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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Village of Lucknow – November 1st
Village of Ripley & Lakeshore Area – November 2nd & 3rd
- Leaves are to be bagged and brought to the curb by 7:00 a.m. the first day of collection.
- Each street will only be done once.
- The collection is restricted to leaves only.
- Bags must not weigh more than 25 lbs (11 kg).
Leaves are accepted free-of-charge at the Huron Landfill Site year-round (2087 Concession 6 E). The landfill is open Tuedays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.
The Kinloss Landfill site will close for the season on Saturday October 29th at 2:00 p.m.
This site will reopen to the public on Saturday April 1st, 2017.
Start Your Holiday Shopping!
Beginning November 1st, pick-up at Holiday Shopping Pass at a downtown business in Lucknow and Ripley and be rewarded for shopping local this holiday season! For every $10 spent at a partipating business, the amount is marked on the Pass. Spend $150 and submit your completed Pass to the Township of Huron-Kinloss for your chance to win one of three $150 shopping sprees!
Final Installment for 2016 Property Tax Levy
The final installment of the 2016 property tax levy is due on Thursday, December 1, 2016. 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.
The Township of Huron-Kinloss requests the cooperation of the ratepayers regarding the parking of cars and other vehicles, and the depositing of snow on municipal roads during the period in which snow clearing operations are necessary.
Parking is not permitted on any street within the Township of Huron-Kinloss
between the hours of
1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., from November 1st to April 30th.
Violators may have their vehicles towed.
Neither the Township, nor the “Snow Plow Operators”, will be held financially responsible for any damages to a homeowner’s property deemed to be on Township road allowance when performing their daily maintenance operations. This includes, but is not limited to, damages involving fences, mailboxes, blue boxes, entranceways, and entrance signage.
Please ensure that recycling and garbage are placed in a location so as not to interfere with snow plow operations.
There is no practical way to plow the roads without depositing snow into driveways. Equipment breakdowns and/or delays are inevitable.
Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
The Winter season will shortly be upon us and so will the desire to keep warm by using your wood stove. Failing to maintain your woodstove or fireplace properly can lead to a chimney fire. Chimney fires occur when combustible deposits on the inner walls of the chimney ignite. These combustible deposits, called "creosote”, are a natural by-product of wood burning. A fire hazard exists if 1/4 inch of creosote (or more) coats the inner walls of the chimney.
Prevention: Chimney fires do not occur in clean, intact, properly installed chimneys. Have a professional chimney sweep clean and inspect your appliance at least once a year. More frequent cleanings may be required, based on the type of wood burned, the type of appliance, and the frequency of use. In general, an older, uncertified woodstove, or any appliance that is used frequently, will require more than one cleaning per year. Burn only well-seasoned firewood in your heating appliance and never burn papers or garbage. Burning paper can easily be lifted up the chimney by the natural draft and ignite the creosote. Also note that burning any material that creates toxic smoke or obnoxious odours is a violation of the requirements of the Ministry of Environment, Environmental Protection Act.
Detection: The first indication of a chimney fire is usually the noise—a roaring sound that grows louder as the fire’s intensity increases. Clouds of black smoke and sparks will be seen exiting the top of the chimney; in severe fires, flames can extend several feet above the chimney.
Action: In case of a chimney fire, follow these steps:
• Call the fire department immediately by dialing 911.
• Alert others in the house to evacuate.
• Evacuate the home and remain outside until the Fire Department arrives and extinguishes the fire.
November 2016 Community Events
NWMO Open House in Lucknow - November 1-2, 2016
Lucknow Legion Seniors Dinner - November 2, 2016
Lucknow United Church Bazaar - November 5, 2016
Lucknow Legion Remembrance Day Banquet - November 5, 2016
Ripley Wolves vs Clinton - November 5, 2016
Remembrance Day Ceremonies, Lucknow and Ripley - November 11, 2016
Ripley Legion Wing Night - November 12, 2016
Ripley Wolves vs Port Elgin - November 12, 2016
Ripley Legion Meat Draw - November 19, 2016
Ripley & District Horticultural Society Youth Group - November 19, 2016
Ripley Wolves vs Petrolia - November 25, 2016
Lucknow Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus Parade - November 25, 2016
Ripley's Christmas Celebration - November 27, 2016