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Township of Huron - Kinloss
Point Clark - Ripley - Lucknow

Huron-Kinloss HK Connects

Happy Easter! The Municipal Office will be closed Friday March 30th and Monday April 2nd 2018.

Lucknow Fire Hydrant Painting Contest

Good Friday Blue Box Pick Up

Friday March 30th (Good Friday)

Bruce Area Solid Waste Recycling (BASWR) will perform blue box collection as usual on Friday March 30th for sections 3 and 5.

Section 3:  All rural properties East of Lake Range Drive, to and excluding Bruce Road 7 (excluding Arthur Street)

Section 5:  community of Ripley

Notice of Intention to Update Building Fees

By-Law to change building permit fees considered on April 16, 2018



Section XII of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25 gives the Council of the Township of Huron-Kinloss authority to pass by-laws to impose fees or charges.

Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 332/12, Building Code Act, 1992 notice is hereby given that the Council of the Township of Huron-Kinloss intends to pass a by-law at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, April 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 21 Queen Street, Ripley changing fees imposed for applications, permits and inspections under the Ontario Building Code Act.

Information regarding the fees is available on our website.

Matt Farrell, Chief Building Official

April By-Law Reminder

Distemper; what is it and what do you do?


What is Distemper?

Distemper is a disease which can be spread between dogs and wildlife. It’s caused by canine distemper virus, but the "canine" part of the name can be a little misleading, since this virus readily infects some other species such as raccoons.

What are some signs that an animal has Canine Distemper?

Raccoons with distemper may move slowly and may stumble as they walk. They lose their fear of humans, appear blind and confused, and may wander aimlessly and may become aggressive if cornered. A mucus discharge will often be present around the eyes and nose, and may be accompanied by coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, seizures or chewing fits. They may only exhibit some of these symptoms and otherwise appear quite healthy.

Who to call if you see an animal with Canine Distemper?

If you see an animal that may have Distemper you may report it to the Ministry of Natural Resources; however if you would like to have this animal removed from your property please call a local trapper or hunter. If it is an emergency situation OPP may be called to destroy the animal.

For more information contact 519-395-3735 to speak with our By-Law Enforcement Officer, Heather Falconer. 

Updates from your Public Works Department

Please be advised of the following: 

Spring ½ Load Limit

The ½ load limit is presently in effect on all Township Concession roads.

Kinloss Landfill Site

The Kinloss Landfill site reopens to the public on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. starting April 7th.

Mid-Huron Landfill Site

Furthermore, residents that use the Mid-Huron Landfill in Holmesville should note that June 30th 2018 is the last day Huron-Kinloss residents can use this landfill. 

Treasury Department Update

The 2018 Budget has been passed.

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Council approved the 2018 Budget on March 19, 2018.

The 2018 budget contains $7.83 million in operating expenditures and $5.84 million in capital expenditures. After revenues and transfers from reserves are applied, the Township must levy $7,670,073; an increase of $433,677 or 6% over the 2017 levy. In order to raise these funds, the residential tax rate will be set at 0.00596979; a 1.5% increase over the 2017 tax rate. When combined with the County and education tax rates, the total residential tax rate has decreased by 0.08%.

The budget was developed with every attempt to meet the needs of the community while maintaining affordability. The 2018 total capital expenditures have increased by almost $2 million. However, using a combination of grant funding and transfer from reserves, the Township is able to complete these projects with only a net increase to the capital budget of $106,657.00.

2018 is the second year of the new four year assessment cycle. The current market value property assessment as of January 1, 2016 will be used to calculate property taxes for 2017 to 2020, inclusive. Any increases from the previous assessment cycle (market value at January 1, 2012) are phased in over the four year period. Any decreases to property assessments were fully implemented in 2017.

Reassessment has resulted in a shifting between classes. For this assessment cycle, the major increases are in the farmland class. Many farm properties have experienced assessment increases of 15% or greater. According to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) the average value of a residential single family home is 243,115.

The average* residential single family home paid $2,752.20 in property tax for 2017. Based on the municipal, County and education tax rates for 2018, that amount would increase by $53.16 to $2,805.36; an overall increase of 1.9%.

* Based on reassessment data from MPAC, your assessment may be more or less than the average.

Community Services Update

Ripley Summer Sports registration deadline is Friday March 30th 2018. All registrations received after the deadline will be subject to a late fee. 

The Summer Sports Committee is continuing to accept team registrations for the Dodgeball tournament taking place on April 20th and 21st. The tournament proceeds assist with the summer sports programs in Ripley. 

The Wolf Cub Adventure Camp is now accepting registrations for the summer program. Camp runs from July 9th to August 3rd 2018. 

For more information contact 519-395-2909,; or visit the website.

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2018 Election

The Municipal Election for the Township of Huron-Kinloss will be

held Monday, October 22, 2018.

Are you recorded as an eligible elector for the upcoming municipal election?

Visit to confirm or update your information.

Running for public office Nomination Period May 1, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Visit our website for more information

Update from the Fire Chief

Spring Cleaning Your Yard?
Check the Huron-Kinloss By-law before Open Air Burning

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is advising residents to contact the Fire Chief regarding any restrictions governing open air burning, before starting any fires or burning brush.

“With spring outdoor cleanup starting, we know some people choose to burn brush and yard debris on their property,” explained Fire Chief Chris Cleave. Cleaning up debris and limiting the level of flammable vegetation surrounding your home is a good practice. But make sure the way you do it is safe and in compliance with the Open Air Burning By-law – for you, your home, your neighbors, and the surrounding area.

A permit is required with specific conditions for burning within the Township of Huron-Kinloss

Open air burning can include the use of outdoor fireplaces and recreational fires not involving the use of a barbeque. Some outdoor appliances used are not recommended because there is potential for personal injury, property damage and increased risk of a grass fire.

“Whether in the backyard of your home, the cottage on the beach or at a campground, make fire safety a priority,” said Fire Chief Chris Cleave. “Open air burning, especially if left unattended, is dangerous and can become difficult to control and may result in a serious widespread fire.”

Always keep fire safety in mind, contact Fire Chief Chris Cleave for more information or any questions you have about our open air burning requirements.

For more information contact:

Township of Huron-Kinloss

Fire Chief Chris Cleave

519-395-3735 Ext. 164

Upcoming Events

March 31st - Lucknow Chamber of Commerce and Lucknow Kinettes Easter Egg Hunt, 11AM at the Lucknow Sports Complex

March 31st - Ripley Business Community Easter Egg Hunt, 11AM at Lewis Park

April 4th - Free movie at the Lucknow Library, "The Greatest Showman", 6:30PM

April 13th - Ripley Wolves Quiz Night, 8PM at the Ripley Curling Club

April 15th - Lucknow Agricultural Society Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction, 5PM at the Lucknow Sports Complex

April 18th - Free movie at the Lucknow library, "Maudie", 6:30PM

April 20th and 21st - Ripley Summer Sports Committee Adult Co-Ed Dodgeball Tournament

April 21st - Seedy Saturday, 10AM-1PM at the Ripley and Lucknow Libraries

April 26th-29th - Hawk Theatre presents "Jack of Diamonds", Lucknow Townhall 

For more information please visit our community events calendar. 

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


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