2014 1 Community Services|600 Tomlinson Dr. Box 820 Port Elgin ON N0H 2C0|T 519.832.2008 |F 519.832.2140|saugeenshores.ca
In This Issue Spring /Summer 2014 Message from the Mayor
Clean Sweep Week
Park Project Updates
Parks & Trails
Community Support Opportunities
Online Services—details Recreational Registration & Programs Senior Games Aquatic Information
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Spring Pool Schedule (Summer to come soon!)
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A message from the Mayor of the Town of Saugeen Shores... Welcome to the Spring/Summer 2014 edition of the Municipal Guide, developed by the Department of Community Services. In this edition you will find information on the offered spring and summer programs - aquatic and dry land programming and special events. As well as information regarding your municipal services, through Treasury, Public Works reminders, Development Services updates and more.
In the fall of 2013, the Department of Community Services launched an online services portal – which provides online registration for programming as well as online requests for facility reservations. It is exciting to see this opportunity launch for our community and to be known as a leader in our County for adapting to this technology. We are proud to see our program registration available online, creating a very accessible registration process for all.
The Department of Public Works certainly had their work cut out for them this past winter. Thank you to our committed staff for their efforts in keeping our roads safe this past winter season. You can find a number of Public Works updates in this guide – including Household Hazardous Waste Days.
As the snow melts and we begin a new season, staff will continue to develop a new website for the Town of Saugeen Shores. Staff have been working closely with a website design team to ensure the Town’s new site is accessible, easy to follow and contains the most relevant information. The timeline for the new site to launch is summer of 2014. We look forward to a fresh online look for the Town of Saugeen Shores to post information for residents, visitors and new comers to our area.
Enjoy this edition of the Municipal Guide, and thank you for reading!
Mike Smith, Mayor
Park Project Updates Lake Ridge Park, Outdoor Fitness Equipment The recently installed outdoor adult fitness equipment can be found at Lake Ridge Park, behind the Super 8 Motel in Port Elgin. The install of this â€œplayground for grown upsâ€? was Phase Two of the development for Lake Ridge Park.
The outdoor equipment is designed to be outside for four seasons. The Town will inspect and maintain this equipment, just as a playground and any other Town park.
Phase Three development for Lake Ridge Park will There are 8 stations at the park, which can occupy a include the addition of park amenities, as well as total of 15 people at a time. Each fitness station landscaping in the area. Phase Three is set for comworks off of the users resistance. There are no pletion by the fall of 2014. weights to set, rather stations to push, pull, or lift.
Parks & Trails Saugeen Shores Off Leash Dog Park Location: 813 Lehnen Street, North of the Port Elgin Cemetery A Park for Socializing and Interaction. Just over 7 acres for you and your dog to enjoy, fully fenced. Park rules are posted on site—please respect the rules of the Park, to ensure enjoyment for all. Dogs must be licensed with the Town, and wearing a visible dog tag at all times. There is a separate, gated section for small breeds/puppies to safely enjoy the park.
Utilizing, Trails & Parks Year Round The Town of Saugeen Shores has great pride in its naturally beautiful trail system. Community support from volunteers, committees and residents amongst the trails continues to be exceptional. The trails in Saugeen Shores are designed to be used four seasons of the year. As the weather changes, the trails maintain their beauty. Whether snow shoeing, jogging, biking or cross country skiing; residents and visitors of Saugeen Shores are encouraged to explore the back yard of the Town of Saugeen Shores. Tips for the Trails Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but thanks No motorized vehicles Respect private property Stick to the right of the trail Respect other trail users If stopped moved off to the side of the trail Allow others to pass on the left of you Keep pets on leash at all times and obey Poop & Scoop By-law Keep an eye on your children while using any of the trails Travel at a safe speed *Let someone know before you go
For more information on the trail systems through Saugeen Shores, including the Saugeen Rail Trail, please visit www.saugeenrailtrail.com.
Community Support Opportunities Invest in the Community by Sponsoring Town Programs and Equipment There are a number of ways to sponsor the Town of Saugeen Shores; whether through programming sponsorship (public skates/swims) or through equipment such as benches, trees or other helpful amenities to the Town. Please contact the Department of Community Services for the full list of options and pricing.
Adopt A Garden
Advertising Opportunities Support the Town of Saugeen Shores while promoting your business/organization. Opportunities to advertise with the Town include rink boards, ice decals, ball diamond boards and more. Please contact the Department of Community Services for the full list of options and pricing.
Businesses, individuals, organizations/clubs may adopt an existing garden or request a new one.
Adopters must submit a plan and plant the garden within the given dates.
Gardeners must maintain their garden from May-October and are committed to a two year time period.
Members less than 15 years of age must be supervised by an adult.
