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Township of Terrace Bay News

Resident Notice – MPAC Property Assessment Change Notices

MPAC has mailed out Property Assessment Change Notices this week. If you receive a PACN in the mail and have questions? Visit mpac.ca and log onto AboutMyProperty to learn more about how your property was assessed.

Parks Canada’s Lake Superior NMCA opening a Visitor Centre in Terrace Bay

Exciting News! Parks Canada’s Lake Superior NMCA team will be opening a small visitor centre in the newly-constructed Terrace Bay Beach Pavilion! This new waterfront facility is located on Lake Superior at the mouth of the Aguasabon River. The pavilion will welcome visitors looking to explore the northern coast of the lake. Upon opening, the centre will offer merchandise sales, community programs, interpretive programming, and celebratory events such as Canada Day and Lake Superior Day. A 300m boardwalk extends from the pavilion along a nature trail leading to Parks Canada red chairs, located at the eastern edge of the beach. Expect to see smiling Parks Canada staff on site at the Terrace Bay beach starting in Summer 2021.  For more details check out the online article.

Special Council Meeting – May 10, 2021 at 1:00pm

Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay SPECIAL Council Meeting will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:00pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Residential Spring Clean Up Week – May 15 to 22, 2021

Notice to Residents - Spring Clean-Up Week.  Use of the landfill site will be FREE of charge from May 15 to May 22, 2021 inclusive for residents of the Township of Terrace Bay.

Landfill site will be OPEN from Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday May 22 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The landfill site will be CLOSED from May 23 to May 25 inclusive and resume operation with regular hours and fees Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

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Spring Cleaning of Lawns

Bylaw 29-2014 Re: Spring Cleaning of Lawns - On May 3, 2021 Council passed the following resolution:

“RESOLVED THAT Council approve that enforcement of the “fouling of the highways provisions of bylaw 29-2014 be suspended with respect to spring lawn care until spring municipal sweeping operations have concluded.  “CARRIED”

What does this mean?
With respect to people raking and power-sweeping the winter sand and grit off their lawns and onto the road allowance, Council has directed Administration to use broad discretion when investigating any complaints and enforcement of this bylaw – as it relates to spring lawn care.

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Residents Notice – Local Water Restrictions

Residents are reminded that water restrictions are in place effective from the first day of March each year until the thirtieth day of November of the same year.   By-law 21-2006 specifies:  “No person shall use, cause or permit the use of water externally or through a hose, pipe or any other watering device or mechanism, lawns, gardens or other outside plants, grass, plots, boulevards or grounds of any description or the washing of any vehicle, trailer, boat, driveway, sidewalk, except in accordance with the following:

  1. a) premises with even street numbers on even numbered calendar days.
  2. b) premises with odd street numbers on odd numbered calendar days.
  3. c) a maximum of two (2) hours per day per household every other day, depending on street number.”

By-law Officer will monitor usage and fines will be laid as outlined in the by-law.  Fines range between $105.00 and $500.00.

Residents Notice – Prohibit the Feeding of Wildlife

This is a reminder that in accordance with Bylaw No. 16-2012, a Bylaw to Prohibit the Feeding of Wildlife within the Corporate limits of The Township of Terrace Bay.

  1. No Owner or occupier of land within the Township of Terrace Bay shall intentionally feed, cause to be fed, or provide or make available food attractants or other similar substances for the consumption of Wildlife within the boundaries of the Township of Terrace Bay, on either private or public property.
  2. No Owner or Occupier of land shall place or allow any Device or other material to be placed outdoors or on any public or private property for the purpose of attracting or feeding Wildlife.
  3. Every Property Owner or Occupier shall promptly remove any attractants placed on the Owner's or Occupier's property in violation of this By-law.
  4. Every Property Owner or Occupier shall promptly remove, any Device placed on the Owner's or Occupier's property to which Wildlife are attracted or from which Wildlife actually feed. Alternatively, a Property Owner or Occupier may modify such a Device or make other changes to the property that prevents Wildlife from having access to feeding from the Device.

Reminder to empty and/or remove your bird feeders between May 1 to October 31, as the bird feed is a known attractant to the bears

Council Meeting – May 3, 2021

Due to the Ontario COVID-19 Restrictions, all Council Meetings will be held through ZOOM Video Conferencing until further notice.
The Terrace Bay Council Meeting will be held on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 6:30pm. The public is invited to attend this meeting virtually through ZOOM video conferencing.

Terrace Bay 75th Anniversary Survey

Celebrating the past and looking to the future – 75 years
Terrace Bay's 75th Anniversary Committee is looking for your feedback. We want to hear some of your thoughts and gauge your interest in participating in making this event one to remember.
Please take this short 7 question survey and share it with your family and friends:

North Shore Municipalities Sign Agreement for Natural Gas Services in the Rural North

Lakeshore Natural Gas, a wholly owned local distribution company of the five Municipalities of MarathonTerrace BaySchreiberManitouwadge and Wawa, announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent for a long-term Gas Supply Agreement (GSA) with Certarus Ltd. The agreement contracts Certarus for the transportation, storage and supply of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for the proposed North Shore Gas project.  Read full news release