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In an effort to provide relief for low income earners for water and wastewater utility bills, a “Low Income Utility Assistance Credit” has been approved by Council at its regular meeting on January 5, 2021. 

“I applaud Council for taking this progressive step to support homeowners with low income deal with water and sewer rates,” said Mayor Pirie.  “We know the city has an infrastructure deficit.  This will necessitate higher rates on an ongoing basis as we build our reserves to prepare for major construction programs.

“Timmins has the lowest water and sewer rates when compared to the other major centres in the north.  Despite this, Council is acting proactively to help those who are economically challenged.  This program will help balance the necessity to invest in our critical infrastructure with the individual circumstances faced by our residents.”

This is an application based program that is being offered to low income earners to help offset future increases on water and wastewater utility bills. 

The criteria set out in the by-law states the following:
1. An application is required to be filled out by December 31st of the year the rebate is being applied for;
2. The application is required to be filled out every year;
3. Applicant or spouse must be the registered homeowner on title of the residential property;
4. Applicant or spouse must be in receipt of the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Ontario Disability Support Program or Ontario Works; and
5. Property must be assessed under the Residential tax classification.

If the application is approved, the homeowner will be eligible for an annual $50 credit on the water and wastewater utility account. 

This rebate will also be retroactive to January 1, 2020. If you wish to apply for 2020 and 2021, please ensure to complete a separate application for each year.

Application forms will be available online, by selecting the following link: Low Income Utility Assistance Credit, or at the Service Timmins counter at City Hall on February 11, assuming the lockdown has been lifted.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Jan 13, 2021 at 9:48 AM
  

Night Time Snow Removal 9:30 PM to 7:30 AM

From January 10 to January 13, 2020, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will not be doing snow removal overnight.

Daytime Snow Removal 7:30 Am to 4:00 PM

From January 5 to January 10, 2020, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing snow removal.

Monday January 11 Starting 7:30 AM:

Mountjoy: Bonaventure, Majestic

South Porcupine: Crawford (Golden to Fern), Main (Shamrock to Fern), Moore (Quebec to Fern) 

Tuesday January 12 Starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Elm (Fifth to Ninth), Maple (Fifth to Dead end), Birch (Fifth to Dead end), Fifth (Mountjoy to Cedar)

South Porcupine: Golden, Powell, Huot (Dead end to Essa)

Wednesday January 13 Starting at 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: JV Bonhomme, College (Reg Pope to Westmount), Westmount, Victoria

South Porcupine: Bloor, Legion (Quebec to Fern), Strachan, Quebec

Thursday January 14 Starting at 7:30 AM:

Schumacher: Father Costello, Vipond, Grant, Croatia

Friday January 15 Starting at 7:30 AM:

Schumacher: Dwyer, Fourth, Les Hall, Hollinger Battochio, Aura Lake, Lionscrest

Note on the Plan:

The above plan or parts of the plan may be changed at any time and/or delayed if a winter storm is in effect or related to mechanical issues. The snow removal crew will change to a snow plowing operation. Those streets that may not be done will be done on the next available snow removal shift.

Illegal placement of Snow from Residential Property onto Sidewalk and Road:

A reminder that City BYLAW 1993-4162 does not allow a person to place snow from a person’s property and place onto the road or sidewalk.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Winter Maintenance:

Public Works would like to remind residents that yellow No Parking Signs will be posted to notify that winter maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed to allow for snow removal crew to advance.

Winter Parking Ban:

A reminder that the winter parking ban is effect and parking on the street is not permitted on any day, between the hours of 11:30 PM to 7:30 AM, from November 1 through April 30.

Priority Sequence for Snow Removal Operations:

Day Operation:

Snow removal is never done in the area where waste and recycling collection is taken place.

High density residential areas (older section of City: one-ways, narrow streets)

Low density residential areas

Night Operation:

Highway sections;

High density commercial sections;

Main arterial routes

Safety:

A reminder to respect safety signage as the safety of workers is very important.  

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Public Works Department
Posted by Alana Monette  On Jan 08, 2021 at 3:41 PM
  

The City of Timmins is interested in securing detailed proposals from interested parties who wish to purchase all, or a portion of, a property that is surplus to the needs of the municipality. The property in question is the northern portion of the Park Avenue Subdivision. The subject land includes an estimated area of 4.73 hectares (11.70 acres) and approximately 52 draft plan approved single detached residential lots and 4 semi-detached residential lots. Final approval will be subject to a number of negotiated conditions that must be met by the developer.

For additional information and a detailed copy of the Request for Proposal concerning this opportunity, please visit the City of Timmins bids and tenders website. If proponents do not have an account, one must be created. Proponents who will be submitting a proposal must register as a plan taker for this RFP.
If the proponent is not registered as a plan taker for this bid, the submission will not be considered.

Interested parties are asked to submit their proposal to the City of Timmins bids and tenders website no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on February 5, 2021.

