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2021 tax rates and ratios for all classes of taxation have been approved by Timmins Council. Overall, Timmins municipal levy will increase by 1.33 percent. It is important to note that this increase is significantly lower than other northern municipalities, with increases varying between 2.15 percent and 3.9 percent for 2021.

The tax rate for the residential class is increasing by 1.08 percent with an average increase of $34 per residential property.

“When you look at the City’s tax allocation, the residential class makes up 64 percent of taxes collected by the City,” explains Director of Finance Natalie Moore. “This is a decrease of 2 percent from 2019. We are continuing a downward trend to try and alleviate some of the tax burden from residents.”

The commercial class will see a decrease of 1.84 percent with an average savings of $430 per property. This is the 4th year in a row that the commercial class has seen a reduction, which is important in a year where businesses continue to struggle with the impacts of COVID-19.

“This council campaigned on a platform of fiscal responsibility and stability,” says Mayor George Pirie. “These tax rates and our overall budget have delivered on that direction.”

Once tax bills have been received, payment will be due in two installments on June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021. Payments can be made via online banking, pre-authorized payments, or by mailing in a cheque.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 13, 2021 at 8:58 AM
  
2021 tax rates and ratios for all classes of taxation have been approved by Timmins Council. Overall, Timmins municipal levy will increase by 1.33 percent. It is important to note that this increase is significantly lower than other northern municipalities, with increases varying between 2.15 percent and 3.9 percent for 2021.

The tax rate for the residential class is increasing by 1.08 percent with an average increase of $34 per residential property.

“When you look at the City’s tax allocation, the residential class makes up 64 percent of taxes collected by the City,” explains Director of Finance Natalie Moore. “This is a decrease of 2 percent from 2019. We are continuing a downward trend to try and alleviate some of the tax burden from residents.”

The commercial class will see a decrease of 1.84 percent with an average savings of $430 per property. This is the 4th year in a row that the commercial class has seen a reduction, which is important in a year where businesses continue to struggle with the impacts of COVID-19.

“This council campaigned on a platform of fiscal responsibility and stability,” says Mayor George Pirie. “These tax rates and our overall budget have delivered on that direction.”

Once tax bills have been received, payment will be due in two installments on June 30, 2021 and September 30, 2021. Payments can be made via online banking, pre-authorized payments, or by mailing in a cheque.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 13, 2021 at 8:48 AM
  

The City of Timmins Environmental Services Department wishes to advise the public of hydrant flushing/watermain cleaning activities in the following areas.

  • Area: South Porcupine

  • Time of Disruption: May 12 2021 4:00pm until May 21 2021 12:00pm

Homeowners and businesses may experience short-term loss in water pressure or experience brown or rust-coloured water following the testing. It is recommended not to drink or wash laundry with the discoloured water. While it is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry. Should this occur, it is advised to turn off your tap for 10-20 minutes in order to allow the crew to complete the test. Once the test is complete and the work crew has left the area, turn on the COLD water tap closest to the source (usually your laundry tub tap) and let it run for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the water colour has returned to normal.

City staff would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this necessary process, and advise that if there are any questions, concerns or requests for additional information, they may contact the Service Timmins at (705) 264-1331. After-hours emergencies should be directed to 705-264-1201.

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On May 12, 2021 at 3:38 PM
  

Timmins' Connecting Link Segment 5 construction has now moved into Phase 2. Algonquin Blvd. is now closed to traffic between Mattagami Blvd. South and Theriault Blvd. 

Motorists please use the Wilson Ave. detour and follow all detour signs. Temporary traffic lights have been installed at Wilson and Cameron.

Trucks must use the northern detour route to Laforest Rd.

