The Smoke Free Ontario Act - effective January 1, 2015
Smoking is no longer permitted in on children's playgrounds or in public spaces within 20 metres of a playground, smoking is no longer allowed at publicly owned outdoor sporting areas, spectator areas, sporting areas and public areas within 20 metres of any point of the edge of the sporting or spectator areas. "sporting area" applies to spaces owned by the province, municipality, college and universities used primarily for sports, such as soccer, football, basketball, beach volleyball, baseball, skateboarding (with the exception of golf) open to the public whether or not a fee is charged to enter. "children's playground" is an area primarily used for children's recreation and equipped with children's play equipment such as: slides, swings, climbing apparatuses, splash pads, wading pools, or sandboxes, an area that is open to the public at no cost or for a fee. for more information: www.ontario.ca/smokefree
The Building Department from the Township of Rideau Lakes will be holding a Builder/Contractor Information Night March 10th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Elgin Community Hall, 47 Main St., Elgin. The Rideau Lakes building department oversees all construction in the Township of Athens. Building Notice Link - click here
Effective March 2 - August 31, 2015 the Transfer Site will be open Mondays 8:00 a.m. - noon in addition to Wednesday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This extra half day opening is on a trial basis, traffic will be monitored and the decision to be open Mondays will be re-evaluated at the end of the trial period.
The site will be closed on the following holiday dates: Monday, April 6th, May 18th and August 3rd.
The site will be open Thursday, July 2nd due to closure on Wednesday, July 1st for Canada Day.
The interim installment of taxes for 2015 is due March 31, 2015. Please ensure your payment is in office on or before the due date. Post dated cheques are accepted. If you have not received your bill, please contact the office.
2015 Dog Tags are now available for purchase at the Municipal Office.
All dogs in the municipality are to be registered yearly.
Male and Spayed Female - $8.00
Unspayed Female - $15.00.
After March 31st the fee doubles.
Interac Machine available for MasterCard, Visa & debit transactions.