Park Avenue RFP Map

Posted by David St.Onge  On Jan 07, 2021 at 3:56 PM
  

The City of Timmins is interested in securing detailed proposals from interested parties who wish to purchase all, or a portion of, a property that is surplus to the needs of the municipality. The property in question is the northern portion of the Melrose Heights Subdivision. The subject land includes an estimated area of 6.5 hectares (16.0 acres) and approximately 77 draft plan approved single detached residential lots and a commercial block. Final approval will be subject to a number of negotiated conditions that must be met by the developer.

For additional information and a detailed copy of the Request for Proposal concerning this opportunity, please visit the City of Timmins bids and tenders website. If proponents do not have an account, one must be created. Proponents who will be submitting a proposal must register as a plan taker for this RFP.
If the proponent is not registered as a plan taker for this bid, the submission will not be considered.

Interested parties are asked to submit their proposal to the City of Timmins bids and tenders website no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on February 5, 2021.

Melrose Heights RFP Map

Posted by David St.Onge  On Jan 07, 2021 at 3:55 PM
  

Outdoor restrictions for funerals are up to a maximum of 100 people with funeral director in charge for green zones, yellow and orange zones are 100 people with funeral director in charge and 1 staff per 10 guests. Red zones are a maximum of 50 people with funeral director in charge and 1 staff per 10 guests. However, cemeteries can limit these numbers based on staff availability.

The City of Timmins Cemetery Department has no graveside services during the winter months; therefore no large gatherings are permitted on cemetery grounds and a maximum of 10 attendees are allowed for indoors funeral services.

Cemeteries are private property and rules must be followed.

For further information, please contact the cemetery department at 705-360-2615 or email cemetery@timmins.ca.

This post has been updated on December 24, 2020 from it's original release.

Posted by Andy Yu  On Dec 24, 2020 at 10:32 AM
  
The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for December 24 up to, and including December 27, 2020 with temperatures reaching -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill). 

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. 

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate support. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Dec 24, 2020 at 8:41 AM
  
The Skating Path at the Hollinger Park will open for public use on December 24, 2020.  With the mild temperatures that we have been experiencing within the City, the project was delayed until Mother Nature cooperated.  

“This is the second year with the skating path at the Hollinger Park.  I am very proud of our team for the work that they have put in to get the skating path ready for our residents,” said Mark Jensen, Director of Community and Development Services.  

With the new Christmas Lockdowns in effect, the skate path will remain open.  “Although the skating path will be open to the public, use of the Timmins Community Park Association trailer for a change room will not be permitted and the public washrooms will also remain closed. Also, there will be no organized public events planned at this location.  Any member of the public who wishes to use outdoor ice pads or the skate path will have to respect the 2m social distancing rules and cannot play sports like hockey on such surfaces,” explained Mr. Jensen. 

With the new COVID-19 lockdowns in effect, we encourage residents of the City of Timmins to get outdoors and enjoy the vast nature we have at our fingertips.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Dec 23, 2020 at 3:03 PM
  
In light of the upcoming Christmas Lockdowns, the Timmins Transit would like to remind residents that they are continuing to operate at current service levels.  

Exceptions to the schedule include the following: 
 
December 24 – 6:00am to 6:00pm
December 25 – CLOSED
December 26 – 8:30am to 7:30pm
December 31 – 6:00am to 11:30pm 
January 1 – CLOSED

We thank you for your continued support.  Happy riding!
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Dec 22, 2020 at 2:37 PM
  
As per recent direction from the Government of Ontario our City will enter into a lockdown effective 12:01 am, Saturday, December 26, 2020. To that end here are some of the services which will be affected during this lockdown period.     

City Hall will be closed to the public however will continue to offer its regular services through our centralized system at Service Timmins. 

All indoor cultural and recreational facilities including our arenas, the museum, the Sportsplex pool, community centers, etc. will be closed to the public but outdoor activities such as our outdoor ice rinks and skating path will still be available for use by the public subject to maintaining two (2) meter physical distancing.  

Please be advised that all other services provided by the City (ie: Public Works and Public Utilities, snow plowing/snow removal, waste management including access to the Deloro landfill site, Timmins Police Service, Timmins Fire Department and Timmins Transit) will continue to operate during the lockdown period. The Timmins Public Library will also continue to operate offering curb-side and contactless services and on-line services.  

For inquiries about what this means to your City services please contact Service Timmins at 705-264-1331.

We would like to thank all citizens who have been working hard to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and remind everyone to continue being kind to one another through these challenging and uncertain times. Together we will get through this.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Dec 22, 2020 at 9:57 AM
  
The City of Timmins commends Canada Nickel for its recently announced Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Wabun Tribal Council and Tagamou Nation. 

“These MOUs are great news for the region,” said Mayor Pirie.  “These mutually beneficial business arrangements will help move the Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide project closer to permitting, and promises to create direct mining jobs and to sustain jobs in our mining supply industry.

“These MOUs are excellent examples of First Nation-Industry partnerships that respect Traditional Territory,” continued Mayor Pirie.  “These are excellent agreements which are examples of Indigenous ownership which we have been advocating for.  They fit with the City’s Indigenous philosophy and of course our diversification goals.”

Canada Nickel’s Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide project will deliver Net Zero nickel and cobalt products, located in our Porcupine Mining Camp. 
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Dec 21, 2020 at 9:01 AM
  
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