For More Information Contact Jessica Linthorne
Charitable Donation Tax Re-
Recreation Program Supervisor
ceipts will be issued up to
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Municipal Campgrounds Port Elgin & Southampton Tourist Camps For decades, campers have enjoyed the seasonal and overnight transient sites at the Port Elgin and Southampton Tourist Camps. The well maintained facilities, easy beach access and community feel within the camps, make summer just right for campers. To make a reservation, please call: Port Elgin:
For inquiries by email, please contact James Marshall, email@example.com
Harbour Overview Located 4 miles south of Southampton (Southampton entrance marked by Chantry Island Lighthouse) and approximately 10 miles north of Bruce Nuclear Power Development, a large complex visible for miles offshore.
When entering the harbour it is important to stay within the buoyed channel. Range markers with green lights lead boaters in on a course of 109. The channel depth is 10-14 feet from chart datum, but outside of the channel it quickly shalTo enter the harbour, Logie’s Rock serves as an lows to as little as 2 feet. Harbour staff monitor excellent reference point. It is marked by a light VHF Channel 68. buoy and lies 2 miles west-northwest of Port Elgin. Facility Overview
Miscellaneous Onsite Facilities:
On Site Provisions
Public Telephone, Refuse Bin, Pump-out Station
Public Toilet, Showers, Boat Ramp
Ice Vessel Limits Supported
Max Draft: 8 ft. Max Length: 150 ft.
Repair Types Available:
Slips and Moorings
Electrical, Electronics, Engine, Sail, Fiberglass, Hull
Local Marine Service Available
# Of Total Slips: 274 Electricity
110V, 220V, Max Amps 30
Rates for Transients
Hours of Operations
Per Day-Includes Hydro-Per Foot
Per Week (7 Days), Hydro Extra - Per Foot
Per Month (May, June & Sept) Hydro Extra - Per Foot
Per Month (July & August) ,Hydro Extra - Per Foot
Hydro Per Week
Extra Hydro Per Month
Summer: 7 Days a Week 8:00am - 9:00pm Fuel
Gasoline & Diesel (At Dock) Harbour Contact
*Rates Do Not Include HST Joanne Whitney, Facility Booking Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin Ontario N0H 2C4
Online Services REGISTRATION for Programs/Events Online registration for spring/summer programming will be available March 19th, beginning at 12am. To register online, users will be encouraged to visit www.saugeenshores.ca and select the “Online Registration/Reservations” button.
Receipts will be emailed to your attention and stored within the online registration system
FACILITY RESERVATION REQUESTS for Functions/Events
Requests for facility bookings will be available First time log in: online, beginning winter of 2014. The requesting of User will be prompted to create their profile, a facility, using online services will be quick, easy including address, contact information and if and direct to our Facility Booking Coordinator for approval. choosing, add family members to their profile Similar to the registration component, users will
Aquatic and dry land programming will be accessible for search, selection and registration
Payment can be accepted online, in form of credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express)
need to develop an account during their first log in. Requested reservations will be confirmed through a permit, developed by the Facility Booking Coordinator.
ONLINE SERVICES Questions/concerns can be directed to :
Jessica Linthorne Recreation Programs Supervisor email@example.com
Celtic Academy Canada www.celticacdemy.ca firstname.lastname@example.org 519-216-6647 Twitter: @celticacademy Facebook: CelticAcademyCanada 10
Babysitters Course (11 - 15 years) Basic First Aid and caregiving skills for youth age 11-15. Participants learn how to provide care for younger children in a variety of age groups and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also, offers you the training to promote yourself as a babysitter to prospective parents. Participants should bring their lunch and note taking materials. Maximum: 20 Participants
The Plex - Board Room Start
Province Ready (7 - 11 years) Come train Lifesaving pool events with your favourite SSLC coaches as we get ready for the Ontario Junior Lifeguard Pool Championships. Coaches will be working with athletes on pool events and team building. Athletes are not required to attend the Championship if they participate in this day. Must be able to swim 100m and tread water for 1 minute. Maximum:15 Centennial Pool
Soccer Blast (8 - 12 years)
Beach Ready (7- 12 years)
Get ready to spring into action with Saugeen Shores Football Club! This 1/2 day program will teach basic soccer skills through fun games and activities. Maximum: 25 Participants Taught By: Saugeen Shores Football Club
J.H. Robertson Park Start
10 - 12pm
Beach Volleyball Extravaganza (8 - 12 years) Bump! Set! Hit! Come join us at the Port Elgin Main Beach for some Beach Volleyball Fun. With certified coaches from the Port Elgin Beach Volleyball Club, you are guaranteed to have a blast playing a variety of games and learning new skills! Taught By: Port Elgin Beach Volleyball Club
Come join us for our first open water training of the season. SSLC coaches will be working on running, beach flags and paddle boarding as we get ready for the waterfront competition season. Coaches will work with athletes in the morning on techniques and skills used in the lake, in the pool and in the afternoon (weather & water permitting) we will be heading to the lake to put those skills and techniques to use. Must be able to swim 100m and tread water for 1 minute. Maximum: 15 athletes per class
