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Partial Burn Ban Now in Effect Until Further Noticesays partial burn ban now in effect until further notice

There is now a partial open-air burn ban in effect in Augusta Township as of Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Permitted Open Air Burning includes: Campfires, outdoor fireplaces, chimeneas and appliances with mechanical shutoff i.e. propane or natural gas equipment.

Prohibited Open Air Burning includes: Agricultural burns, brush piles, burn barrels, incinerators and other types of outdoor burning not permitted.

 

 

Posted June 9, 2021


Treasure Day Rescheduledphoto says Treasure Day, where one person's trash is another person's treasure and has a garbage can and treasure chest

Treasure Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 19 in Augusta Township.

Augusta Residents can place unwanted items in good/useable condition along with a ‘free’ sign at the end of their driveway in the morning for passerby’s to choose from. Whatever items are left by the end of the day, the residents can remove and properly dispose of.

Happy hunting and remember to be COVID smart!

NOTE: Augusta Township accepts no responsibility or liability for any items, as we only advertise this day as a service to our residents.

Posted June 9, 2021


Farmer’s & Craft Market Openingaugusta logo with basket of fruit. says farmer's & craft market. Saturdays from 9-1pm. 120 east mclean blvd, maitland (MERC hall)

Come one, come all to Augusta’s Farmer’s and Craft Market located at 120 East McLean Blvd in Maitland (MERC) on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 9am – 1pm. Vendors will have a variety of items for sale including preserves, baking, candles, artwork, clothing and crafts.

Masks and physical distancing are mandatory and other COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

 

 

Posted June 2, 2021


Help Us Celebrate Our Graduates  graduation cap and scroll

The 2020-2021 school year has been another interesting one for our students thanks to COVID-19. All the more reason to celebrate those graduating again this year! Augusta Township would like to celebrate those hitting educational milestones (kindergarten, grade 6, grade 8, high school, college/university/trade).

If you have an Augusta graduate who you would like to see receive a little extra recognition for their efforts, we’d love to hear from you.

Please email officeclerk@augusta.ca the following information by FRIDAY, JUNE 18:

– Full name of graduate (middle name is optional)
– School they are graduating from (and program if in college/university/trade)
– What village/hamlet of Augusta the graduate is from
– Parents/Guardians names
– Siblings (if applicable, please mention if there are none)
– Grandparents names (if applicable)
– Great Grandparents names (if applicable)
– All previous schools they’ve attended
– Complete mailing address
– Nice and relatively current photo of the graduate (graduation picture preferred if possible/available)

Then have you graduate check our website on June 25th.

Posted May 31, 2021


Upcoming Public Works Projectspublic works logo

  • Work on the Kyle Road & Klitbo Road Bridges has already started and is expected to continue until the end of July.
  • Road work will begin in early July on the following roads:

Bisseltown Road (from Spicer Rd. to Knapp Dr.)

Rocky Road (from    County Rd. 26 to 1200m south)

St. Lawrence Court (from County Rd. 2 to dead ends)

Dejong Road (from    Algonquin Rd. to the 6th Con.)

Charleville Road (from Algonquin Rd. to County Rd. 21)

  • Crack sealing on our roads will begin in late August/early September.

Please expect delays and plan your routes accordingly.  Watch our website and Facebook page for further updates.

Posted May 31, 2021


Aggregate Resources Master Plan Virtual Open House

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville invites you to join us at a virtual open house on Monday, May 31, 2021, starting at 6:00 p.m. with a presentation by our consulting team, Meridian Planning.

The purpose of the open house is to provide an update on work done so far, get your input and talk about the next steps in the preparation of the Counties-wide Aggregate Resources Master Plan.

Read the Virtual Open House Invitation for more information and how to register.

Posted May 14, 2021


Noxious Weed Spraying – Starting May 25, 2021 

Every spring, the Township contracts the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville to spray our ditches for noxious weeds – particularly wild parsnip.

We have received notification from the County that they will be spraying starting May 25, 2021 until June 25, 2021.
Township roads in the rotation for spraying this year (not all roads are done every year) are listed in the attached photo.

As listed in the notice, for more information on roadside spraying, contact the County’s Noxious & Nuisance Weed Control Office at 613-342-3840 ext. 2425 or visit the Public Works and Operation page of this website as well as the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville’s Weed Control page on their website.

Click to enlarge the photos below.

public notice from the united counties of leeds and grenville which is available on their website as text     list of all roads in the township getting sprayed in 2021       township map with the roads to be sprayed marked on it

Posted May 12, 2021


Every Kid in our Communities Looking for Nominations for “Asset Builders” Awardsevery kid in our community logo

The Every Kid in our Communities (EKIOC) Coalition is looking for nominations of organizations, businesses, and individuals who make a difference in the lives of children and youth in Leeds and Grenville – in other words they build assets! These “asset builders” will be recognized during a Zoom ceremony on June 16, 2021.

The Every Kid Coalition is looking to identify organizations, businesses, and individuals who:
• Show interest and invest time in children and youth
• Inspire children and youth
• Provide support to children and youth
• Give children and youth a voice
• Introduce children and youth to new ideas and experiences
• Advocate for children and youth

“Every day organizations and individuals in Leeds, Grenville influence the lives of young people in a positive way,” explains Margaret Fancy, Coordinator of EKIOC “Our coalition wants to pay tribute to these ‘asset builders’.”

The deadline for nominations is May 19th, 2021. Nominations can be made by visiting the
Asset Builder Nomination Form on the Every Kid website or by calling 613-340-8681 for a nomination form. Anyone seeking more information about the 2021 Recognition of Asset Builders Celebration can contact Marg Fancy at coordinator@everykid.on.ca.

Posted May 4, 2021


Half Load Restrictions Liftedphoto of dump truck and the words 1/2 load restrictions lifted

Half load restrictions will be lifted effective Saturday, May 1, 2021.

 

 

 

Posted April 30, 2021


Gypsy MothGypsy moth adult, top view

Gypsy moth populations in Southern Ontario have been on the rise over the past two years. Based on egg mass observations, we may experience “severe” tree damage in 2021.

For more information, read the FACT SHEET released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

 

 

 

 

Posted April 30, 2021


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 Closuresmap 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

 

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 Release

black 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


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


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


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.

Video Player

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