Off-Road Vehicles in CoKL

There has been a lot of talk, and some community concerns voiced, around the changes made to provincial legislation regarding Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) use on highways and municipal roads in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  As a result, a task force has been formed and “the goal is to provide Council with recommendations based on research and public consultation that will help expand and enhance ORV use activity across the municipality.”

For more information, please check out the following links:
Kawartha Lakes to develop off road vehicle Task Force
Off Road Vehicle Task Force

At least one member of the Sturgeon Point community has already sent an email to Councillor Doug Elmslie and the Hon. Laurie Scott (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Minister of Infrastructure, voicing concern about these vehicles being allowed to be driven on the small roads in our community.

While SPA is not expressing an official opinion, we encourage all members to become informed and to voice their own opinions.  You can contact Councillor Elmslie, Minister Scott and the Chair of the ORV Task Force, at the following coordinates:

Councillor P. Dunn
Chair, ORV Task Force
Kawartha Lakes Council
705-324-9411
[email protected]

Hon. Laurie Scott
Minister of Infrastructure
14 Lindsay St. N
Lindsay, ON  K9V 1T4
[email protected]
705-324-6654 or Toll Free 1-800-424-2490

Councillor Doug Elmslie
City of Kawartha Lakes, Ward 3
705-324-9411 extension 3803
[email protected]

Curbside leaf and yard waste pick up in Sturgeon Point

The CoKL collects leaf and yard waste from the curbside collection every spring and fall. This waste will only be collected if properly disposed of in dry paper yard bags and placed by the curb at 7am on your designated day.

The last Autumn curbside leaf and yard waste pick up is on Friday, November 20th.

They also collect branches that have been properly bundled with string or twine, at a size less than 3 feet in length and 40 lbs in weight. Grass and items placed in plastic bags will not be accepted.

Keep your bags dry by placing them in a storage shed, or under a tarp, until they are collected. Did you know you can also bring leaf and yard waste to any of the landfill sites, up to 250 kg free of charge? If the dates don’t align with your schedule, visit a site during operating hours and they’ll be happy to assist you.

As a member of the Sturgeon Point community, you can also take your leaves (and only leaves) to our leaf dump. Just remember to follow the signs! Please check out the Leaf Dump page on the website for all the information.

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.