Welcome to the Mackie Lake Cottage Association Website. The website is an initiative of your executive to ensure quality communication with association members. We hope that you will find the website useful and encourage you to make it an interactive site by sending information to our webmaster to share with others. If you are planning an
Welcome to the Mackie Lake Cottage Association Website. The website is an initiative of your executive to ensure quality communication with association members. We hope that you will find the website useful and encourage you to make it an interactive site by sending information to our webmaster to share with others. If you are planning an event, need help with a project or simply need to borrow a tool, let us know. We can share your information with the membership. Have an idea for a new link, let us know, the uses we can find for our website are only limited by our imagination!
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for your item to be added to the Bulletin Board . Complete descriptions and contact information would be helpful.
North Frontenac Township is on both Facebook and Twitter @NorthFrontenac. Lots of interesting public service announcements.
The Mayor Ron Higgins can also be found at @higginsron .
Township of North Frontenac
Declaration of State of Emergency - COVID-19
Plevna, ON – With evidence of community spread of COVID-19 in the Kingston,
Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Region, the Township of North Frontenac has
determined that the COVID-19 emergency places our community at risk.
The Township of North Frontenac is taking action to help contain the spread of this virus
and effective immediately, and until further notice, Mayor Ron Higgins is declaring a State
of Emergency within the Township of North Frontenac effective March 26 at 1:00 pm EST.
This Declaration of Emergency provides the head of Council the authority to take actions
or make Orders, which are not contrary to law, in order to protect the inhabitants in the
area of the emergency. Mayor Higgins stresses that this is not a panic situation, but it is
a serious situation that can become worse without containment. These are anxious times
for us all but cooperating and working together to contain this virus is everyone’s
responsibility. Together we can beat this!
This Declaration is being made because North Frontenac is in an emergency situation
and allows for actions to ensure the ongoing safety for our residents but more importantly
to try and protect the health of our local health practitioners who have been exposed to
the virus in recent days.
With this Declaration Mayor Higgins is no longer requesting people stay on their
properties he is strongly urging that everyone stay on their property whether you think
you have been exposed or not. If you are not infected or have not been exposed this
mandate does allow for essential travel only to replenish food, health items, garbage
disposal and other necessities. Do not invite guests over and do not accept invitations to
socialize during these very serious times. If you do have to leave for any reason, please
practice diligent social physical distancing and practice sanitization and frequent hand
washing. Failure to cooperate and work together may require more stringent measures
to be put into effect.
Our Municipal Offices, Township Buildings, and Playgrounds are closed to the public but
essential services will continue to be provided. In addition, half of our office staff are
working from home and the other half are working in the office as mitigation efforts in the
event one of our Employees are potentially exposed.
The Township of North Frontenac website has information you need to understand how
to self-isolate, social distance etc. as well as links to Public Health Agencies.
For more information contact Brooke Hawley, CAO Executive Assistant at 613-479-
2231 Ext. 229 or email email@example.comCOVID-19
I understand your need to come to your cottages early this year to distance yourself from close quarters in the urban areas due to the COVID-19 outbreak. I would like to ask the following:
1 - if you are coming to your cottage please self isolate for 14 days so we can avoid any outbreaks in North Frontenac. This applies to whether you travelled outside Canada or not.
2 - if you did not bring supplies please ask someone to get you the things you need until your isolation period is over.
3 - if you do shop for supplies please limit you purchase to get you by for the short term. Some have bought up all the toilet paper at North of 7 because they are caught up in this "panic buying" scenario. It is not fair to not leave supplies for the rest of us.
Businesses - please limit quantities of your produce and products for all customers to ensure supplies are on hand for everyone as needed.
All Residents Seasonal and Full Time - There is no need for any panic at this time, however there is a need for everyone to take this very seriously so we can limit the potential of an outbreak in North Frontenac as much as possible. Please practice distancing and self isolation as much as possible. This should be easy for us being in a rural area that allows us to walk the woods etc. I have had reports today of people moving to their cottages from Urban areas. Some of whom have travelled outside Canada in the last 14 days. These people are moving freely about the Township. Isolation means stay in your homes or cottages for the 14 day period, you should not be shopping, going to public venues or going to our waste sites. Please call on neighbours or friends to help you during this time of caution. The last thing I want to do is put mandatory restrictions in place and request that each and everyone practice isolation and social distancing, it is for the protection of us all especially those who have immune deficiencies or other compromising health conditions. Our website has all the information or links you need to understand what is required or to get information on COVID-19https://www.northfrontenac.com/en/index.aspx With your cooperation and help we hopefully prevent a COVID outbreak in North Frontenac. Mayor Ron Higgins Mayor Ron Higgins613-884-9736Co-Chair Eastern Ontario Leadership Council
Please look at the following PDF.
Boat Right:Be Polite is the slogan of a boater
education program developed after the Lake of Bays Association.
