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​Fierté Simcoe Pride ​2020

Proclamation Notice
Visit Simcoe Pride​ for more information.
Posted 2020-07-15 4:31pm

July 13, 2020 Council Highlights

Posted 2020-07-15 9:01am

​​July 14, 2020 - Notice of Passing - Zoning Bylaw Amendment

File Z-2/20 - 7816 Grist Mill Road
Posted 2020-07-14 3:29pm

​​Notice of August 17, 2020 Special Council Meeting to Appoint a Ward 2 Councillor

Posted 2020-07-14 10:07am

​Notice of Proposed LCPWC Budget Amendment July 27, 2020

Posted 2020-07-14 10:05am

​​July 13, 2020 Council Meeting LIVE Video link​

Posted 2020-07-13 8:48am
July 8, 2020 - Media Release - Closure of Public Beaches

Ramara closes Township beaches and some water access points.

Last updated posted 2020-07-09 3:07pm
Posted 2020-07-08 1:43pm

Open and Closed Reminder
Posted 2020-07-08 1:57pm

​Ward 2 Council Vacancy
Submission deadline to Apply for Ward 2 Councillor position is August 5, 2020 at 2:00pm, local time.

Posted 2020-07-08 1:17pm

​July 6, 2020 Council Highlights

Posted 2020-07-08 10:01am

Media Release - ​Township accepts bid to outsource Water and Wastewater Services​​

Posted 2020-07-06 2:30pm

​Lagoon City Weed Spraying Taking Place July 2, 2020

Lagoon City Annual Chemical Weed Control Notice

​Lagoon City Annual Chemical Weed Spraying - 2nd Notice

Update Posted 2020-07-02 10:16am
Posted 2020-06-22 10:02am

​​Notice of Council Meeting time change to 9:30am for July - September 2020

Posted 2020-06-25 11:42am

June 22, 2020 Council Highlights

Posted 2020-06-24 12:30pm

News Release from County of Simcoe

Coming in late 2021 - Automatic Cart Collections for Waste Collections ​​

Posted 2020-06-23 2:53pm

​Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Public Beach Sampling Program 2020

As a reminder, beach water quality is sampled for E. coli bacteria weekly in Simcoe Muskoka. This is done through the Public Health Laboratory in Orillia. When bacteria levels exceed Canadian guidelines, there is a higher than normal risk of infection and the beach is “posted” to advise swimmers of potential risk. The signs remain posted at the beach until sample testing shows the risk to swimmers is once again within acceptable limits.

Posted 2020-06-22 3:20pm

​​June 15, 2020 Council Highlights

Posted 2020-06-17 9:37am

​OPP News Release - Online Citizen Reporting

Posted 2020-06-08 11:35am​

Attention to Residents with​ Water Meters

The reinstallation of Smart Point Transmitters on the exterior of residences will begin the week of May 25, 2020 and continue through June until the project is completed. Wamco has been contracted to complete the reinstallation of the Smart Point Units.
Posted 2020-05-20 11:23am

Mosquito Larvicide Notice

Posted 2020-05-13 11:31am

It’s Not Worth the Drive Up North Right Now​

​Joint News Release from Waterfront Municipalities
Posted 2020-05-13 11:30am

Starting May 25 - County of Simcoe to reopen additional landfills and transfer stations and expand hours

Media Release from the County of Simcoe
Posted 2020-05-12 2:30pm

Trent Severn Waterway - Bridge Spring Maintenance

Notice from Parks Canada

Posted 2020-05-12 2:06pm​

COVID-19 Updates & Service Impacts



Yesteryears 2020 Celebration Cancelled

Posted 2020-04-24 2:08pm

Notice of Passage of Development Charges Bylaw 2020.21

Bylaw 2020.21
Posted 2020-04-07 11:37am

​April 2, 2020 - World Autism Awareness Day

We are proud that the Autism Ontario flag was raised at the Municipal Administration Building in Brechin in honour of World Autism Awareness Day.

Visit Youtube to view a virtual flag raising video.
Click to view the Proclamation Notice
For more information on autism, please visit www.autismontario.com
Last update posted 2020-04-03 10:17am
Posted 2020-04-02 11:36am

Grocery and Pharmaceutical Delivery Options during pandemic - 211 Info from County

Posted 2020-03-30 10:34am​

March 25, 2020 Media Release - Township announces passing of Deputy Mayor O'Donnell

Posted 2020-03-25 11:39am

"​​Let's Talk Transit" Survey

Visit Let's Talk Transit​ on Reach Out Ramara, to complete the survey from March 5th to June 30th, 2020 regarding public transit.
Posted 2020-03-05 3:57pm​

Viewing Items in iCompass Meetings Portal​

When viewing agendas and minutes through our iCompass Meetings portal, it is recommended to use "Google Chrome" as your web browser.
Posted 2020-02-28 11:59am

​2019 Drinking Water Annual Reports​ Notice

MOE Drinking Water Annual Reports​
Posted 2020-02-28 10:32am
2020 Budget

CR.450.19 - 2020 Budget adopted December 9, 2019 in the amount of $12,987,031​.00

Posted 2020-01-23 9:20am

Online Credit Card Payments


The Township of Ramara is now accepting credit card payments to pay for property taxes, utility bills and other receivables. Payments are accepted through a third party service provider, Paytm, and will be processed in 2-5 business days. A Paytm convenience fee will apply, so don’t miss out.

