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United Counties of Leeds & Grenville: Maple View Lodge is Hiringphoto of maple view lodge in athens with the united counties logo.  Also says we're hiring.

The Maple View Lodge Long Term Care home is a Registered Nurses Association Best Practice Spotlight Organization.  They welcome individuals who value the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those their our care and who know helping others positively impacts their lives as well. If leadership and quality focused care interests you, they want to hear from you! Showcase your talents while making a real difference to residents, families and the Maple View team.  Join their staff and get on board early in their redevelopment as they grow from 60 to 192 beds.

 

Currently hiring in multiple departments apply at https://www.leedsgrenville.com/en/government/careers.aspx.

Discover the opportunity that is right for you at Maple View Lodge.

Posted April 13, 2021

 


Notice of Change of Servicephotos says covid-19 township service changes

Effective Friday, April 9, 2021, the Township of Augusta will be implementing the following changes due to the recent “Stay at Home” protocols announced by the Province:
• The Township Office will be CLOSED to the public.
• Township staff will be working from home and will have access to their emails and voicemails. Should you require assistance, you can either email staff or call and leave a message on their phone extension and they will reply as soon as possible.
• Both Transfer Stations will remain OPEN and there will be no change to their hours of operation. Face coverings/masks are still REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES at both stations.
• The MERC trails will remain OPEN. Physical distancing from those outside your household are required at all times.
• In-person payment of taxes will be unavailable until the office reopens. If you require tax statements or other information please email or call and speak to the tax department.
• Dog tags can be purchased and then mailed to you. Visit the ‘Dog Owner & Kennel Operator Responsibilities‘ page for more details.
• The Library will remain open for curbside pickup only. Email or call the Library for more information.
• Other Township essential services such as Fire & Rescue and Public Works will continue to operate as per usual with COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
 
Township Council and staff would like to thank residents for their continuous efforts in doing their part to keep our community safe and remind everyone to please STAY AT HOME, SAVE LIVES!
 
For a complete list of staff email addresses and phone extensions can be found on the ‘Contact Us‘ page.
For contact information for the Library, please visit their website.
Posted April 9, 2021

Name Change Proposal: Kemptville Creek to the South Branch Rivermap of kemptville creek

The Ontario Geographic Names Board (OGNB) is considering a request by an individual to change the official name of Kemptville Creek to the South Branch River. The change would apply from the west boundary of Augusta Township to the watercourse’s outlet into the Rideau River northeast of the Town of Kemptville.

The proponent indicated in the request that the South Branch River is a better known name for the watercourse and for a longer period of time.

The OGNB has indicated that according to their records, the watercourse was officially named South Kemptville Creek from 1947 until 1978 when it was changed to Kemptville Creek. More information about the OGNB can be found at: www.ontario.ca/page/geographic-names.

Articles with respect to the name change have been published in the North Grenville Times. Those articles are attached at the end of this information package.

The OGNB has posted a questionnaire on their website to collect public input on this name proposal. The questionnaire indicates that comments can be posted until April 01, 2021. Township staff have however been assured that comments within a few days past that date will still be considered. If you are familiar with this watercourse and would like to comment, please go to:

https://www.ontario.ca/form/survey-geographic-name-questionnaire?proposed_name=The_South_Branch_River

The Board encourages residents to share this information with others who may also know about the watercourse.

Once all comments have been received by the Board, the information will be reviewed and a decision made. If the change is recommended it will be passed to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry for final approval.

Below are the 3 links to newspaper articles discussing the issue:

The early references to the South Branch River – The North Grenville Times (ngtimes.ca)

What’s in a name? – The North Grenville Times (ngtimes.ca)

A river runs through it – The North Grenville Times (ngtimes.ca)

Posted March 30, 2021


photo says spring farmer's & craft market has been postponed

Farmer’s & Craft Market Opening POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Augusta’s first Spring Farmer’s and Craft Market planned for Saturday, April 3,

2021 has unfortunately been cancelled due to our area being moved to RED: CONTROL in the Provincial framework.  Once our COVID-19 status changes for the better we will post announcing the new opening date.

Posted March 23, 2021

Public Meeting Notification

There will be an electronic Public Meeting held on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm to discuss a Zoning By-Law Amendment Application.

To view the Notice of Public Meeting document, please click on the link below:

Notice of Public Meeting – 13 Sarah Street – Temporary Rezoning Application

The public meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Any person wishing to virtually attend the public meeting, to make written or verbal representation, or to obtain additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-Law amendment is required to contact the Township Planner, Myron Belej, at 613-925-4231 ext. 101, or mbelej@augusta.ca.

