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Township of Huron - Kinloss
The first installment of the 2016 Final tax levy is due on
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Taxes may be paid through pre-authorized payment, telephone/internet banking, mailed to or at the Municipal Office, 21 Queen St., Ripley, office hours are 8:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For your convenience, interac as well as postdated cheques are accepted at the office. There is also an afterhours 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 minimum 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.
New Official Plan for the Township of Huron-Kinloss
Notice of Adoption
New Official Plan for the Township of Huron-Kinloss
In accordance with Section 17(23) of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, as amended, this letter shall comprise the “Notice of Adoption” in respect of the proposed new Official Plan. At its meeting held on August 15, 2016, Township Council passed By-law No. 2016-80 adopting the proposed new Official Plan.
The subject property is the Township of Huron-Kinloss, and therefore a key map is not provided with this notice.
Public consultation for the proposed new Official Plan occurred through a public notice dated March 9th, 2016 for the open house on March 28, 2016 and further public notice dated May 17, 2016 for a public meeting held on June 27, 2016. All written and oral comments received were considered as part of the decision making process.
Purpose and Effect
The purpose and effect of the proposed new Official Plan is to guide the future of the Township to the year 2036. Key changes to the Official Plan include:
- Bring the Official Plan into conformity with the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) and the County of Bruce Official Plan (2010);
- Modifications to the settlement area boundaries and land use designations affecting some properties within the Township’s settlement areas. The proposed new Official Plan only applies to lands located within the settlement areas. Lands located outside of the proposed settlement area boundaries will be governed by the County of Bruce Official Plan;
- To bring the Township Plan into conformity with the relevant policies and map schedules of the Saugeen, Grey Sauble, Northern Bruce Peninsula and Maitland Valley Source Protection Plans in accordance with Section 40 of the Clean Water Act;
- Updated natural heritage mapping and policies in accordance with the Provincial Policy Statement;
- Updated policies for second units, to comply with changes to the Planning Act; and
- Designating a large, vacant area on the east side of Lucknow as a Special Policy Area for new industrial development.
Public Access to Information
Further detail on the proposed Official Plan is available on the Township of Huron-Kinloss website at http://huronkinloss.com/official-plan-review-2015.cfm or at the Township Office located at 21 Queen Street in Ripley.
The proposed new Official Plan has been forwarded to the County of Bruce for final approval. If you wish to be notified of the County’s decision in respect of the proposed new Official Plan, you must make a written request to the County at the following address:
Mr. David Smith, Planner
County of Bruce
Box 848, 30 Park Street,
Walkerton, Ontario, N0G 2V0.
Any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority if a written request to be notified of the decision (including the person’s or public body’s address) is made to the approval authority.
Dated at the Township of Huron-Kinloss
This 19th day of August, 2016
Sonya Watson, Clerk
MPAC Deadline to File a Request for Reconsideration
2016 Property Assessment Update
A reminder to residential property owners that have received a notice from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) that the deadline to file a Request for Reconsideration (RfR) is September 21, 2016. If you are not satisfied with the value assigned to your property that will be used to calculate property taxes in 2017, please contact MPAC at 1-866-296-6722 or visit www.mpac.ca where you can file a Request for Reconsideration on-line. Owners of farm, multi residential or business property will receive their notices in October and will have 120 days to review.
Private or Business signage is not permitted to be placed on Township property, including road allowances. All private and business signage will be removed from Township property by Township staff when it is noted and when staff and equipment are available.
Get your entry in today, 2016 Ice Cream Trail Closes September 30th.
Last chance to enter the Ice Cream Trail contest.
The 2016 Ice Cream Trail™ closes on September 30th. Simply visit the nine ice cream retailers in Huron-Kinloss, read the clues to find Sammy Sprinkles and take your picture with him. Submit your entry form and all nine photos to receive a FREE t-shirt and a chance to win awesome prizes, such as 250 Huron-Kinloss Dollars! For more information, please visit www.icecreamtrail.ca
Lucknow Legion Wing Night - Saturday, September 3
Lucknow & District Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting - Tuesday, September 6
Lucknow Legion Seniors Dinner - Wednesday, September 7
Ripley Wolves Indoor Beach Volleyball Business Bragging Rights - Thursday, September 8
Ripley Wolves Indoor Beach Volleyball Tournament - September 9-10
Ripley Legion Wing Night - Saturday, September 10
Lucknow Little Mudder - Sunday, September 11
Bruce Botanical Food Gardens Harvet Dinner - Thursday, September 15
Lucknow Fall Fair - September 16-18
Ripley & District Horticultural Society Youth Group - September 17
Ripley Huron Skating Club Registration - September 17
Ripley Legion Meat Draw - September 17
Ripley Fall Fair - September 23-24