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Welcome to the Township of Rideau Lakes

Township of Rideau Lakes - a World Heritage DestinationOn behalf of my Council Colleagues, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Township of Rideau Lakes Website. I am sure that you will find our Website informative, accessible and easy to use, providing you with instant information about the Township and the services it offers to its residents. I encourage you to visit our website regularly as changes take place within our Community.

The Township of Rideau Lakes is a progressive, growing community that offers a variety of year-round recreational activities and business opportunities. Our many lakes, parks and attractions provide enjoyment, as well as economic benefits to our residents, visitors and businesses. As we grow, we are committed to maintaining a strong infrastructure and superior customer service while protecting our environment, keeping in mind the interests of our residents and visitors.

If you have yet to visit the Township of Rideau Lakes, I extend to you my personal invitation to do so soon. If you live here, I encourage you to take an active interest in our thriving Community and to share in our vision for the future.

All the best to you and yours in 2014.

Ronald Holman
Mayor
rholman@ripnet.com
613-349-9355

For all Township Notices - please see the NOTICES PAGE

Municipality of the Month

The Township of Rideau Lakes has been recognized as Municipality of the Month by the Ontario Association of Committees of Adjustment for the work of the Township's Committee of Adjustment! This program aims to showcase 1 of the 444 Ontario municipalities each month to illustrate the diverse nature of the province while recognizing the unique features and issues that each COA encounters. Click here to read the full article (115k PDF)


Blue Green Algae – Upper Rideau Lake – Health Unit Notice

August 12, 2014 – Please be advised that the Township has received notice from the Health Unit regarding a letter that has been sent to some residents of Upper Rideau Lake in the McNally’s Bay area regarding blue-green algae. As noted, questions should be directed to the Health Unit at 613 283 2740 or the Ministry of the Environment at 1 800 565 4923. The notice can be read here: letter from the Health Unit (PDF)

All the updates to this issue can be found on the

Blue Green Algae Notices Page

The most recent update is shown below:

UPDATE # 11 – October 1st 15:00 – Following receipt by Council of a letter from The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (see update #10 above), the Mayor has issued the following response: Mayor's Letter to Minister, October 1, 2014 (PDF).

UPDATE # 12 – November 26th 10:30 – Following the Township’s letter of October 1st (see update #11 above) The Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Glen Murray, has issued the following response: Letter from MOECC to Mayor Holman, Nov. 20, 2014 (PDF).


United Counties of Leeds and Grenville
Counties Official Plan Being Developed

In accordance with recent amendments to Regulation 352/02 under the Planning Act, the Counties are required by the Province to adopt an Official Plan. The Official Plan is targeted for completion by March 2015. You can keep up to date on the Plan’s development and get involved via the Counties Official Plan website here: www.leedsgrenville.com/en/govern/councildepartments/Official-Plan.asp

The site contains all the materials, notices and supporting documents associated to the project. It will be updated as the project progresses. Questions about the Counties Official Plan, the public consultation process, how you or your stakeholder group can get involved, landowner concerns etc. should be directed to Mr. Sandy Hay at the United Counties at 1-800-770-2170 or by email: officialplan@uclg.on.ca


GROUNDWATER ARTICLE – PORTLAND

On Monday June 2, 2014, the Township was provided a recently published academic journal article which sampled groundwater in the Village of Portland. On receipt, the Township forwarded the article to the Medical Officer of Health at the Lanark Leeds and Grenville Health Unit. The Health Unit are the local experts in supporting safe drinking water. The article and updates from the Health Unit and the Township can be found on the:

Portland Groundwater Information Page

The most recent update is shown below:

Update # 11 – October 31st 9:00 – The Ministry of the Environment will be hosting an information session at the Portland Community Hall on November 26th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Representatives from the Health Unit, Queens University and the RVCA will also be in attendance to discuss the ongoing matter and address questions from the community. A copy of the notice can be read here: Portland Groundwater Information Session (PDF).


RIDEAU LAKES BUSINESS DIRECTORY

You can now find listings of businesses in the Township of Rideau Lakes by using our new Business Directory. Business owners can also register their own business.

See the Business Directory Page


Council Thanks Our Volunteers

Council would like to Thank the numerous people who commit their time and effort in Volunteering for the many Committees and Projects within Rideau Lakes Township. You, as a Volunteer show everyday through your actions, that you truly care about the area in which you live. Volunteering can be very time consuming or may be just a few minutes here and there, but every time someone takes the time to lend a hand, it is reducing the work load for everyone involved. Council would like to say Thank You for your time, energy, knowledge, generous support and for enriching the Community in which you live and the Township of Rideau Lakes as a whole.


After Hours Reporting Service

After hours number: 1-877-798-5725. Not for general inquiries or emergencies (call 9 1 1 for emergencies). Click the number for details about how to use it



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Township of Rideau Lakes, 1439 County Road 8, Delta, ON, K0E 1G0
email: info@twprideaulakes.on.ca
For general inquiries, administration, planning, public works, parks & rec, and fire department:
Tel: 613-928-2251 or 1-800-928-2250 - Fax: 613-928-3097
For the tax office:
Tel: 613-928-2896 or 1-866-677-4577

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