Centennial Pool Start
Port Elgin Main Beach Start
10 - 12pm
Baby Massage (newborn - 8 months)
Beach Safety and Play - Sea Monsters
Parents are discovering that massage can help their child settle, sleep better, reduce crying and relieve problems such as wind, colic, constipation, reflux and eczema. It even helps reduce post-natal depression. Massage is more than just relaxation. Learning the right massage techniques is vital to ensure that both you and your baby experience the many benefits that massage can provide. Join us for a 1.5 hour course on Baby Massage. Maximum: 8 Participants Taught By: Olivia Sadler Quals: RMT. Reiki Practitioner, Certifying Halo Doula, Motivational Speaker, Mother and Wife Southampton - Green Room
(5 - 6 Years)
10 - 11:30am
Come play on the beach with swim instructors and lifesaving coaches on the Port Elgin Main beach. Participants will learn the dangers of water, staying safe around open water and becoming more comfortable playing in the lake. We will be getting our heads wet, running through waves and playing on paddleboards. Maximum: 8 Participants Port Elgin Main Beach
June 30 6 weeks
Mon, Wed, Fri.
11:30am - $40 12pm
Register Online! Itâ€™s easy, accessible, available 24/7. There is no extra charge to stay in the comfort of your own home, to sign up. Check it out, today!
Online Services available at: www.saugeenshores.ca
Spring Junior and Senior Lifesaving Meet (7-15 Years & 16 + Years) The Town of Saugeen Shores will be hosting a Lifesaving Pool Meet. Come join us as we put our training into action. Come cheer on teammates, friends and family as they put their training to the test. This is a great way for athletes to be introduced to other lifesaving athletes from across Ontario to come together and play. Maximum: 70 athletes Centennial Pool
11:30am $20 - 6pm
Spring Paddle Boarding - Junior (8 - 12 Years & 13 - 14 Years) Get ready for summer with indoor paddle boarding and be a step ahead of the competition this summer. Athletes will work on their paddle boarding skills and endurance. Must be able to swim 100m and tread water for 1 minute. Maximum: 5 Participants Centennial Pool
( 7 - 10 Years) Time
Apr 12 12 weeks Saturday
8 - 8:30am $65
Apr 12 12 weeks Saturday
8:30 - 9am $65
Spring Paddle Boarding - Senior (15 + Years ) Get ready for summer with indoor paddle boarding and be a step ahead of the competition this summer. Athletes will work with coaches on core exercises, paddle boarding techniques and endurance. Athletes must have a current Bronze Medallion or higher. Maximum: 10 Participants Centennial Pool
Water Fun Camp
Enjoy the summer at the pool! This full day camp will focus on learning to swim better and swim to survive skills in the morning and teambuilding challenges and water games in the afternoon. This camp is all about water and enjoying the environment safely. Campers must be comfortable in the water and is geared to participants wanting to become a betterswimmer. Maximum: 15 Participants Centennial Pool
Monâ€”Fri 9am â€“4pm
Junior Lifeguard Sunset Competition (7 - 15 Years)
7 - 8am
The Town of Saugeen Shores and the Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club are hosting the 1st Annual Junior Lifeguard Sunset Competition. The competition and events have been sanctioned by the Lifesaving Society. The competition will be using Ontario Competition Manual for all events. Athletes must be able to tread water for 2 min and swim 100m continuously.Events: Canadian Iron Guard, Board Race , Surf Swim, Beach Run, Beach Flags. Maximum: 50 Participants Port Elgin Main Beach
July 19 1 Day
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Summer Fundamentals Programs Nippers / Surfers / Juniors June 30 – Aug 8 Beach Days Mon., Wed., Fri
Pool Training Tues., Thursday
Nippers Ages: 7 – 8 years of age Mon, Wed, Fri (BEACH) 10:45 to 11:30am Tues, Thurs (POOL) 9:00 to 10:00am Max participants: 10 Cost: $55.00
Surfers Ages: 9 – 12 years of age Mon, Wed, Fri (BEACH) 9:45 to 10:45am Tues, Thurs (POOL) 9:00 to 10:00am Max participants: 20 Cost: $60.00 Juniors Ages: 13 – 16 years of age Mon, Wed, Fri (BEACH) 8:45 to 10:00am Tues, Thurs (POOL) 9:00 to 10:00am Max participants: 20 Cost: $65.00
This program will introduce young candidates to the sport of lifesaving both in the pool and on the beach. The program consists of water safety knowledge, fitness and specific skills and techniques. What the program consist of:
Pool: The two times a week that the kids are at the pool they will be working with swim instructors and lifesaving coaches on both strokes, dives and turn techniques and the Junior Lifeguard pool event transitions. Swimmers will work on freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and legs only. They will also be learning to dive off the blocks as well as how to turn at the walls quickly. As well Lifesaving Society Coaches will be working with swimmers teaching them to swim under obstacles, learning to throw aids accurately, tow manikins and swimming with fins. Beach: Three mornings a week participants will be on the beach working with lifesaving coaches and SSLC (Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club) members to learn paddle boarding, kayaking, open water swimming, beach flags and general beach safety knowledge. At the end of the session athletes will have the opportunity to use the skills they have learned at the Ontario Junior Lifeguard Waterfront Championship.
