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APPOINTMENTS TO A
DISASTER RELIEF COMMITTEE
UNDER THE ONTARIO
DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has declared Ramara Township a disaster area for the purposes of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP)
Up to $300,000 in disaster assistance will be provided to a number of municipalities affected by the historic spring flooding that devastated many communities in Eastern and Central Ontario. There are restrictions on what items qualify for funding assistance. Seasonal dwellings do not qualify as well as several other items.
A Disaster Relief Committee must be formed consisting of 5 members of the public to raise and distribute funds to affected property owners. Council members, municipal staff members, or residents affected by the flood are not eligible to sit on the Committee.
The Township of Ramara invites written applications from citizens who wish to have their names considered for appointment to the Disaster Relief Committee. This is an opportunity for you to participate in vital community service within your Township.
Applications for the above appointment may be directed to Council's attention at the Township office in Brechin. Inquiries may be directed to the undersigned. Candidates must be 18 years of age or over. Those appointed will be required to abide by the Township's Code of Conduct. Applications must be in writing, detailing qualifications and submitted by 3:00 pm, Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Janice McKinnon, CMO
PO Box 130, Brechin ON L0K 1B0
Phone: (705)484-5374 Fax: (705) 484-0441
1-800-663-4054 (for 689 exchange only)
Posted 2014-08-15 15:53:09
UPDATED NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF DAVY DRIVE
This notice is to advise that the test samples taken confirm the water quality meets Ministry of Environment Standards and is safe for drinking.
Click Lab Results
to view the notice from Environmental Services and lab results from Central Ontario Analytical Laboratory.
Last update posted 2014-08-13 13:00:51
POSTED: 2014-08-08 AT 4:19 P.M
*** Attention: Residents of Lagoon City ***
Click August 12th notice
to view info from the Lagoon City Parks & Waterways Commission regarding Chara weed growth in the canals.
Posted 2014-08-12 14:36:00
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
TOWNSHIP OF RAMARA
AREA-SPECIFIC WATER AND SEWER SERVICES DEVELOPMENT CHARGES
Take Notice that on Monday August 25, 2014, the Council of the Township of Ramara will hold a public meeting pursuant to The Development Charges Act, 1997, regarding proposed development charge rates and policies that will be applied throughout the Township. It is proposed that the enactment of Area-Specific Development Charges Bylaws by Council would occur on August 25, 2014.
Development Charges are levied against new development, and are a primary source of funding for growth-related capital expenditures. The 2014 Area-Specific Development Charges Bylaws relate solely to the provision of water and sewer services in Brechin, Lagoon City, and Bayshore Village. Development Charges for the provision of other services will not be affected by the proposed Bylaws.
Township Council is required under The Development Charges Act, 1997, to hold at least one public meeting to allow the public the opportunity to review and provide comments on the 2014 Township of Ramara Area-Specific Development Charges Study, related staff reports and the proposed Area-Specific Bylaws.
All interested parties are invited to attend the public meeting on:
Monday August 25, 2014
Township of Ramara Council Chambers
2297 Hwy 12
Click Background Study and Draft Bylaws
to view copies of the Development Charges Background Study and the proposed Area-Specific Development Charges Bylaws.
Written submissions are invited and should be directed to Janice McKinnon.
Inquiries should be directed to Janice McKinnon at 705-484-5374, ext. 222.
Those wishing to address Township Council on the above-noted matters must advise Janice McKinnon in writing no later than 9:00 a.m. August 20, 2014, at the above address, by fax to 705-484-0441 or e-mail
Last Update Posted 2014-08-12 09:22:17
Posted 2014-08-01 10:07:33
*** HALF LOAD RESTRICTIONS NOTICE ***
HALF LOAD RESTRICTIONS ARE STILL IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR THE FOLLOWING ROADS:
Sideroad 5 (Concession Rd. 1 to Canal Road)
Concession Rd. 1 (Highway 12 to Mara Eldon Boundary Rd.)
Mara Eldon Boundary Rd. (Concession Rd. 1 to Canal Road)
HALF LOAD RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED FOR ALL OTHER TOWNSHIP ROADS.