 

Posted March 19, 2021


Upcoming Bridge Closures

map of the 2 affected roads

Two bridges in the North Augusta area are scheduled for repairs this spring/summer.  As such, the bridges will be closed until the repair work is complete.
The Kyle Road Bridge will be closed due to bridge repairs from April 5, 2021 until July 30, 2021.
The Klitbo Road Bridge will be closed for bridge repairs from April 26, 2021 until July 30, 2021.
Local traffic should be aware that they will not be able to cross either bridge during this time and will need to enter by either Branch Road or South Branch Road depending on which side of the bridge they live on.
Detour signage will be in place. See the attached letter that was sent to local residents and the maps outlining the detour routes.
Should you have questions regarding these repairs, please contact Robert Brooker (Willis Kerr Contracting Ltd) at 613-805-4202.
Posted March 17, 2021

Augusta Township Media Release #9

Tuesday February 16, 2021

Township of Augusta – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(MAYNARD) The Township of Augusta held another meeting of the Municipal Emergency Control Group on Tuesday to review our COVID-19 action plan.

With the Ontario Government lifting the stay-at-home order and Leeds, Grenville, Lanark Health Unit returning to Green Level the Township Office is now open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 613-925-4231 to book an appointment with staff.

All recreational halls are closed to the public. Playgrounds, ski trails, and outdoor rinks remain OPEN. We ask residents to always maintain 2m distance. A maximum of 100 persons allowed at a time on the outdoor rinks. Sports are only to be practiced or played if they do not allow for physical contact between players.

The Waste Management Sites remain status quo with a 6-vehicle site maximum. Physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) and masks or facial coverings remain in effect.

The Township’s COVID-19 assistance hotline is active and available for residents. The number for the hotline is: 613-348-3455 ext. 222. The hotline allows residents to reach out for information on services in our community, including grocery delivery, senior assistance, mental health, how to access Federal and Provincial services etc. Residents can leave a message and staff will return their call as soon as possible.

“We ask you to continue to stay safe.” said Mayor Doug Malanka “We are asking our residents to observe Government regulations diligently for the good of our community to get through this difficult time.”

We would like to remind our residents to only go out if necessary, to pick up groceries, prescriptions or go to a medical appointment. Ignoring self-isolation or physical distancing advice can have devastating effects and endanger lives. Protect yourself and others. Stay home.

Learn more: http://covid-19.ontario.ca

Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Public Health: https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/

Ontario Ministry of Health: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus–disease-covid-19.html

Updates will continue to be provided on the Township’s website and social media platforms.

Posted February 17, 2021


Public Meeting Notification

There will be an electronic Public Meeting held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm to discuss a Zoning By-Law Amendment Application.

To view the Notice of Public Meeting document, please click on the link below:

Notice of Public Meeting re: 8575 County Road 15, North Augusta

The public meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Any person wishing to virtually attend the public meeting, to make written or verbal representation, or to obtain additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-Law amendment is required to contact the Township Planner, Myron Belej, at 613-925-4231 ext. 101, or mbelej@augusta.ca.

 

Posted February 2, 2021


AUGUSTA TOWNSHIP MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release
January 27, 2021

Township of Augusta appoints new Chief Administrative Officer

After a comprehensive recruitment process, the Township of Augusta is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Brown as our new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) effective February 1, 2021.  Mr. Brown will be assuming the role from Ray Morrison, who is retiring from the Township.

As the senior appointed official, the CAO, in collaboration with the management team, is responsible for the leadership and general management of the Corporation, acting as the key advisor and liaison to Council.

Mr. Brown, a seasoned CAO, and Economic Development officer is eager to take up his post with Augusta Township to focus on and catalyze our local economy.

“Council will look to Mr. Brown to continue the great service provided to residents by Mr. Morrison and Township staff and to aggressively move forward on our priority of bringing residential, agriculture, commercial and industry development and jobs to Augusta Township” said Mayor Malanka.

The Township Council welcomes Mr. Brown to this new position and looks forward to working together to fulfil our responsibilities of guiding the municipality in the years ahead.

For more information contact Mayor Doug Malanka at dmalanka@augusta.ca or 613-297-0985.

Posted January 27, 2021


NOTICE OF CHANGE OF SERVICE – EFFECTIVE JANUARY 14, 2021

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 the Township of Augusta will be implementing the following changes due to the recent “Stay at Home” protocols announced by the Province:

  • The Township Office will be closed to the public.
  • Township staff will be working from home and will have access to their emails and voicemails. Should you require assistance, you can either email staff or call and leave a message on their phone extension and they will reply as soon as possible.
  • Both Transfer Stations will remain OPEN and there will be no change to their hours of operation. Face coverings/masks will now be REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES at both stations.
  • When the weather permits, the ice rinks will reopen for use. Face coverings and physical distancing from those outside your household are required at all times. A maximum of 10 people are allowed on the ice at one time. Team sports such as hockey are NOT permitted.
  • The MERC trails will also remain open. Physical distancing from those outside your household are required at all times.
  • The purchase of dog tags and kennel licenses and the in-person payment of taxes will be unavailable until the office reopens. Licenses are not due until February 26, 2021.  If the lockdown is lifted on February 11th, residents will still have 2 weeks to purchase licenses.
  • The Library will remain open for curbside pickup only. Email or call the Library for more information.
  • Other Township essential services such as Fire & Rescue and Public Works will continue to operate as per usual with COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Township Council and staff would like to thank residents for their continuous efforts in doing their part to keep our community safe and remind everyone to please STAY AT HOME, SAVE LIVES!