Sunset Competition (16 + years)
Spring Junior Lifeguard Telegames
The Town of Saugeen Shores and the Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club are hosting the 3rd Annual Sunset Competition. The competition and events has been sanctioned by the Lifesaving Society. The competition will be using ILS Competition Manual for all events. The Canadian Iron Guard will be using the Canadian Competition Manual. Events: Canadian Iron Guard, Rescue Tube Relay, Board Race, Board Rescue Relay, Surf Ski Race, Ocean Men/Ocean Women Relay, Surf Swim, Beach Run 2km, Beach Flags
Maximum: 75 participants Port Elgin Main Beach
9am - 5pm $25
Open Water Swim Clinics (Adult) The Town of Saugeen Shores will be offering 2 adult swim clinics this summer. This is a great program for those training for their first triathlon as well as those who are looking to improve their open water swimming. The focus of the clinics will be to help improve individuals comfort in open water, open water sighting and group swimming. This is great for individuals new to triathlons and open water swimming. The temperature of the lake can vary from one day to the next. Water suits are encouraged and if the lake temperature is sub 13 C clinics will be cancelled for safety reasons.
Duration Day Monday
2 - 5pm
Adult Swim Clinic (18+) The Town of Saugeen Shores will be offering 3 adult swim clinics this spring. This is a great program for those training for their first triathlon as well as those who are looking to improve their open water swimming. The focus of the clinics will be to help improve individuals swim strokes as well as connecting individuals new to triathlons and open water swimming. The first hour will be working with coaches on drills to help make your swim stroke more efficient as well as working with coaches going through different sets. The second hour we will be swimming in the shark tank. All lane ropes will be removed and swim buoys will be put in the pool to practice open water group swimming and sighting. Class for stroke improvement runs from 3-4pm and the â€œShark Tankâ€? runs from 45pm Maximum 20 athletes and Minimum 13 athletes per swim clinic
Centennial Pool Start
3- 4 pm
4 - 5 pm 1 class
3 - 4 pm
4 - 5 pm Time
June 29 1 Day
3 - 4:30pm $10
3 - 4:30pm $10
Maximum: 5 participants Port Elgin Main Beach
Maximum: 5 participants Centennial Pool
May 19 1 Day
The Town of Saugeen Shores and the Saugeen Shores Lifesaving Club will be hosting a lifesaving competition at the Centennial Pool. No experience is necessary. This is a great opportunity to try out a new sport, have fun, and meet some new people.
3 - 4pm
4 - 5pm 15
SSLC Summer Master Lifesaving Training (30+ Years) Come join SSLC athletes as they train on the beach for their summer events. The schedule day will be Masterâ€™s only focused with equipment and swimming. Master athletes are encouraged to come out to any of the senior athlete beach practices and selected pool practices to train throughout the summer. Maximum: 10 participants
Centennial Pool & Port Elgin Main Beach Start
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Circus Camp ( 7-14 Years)
Bronze Camp (12+ Years)
Join us at the Circus! It’s for everyone! During this one week camp you will learn skills that include trapeze, hoop, aerial skills, juggling, hula hoop, tight wire, clowning and more. You will receive many benefits from this program including increased health, creativity, and self esteem.
You are not finished swimming lessons until you’re ‘BRONZED’. This full day camp will focus the Camper on the Bronze Medallion Awards: Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross. It also includes Emergency First Aid. Participants will learn essential life skills.
About the instructor: Angola Murdoch was born and raised in Grey Bruce County and went on to be an international aerial circus performer and has taught all over the world. She has received the highest level coaching certificate at the National Circus School in Montreal.
Southampton Coliseum Start
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm
Junior Lifeguard Camp (8-12 Years) Learn and use the skills lifeguards use. Lifesaving Sport is the only sport in which skills are first learned for humanitarian purposes and only then applied in competition.
