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July 9, 2020 - On Monday, July 13, the Timmins Fire Department will begin its home inspection program.

Firefighters will be going home to home asking residents to ensure their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms work, and that they have an evacuation plan in case of a fire.

An emergency or evacuation plan should contain personal and emergency contact numbers, a primary and secondary safe meeting place, safe exits and evacuation routes, directions to turn off utilities, important documents (such as copies of identification documents, insurance, wills, etc.), and planning for any potential special needs.

The crews will be maintaining physical distancing when in contact with residents.

For more information visit CLICK HERE
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jul 09, 2020 at 3:04 PM
  
July 8, 2020 - The City of Timmins has conducted all the required water samples in the past 48 hours. The results are deemed satisfactory by the City of Timmins and the Porcupine Health Unit, and all the necessary requirements have been met to lift the Boil Water Advisory issued on Monday.

Background
“What happened was that we had a chemical process upset that occurred yesterday (Sunday),” explained Manager of Environmental Services & Public Utilities Scott Tam. “As Timmins Water Filtration Plant staff were getting the process back online, we were utilizing the water storages in our reservoirs. During water production and the use of the reservoirs, water pressure was reduced, and therefore, it was decided to implement a Boil Water Advisory as a precaution to limit the potential risk to the drinking water system.”

Tam said the Schumacher area was the most impacted in terms of pressure, but the advisory was extended to Porcupine and South Porcupine as an additional precaution.

Water production and pressures were restored earlier this week, but the Boil Water Advisory remained in effect until the City obtained drinking water results in two consecutive sets of samples taken 24 to 48 hours apart, or as otherwise directed by the medical officer of health.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jul 08, 2020 at 4:24 PM
  
July 6, 2020 - Effective yesterday, July 5, the Deloro Landfill Site has returned to regular summer hours.

For the remainder of the summer months, the Deloro Lanfill will be open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5:45pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 3:45pm.

Those using the landfill are reminded to practice all public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For easy-to-access information on how to properly dispose of various items, download the Timmins Recyclepedia app. You will also receive service alerts, disruptions and more directly to your phone.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jul 06, 2020 at 3:17 PM
  
July 6, 2020 - Further to the advisory issued by the Public Health Unit this morning, the City of Timmins is reminding residents of a Boil Water Advisory currently in effect.

The advisory affects residents of Schumacher, those in the area east of Highway 655 along Algonquin Boulevard, Vipond Road, and Gold Mine Road. Residents affected are required to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to use or use bottles water.

“What happened was that we had a chemical process upset that occurred yesterday,” explained Manager of Environmental Services & Public Utilities Scott Tam. “As Timmins Water Filtration Plant staff were getting the process back online, we were utilizing the water storages in our reservoirs. During water production and the use of the reservoirs, water pressure was reduced, and therefore, it was decided to implement a Boil Water Advisory as a precaution to limit the potential risk to the drinking water system.”

Tam said the Schumacher area was the most impacted in terms of pressure, but the advisory was extended to Porcupine and South Porcupine as an additional precaution.

Water production and pressures have been restored, but the Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect until the City obtains drinking water results in two consecutive sets of samples taken 24 to 48 hours apart or as otherwise directed by the medical officer of health.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

For more information regarding Boil Water Advisories, visit:
www.porcupinehu.on.ca/en/your-community/safe-water/boil-water-advisories
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jul 06, 2020 at 2:16 PM
  
June 25, 2020 - In addition to the recent announcement relating to the reopening of Splash Pads at Hollinger and White Water Parks, effective immediately the following additional City-owned outdoor recreational amenities are open to the public subject to ongoing physical distancing and group size limitations:
• Gillies Lake Beach (maintained but not supervised);
• Public Washrooms located at Hollinger and White Water Parks;
• Open spaces and parks (excluding playgrounds and play structures); and
• Sporting fields (e.g., soccer, baseball, etc.), however sport teams can only train or practice with no scrimmages or games being permitted.

It is anticipated that the pool will reopen sometime in late August, 2020.

Mark Jensen, Director of Community & Development Services advises that “the City is taking advantage of the present pool closure to complete important capital improvements to this facility, to prepare a reopening plan to ensure staff and visitor safety, and to allow sufficient time for staff recertification and recruitment.”

