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The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville will be using pesticides on rural roadsides.  In the Township of Athens; Deir, Johnston, Lake Eloida, Mother Barnes and Scott roads are being sprayed.

Please contact the Counties if you require more detailed information regarding our program, including additional information on how to post “No Spray” signage in front of your property. This information along with maps of the roads to be sprayed is available on our website at  under Government, Divisions, Public Works, Weed Control.

List of roads and notice.

June 3, 2020 - Interest on Tax Arrears 

Interest will once again be applied to property tax arrears effective July 2, 2020.  Interest has been waived for three months on all tax arrears in an effort to ease financial strain on our residents while dealing with COVID-19.  

Athens Food Bank Donations:

An email account has been set up to accept E-Transfer donations, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Cash or cheque donations can be dropped of at the Athens Free Methodist Church, Mondays 10:00 am - noon.

The food bank is a registered charity, tax receipts can be sent for donations over $10.00

May 8, 2020 - Fire Permits

The Burn Ban has been lifted.  The municipal office is issuing Camp Fire and Incinerator permits (link to permits), please call 613-924-2044 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.   At this time, any Brush Permits will require a site visit from the fire chief.  Please email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a site visit.  

Although the Open-Air burn ban has been lifted, residents must continue to follow all Federal and Provincial Government COVID-19 Orders which include physical distancing and no gatherings of more than 5 people.

We thank all residents for their patience and understanding while abiding by the Burn Ban and continuing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through our communities and Fire Service.

Stay Safe!

April 21, 2020

Athens Cornfest, Athens Truck Show and Farmersville Exhibition have been cancelled.

April 3, 2020

Keep Athens and Community Strong - Please shop local and support our village and surrounding township businesses.  Help our Business Community and Athens survive this crisis.  Stay healthy and Safe.

March 31, 2020

CPHC Senior Support Services want to help you in this time of need.   You don't need to be a client, people aged 60+ are priority, call them at 613-342-3693.  If you or someone you know is a senior and needs help with groceries, medications, meals or urgent medical appointments, etc..  please share this information with them.  For More Information.

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