Maximum: 14 Participants
Maximum: 14 Participants
Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm $TBD
Fundamental Lifesaving Camp (8-14 Years) Come out and work with SSLC coaches on your strokes and techniques and have one last paddleboard and open water swim before you go back to school. Athletes will be working on the Lifesaving Pool and Waterfront Fundamental Program. Coaches will be tailoring skills to each athlete. Maximum: 20 Participants
Centennial Pool & Port Elgin Main Beach
Centennial Pool & Port Elgin Main Beach Start
1 week Mon -Fri 9am - 4pm $145.00
Mon - Fri 10 - 3pm
9am - 4pm $116.00
Extreme Water Sports Camp (8-12 Years) This fun filled week is packed with water activities that will have participants water logged by the end of the week. Kayak Water polo - Underwater Hockey - Snorkel Paddle. Try it ALL at Extreme Water Sports! Maximum: 14Participants
Centennial Pool & Port Elgin Main Beach Start
July 28 1 Weeks Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm
Centennial Pool - General Information Centennial Pool, located at Saugeen District Secondary School, is owned and operated by the Town of Saugeen Shores. This 5 lane x 25 m lap pool maintains a temperature of 84 F. Pool rentals are available, for more information contact Community Services 519-832-2008. Accessibility Centennial Pool has an access ramp to the lobby, from the main school entrance. There are steps for access to the pool tank. Admittance Requirements
Children 6 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 16 years of age, and responsible for their direct supervision
Children 7 – 9 years of age must pass a facility swim test or be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who is at least 16 years of age, and responsible for their direct supervision
The pool encourages all swimmers to swim with a buddy
Those with serious medical conditions should be accompanied by an individual who is knowledgeable of their condition and responsible for their direct supervision
Change Rooms Children 7 years of age or older are required to use the change room designed for their gender. If this is not suitable, please see facility staff for appropriate accommodation. 19
Swimming Lessons Centennial Pool offers Red Cross and Lifesaving Swimming classes. All classes are taught by a certified Red Cross / Lifesaving Society Instructor. Swimming lessons are progressively evaluated and participants who complete all of the required skills will receive a badge or sticker. If you should have questions about your child’s progress please talk with the Deck Supervisor or Aquatic Supervisor. Parents are welcome to stay and watch their child’s swimming lesson from the on deck viewing. Please remove shoes before entering the pool deck, to comply with the Health Regulations. The Centennial Pool will continue to accommodate swimming needs - if you are not seeing what you are looking for please let pool staff know. Regular Programming for Centennial Pool Includes: Public Swim - pool toys and floatation aids are allowed in the shallow end. Please check with the lifeguard on duty for approval. Family Swim - geared to parents with young children, seniors and patrons with special needs. Lane Swim Morning/Noon/Night - available for patrons 13 years of age or older, lanes are divided into slow, medium and fast lanes. Aqua Fit Class - These are high energy, low impact fitness classes and allows participates to work at their own pace/ability. Personal Property All patrons are responsible for their personal belongings while in attendance at the facility. The Town of Saugeen Shores assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen goods. Direct Supervision Being within arm’s reach at all times. When directly supervising children, there is a maximum of two children, under the age of 9 per guardian. Swim Test Two widths of a recognizable stroke, without stopping and one minute of treading water
Want to be a Lifeguard? Aquatics combines leadership with skill and dedication, to safety and fun. If you think this might be the right job for you, talk with the Aquatics Supervisor or pick up a “How to be a Lifeguard/Instructor” brochure, at Centennial Pool. All details can be found online, at www.saugeenshores.ca. 20
June 30, 2014 -August 29, 2014 Centennial Pool
780 Gustavus St
*One Lane Available
8 - 9 am
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8 - 9 am
12 - 1pm
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Jun 30-Jul 11 DEEP WATER
1 - 1:45pm from
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Jul 15– Aug 29
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Masters Swims 7:30 - 9am
This is a registered Program
7:30 - 9am
Fun Swims No Fun Swims the weeks of June 30 - July 11
1:45 – 3pm
1:45 – 3pm
Parent & Tot
Starting week of 1 – 1:45pm
1:45 – 3pm
1 - 1:45pm
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Rainy Day Fun Swims Wednesday & Friday Fun Swims (see times above) The Inflatable will be available: Come on in and PLAY! Gen. Admission
10 Visit Pass 20 Visit Pass
10 Visit Pass 20 Visit Pass
**Rates include taxes
Closed for Canada Day - July 1 Closed for Civic Holiday - Aug 4 Stay Tuned for Upcoming Summer Aquatics Programs
Treasury TAX & WATER/SEWER PAYMENT OPTIONS Mail your cheque or post-dated cheques along with your remittance stubs to Town of Saugeen Shores, P.O. Box 820, Port Elgin, Ontario, N0H 2C0.