Additional facilities and amenities including arenas and playgrounds/play structures will be opened as we move into Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan. Once this direction is provided by the Province, the public will be advised accordingly.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 25, 2020 at 4:21 PM
  
June 24, 2020 - The City of Timmins is experiencing a high volume of calls related to yesterday’s heavy rain event, and the continuation of precipitation.

Bypasses have occurred and continue to be experienced at lift stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 due to high flows from the substantial amount of rain, and preliminary reports have been submitted to the province. Final reports will be submitted once the event has settled.

City staff recognized the severity of the situation, and are asking citizens to please be patient as issues are being dealt with on a priority basis due to the high number of those affected.

If you have experienced water in your basement, please contact your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, you can submit a claim to the City through Service Timmins:
Online: service.timmins.ca
Phone: 705-264-1331
Email: servicetimmins@timmins.ca

For more information on filing a notice of claim with the City of Timmins, or to download the Notice of Claim Form, visit our website HERE.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 24, 2020 at 11:31 AM
  
June 24, 2020 - The Timmins Fire Department would like to remind residents that new, residential fire permits are required as of July 1, 2020.

Earlier this spring, the Timmins Fire Department made the decision to extend all fire permits purchased in 2019, honouring those permits until July 1, 2020. Residents who were issued 2020 permits but who have not yet paid are also reminded that the amount is due on or before July 1.

Residential fire permits are $25 per year, and are typically valid for the period of January 1 to December 31 for each year of purchase, and can be purchased for up to three years at a cost of $75.
Payments can be made by money order, bank draft or cheque and mailed to:
Timmins Fire Department
133 Cedar Street South
Timmins, ON, P4N 2G9
Please include the following information:
Name, address, phone number and email address

If you do not own the property on which you wish to burn, you must obtain written permission from the property owner. This includes property which you are renting.

For safety and online information, please visit: www.timmins.ca/our_services/ermergency_services/fire_department/fire_permits

Please ensure that you continue to practice all of the public health measures put into place. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call 705-360-2626.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM
  
June 23, 2020 - Due to restrictions caused by the ongoing pandemic, the City of Timmins is finding new ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday!

With the Canada Day Steering Committee transitioning the July 1, 2020 Canada Day Celebrations to a virtual format, they are looking for unique ways to get the community involved in a show of patriotism.

For the first time, the City of Timmins will be holding a “Show your Canadian Pride” yard decorating contest! The rules are simple:
- Decorate your yard to show your Canadian pride and spirit.
- Take a photo and post it to Facebook HERE. Include your name, address, and contact information.
- Winners will be selected based on the number of ‘likes’ from the public.
- Prizes will be awarded to the top three, who will be contacted directly and announced during Canada Day virtual celebrations on July 1, 2020. Photos of the winners will be posted on the City of Timmins Facebook page.
Deadline to submit your photo is June 30, 2020.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 23, 2020 at 3:55 PM
  
June 23, 2020 - Effective Friday, June 26, 2020, the Timmins Transit Terminal will be open to the public subject to ongoing safety precautions including self-screening, physical distancing and hand sanitizing. Timmins Transit will also be reinstating the collection of fares and will be transitioning from the current enhanced Sunday service level to a Saturday service level beginning Sunday, June 28, 2020. This affects both conventional and Handy Transit services.

This means conventional buses will leave the main terminal at 6:30am with the last bus departing the main terminal for the east end route (901 E) at 10:30pm. This service will be provided seven days a week and reflects the gradual and safe reopening of services to our customers.

“This change in service level is expected to better serve our ridership as the Province continues with its staged reopening plan,” stated Director of Community & Development Services Mark Jensen.

“Transit will be accepting debit and credit cards only to purchase passes and tickets,” added Transit Operations Supervisor Ash Patel. “Cash will only be accepted on buses for single trip payment with the exact fare required, to avoid the potential transfer of COVID-19. No change will be provided.”

