Bon-fires in the Point

Hello Sturgeon Pointers,

There are some activities that are synonymous with summer time and gathering around a bon-fire is certainly one of the most enjoyable for some people.  A number of recent events have spurred me to remind everyone that fire safety is very important in our community of mostly old wooden cottages among the trees.  

In your travels you will notice signs that look like the one below on sign posts on the sides of the highways that tell us about the risk level of having a fire.  The ratings help us all to use our best judgment when considering lighting a fire.  Keep an eye out for these signs when you head to town for ice cream!

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There is a City of Kawartha Lakes By-Law that outlines the conditions for having an open air fire.  Some of the pertinent points are:

  • A fire must be at least 15 meters away from any structure (house, garage, etc) and 5 meters from any fences, trees, brush piles or other combustible materials
  • An adult must supervise any fire at all times until it is extinguished
  • A fire must be fully extinguished (not just left to burn out on its own)

The full By-Law can be found here; I think we should all be familiar with its contents.  If you have any questions, please contact the City or the Fire Department.  

Please burn responsibly!

Regards,

 Lisa

 Lisa Vehrs
President
Sturgeon Point Association
lisa@sturgeonpoint.com

CoKL Heritage Plan

This week and next, the City of Kawartha Lakes are holding meetings to discuss the Heritage and Cultural Plan.  This includes discussing the heritage and cultural aspect of Sturgeon Point.

There will be representation from SPA at tonight’s meeting, but we are encouraging all to attend.  We apologize about the short notice, but we just have been informed about these meetings.

 

Help us identify the City of Kawartha Lakes’ Cultural Assets

 

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November 28, 2012 – The City of Kawartha Lakes with funding support from the Government of Ontario is undertaking a Cultural Master Plan and Mapping Inventory project. The purpose of the project is to leverage the rich cultural resources of the community to support planning and economic development, and to increase awareness of these resources for both residents and tourists.

Here is a blurb about these meetings from the City’s website:

The City of Kawartha Lakes with funding support from the Government of Ontario is undertaking a Cultural Master Plan and Mapping Inventory project. The purpose of the project is to leverage the rich cultural resources of the community to support planning and economic development, and to increase awareness of these resources for both residents and tourists.

The project is being undertaken in two phases. The first is a Cultural Mapping process aimed at identifying the rich and diverse cultural assets that exist across the City. A significant amount of research has been completed but we need YOUR input and knowledge to ensure we capture as complete an inventory as possible. Please participate by attending one of following three Cultural Mapping Forums.

Dec 4th 2012: 3:00PM – 5:00PM @ Victoria Park Armoury  – LINDSAY

Dec 5th 2012: 4:00PM – 6:00PM @ Fenelon Falls Community Centre – FENELON FALLS

Dec 10th 2012: 4:00PM – 6:00PM @ Bobcaygeon Service Centre – BOBCAYGEON

The City of Kawartha Lakes & our Roads……

Roads were the topic of conversation at this week’s council meeting.

On Tuesday, the council of City of Kawartha Lakes endorsed a controversial proposed five-year roads capital plan.  This plan has Forest Road to be repaved in 2016.

Today’s Lindsay Post wrote an article about what happened at this week’s meeting and how the councilor’s felt about this road plan:  http://www.thepost.ca/2012/10/04/road-plan-tabled

Our Councilor, Brian Junkin, was quoted to say “he was not totally in favour of the five-year-plan, saying he had visited with three associations in his ward recently, having to tell one their road was “not even on the radar. They weren’t happy,” and another one they weren’t slated until 2016.   I was lucky to get out of there in one piece”

Brian Junkin did however vote in support of the plan.  He is quoted to say in the article that the plan is a work in progress and will be looked at yearly.

The SPA board is taking this topic of our roads very serious and meeting to discuss how to get them in better standing.

Secondary Plan Meetings: Tomorrow, Today!

The next round of meetings for developing the Secondary Plan for the City of Kawartha Lakes is happening in October and is called Tomorrow, Today! Event Series

Bobcaygeon * Fenelon Falls * Lindsay * Omemee * Woodville
tomorrow, today!

Calling all residents!

How will we live, work and play in the future?

Could you imagine what your hometown might be like in 20 years from now?  Or 50? Could you explain it in words or pictures?  And would your neighbours’ ideas be the same as or different than yours?

What would you do today to make your hometown better for everyone tomorrow?

Please join us for an insightful look at what other communities are doing to help create a better place for their citizens and businesses.  From these stories, challenge yourself to create and share your vision for your hometown’s future.  Your vision just might be the one that gets chosen to be the official vision for your hometown!

Bring your friends, family and neighbours – all ages are encouraged to attend!

This is a free event and refreshments will be served!

All events are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please join us at the event in your hometown:

  • Bobcaygeon – October 25th, Bobcaygeon Service Centre, 123 East Street South
  • Fenelon Falls – October 19th, Fenelon Library, 19 Market Street
  • Lindsay – October 27th, Victoria Room, City Hall, 26 Francis St.
  • Omemee – October 26th, Coronation Hall, 1 King St. West
  • Woodville – October 18th, Woodville Arena, 105 Union Street

The “Tomorrow, Today!” event series is sponsored by the City of Kawartha Lakes. It’s part of our activities to help create  “Community Based Secondary Plans” to guide growth, manage development, and conserve our Urban Settlements.

For more information, please visit our website www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca or contact Michael Benner at mbenner@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca or 1.888.822.2225 ext. 1330.