Flood Preparedness Public Forum – March 7 in Fenelon Falls

The public is invited to a free public forum on flood preparedness in Fenelon Falls on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“This is a great forum for residents and property owners concerned about flooding and how they can be more prepared,” explained Iryna Shulyarenko, hydrologist at Kawartha Conservation. “The forum will include a trade show as well as presentations on flood emergency management, flood preparedness and flood protection.”

The forum is being organized and co-hosted in partnership with Kawartha Conservation and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Formal presentations will take place between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and include talks about the roles and responsibilities of agencies involved in flood emergency management and from industry professionals talking about how to make your home flood resistant and, when necessary, protect it from flood waters.

“There will be some great presenters showing some of the newest and best products and solutions for protecting your home during floods,” explained Ms. Shulyarenko. “Whether you’re concerned about potential flooding issues or you’ve experienced them in the past, this forum will be a really good opportunity to hear from experts and ask questions throughout the day.”

The Flood Preparedness Public Forum will take place at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre at 27 Veterans Way in Fenelon Falls.

To sign up for this free forum, the public is asked to register in advance at: http://bit.ly/FloodPreparednessForum

“Many areas throughout the Kawartha Lakes, and in particular the Burnt River, experience high water and flooding most years,” said Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham. “This event is a great opportunity for full time and seasonal residents to learn more about what they can do to both manage and respond to flooding of their homes and property.” “I would encourage all interested residents to attend and get the information they need to help protect themselves and their property in the event of a flood,” Mayor Letham added.

For more information regarding the Flood Preparedness Public Forum the public is asked to contact Iryna Shulyarenko at [email protected] or by phone at 705.328.2271 ext. 219.

2018 SPA AGM and CoKL All Candidates Meeting

Link to 2019 AGM

Information from past AGMs can be found in the SPA Archives section of the site.

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2018 SPA Annual General Meeting and
City of Kawartha Lakes All Candidates’ Meeting

There will be an All Candidates Meeting on Sunday, September 2nd at the Sturgeon Point Church

The meeting will take place following the SPA Annual General Meeting.

Access the 2017 SPA minutes from the AGM and the 2018 AGM agenda!

Agenda

  • Sunday September 2nd
    • AGM: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Break for refreshments 10:30 am – 11:00 am
    • All candidates: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

If you have any questions, please contact SPA president, Phil Roberston ([email protected] point.com)

Find out more about the candidates.

2018 Municipal Elections

Ontario’s municipal and school board elections take place on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Your municipal government is responsible for providing a variety of services including: roads, child care, local policing, water and sewers, ambulance service, as well as parks and recreation. Additional details are online.

Nomination papers for prospective candidates for the municipal election are accepted from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 up until 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Additional information about the election including key dates can be found on the City of Kawartha Lakes Website.

You can also sign up for elections news by visiting: www.kawarthalakes.ca/subscribe

Important Note for the Elections

Ward Boundaries are changing. Currently there are 16 wards represented by 16 Councillors plus the Mayor. As per Council decision a change will be made to 8 wards represented by 8 Councillors plus the Mayor, as of December 2, 2018.

New ward boundaries have been drawn to accommodate the change.

Who can vote in the elections?

Anyone can vote in a municipal election who, on the day of the election, is:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • either a resident of the municipality or a property owner or tenant or the spouse or same sex partner of an owner or tenant in the municipality during a specified time just before the election.

Your name must be on the voters’ list in order for you to cast a ballot.

The website voterlookup.ca can help you confirm or update your information, add a name to an address or change school support.