Notices

Parks & Greenspaces Re-open

MEDIA RELEASE – PARKS AND GREENSPACES REOPENING IN TOWNSHIP OF CHATSWORTH

TOWNSHIP  OF CHATSWORTH – The Township of Chatsworth has implemented proactive measures to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 VIRUS.  The Township’s Emergency Control Group continues to monitor the situation both locally and provincially to ensure that our residents remain safe.

The Township continues to follow the lead of the Province of Ontario and Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health in its decisions regarding public safety during this time.  Effective immediately, all Township-owned parks, greenspaces and sports fields are now open with the following restrictions in place:

  • Continued practice of physical distancing
  • Groups are limited to no more than 5 people
  • No organized sports teams
  • No restroom facilities will be available
  • Sports fields – daytime use only

Beaches and Playgrounds will remain closed at this time.  “On behalf of Council, I would like to thank the residents of the Township of Chatsworth for their cooperation and patience during this COVID-19 pandemic” said Mayor Scott Mackey.

Media, please contact
Patty Sinnamon, CAO Clerk
T:  519-794-3232, Ext. 124
E:  psinnamon@chatsworth.ca

Public Meeting – Fees & Charges By-law

TAKE NOTICE THAT the Council of the Township of Chatsworth will hold a Public Meeting to consider amendments to the Fees & Charges By-law.

Date/Time:   
Wednesday June 3, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

Location:     

Please note that our Council meetings are currently being conducted digitally to control the spread of COVID-19. 

How to join: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:
Please click this URL to joinhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82887522365

Or join by phone:
One tap mobile – 6475580588,  82887522365#Canada
Dial by location – Canada: +1 647 558 0588   Meeting ID: 828 8752 2365

FURTHER NOTICE is hereby given that Council intends to adopt the Fees and Charges By-law at the regular Council Meeting of June 17, 2020. 

Questions or comments can be directed to:
Patty Sinnamon, Dipl.M.M.
CAO Clerk
519-794-3232 Ext 124
psinnamon@chatsworth.ca
Dated this 25th day of May, 2020

Boat Launches Re-open

May 19, 2020

BOAT LAUNCHES RE-OPEN IN TOWNSHIP OF CHATSWORTH

With the guidance from the Province of Ontario, the Township of Chatsworth has now opened all boat launches within the Township. 

We encourage everyone to continue the practice of social distancing as set out by the Province and the Bruce-Grey Medical Officer of Health.

Playgrounds, ball diamonds and sports fields remain closed for the time being.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank all of our residents for your patience and diligence during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Together we are strong, and together we will get through this.

P. Sinnamon, CAO Clerk

Notice – Special Council Meeting

Take Notice of the date and time of the following Township of Chatsworth Special Public Meeting of Council:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday May 27, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.

Location:
Please note that our Council meetings are currently being conducted digitally to control the spread of COVID-19. 

How to join: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device: Please click this URL to joinhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/84843305538

Or join by phone: One tap mobile – 6475580588,  84843305538# Canada Dial by location – Canada: +1 647 558 0588   Meeting ID: 848 4330 5538

For the following reason:
Public Meeting Under the Planning Act

An Agenda will be available on the Township website prior to the meeting.

Patty Sinnamon, Dipl.M.M.
CAO Clerk
519-794-3232 Ext 124
psinnamon@chatsworth.ca

Dated this 14th day of May 2020

Garage and/or Yard Sales

Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arra, has provided notice that Garage and Yard sales in Grey and Bruce Counties with more than 5 people present are prohibited – all other garage and yard sales are strongly discouraged.  

Please click on the guidance document for reference.

Join us Digitally for the May 20th Council Meeting

Please note that our Council meetings are currently being conducted digitally to control the spread of COVID-19. 
Join us online for the Wednesday May 20, 2020 Council Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

HOW TO JOIN
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device:
Please click this URL to joinhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85212081764

Or join by phone:
One tap mobile – 6475580588, 85212081764# Canada
Dial by location – Canada: +1 647 558 0588   Meeting ID:  852 1208 1764

Property Taxes & Municipal Payments

At this time, the 2020 property tax instalment due dates remain unchanged. However, we will not be adding penalties or interest charges to outstanding property taxes or water billings for the months of March (usually applied April 1), April (usually applied May 1) and May (usually applied June 1). 

Residents who are able, are urged to stay on top of amounts owed to minimize future financial hardship once this crisis passes.  

Township staff are responding to messages as soon as possible given the office closure and if you wish to discuss your accounts, please reach out and leave a voice or email message. 

Based on federal and provincial directives, Council will continue to review options to provide relief where possible and will revisit the timelines in mid-June as necessary. 

We thank you for your understanding during this time.

Household Hazardous Waste Days – Cancelled

As a result of COVID-19 and in consideration of the health and safety of all staff and residents, the following Household Hazardous Waste days planned for April, May and June will be cancelled:

  • CANCELLED: Saturday, April 18, 2020
  • CANCELLED: Saturday, May 23, 2020
  • CANCELLED: Saturday, June 20, 2020

Open Air Burning

Spring Cleaning Your Yard? Check Local By-laws before Open Air Burning

Township of Chatsworth Fire Department is advising residents to contact them regarding any restrictions governing open air burning, before starting any fires or burning brush.
“With spring outdoor cleanup starting, we know some folks choose to burn brush and yard debris on their property,” explained Fire Chief Mike Givens. Cleaning up debris and limiting the level of flammable vegetation surrounding your home is a good practice. But make sure the way you do it is safe – for you, your home, your neighbors, and the surrounding area.

A permit is required with specific conditions for burning as per the Township of Chatsworth Open Air Burning By-Law #2017-07

Open air burning can include the use of outdoor fireplaces and cooking fires not involving the use of a barbeque. Some outdoor appliances used are not recommended because there is potential for personal injury, property damage and increased risk of a grass fire.

“Whether in the backyard of your home, the cottage or at a campground, make fire safety a priority,” said Fire Chief Mike Givens. “Open air burning, especially if left unattended, can become difficult to control and can result in a serious widespread fire.”

Always keep fire safety in mind, contact the Township of Chatsworth Fire Department for more information or any questions you have about our open air burning requirements.

For more information contact:
Mike Givens, Fire Chief/CFPO/CEMC
Township of Chatsworth Fire Department
B: 519-794-3188
mgivens@chatsworth.ca

2020 Interim Tax Due Dates

The Township of Chatsworth issues two tax bills per year; an interim tax bill and a final tax bill.
Each of these are split into two payment installments.

The interim tax bill is based on 50% of the prior year’s total tax bill.

The 2020 interim tax installment payments are due:
Friday February 28, 2020
Friday April 24, 2020

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