Last Update Posted 2014-08-13 09:29:13
Posted 2014-02-20 15:34:52
Call for Nominations
The Ramara Wall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations to the Township of Ramara Wall of Fame.
The Township of Ramara established its Wall of Fame in 2013 to recognize and showcase the talents, values and contributions of permanent, seasonal or temporary residents within the boundaries of Ramara Township whether the recognition be regional, national, international or historical in the building of the Township.
The nomination package can be obtained from the Township’s website by clicking NOMINATION PACKAGE or by contacting the Township Administration Centre:
Township of Ramara
P.O. Box 130, 2297 Highway 12
Brechin, ON L0K 1B0
Deadline for Submissions: August 18, 2014.
Contact: Diane Bell, Wall of Fame Chairperson, 705-484-1161
Posted 2014-07-25 11:39:53
*** Notice of Public Meeting ***
TAKE NOTICE that Council will hold a public meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, to consider a proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment, pursuant to Sections 34 and 39.1 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, for Strawberry Island.
THE PROPOSED Zoning Bylaw Amendment will have the effect of amending the current island zoning of “Rural” to a special zone for the island only, to permit a mixed use seasonal residential and resort accommodation facility.Click Public Meeting Notice
to view the complete notice from the Clerk/Acting CAO.
Posted 2014-07-23 09:08:46
*** NOTICE OF PASSING OF A ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT ***
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Ramara passed Bylaw No. 2014.54 on July 14, 2014 under Sections 34 and 39 of the Planning Act R.S.O., 1990, regarding File Z-5/11 - Rama Lakefront Resort Inc.Click NOTICE
to view the complete notice from the Acting CAO/Clerk.
Posted 2014-07-17 09:11:20
*** NRK Minutes of Settlement ***
Click Minutes of Settlement
to view the Ontario Municipal Board document between NRK Holdings Ltd and the Township of Ramara regarding approval of the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the establishment, use and operation of a "soil bio-remediation facility".
Last Update Posted 2014-07-15 09:56:46
Posted 2014-07-10 12:01:53
*** GHG Emissions Report and Energy Management Plan for Ramara Township ***
Posted 2014-07-14 13:37:13
*** Notice of Public Meeting ***
TAKE NOTICE that Council will hold a public meeting on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers, Township of Ramara Municipal Building, 2297 Highway 12, Brechin, Ontario, to consider a proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment, pursuant to Sections 34 and 39.1 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, for the land described as South Part of Lots 3 & 4, Concession 3, known municipally as 1452 Concession 3. Information and material filed with this application are available from the Municipal Office.
THE PROPOSED Zoning Bylaw Amendment will have the effect of relocating and permitting a small scale industrial use including an assembly facility for high voltage electrical connectors on a maximum 1.00 hectare (2.47 acres) portion of the subject lands, in conformity with the provisions of Zoning Bylaw #2005.85.
Click Public Meeting Notice
to view the complete notice from the Acting CAO/Clerk.
Posted 2014-07-10 13:19:01
*** Property Tax Rates ***
to view the 2014 Final Schedule of Property Tax Rates
Last update posted 2014-06-19 11:54:32
Posted 2014-06-17 10:54:12
*** TOWNSHIP WATER FINANCIAL PLAN ***
Posted 2014-06-09 14:50:33
*** Ramara Asset Management Plan ***
"It will serve as a strategic, tactical, and financial document, ensuring the management of the municipal infrastructure follows sound asset management practices and principles."
Posted 2014-05-16 14:41:44
PLEASE NOTE THAT
JANUARY 1, 2014
WILL NOT ACCEPT
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS AS A PAYMENT OPTION
*THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE FOR ONLINE RECREATION PROGRAM REGISTRATIONS
Posted 2013-10-24 14:30:55
*** Trust Account Information ***
A home on Simcoe Road in Ramara Township was destroyed by fire on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
The family lost everything in the fire and the Lagoon City Community Association has taken the lead to create a trust fund.