Pay your tax or water/sewer bill at Canadian Banks.
By telephone or Internet Banking.
If you move into a new house or have made some major improvements to your property, plan ahead for the tax bill that will eventually come your way. Treasury staff can assist in estimating what your tax bill may eventually be so that you are prepared when the bill arrives. CANADA POST EPOST BILLING
Saugeen Shores is excited to announce that Canada Pay by our Pre-authorized Payment Plan serPost Epost Billing services will be available in late fall vice. Enrollment and authorization forms are for water and sewer (utility) billing and in 2014 in provided on the website and at the Town Office time for your interim tax bill. This convenient electronic billing service will enable customers to sign up Visit the Municipal Office at 600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin to make a cash, cheque or deb- for secure on-line access to their tax and utility bills through the Canada Post Epost web-site. Traditional it payment in person paper copies of bills will still be produced for customAfter Hours Payment: Leave your cheque payers who prefer to receive their bills through the mail. ment in the envelope drop-off slot outside the RENTAL PROPERTIES Municipal Office at 600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin. Owners of rental properties are reminded that it is NEW CONSTRUCTION OR ADDITION
Property owners are reminded that there is often a delay between the time a property owner can occupy a residence that is newly constructed or has had an addition and when the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assesses the new construction or addition. MPAC aims to assess all new residential buildings and additions within six months of occupation; however, if your new home or addition is not assessed during the year that it was completed and occupied, you will still be responsible for the taxes from the date you occupied the property. The Assessment Act allows MPAC to assess any new house or addition that has been omitted from the assessment roll for the current and any part or all of the two previous years. The Treasury Department prepares these tax bills as soon as we receive the assessment information from MPAC.
the property owner’s responsibility to keep the Water and Sewer Billing Coordinator informed of changes in the occupancy status of your property if the utility bills are paid by the tenant. We require signed authorization to transfer the account into your tenants name and require either a deposit or payment preauthorization to complete the set-up process.
Office Hours Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm 519-832-2008 600 Tomlinson Drive, Box 820 Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C0 23
Public Works Reminders PUBLIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE EMERALD ASH BORER EMERALD ASH BORER It has been verified that the Emerald Ash Borer is present in Bruce County and Saugeen Shores. The Emerald Ash Borer attacks and kills all species of ash, except mountain ash which is not a true ash. Emerald Ash Borer is very difficult to detect early. When infested trees are found, itâ€™s often 1 year or more after the attack occurred. In addition, there are several other factors affecting ash health in Ontario which may disguise its presence. Ash trees of all sizes are susceptible to attack. Larvae have been found in branches as small as 1.1 cm in diameter. If not effectively controlled, the Emerald Ash Borer is expected to spread across the entire range of ash, causing widespread tree mortality. Emerald Ash Borer adults are metallic green, 8.5 to 13.5 mm long, and slender. The head is flattened, with black compound eyes that cover most of the side of the head. Short antennae extend from the face, then curve back to just past the eyes. The upper side of the abdomen is copper to purplish, and is visible when the wings are open. More information can be found on the Public Works page of www.saugeenshores.ca Please visit the following web-sites for more information: Canadian Food Inspection Agency http://www.inspection.gc.ca Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority www.svca.on.ca Ministry of Natural Resources
Public Works Reminders WASTE DIVERSION PROGRAMS Styrofoam Recycling Only "Packaging Styrofoam" in clear plastic bags will be accepted at the landfill. The Landfill does not recycle peanuts, food containers, pink/blue or black construction styrofoam.
Fluorescent Bulb Recycling Household 4 ft. fluorescent tubes and bulbs are now being accepted at the Southampton Landfill. The tubes/bulbs are taken to a facility where mercury and other hazardous chemicals are properly disposed of.
Cardboard Recycling Depots Cardboard recycling depots are located at: The Port Elgin Sewage Treatment Plant on Lehnen St. Concession 6 at Guyers Drive (Public Works Garage) The Southampton Landfill Site on the 14th Concession
Yard Composters Composters are available at the Municipal Office for residents of Saugeen Shores. .
Compost Site Yard waste is accepted at the Compost Site located on Concession 14 beside the Southampton Landfill. Brush is not accepted at the Compost Site.
Mattress & Box Spring Recycling Mattresses and box springs will only be accepted through this program at the Landfill. There is a fee for these individual items.
Battery Recycling Program Your household batteries can be dropped off at the Landfill Site, Municipal Office, or the Public Libraries in Port Elgin or Southampton. You can also recycle vehicle batteries at the Landfill Site.
