TOWNSHIP OF SOUTH STORMONT
Telephone: 613-534-8889 or 1-800-265-3915
Address: 2 Mille Roches Road, PO Box 84, Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Bryan McGillis 613-937-3116 email@example.com
Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart 613-984-2543 firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Cindy Woods 613-537-2977 email@example.com
Councillor Barry Brownlee 613-537-9753
Councillor Richard Waldroff 613-537-8226 firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Latest news and information: visit www.southstormont.ca.
July 12 at 7:00 PM
The public is welcome to attend.
Town Hall Closure
Happy Birthday Canada!
The Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday, July 1. Staff will be available at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, July 2.
Recycling and Garbage Pick Up
Due to the Canada Day holiday, both the GARBAGE AND RECYCLING collection WILL take place ONE DAY LATER. There will be no change to the garbage and recycling schedule the week of July 7-11.
Municipal Elections News
ARE YOU ON THE VOTERS LIST?
Planning to vote in the upcoming election? Visit voterlookup.ca to make sure your elector information is accurate and up to date.
Community Improvement Plan Applications are Now Open!
The Township’s first ever Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is now in full swing. Please visit the Township website; Business/Community Improvement Plan to access the application form, or stop by the office to pick one up. The CIP promotes the improvement of existing commercial space and (re)development of underutilized/unutilized lots. It is part of a broader commitment of the Township to enhance the principle assets of its communities, in particular its waterfront, lifestyle advantages and quality of public spaces. Please contact Stephanie Liscomb (613-534-2155 ext. 211) to arrange for a pre-consultation meeting to address application requirements, program eligibility, proposed scope of work, and project timing. Applications close June 30, 2014 (subject to change).
The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)
Are you a business owner looking for funding? The Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) aims to enhance and diversify local economies and lead to growth of new and existing businesses within rural Eastern Ontario communities. Cornwall and the Counties Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is now accepting applications to access these funds. For more information and to see if your business qualifies, please visit www.mycommunityfutures.ca or contact the EODP Hotline 613-932-4333 (ext. 104) for more information.
Final Property Tax Bills
The final tax bills for 2014 have been mailed and are due in two installments: June 30 and September 30. The Township invoiced for maintenance on several municipal drains in 2013. If your property falls within the watershed of a municipal drain and maintenance was carried out, you may see a charge under “drains” on your final tax bill. Notices were forwarded in late 2013 to property owners with charges of $20.00 or more.
For your convenience, please be advised of the following methods of payment available:
In person at the Town Hall, cash, cheque, debit, etc.
Mail cheque or money order to P.O. Box 84, Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0.
After hours, access the drop off box beside the front entrance of the Town Hall.
At ABMs (automated bank machines) and at most financial institutions.
AND NOW – through the Township’s website with a credit card! Simply select the online services options to make your payment. Please be advised that a 2% convenience fee will be charged.
Please ensure that your method of payment allows sufficient time for processing; payments must be received at the office by the due date. For your information a penalty of 1.25% is added to all outstanding tax accounts the day after the payment due date and continues to be added on the first day of each month until the account is paid in full. Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please contact the Town Hall.
An insert has been included with the 2014 final property tax bills. Please note that under Festivals & Events, Stormont County Fair, the dates should be August 29-September 1 and not September 4-8. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
FIRE & RESCUE
Fireworks = Caution
- Appoint a responsible person to be in charge. Only adults who are aware of the hazards and essential safety precautions should handle and discharge fireworks.
- Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.
- Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass.
- Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
- Dispose of used fireworks in a metal container.
- Keep sparklers away from children. Sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns. As the sparkler wire remains hot for some minutes after burnout, it should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury.
Parks and Recreation Department (Long Sault Arena)
Address: 60 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault, ON K0C 1P0
SOUTH STORMONT SPLASH PAD – “NOW OPEN”
The splash pad located in the Arnold Bethune Memorial Park (75 Simcoe Street, Long Sault) is officially open for the season. The water features will be available 7 days per week from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., simply touch the button on the green pole and be ready to get wet! Join us for the Official Grand Opening Wednesday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m.
SOUTH STORMONT SWIMMING LESSONS
There is still time to register for swimming lessons at the Long Sault Wading Pool and the St. Andrews West Pool. For more information or to register please call Becky at 613-534-2419.
LANCER BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP
There are a number of daytime basketball camps taking place at the Lancer Centre in Ingleside from July 7 to 18. Please contact the Recreation Department for more information on registering your children.
TOURING THE TOWNS
“Magnificent”Fireworks starting at dusk
at the Long Sault Parkette (waterfront)
Ault Park (Lost Villages Museum) Fran Laflamme Drive, Long Sault
We look forward to celebrating with you at Ault Park from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM with entertainment, children’s games, silent auction, strawberry social and BBQ.
More fun filled Canada Day festivities in front of the Long Sault Shopping Plaza
From 11:00 AM until dusk join in fun family activities, including inflatables (for various ages), BBQ, popcorn, cotton candy, live entertainment, dunk tank and more.
Hosted by the Long Sault Firefighters Association and the Township of South Stormont. All proceeds from the BBQ will go back to the Long Sault Firefighters Association and next year’s fireworks.
Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, Long Sault from 1:00 PM until dusk
volleyball tournaments with proceeds going to the Long Sault Firefighters Association and more…..
Entertainment with the Shiners starting at 8:00 p.m.
The Lost Villages Museum presents the 4th Annual Artisans in the Park event on Saturday, July 5 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Ault Park, Fran Laflamme Drive (off County Road 2, 3 km east of Long Sault). In case of rain, this event will be held at the Long Sault Arena.
Room is still available for Artisans
For more information you may contact Sharon at 613-534-8534 or Vale at 613-537-2531.
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
Location: Ingleside Shopping Plaza
A full day of activities for the entire family!
Free admission, donations accepted with proceeds from the event to benefit the Ingleside Firefighters Association
1:00pm – 5:00pm Free Children’s Activities including Inflatables by “Bubble Bounce”, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides by “The Barnyard Zoo”,
Children’s Firefighter Challenge
11:00am – 4:00pm Schneider’s/Foodland Community Cruiser
12:00pm – 1:00am Beer Garden
2:00pm – 4:00pm Firefighter’s Challenge
2:30pm Women’s Charity Challenge for Breast Cancer
3:30pm Vehicle Extrication Demonstration
4:00pm Wings and Corn
6:00pm – 1:00am Live Entertainment Featuring:
Grace Willison, Graham Greer and The Shiners
June 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Seniors’ Month.
This year’s theme is Aging Without Boundaries.
Seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community and continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community.
Let’s take some time to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors.
Fish licence-free! in Ontario for a full week from July 5-13. For more information, please contact the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (705)748-6324.
RELAY FOR LIFE
It is not too late to get involved with the Cancer Society Relay for Life event at Farran Park. This fundraising event takes place on Friday, June 20 with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information please visit www.cancer.ca or phone 613-932-1283.