Donations may be made to any branch of the CIBC and the account information is as follows: Tanya Russell in trust 2070634
Posted 2014-01-27 16:04:27
*** Funding Assistance for Wetland Projects ***
Ducks Unlimited Canada has some funding available for landowners in some areas of Simcoe, Dufferin, and Grey Counties for wetland related projects through to March 2017. Eligible projects include wetland restoration, livestock exclusion fencing and nesting boxes. Ducks Unlimited Canada can cover up to 90% of the costs for these projects.
For more information on how to conserve your wetlands or to apply for this funding, please contact Mike Williams by phone at 1-888-402-4444, ext. 247 or by email at
to visit the Ducks Unlimited Canada website.
Posted 2013-12-18 12:07:41
*** Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation ***
Great news for Ramara Fire & Rescue Services and our residents. Our department has now reached an industrial status for Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation. If you are an industrial business this may help improve your insurance rates.
Ramara Fire and Rescue Service staff worked diligently as a team of professionals to acquire Water Tanker Shuttle Accreditation. This accreditation ensures that Ramara Fire and Rescue Service can supply enough water to fight a major fire in an area that is not serviced by hydrants. Achieving this means that rural residents in non-hydrant areas of the Township may be eligible for a reduced rate on their home insurance. Check with your insurance company! A copy of the certification letter is available by clicking the link below or at the Township Administration office. If you require further information please contact Ramara Fire and Rescue Services at 705-484-5374, ext. 253.
Posted 2013-11-20 11:11:25
CANAL ROAD – ROAD CLOSURE
Canal Road will be closed to through traffic for the replacement of Parks Canada’s dam at Lock 37.
The road closure will be effective as of MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 AT 5:00 a.m.
until approximately December 31, 2015, or such other time as the construction is complete.
Turnarounds have been constructed at #1072 and #1172 Canal Road.
Construction equipment will access the construction site from the west.
Please note that this is not a Township project but that we will assist in passing your concerns/complaints on to Parks Canada and/or Metric Construction.
Posted 2013-10-25 11:16:25
*** NOTE TO PROPERTY OWNERS from MPAC ***
MPAC - The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, has become aware that a person or persons is placing phone calls to property owners claiming to represent MPAC and asking for personal information. MPAC has reported these incidents to the Ontario Provincial Police.
MPAC does not make calls to collect personal information. If you receive a phone call from anyone claiming to represent MPAC and requesting personal information, please do not provide it. If you have any questions or receive such calls, please call MPAC’s Customer Contact Centre at 1 877 635 6722.
Posted 2013-09-05 09:49:08
The Township of Ramara and The Ramara Fire and Rescue Services wish to recognize Stepan Canada for their years of support and their continued support of the grade eight CPR program in all Ramara schools. It is because of great corporate citizens like Stepan Canada that we are able to reach approximately 130 grade eight students a year, not only providing them with a new skill set but also providing them with a new level of confidence to handle an emergency if ever they must face that circumstance.
This program has been in place for over five years and Stepan Canada has donated over $25,000 to its continuance over this time. It is an incredibly successful program and overall makes our municipality a safer place to live. For this we thank you Stepan Canada and our residents thank you for your interest in their wellbeing.
Posted 2013-06-13 11:15:35
*** WILDLIFE INFORMATION FROM MNR - Ministry of Natural Resources ***
What to do if you find a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal
Ministry of Natural Resources office in Midhurst (Huronia)
2284 Nursery Road, Midhurst, ON L0L 1X0
Posted 2013-06-04 10:13:06
*** PUBLIC ART LOAN AND DONATION POLICY ***
Council of the Township of Ramara have adopted a policy regarding the loan and donation of art for public display at the administration building at 2297 Highway 12, Brechin.
The Township recognizes and promotes the value of art and culture through the integration of artwork in public places. This policy will address the display of donated (permanent) or loaned (temporary) art.
Public art may include, but is not limited to;
- Murals, mosaics, fibre works, glass works, photography, paintings, graphic arts and prints
- Tableaux, vignettes or creative displays or an artistic/informational nature which interpret the heritage significance of a building or site
- A combination of landscaping and landscape design with artistic intent such as rocks, fountains, benches and other types of street furniture.