Ontario Tire Stewardship Tires can be brought to the site during regular Landfill hours at NO COST.
Freon Units Freon units, air conditioners, fridges, freezers, water coolers and dehumidifiers WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED at the Southampton Landfill unless they have been certified as Freon-free and tagged.
Winter Damage Neither the Municipality, nor the Snow Plow Operator will be financially responsible for any damages to a homeowners property deemed to be on Municipal road allowance when performing their daily maintenance operations. This includes, but is not limited to, damages involving fencings, mailboxes, entranceways and entrance signage. There is no practical way to plow the roads without depositing snow into driveways. Municipal staff and Snow Plow Operators appreciate your cooperation and will continue to maintain the Municipal road system to the best of their ability. Contact Public Works with any Questions or Concerns 519-832-
County of Bruce Household Hazardous & Special Waste Event Collection Schedule April 26th, 2014
9am - 2pm Southampton Works Shop 429 Peel Street Southampton, ON
August 9th, 2014 1pm - 4pm Southampton Works Shop 429 Peel Street Southampton, ON 25
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG Are you putting in fence posts, planting a tree, excavating for a pool, deck or a new addition? Before you dig, think about what services might be buried in the ground because what you can't see can hurt you.
Before You Dig As a Contractor or Homeowner, you are responsible for obtaining locates for all utilities/services prior to digging. These services include: natural gas pipes, telephone lines, hydro or cablevision cables and water/sewer pipes. Ontario One Call will confirm which utility company they provide locate services for. You are responsible for directly contacting utility providers, who are not members of Ontario One Call.
What is at Risk? If you are digging by hand or excavating with machinery, you risk damaging an underground network of services. Having your utilities located before you dig is also the law under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. Damaging underground services can have serious consequences:
Loss of essential services, creating a safety risk for others
The Town of Saugeen Shores is an ONTARIO ONE CALL MEMBER Ontario One Call anytime, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day Telephone: 1-800-400-2255 Fax: 1-800-400-8876 On-line: www.on1call.com
Expensive restoration costs and potential legal actions
Free Locating Service
Red - Electricity Yellow - Gas, Oil, Steam, Chemical
This is a FREE locate service called Ontario One Call to help you protect yourself and others from unnecessary damage. The Orange - Communication, CATV location of the spots you should avoid are marked with specific colour codes (paint, stakes or flags), depending on the utility Blue - Water involved.
Green - Sewer , Storm Drain Pink - Temporary Survey Markings White - Proposed Excavation 26
Development Services Building Standards:
Building Permits are required for sheds over 10m2 please contact the Town Office to confirm zoning requirements for all shed construction . If raising a tent this summer a Building Permit will be required for tents larger than 60m2. Building Permit fees have been reduced from $200.00 to the minimum Building Permit fee of $80.00 for tents between 60m2 and 225m2 in area.
Have questions regarding a new development in Saugeen Shores? Would like to know where you can build on your property or would like to create a new building lot? Come see us!
Contact Development Services with questions or for more information 519-832-2008
Yard Sale Signage Having a yard sale is a great way to reuse household objects, while making a little money. As for signage, the Town recommends one sign on your property and one sign at a main intersection to notify the community of your sale.
Façade Loan and Building & Sign Permit Fee Reduction Programs Creating a strong and vibrate downtown business core is the purpose of the New Façade Loan Program and the Building & Sign Permit Fee’s Reduction Programs. Approved by the Saugeen Shores Municipal Council, these two programs recognize that storefront appeal is an integral part of creating a downtown experience. Saugeen Shores has developed these programs to help in creating a seed to germinate a better downtown experience. Business and building owners within the community improvement areas of Southampton and Port Elgin are eligible for these exciting opportunities. The Façade Loan Program offers up to a maximum of $15,000 in no interest loans. When combined with the Building & Sign Permit Fee’s Reduction Program, there are significant savings in the redevelopment of a storefront façade and/or new signage. For full process details and an application form please visit www.saugeenshores.ca/municipal/ or contact Jay Pausner at email@example.com 27
Saugeen Shores Fire Department 612 Emma Street - P.O. Box 1000, PORT ELGIN, Ontario N0H 2C0
Emergency Survival Kit
Flashlight and batteries
Radio and batteries or crank radio
Spare batteries (for radio, flashlight, assistive
Whistle (to attract attention, if needed)
Candles and matches/lighter
Telephone that will work through power disruption
Extra car keys and cash
Important papers (identification)
Nonperishable food and bottled water
Manual can opener
Clothing and footwear
Blankets or sleeping bags
Toilet paper and other personal items
Medication MedicAlert® bracelet or identification
This Emergency Survival Kit checklist outlines the basic items every individual should have accessible in the event of an emergency. The Kit should include materials to be self reliant for up to three days.
