, the Ripley-Huron Fire Department wants to remind the public to make sure that they have working smoke alarms on every storey of their home and outside all sleeping areas, and have practiced a home fire escape plan with everyone in their home.

Simple smoke and carbon monoxide alarm tips:
•    Install smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas of your home. For added protection, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
•    Install carbon monoxide alarms outside all sleeping areas if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage. For added protection, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every story of your home according to manufacturer’s recommendations.  
•    Test smoke and carbon monoxide alarms monthly by pressing the test button.  
•    Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms wear out over time. Replace alarms according to manufacturer’s recommendations.

Simple steps for home fire escape planning include: 
•    Everyone should know two ways out of each room, if possible.  
•    All exits must be unobstructed and easy to use. 
•    If someone in your home has a disability, develop an escape plan with your household that takes into account their unique needs. Determine who will be responsible for helping young children, older adults and anyone who needs assistance to escape.
•    Choose a meeting place outside, such as a tree or a lamp post, where everyone can be accounted for. 
•    Call the fire department from outside the home, from a cell phone or neighbour’s home.
•    Practice your home fire escape plan.
•    Once out, stay out. Never re-enter a burning building.

For people who live in apartment buildings and need assistance to escape:
•    Make sure you tell the superintendent or landlord if you need assistance.
•    Make sure your name is added to the persons who require assistance list in the fire safety plan, so the fire department knows which apartment you are in.
•    Know the emergency procedures outlined in the building’s fire safety plan.



Safety Reminder

Residents are reminded to be cautious around water courses during and after rain and snow melting events.  Spring rain and snow melt make the banks of rivers and streams extremely slippery and dangerous.



Township of Huron-Kinloss Community Events

March 2017 Community Events

Lucknow Legion Senior Dinner - Wednesday, March 1

Lucknow Legion Wing Night - Saturday, March 4

Ripley 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament - March 13-17

Lucknow Legion St. Patricks Day Event - Friday, March 17

Ripley & District Horticultural Club "For Our Youth" - Saturday, March 18

Lucknow & District Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting - Tuesday, March 21

 




2017Township of Huron-Kinloss
21 Queen Street, PO Box 130
Ripley, Ontario N0G 2R0
519-395-3735
info@huronkinloss.com

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