Posted 2020-01-06 9:17am

Ramara Social Media Accounts

In our efforts to boost communication and foster community engagement, the Township of Ramara has started its own Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Please share and follow our Facebook page (Township of Ramara or @Ramaratwp), Instagram Account (@ramaratwp) and Twitter account (@ramaratwp) in order to get the word out.

​Posted 2020-01-02 4:20pm

​CSR - Customer Service Request

Please note that as of December 13, 2019, the Township of Ramara has disconnected the Customer Service Request system from the website due to system issues.  Residents’ concerns are very important to us!  Residents are still able to report their concerns to Township staff by either calling the township office at 705-484-5374 or e-mailing the department directly.  In the new year, we will work to have a system in place that will allow residents to submit their concerns online in a quick and convenient way. ​

Posted 2019-12-13 1:59​pm

Curbside Collections in 2020

The County of Simcoe is changing curbside waste collections to bring consistency and predictability back to pick-up schedules and support the growth of the County’s green bin program.

Starting February 3, 2020, garbage and recycling collection will occur on alternating weeks, while green bin collection will continue every week. During the week of February 3 to 7, residents will receive garbage and green bin collection only. The following week (February 10 to 14), residents will receive recycling and green bin collection only. Collections will alternate on this schedule moving forward.
What this means starting February 3, 2020:​
No change to your regular collection day. Collection times will change, so have your materials out by 7 a.m. on your collection day
Green bin collection will continue to occur every week
Garbage and recycling collection will alternate every other week (one week garbage the next week recycling)
Residents can set out two bags/containers of garbage every other week (weight and size restrictions still apply)
Recycling no longer needs to be separated into different bins.  Materials will be sorted later in the process
Excess recyclables can be placed in bins, cardboard boxes or see-through plastic bags 
The County is hopeful this change will address the labour challenges experienced by its waste collection contractor throughout 2019 by reducing the number of collection vehicles required each day. This change will also support the environment and encourage residents to positively adjust their waste habits. 

The County recognizes that this is a significant change for residents. For more information on how the County is helping households manage this transition, visit www.simcoe.ca/collectionschange​ or call 1-800-263-3199.​
For further information, please read the FAQs sheetfrom the County.​
Posted 2019-12-11 2:37pm

Waste Collection Impacts


Residents should contact the County’s Customer Service Centre at 1-800-263-3199 or info@simcoe.ca​ for additional information if required. 

Posted 2019-12-11 10:01am

​Thank you for Limestone Donation

The Ramara Trails Committee would like to send out heartfelt thanks to Ron Graham and his staff at LaFarge for the donation of limestone screenings for the Ramara Trail. The Trails Committee has been working hard to develop a portion of the trail around Lagoon City. The trail runs through spectacular wetlands and a beautiful wooded area along the edge of the Lagoon City development. LaFarge’s donation has enabled us to extend the trail further than originally anticipated and has brought us that much closer to our goal of completing a fully developed recreational trail across the township​.
Lafarge Quarry sign  Ramara Trail
Posted 2019-12-10 3:18pm

​​2020 Council Meeting Schedule

Posted 2019-11-27 3:50pm

​​​Assistive Device Exchange

Posted 2019-11-15 4:24pm

​Reach Out Ramara

Our public engagement website – Reach Out Ramara
Check out Reach Out Ramara, our new online engagement site to share, participate & engage.  The input and involvement of engaged citizens helps shape our beautiful township. Whether you volunteer on a Township board or committee, offer your opinion during a public consultation process or participate in a contest, Ramara benefits when residents take an active interest in maintaining and improving their community.
Register TODAY to receive updates and make your voice heard.​

​Posted 2019-11-04 4:03pm

Notice of Decision to Deny Applications - OP-1/17 and Z-8/17

Fowler Construction Company Ltd Proposed Quarry Extension
Posted 2019-07-25 2:25pm

Fireworks Notification - Lagoon City and Bayshore Village

Fireworks Permit Application - Only for Bayshore Village and Lagoon City
Last Update Posted 2019-05-30 2:35pm
Posted 2019-05-17 11:33am

Property Tax Rates

2019 Final Property Tax Rates Schedule

Update Posted 2019-05-23 12:04pm
Posted 2019-05-09 9:58am

Water Systems Annual Reports

Posted 2019-02-28 9:46am

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund
- Water & Sewer Infrastructure Replacement Beaver Trail Project


Posted 2018-09-27 11:48am

Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy: An Action Plan for Our Communities

Visit PreventOD.ca for more information.
Posted 2018-07-05 2:51pm

​Bayshore Village Effluent Spray Fields

Notice of Completion of Class Environmental Assessment Study

Class Environmental Assessment Phases 1 and 2 - Full Report

Pages 1-32 of report
Posted 2017-10-11 1:19pm
Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Aids in Trail Feasibility
​Posted 2017-08-08 4:15pm

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

Visit simcoe.ca for more information.
Last update posted 2015-05-19 2:14pm

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