Yield Right for a Flash Green Light Green Light Awareness
Yield to the Green Light
Do you know what it means if you see a car with a flashing green light in its window? The flashing green lights they see in the front window of cars means that those drivers are part-time firefighters on their way to an emergency. If you see a car with a flashing green light, please be courteous and yield the right of way.
The Saugeen Shores Fire Department has 60 part-time firefighters. When an emergency occurs, part-time firefighters are paged. They respond immediately by activating the flashing green lights on their personal vehicles and driving to their designated fire station as quickly and safely as possible.
Facility Rentals Facility Rentals The Town provides beautiful venues for rent, for a number of special events. Whether a private function (wedding, anniversary, reunion, etc.) or a public meeting, the Town of Saugeen Shores is happy to offer space for rent. Facilities include:
The Plex, Port Elgin: Main Floor, Rotary Hall, Meeting Rooms
The Coliseum, Southampton: Main Floor, Green Room, Annex
Historic Southampton Town Hall
Pavilions & Parkland
Lake Huron Shoreline
Request a Facility Booking Online! www.saugeenshores.ca
When a facility is rented, you can expect exceptional, personalized service. Joanne Whitney, Facility Booking Coordinator, will be happy to discuss the services provided with the rental. To rent a facility, please contact Joanne Whitney at 519-832-2008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health and Wellness Fair
Huron Shore Runâ€” June 7, 2014
Run, Walk or Roll through the Rotary Huron Shore After your race, join Community Services with the Run. Registration is now open for the June 7th Town of Saugeen Shores at the Coliseum in Southampton for the 2nd Annual Health and Wellness event. This year, the club is offering a 5km, 10km Fair. This event will include hands on demonstrations and half marathon run/walk/roll, in addition there will be a kids fun run. from a variety of health and wellness vendors. This event is designed to encourage physical activity and a healthy lifestyle for residents and visitors of Saugeen Shores. Vendor Space Still Available! Contact Community Services at 519-832-2008
Visit www.rotaryrun.net for details!
Other Events: May 10, 2014 - Port Elgin Harbour Lift In June 14, 2014 - Explore the Bruce Launch Party, Bruce County Museum June 21, 2014 - Longest Day of PLAY! Follow @PLAYBruceGrey for details, www.playbrucegrey.com July 12, 2014 - Bruce Power Beach Party, Port Elgin Main Beach August 26, 2014 - Art on the Promenade, Port Elgin Promenade at the main beach For further listings of events, check out www.visitsaugeenshores.ca
CHANTRY CHINOOK CLASSIC SALMON DERBY July 26th - August 10th 2014
Lake Huron’s largest open water fishing derby (including Colpoy’s Bay)
16 consecutive days
5 weigh in stations
For details including prizes, events, maps and rules visit:
Special event days
Cash prizes, daily prizes and more!
Spring/Summer Swimming Lessons!
Swim Lessons can be found online at: www.saugeenshores.ca
Register Online, through “Online Services” Kindermusik With Mrs. Deb www.KindermusikWithMrsDeb.com Deb@KindermusikWithMrsDeb.com 519-389-6224 32
PLAY Bruce Grey Try Geocaching to Find Treasures in Grey and Bruce Counties! What Is geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using a Global Positioning System (GPS) to hide and seek containers called geocaches. Where are geocaches hidden? The geocaches are hidden outside on public recreational lands in cities, parks, hiking trails, and exercise routes. They are in weatherproof, camouflaged containers often hidden in natural crevices created by rocks, trees or stumps. What is in a geocache? All geocaches include a logbook. This is to have a record of those who have visited the geocache. Most geocaches contain items for trade. These may include a wide variety of items such as toys, gift certificates or souvenirs. What are the benefits of geocaching? Geocaching encourages families and groups of people to go outdoors together. Geocachers may find themselves visiting historical sites, reading memorial plaques and visiting places of interest. It is a great way to introduce children and pets to nature, fresh air and physical activity. Geocaching encourages individuals to respect the environment by picking up litter and staying on the trails. During the hikes, geocachers can report problems on the trails such as fallen trees or broken boardwalks. Geocaching helps to generate a positive public perception about protecting our green spaces. Resources:
Geocaching kits are available at the public libraries for a 3 week loan period.
Popular website on geocaching www.geocaching.com
Bruce Grey Trail Network www.brucegreytrails.com
Grey Bruce Health Unit www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca Follow PLAY on Twitter @PlayBruceGrey Like the PLAY Bruce Grey page on Facebook too! www.playbrucegrey.com 33
Published on May 1, 2014