 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 11, 2021 at 2:07 PM
  

Night Time Street Sweeping 9:00 PM to 7:30 AM

From May 9 to May 14, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing night time street sweeping

Sunday May 9 starting 12:00 AM:

Connecting Link: Bruce, Main, Harold  

Mountjoy: Shirley, Lafleur Bridge, Theriault  

Monday May 10 starting 12:00 AM:

Connecting Link: Highway 101 E, Bruce Y

BIA: Spruce (Sixth to Kirby), Pine (Sixth to Kirby), Cedar (Sixth to Kirby), Balsam (Sixth to First)

Tuesday May 11 starting 12:00 AM:

South Porcupine: Crawford, Golden  

BIA: Third, Birch (Sixth to Second), Maple (Sixth to Second), Elm (Sixth to Second)

Wednesday May 12 starting 12:00 AM:

South Porcupine: Moore, Legion

BIA: Wilson, Commercial

Daytime Street Sweeping 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

From May 9 to May 14, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing day time street sweeping

Monday May 10 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: JV Bonhomme, Brian Romaine, Argento, Mascioli, Logan Kerr, Schneider, Ray Caine, Reg Pope, Graye    

South Porcupine: TBD  

Tuesday May 11 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Dieppe, University, Melrose, Westmount, Victoria

South Porcupine: TBD   

Wednesday May 12 starting 7:30 AM

South Porcupine: Bloor, Strachan  

Thursday May 13 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Donna, McClinton, Louise, Emilie, Fay    

Schumacher: Gold Mine, Vipond

Friday May 14 starting 7:30 AM:

Mountjoy: Craig, Lemieux, Lillian, Norman  

Schumacher: Father Costello, Les Hall, Hollinger   

Note on the Plan:

Sweeping Operations will take several weeks to complete. There is a lot of sand to pick up every year, so we ask residents to remain patient. Weather conditions and mechanical issues play a major role in how quickly Public Works can complete the sweeping operations. Heavy rain and subzero temperatures will halt operations.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Spring Maintenance:

Public Works would like to remind residents that yellow No Parking Signs will be posted to notify that Spring Maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed to allow for Street Sweeping crews to advance.

Priority Sequence for Street Sweeping Operations:

Day Operation:

Street Sweeping is never done in the area where Sanitation 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 May 07, 2021 at 1:47 PM
  
Please be advised that Algonquin Blvd. will be closed to traffic in both directions starting Monday, May 10 from Mattagami Blvd. South to just west of Theriault Blvd. as Phase 2 of the Connecting Link Segment 5 construction begins.

Traffic, including cyclists, will be detoured down Wilson Ave. with temporary traffic signals installed at the intersection of Wilson Ave. and Cameron St.

Large trucks must use the northern truck detour around Laforest Rd. as they will not be able navigate the Wilson Ave. detour.

Access to businesses and services along this stretch of Algonquin Blvd. West will be maintained using side street entry. Please follow construction signs indicating temporary entrances where applicable.

Effective Monday, May 10, the following stops will not be serviced by Timmins Transit while construction continues:

1711 - Morandin Dry Cleaners on routes 37 and 6

1697 - Speedy Auto Glass and Participark on routes 38 and 7

Measures are in place to make sure the Wilson Ave. detour allows for consistent traffic flow, but please add an additional 15 to 30 minutes to your expected travel time to allow for delays.

Sign up today for our Connecting Link alerts and get the latest information on the Connecting Link construction straight to your phone. Visit Timmins.ca > News and Alerts > Connecting Link.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 07, 2021 at 9:51 AM
  
Please be advised that Algonquin Blvd. will be closed to traffic in both directions starting Monday, May 10 from Mattagami Blvd. South to just west of Theriault Blvd. as Phase 2 of the Connecting Link Segment 5 construction begins.

Traffic, including cyclists, will be detoured down Wilson Ave. with temporary traffic signals installed at the intersection of Wilson Ave. and Cameron St.

Large trucks must use the northern truck detour around Laforest Rd. as they will not be able navigate the Wilson Ave. detour.

Access to businesses and services along this stretch of Algonquin Blvd. West will be maintained using side street entry. Please follow construction signs indicating temporary entrances where applicable.

Effective Monday, May 10, the following stops will not be serviced by Timmins Transit while construction continues:

1711 - Morandin Dry Cleaners on routes 37 and 6

1697 - Speedy Auto Glass and Participark on routes 38 and 7

Measures are in place to make sure the Wilson Ave. detour allows for consistent traffic flow, but please add an additional 15 to 30 minutes to your expected travel time to allow for delays.