Posted 2013-05-29 09:57:35
*** On-Site Sewage Maintenance Inspection Program ***
Click the following links for further information:
List of Septic Haulers
AAAA Sanitation – 705-689-5991
BFI Canada Inc – 705-325-9671
Bullock Septic Tank Cleaning – 705-484-5500
Camick Dave Wiring Plumbing & Heating – 705-689-2542
Espey D Robert Excavating and Septic Services – 705-835-2118
Murray Hewitt Septic Pumping 705-323-9597
Northern Sanitation Co. – 705-326-4672
Smith's Septic Service - 705-426-5637
Update Posted 2013-04-05 14:43:46
Posted 2013-04-04 15:58:44
*** New Regulations regarding Fern Resort Road Dock ***
Click Bylaw 2013.05
to view the 2013 bylaw which regulates docking privileges at the Fern Resort Road Dock.
Bylaw is also available on the Bylaws page by clicking "Bylaws" under the menu heading "Government" and scrolling through the alphabetical listing.
Posted 2013-03-08 11:19:15
*** SUSTAINABILITY IN RAMARA ***
to view the Integrated Sustainable Community Plan – “The Pillars” as adopted by Council on October 29, 2012.
to view the 2008 Sustainable Plan - "The Initial Step" as adopted by Council on December 15, 2008.
Last Update Posted 2012-11-05 12:18:39
Posted 2012-11-05 09:49:59
*** Pre-Sale Property Inspections ***
NOTICE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013
Sump Pump Discharge Method Inspection Required Prior to Property Sale
Prior to the sale of any property in an area serviced by municipal sanitary sewers the owner of such property shall allow a Municipal Inspector to enter onto their property to inspect the sump pump discharge method to ensure compliance with the Township of Ramara Sewer Use Bylaw 2006.27
Sump pumps may not discharge into the municipal sewers.
Presale sump discharge inspections and re-inspections are subject to a fee of $30.00 each, Payable in advance.
It is advisable to schedule the required inspection well in advance of the closing day of the sale because if a property is found to be non-compliant it could affect the sale.Click HERE
to go to the Bylaw page of the Ramara Township Website to view Bylaws 2006.27 and 2012.48 in their entirety.Click HERE
to view a pdf copy of the Sump Pump Inspection notice.
Posted 2012-08-29 09:25:53
*** Lake Simcoe Recreation Survey Online ***
Share your thoughts
on environmentally sustainable recreation in the Lake Simcoe Watershed.
As part of Ontario's ongoing commitment to protect and restore the ecological health of Lake Simcoe and its watershed, the Ministry of the Environment has called for the creation of a Multi-Seasonal Recreation Strategy
for the Lake Simcoe Watershed. An important step in developing this strategy is to reach out to the people who use the lake and gather their thoughts. Please take a few moments to complete an online survey to share your views and ideas.
From swimming and boating to fishing, Lake Simcoe is one of Ontario's most popular recreation destinations. The Ministry of the Environment is looking for your views on environmentally sustainable recreation activities on Lake Simcoe and the rivers that flow into it.
What are you doing - or what would you like to see done - to ensure the long-term protection of the lake so you can continue enjoying your favourite pastimes?
Your responses will help inform future actions to protect Lake Simcoe. Click HERE
to take the survey nowClick HERE
to visit the Lake Simcoe Protection website for further information.
Posted 2012-08-22 13:53:10
MEMORIAL TREE PLANTING PROGRAM
Ramara Township Council has adopted the following policy to provide an opportunity for those who wish to have a tree planted, on Township parkland and community centre properties, in memory of someone.
For questions on this policy please contact Caroline Schiavone at
or 705-484-5374 x 247
*** 211 Central East Ontario ***
or on the 211 logo to visit the 211 Ontario website which provides information and referral to community and social services in Ontario.
to view a YouTube video, called "Dial 2-1-1 for Social and Community Services in Ontario".
to visit Community Connection, for further information specific to Simcoe County.