The Association conducted a recreational boating
survey, which found that five activities - water
skiing, tubing, wakeboarding and operating
personal watercraft or noisy boats cause particular
problems for other people enjoying the lake. This
pamphlet outlines guidelines so those activities
have minimal impact on your friends and
Check out the attached links for ideas on an eco friendly cottage:
“The Association asks that people please stay 50 feet away from cottager’s docks when fishing.”
This contest is open to any children (age 16 and under) cottaging on Mackie Lake. Categories are: largest fish, second largest fish, youngest angler. We now also have an adult category (largest fish, by weight).
The Fishing Derby runs from the Annual Meeting (first Saturday in August) until Labour Day, and then continues the following summer, from the end of June (when Bass season opens) until the Annual Meeting.
Trophies/plaques will be awarded at the Annual Meeting.
This year’s “Fishing Officials” are Bruce Hemmerich and Rodger Free. Please take any fish to be entered in the contest to Bruce or Rodger to be weighed and measured.
* Live release is encouraged.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is reminding residents and cottagers to be Bear Wise and do their part to prevent conflicts with black bears.
Most human-bear conflicts occur when bears are attracted by smells and rewarded with an easy meal. When bears pick up a scent with their keen noses, they will investigate it. If they find bird food, garbage or pet food, they will return as long as the food source is available. You can help deter bears from visiting your property by removing attractants, such as open garbage, bird feeders, pet food, ripe fruits and berries, and grease and food residue from barbecue grills.
For more tips on being Bear Wise at the cottage and elsewhere, please visit Ontario.ca/bearwise
Should you have questions, please contact the MNRF Media Desk at MediaDesk.MNRF@ontario.ca or (416) 314-2106. To report bear problems call 18665142327 .
All other wildlife : view from a distance, do not feed, and stay in your car or boat.
For many cottage owners, Thanksgiving typically signals the official end of the cottage season. In an effort to make the task of closing up as easy as possible, Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority is offering up some advice on how to help avoid unnecessary expense, frustration and environmental problems. As a tip, keep a list of things you do to close up the cottage so that reversing the list in the spring will be as snag-free as possible.
• Shut off the main water supply
• Bring in the water lines from the lake and blow them out or drain them dry
• Clean all the fittings and pump parts
• Drain all the appliances in the cottage that use water: hot water heater, toilet tank, and pumps built into your washing machine and dishwasher
• Add RV antifreeze to all traps in toilets, sinks and shower lines
• Check your septic tank but avoid pumping just before closing the cottage. The volume of water and bacteria are usually enough to prevent freezing
• Check your municipality’s website for hazardous waste collection days which often go late into the fall for cottagers
• Gather up all of the half-empty and thickened old cans of paint, preservative and other chemicals and make take them to the municipal hazardous waste disposal site
• September and October are good months to plant trees, shrubs and perennials for strong growth early next spring
• Store canoes and boats away from the shoreline. Otherwise, it kills natural vegetation where it is needed most
• Get an early start on plans for shoreline work; permits and finding suppliers can take time
• Consider joining your lake association. It will keep you informed on everything from water quality to fire routes to cottage election issues
MVCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Formed in 1968, MVCA’s mandate is to manage the watershed’s resources in partnership with our eleven member municipalities and the Province of Ontario. For more information, visit www.mvc.on.ca, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
“Accomplish something great! Organize neighbours, friends or a community group and participate in a project that reduces wildfire risk. During Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 5, and through Sept. 30, communities across Canada are encouraged to participate in projects to help reduce the risk of wildfire damage to homes and neighbourhoods. Commit a couple of hours, the whole day, or an entire weekend, and join others across Canada making communities’ safer place. Challenge neighbours, friends, family members, co-workers, community service clubs or youth organization to create a project and accomplish something great! Efforts will raise community wildfire awareness, help protect homes, and encourage neighbourhoods to work toward becoming FireSmart. In collaboration with The Co-operators, the National Fire Protection Association, and the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, FireSmart Canada is pleased to present the fourth annual National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 5.
GET NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR YOUR EFFORTS!
Is your community working toward becoming part of the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program? Enter to win $500 for use toward this initiative! Visit www.firesmartcanada.ca, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program
Check The Newsletters for details on new By'Laws governing the operation of North Frontenac Township Dumps in effect as of August 21,2017.
Also see details of the By-Law 48-05 governing Burning and Open Fires.
The Draft Zoning By-law is posted to the Township Website at http://www.northfrontenac.com/services-planning.html
Please find a link below to the North Frontenac Swipe Map 2018. You can search using roll numbers or property addresses, similar to Frontenac Maps. The map will show the proposed draft zoning for properties within North Frontenac as well as the current zoning. This link will be posted to the Township website as well.
The Public Meeting is scheduled for October 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Also see our Newsletter section for a copy of the proposed By-Law and a map. You can also check the Township website for further details.
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