Sign up today for our Connecting Link alerts and get the latest information on the Connecting Link construction straight to your phone. Visit Timmins.ca > News and Alerts > Connecting Link.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 07, 2021 at 9:50 AM
  

Night Time Street Sweeping 9:00 PM to 7:30 AM

From May 2 to May 7, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing night time street sweeping

Sunday May 2 starting 12:00 AM:

Connecting Link: King  

Connecting Link: Algonquin (Mountjoy to Theriault)

Monday May 3 starting 12:00 AM:

Connecting Link: Highway 101 E

Connecting Link: Riverside (Mattagami to Joseph)  

Tuesday May 4 starting 12:00 AM:

South Porcupine: Bruce, Main, Harold

Connecting Link: Riverside (Joseph to Shirley)

Wednesday May 5 starting 12:00 AM:

Connecting Link: Bruce Y, Highway 101 E

Connecting Link: Riverside (Shirley to Canadian Tire)

 

Daytime Street Sweeping 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

From May 2 to May 7, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing day time street sweeping

Monday May 3 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins South: Wende, Montgomery, Columbus   

South Porcupine: Bloor, Golden  

Tuesday May 4 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Blahey, Bartleman, Eyre  

South Porcupine: Strachan, Quebec, Legion   

Wednesday May 5 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins South: Southern, Leblanc, Cody, Delmonte, Coronation, Reliable, Wilcox, Sterling   

South Porcupine: Main, Crawford

Thursday May 6 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins South: Moneta, Sterling, Balsam, Cedar   

Schumacher: Gold Mine, Vipond

Friday May 7 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins South: Graham, Cayuga, Seneca, Onedia, Mohawk

Schumacher: Father Costello, Les Hall, Hollinger   

Note on the Plan:

Sweeping Operations will take several weeks to complete. There is a lot of sand to pick up every year, so we ask residents to remain patient. Weather conditions and mechanical issues play a major role in how quickly Public Works can complete the sweeping operations. Heavy rain and subzero temperatures will halt operations.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Spring Maintenance:

Public Works would like to remind residents that yellow No Parking Signs will be posted to notify that Spring Maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed to allow for Street Sweeping crews to advance.

Priority Sequence for Street Sweeping Operations:

Day Operation:

Street Sweeping is never done in the area where Sanitation 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 May 03, 2021 at 1:45 PM
  

If you were planning to visit a cemetery at this time or on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, please remember that there are strict gathering rules to follow.

One-household-plus-one restriction

Current COVID-19 provincial restrictions prohibit “all outdoor social gatherings and organized public events, except for with members of the same household or one other person from outside that household who lives alone or a caregiver for any member of the household.”
The restriction also applies to cemeteries.

Being private property, cemeteries have the right to control access and may limit numbers even further. The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) will not, and cannot, order cemeteries to stay open to the public.

Funerals at cemeteries

For funeral services at the graveside, there can be no more than 10 people, not counting funeral or cemetery staff. The maximum of 10 attendees only applies to funeral services. All other cemetery gatherings must follow the one-household-plus-one restriction.

Mask wearing and physical distancing of two meters between people must be practiced at all times by everyone in the cemetery during funeral services.
Thank you for your cooperation

For further information, contact the cemetery office at 705-360-2615.




Posted by Ashish Puri  On May 03, 2021 at 1:35 PM
  
This is Emergency Preparedness Week and the City of Timmins and the Timmins Fire Department want to remind you that being prepared in the event of an emergency starts now. Protect yourself, your family, and even your community by knowing the risks, making an emergency plan, and building an emergency kit.

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness campaign that has been held annually for the last 25 years. All Canadians are encouraged to consider the hazards that can affect our daily lives. They can range from power outages to floods and fires. Public Safety Canada recommends having a family emergency plan and an emergency kit prepared that would allow you to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours.

The Government of Canada offers free resources to help you create an emergency plan online (https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/plan/mrgnc-pln-en.aspx). You will want to consider safe exits from your home and neighborhood; plan meeting places to reunite with family or friends; identify emergency contacts and numbers; and, list the location of fire extinguishers, water and gas valves in your home. You can print your emergency plan once complete and include a copy in your emergency kit.

Your emergency kit is most effective if it is organized, easy to find, and fully portable. Use backpacks or duffel bags and keep it somewhere accessible and make sure all members of your household know where to find it. We’ve created an emergency kit checklist that you can download and print.

For more information on how to get and stay prepared visit:

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-en.aspx

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/mk-pln-en.aspx

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/mrgncychldrn-en.aspx
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 03, 2021 at 11:35 AM
  
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