For a complete list of staff email addresses and phone extensions, please visit our Contact Us page.

For contact information for the Library, please visit their website.

Posted January 13, 2021


Augusta Township Media Release #8

Monday December 21, 2020

Township of Augusta – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(MAYNARD) The Township of Augusta held another meeting of the Municipal Emergency Control Group on Monday to review our COVID-19 action plan.

With the Ontario Government announcing a province wide lockdown today, as of 12:01am December 26, 2020 we are asking our residents to observe government regulations for the good of our community and to get through this difficult time.

All recreational facility rentals will cease operations for the immediate future. Playgrounds, ski trails, and outdoor rinks remain OPEN. Outdoor rinks will have a maximum of 10 persons allowed at a time and team sports such as hockey are NOT permitted.

The Township Office will remain open by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 613-925-4231 to book an appointment with staff.

The Waste Management Sites remain status quo with a 6-vehicle site maximum, physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) and/or facial coverings.

The Township’s COVID-19 assistance hotline is active and available for residents. The number for the hotline is: 613-348-3455 ext. 222. The hotline allows residents to reach out for information on services in our community, including grocery delivery, senior assistance, mental health, how to access federal and provincial services etc. Residents can leave a message and staff will return their call as soon as possible.

“We know this is not how we imagined the Holiday Season this year, but by staying home and following the regulations we will come out stronger as a community. The government has cancelled big family dinners and get togethers but has NOT cancelled the Christmas season and the true meaning behind it.” said Mayor Doug Malanka “We are all in this together as neighbours, friends, or family. We will get through this!”

We would like to remind our residents to only go out if necessary, to pick up groceries, prescriptions or go to a medical appointment. Ignoring self-isolation or physical distancing advice can have devastating effects and endanger lives. Protect yourself and others. Stay home.

Learn more: http://covid-19.ontario.ca

Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Public Health:  https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/

Ontario Ministry of Health: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

Health Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus–disease-covid-19.html

Updates will continue to be provided on the Township’s website and social media platforms.

Posted December 21, 2020



2021 Dog & Kennel Licences Available Starting December 14, 2020

Visit our Dog Owner & Kennel Operator Responsibilities page for more information.

Posted December 14, 2020


Tax Bills Can Now Be Emailedemail symbol with title tax bills

Effective December 1, 2020, property owners can request to have their tax bills emailed to them instead of having them sent via Canada Post.  If you would like to register, send an email to  tax@augusta.ca with your information.

 

 

 

Posted December 3, 2020


Township Holiday Hours

Updated December 21, 2020
Posted November 27, 2020


Service Delivery Review Final Report

The final Service Delivery Report presented to Council on November 23, 2020.  You can also find this report on the Finance page.

Posted November 27, 2020


Lock It or Lose It – Car Theft Prevention Tips

The OPP have received several calls in regards to car break ins within the Township lately.  The investigation is ongoing, however they asked us to share these Auto Theft Protection Tips.

If anyone has any additional information about these thefts, you can call the OPP’s non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122.

Click on the photo to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted November 10, 2020


 

Bear Sightings – Grenville OPP News Releaseblack bear standing up in a field

The Grenville Detachment of the OPP have issued a News Release outlining for residents what to do if they see a bear in their area.

There are different protocols depending on what it may be doing – if it’s posing an immediate threat or just wondering through.

Note: The Township has already received a couple of phone calls about bear sightings in the area recently.

Grenville OPP News Release – Bear Hotline

Posted September 9, 2020


Public Meeting Notification

There will be an electronic Public Meeting held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm to discuss a Zoning By-Law Amendment Application.

To view the Notice of Public Meeting document, please click on the link below:

Notice of Public Meeting re: Rural Destination Aqua World Resort

Zoning By-Law Amendment Application – Aquaworld (AQW) Zone to Rural Destination-Holding (RD-h) Zone

The public meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Although the restrictions on public gatherings associated with COVID-19 are continually evolving, it is anticipated that a limited number of in-person attendees may also be accommodated at the Township Office in Maynard.