Posted 2012-05-07 12:15:24
*** Growing Forward - Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program - Livestock & Poultry Claims ***
When the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program was launched in July 2011, two new eligibility requirements for livestock and poultry producers were created in order to be eligible for compensation. These eligibility requirements include having a Premises ID number and a valid Farm Business Registration number
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs will not reimburse municipalities for claims missing these numbers for livestock and poultry killed or injured on April 1, 2012 or later
.If you don’t have a valid Farm Business Registration and Premises ID number, please apply now for these numbers in order to be eligible for compensation under the updated program.
to view the complete notice.
Posted 2012-03-02 16:19:03
*** GRANTS ONTARIO WEB PORTAL NOW OPEN ***
The government of Ontario has recently launched Grants Ontario - a new online application process that will provide Ontarians with a one-window access point to grants provided by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
The Grants Ontario web portal will inform Ontarians about what grants are available to them, and how to apply for these grants. The secure system allows online application preparation, submission, status updating and other features to ensure seamless interaction between applicants and the Government of Ontario.
Potentials applicants from the Township of Ramara’s many organizations are sure to benefit from this improved process.
Posted 2012-02-21 13:28:19
*** Changes to Building Code Effective January 1st, 2012 ***
to view a pamphlet from the Ontario Building Officials Association regarding enhanced Energy Efficiency requirements of Ontario's Building Code.
Posted 2012-01-05 10:31:39
*** Health Care Connects ***
Helping you find a family doctor or nurse practitionerClick HERE to visit the Health Care Connect website.
Health Care Connect helps Ontarians who are without a family health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner) to find one. People without a family health care provider are referred to a family doctor or a nurse practitioner who is accepting new patients in their community.
To register with the program, simply call 1-800-445-1822, Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm. You will need a pen, some paper and your OHIP card when you call Health Care Connect. You can also register for Health Care Connect online by entering your information at www.ontario.ca/healthcareconnect
Posted 2012-01-05 09:48:29
*** BEAVER TRAPPING NOTICE TO RESIDENTS ***
The Township of Ramara has engaged the services of licensed individuals to assist in the control of damage caused to Township owned property by beavers.
Click the following links to view notices from the Clerk regarding the specific trappers:
If you require more information regarding the trapping of beavers, please visit the following page of the website for the Ministry of Natural Resources:
Last update posted 2014-05-14 11:24:09
Posted 2011-10-11 11:58:34
*** Drinking Water Quality Management System Policy ***
Click HERE to view the Drinking Water Quality Management System Policy.
The Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) is available at the Environmental Office, 2115 Highway 12, Brechin, for review in its entirety.
Environmental Services Department
Posted 2011-07-20 16:00:12
*** Active Transportation Plan - Public Consultation Summary ***
Posted 2010-12-13 14:00:12
*** Medical Appointment Transportation Service ***
to view a notice from the North Simcoe Muskoka branch of the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) regarding a program to assist residents in getting to medical appointments.
For further information, contact Susan French at 705-326-7750 ext. 234 or
Posted 2010-11-10 09:49:05
Health Care Professionals
The Mara Medical Centre Board (the "Board"), in conjunction with the Township of Ramara (the "Township"), is endeavouring to launch a Ramara Family Health Team in the Medical Centre located at 3242 Ramara Road 47, Brechin. The Township has been identified as an underserviced area. Click here for more Information.
*** County of Simcoe - Collection Changes for Garbage, Recycling & Organics ***
As of Monday, April 1st 2013, collection days and times have changed throughout the County. Please ensure you are aware of your new collection day by visiting simcoe.ca
or contacting Customer Service at 705-735-6901 or for 426 or 689 exchanges call toll-free at 1-800-263-3199.
Update Posted 2013-04-02 09:10:21
Posted 2013-03-25 11:58:43
*** HOURS for COUNTY CUSTOMER SERVICE ***
For information about Garbage and Recycling Collection
please call the County of Simcoe at 705-735-6901
or for 426 or 689 exchanges call toll-free at 1-800-263-3199
The County Customer Service Department operators are available to take your calls:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
for additional info regarding Recycling and Waste
Click HERE to view the County of Simcoe's Waste Management webpage.
Update Posted 2009-06-19 16:12:40