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]

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.