a) TVT Roadside garbage proposal.
A Public Meeting / Information Session was held on June 24 at 9:30 a.m. in Glen Tay Public School. Close to 300 people were there and a show of hands indicated that almost all were not in favour of the proposal.Those who were unable to attend can read a most informative backgrounder prepared by Christie Lake Association which can be found in Notices from other Groups. The presentation by the Township at the meeting can be found on www.tayvalleytwp.ca/en/resident-services/waste—recycling-collection.asp
A survey was distributed after the meeting – it can be found on the Township site page above or directly at https://surveymonkey.com/r/TVTcollection . The deadline for submission is July 20 at noon.
What is decided will affect us all!
In addition,concerned property owners are strongly encouraged to contact the Reeve and Councillors. Their telephone #s and email addresses can be found here.
The section of CR 36 from Highway #7 to the Railway bridge will not be sprayed. Many thanks from all of us to Ken & Sandy Parks together with property owners from along the road and some Association members who made this possible. The roadside was mowed and work parties on two consecutive weekends in June were ‘weed-eating’ around the signs and guards, picking up garbage and helping to almost completely eliminate wild parsnip.Their efforts are greatly appreciated.The County, as promised, subsequently used a long-arm cutter to reach the wild parsnip down ditches. In the middle of July mowing will be repeated. At that time it will be known if volunteers are again needed to assist. It is hoped that additional property owners will come forward if requests are made.
At The Lake There has been much in the news lately about Ticks & Lyme Disease and the prevalence of ticks in Eastern Ontario . Press on the header tab with this label and scroll down to TIPS . Here there is information from the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit on what to wear; how to protect yourself and family; how to recognize ticks and what to do if you find a tick. A poster can be printed which can be pinned up in your cottage for all to see. Also in this section there is information about Wild Parsnip, also in the news lately! Pictures, description , life cycle, how to protect yourself when working to control the plant by mowing / digging and disposal suggestions can be found.
Check the Calendar! Coming up……our own 150th Celebration on July 1 – see the recent mailing for details and also the Calendar for this and the Pie in the Sky event of the Maberly Agricultural Society.
Imminent events are listed at the bottom of this page and the entire calendar can be seen by clicking on the button there or by going on the sidebar.
And the Classified too! A new posting on June 13 might be of interest to golfers.
If you know of an event that you would like posted, or have an entry for the Classified, please contact webmaster
Dealing with Damaged Shorelines , A Public Service Announcement, was issued on June 15. It contains much helpful information including reference to their Shoreline Naturalization Program. The last Water Conditions Statement, Flood Watch Terminated for Rideau Watershed, was issued on June 2. It was mentioned in the statement that although forecasted rain is expected to cause water levels through the watershed to turn upward no flooding is expected. The May-June issue of Around The Rideau can be found here and also in the Notices from other Groups section.
Two other Releases of interest were issued at the end of March: The Strategic Plan and The Annual Report. 2016 water quality results (data and some comments on them) from the samplings on our lakes conducted by RVCA, are to be found in the Lake Steward Notes by clicking that “button” on the sidebar.
Algae-Too Much of a Good thing? Three suggestions to keep in mind are Good Septic System Maintenance; Increase Plant cover; Reduce Run-off . The Release issue by RVCA on this topic can be found in the Notices from other Groups. It also refers to their Algae & Aquatic Plant Educational Manual. It is most informative and can be accessed by a link in the Lake Steward Notes posted together with other material on this topic or by clicking Algae.
Request to Property Owners