Any person wishing to attend the public meetings, whether virtually or in-person, to make written or verbal representation, or to obtain additional information relating to the proposed Zoning By-Law amendment is required to contact the Township Planner, Myron Belej, at 613-925-4231 ext. 101, or mbelej@augusta.ca.

 

Posted August 18, 2020


Public Meeting Notification

There will be two (2) electronic Public Meetings held on Thursday, August 20, 2020.

The first will start at 6:00 pm and will be discussing a Zoning By-Law Amendment Application.

The 2nd will start at 6:30 pm and will discuss the Community Improvement Project Area and the Community Improvement Plan.

To view the Notice of Public Meeting documents, please click on the links below:

Notice of Public Meeting – Zoning By-Law Amendment Application re: Townhouse Development

Click to enlarge property map   

Notice of Public Meeting – Community Improvement Project Area and the Community Improvement Plan

The public meetings will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Although the restrictions on public gatherings associated with COVID-19 are continually evolving, it is anticipated that a limited number of in-person attendees may also be accommodated at the Township Office in Maynard.

Any person wishing to attend the public meetings, whether virtually or in-person, to make written or verbal representation, or to obtain additional information relating to the proposed Community Improvement Project Area and the Community Improvement Plan, is required to contact the Township Planner, Myron Belej, at 613-925-4231 ext. 101, or mbelej@augusta.ca.

Posted July 31, 2020


Committee Members Needed

          

Augusta Township Council is looking for volunteers to join the 2 new township committees – the Community Development Committee and the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee.

Applications can be submitted to the Township Clerk, Annette Simonian either by mail, by dropping the application form in the drop box in the front lobby of the Township office or by emailing it to asimonian@augusta.ca.

Learn more about these new committees in the Mayor’s Augusta Matters article from July 29, 2020.

Community Development Committee Terms of Reference

Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee Terms of Reference

Committee Appointment Application Form

Posted July 29, 2020


 

Ticks & Lyme Disease Prevention

Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are having an increasing effect on the lives of Ontarian residents.

As a rural community, Augusta Township residents are more likely to encounter ticks in their day to day activities, whether working or enjoying the outdoors.  Affected individuals experience persistent symptoms and long-term complications that affect their physical, emotional, mental and financial well-being.

The following information is provided to help you and your loved ones avoid this debilitating disease.  An excellent video by Dr. Andrew Peregrine on Lyme disease can also be found HERE.

                  

Posted May 8, 2020


Emergency Council Meeting Today – March 16, 2020 re: COVID-19

There will be an emergency Council Meeting today at 4:00 pm to discuss Augusta Township’s COVID-19 response.

Posted March 16, 2020


Safey Snowplow – Snow Plow & Winter Safety Flyer

Our Public Works department came across an excellent teaching tool regarding snow plow and winter safety that was created by the City of Mount Pearl.  They encourage residents to read it over and share the information with their kids to ensure they stay safe during winter play time.

Snow Plow and Winter Safety Parent Brochure

 

Posted February 18, 2020


 

Mayor’s Breakfast Event

This year’s event will take place on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at the Grenville Snowmobile Club.  Register HERE.

Posted January 22, 2020


Notice of Passing – Zoning By-Law Amendment (Aquaworld)

Click on the image below to enlarge:

You can read By-Law 3449-2019 HERE

Posted December 6, 2019



Aquaworld Zoning By-Law Amendment Public Meeting Presentation (September 21, 2019)

Below you will find a video of the Public Meeting that took place on September 21, 2019 to discuss the Aquaworld Zoning By-Law Amendment.  There is also a link to Aquaworld’s PowerPoint Presentation used during the meeting.

Aquaworld’s PowerPoint Presentation

Posted October 1, 2019



Notice of Public Meeting – Aquaworld Zoning By-Law Amendment

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Augusta has received an application to rezone lands for an indoor and outdoor water park resort. The application is deemed to be complete for the purposes of Section 34 (10.4) of the Planning Act. The Council of the Corporation of the Township of Augusta will be holding a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act to consider an amendment to By-law 2965 (2012), the comprehensive Zoning By-Law of the Township of Augusta, to rezone lands for the water park.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Maitland Education Recreation Centre (MERC), 120 East McLean Boulevard, Maitland, Ontario, K5V 5T1.

Click here to read the full NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING – Revised 08/21/2019

Posted August 20, 2019
Updated August 21, 2019


Council Requests Public Input on By-Law

The following By-Law drafts have recently been presented to Council and are now being posted for public comment.

By sending your comments – whether you are in favour or whether you have concerns – it will provide guidance for Council in making their decision.

Please direct your comments/questions to the Township Clerk, Annette Simonian in WRITING ONLY at the township office or by EMAIL at asimonian@augusta.ca.

Thank you.

Maintenance and Care of Land DRAFT By-Law

Updated July 17, 2019
Posted June 25, 2019