The public is once again reminded that Transit should be used for essential travel only, and physical distancing of two meters (or six feet) should be respected at all times. Buses will continue to have seating cordoned off to ensure that this occurs. Customers are also reminded to now enter buses through the front doors and to use provided hand sanitizer. Passengers that are not feeling well and exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 should not board any bus and are advised by Public Health to self-isolate.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 23, 2020 at 11:35 AM
  
June 18, 2020 - Throughout this period of hot, dry weather, the City of Timmins is asking residents to abide by By-law #1974-253 and amended By-law #2013-7419, which provides for the management, maintenance and regulation of the waterworks supply system of the City of Timmins.

External Water Usage

38a.) During the months of May, June, July and August, the external use of water is permitted:
i) On even calendar dates at only those municipal addresses ending with the numbers 0,2,4,6, and 8;
ii) On odd calendar dates at only those municipal addresses ending with the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.

38b.) During the months of May, June, July and August, the external use of water for recreational purposes only (i.e. small pools, children water sprinklers, etc.) is permitted for all municipal addresses. Such recreational use shall require the presence of children, teenagers or adults, otherwise penalties as set out in Clause 40 of this By-law shall apply.

38c.) During an emergency period when it appears likely that the demand for the consumption of water will reduce the water pressure below the normal pressure required for safety or supply of water, the Mayor or Acting Mayor of The Corporation of the City of Timmins is hereby authorized to issue a temporary proclamation regulating the use of the water during such temporary period. Any external use of water during an emergency period shall require a permit from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Timmins.


Residents with newly installed sod, seed, etc. can request a permit by contacting Service Timmins.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation.
For questions, please call Service Timmins at 705-264-1331.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 18, 2020 at 2:32 PM
  

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. to gather public input regarding a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c. P. 13, as amended.

Applicant: Bruce McDonald and Jocelyn Cossette

Location: Concession 2, Part of Lot 2, Registered Plan 6R-2233, Part 1, Parcel 11611WT, Tisdale Township, City of Timmins (70 Legion Drive)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned Hazard (RD-HAZ) and Residential First Density (NA-R1) to Highway Commercial (EA-CH) and Hazard (RD-HAZ) to permit the existing building located on the subject lands to be used for commercial purposes.

This public meeting will be held in a virtual forum with electronic participation.

If you wish to provide oral comments at the virtual public meeting, please register in advance by e-mailing the City Clerk Steph Palmateer or calling Service Timmins at 705-264-1331 during regular office hours prior to Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 12:00 noon. Once you register, you will be provided information from the Clerk’s Department on how to make your submission at the virtual public meeting with electronic participation.

To participate in the virtual public meeting, you will need access to a computer with internet service or a telephone.

If you wish to make a written submission concerning this matter, it should be directed to the Planning Division, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3, telephone number 705-360-2624 or via e-mail at planning@timmins.ca.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, however, advance registration is required.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the City of Timmins to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Timmins on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to Steph Palmateer, City Clerk, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact the Planning Division, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3, telephone number 705-360-2624 or via e-mail at planning@timmins.ca.

Dated at the City of Timmins this 18th day of June, 2020.

Property Location for 70 Legion Drive




Posted by David St.Onge  On Jun 18, 2020 at 9:24 AM
  
June 17, 2020 - During last night’s Council meeting, City of Timmins Environmental Services Manager Scott Tam presented the Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) 2019 Annual Report and the Timmins Water Filtration Plant 2019 Annual Summary Report, which coincides perfectly with the second phase of the Source Water Protection Program.

The DWQMS was completed under Ontario Regulation 188/07, and adopted by the legislated date of January 1, 2010, and the annual report outlined activities that occurred in 2019 and those slated for 2020.

The Water Filtration Plant report showed that all water supplied from the Timmins Water Filtration Plant has consistently met or exceeded all health-related Ontario Drinking Water Standards. There were no Adverse Water Quality Incident events reported in 2019. The Timmins Drinking Water System received 100 per cent on the 2019-2020 Annual Inspection Report conducted by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division. The full report for the period of January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, can be found HERE.

While working to enhance awareness of the need to protect our drinking water source, Tam’s presentations illustrated that the combined efforts of the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority (MRCA), the City of Timmins and community members are paying off.

Ontario’s Clean Water Act was created specifically to protect drinking water at the source rather than simply relying on water treatment to deliver safe, clean water. Because of work completed under the Clean Water Act, Timmins has mapped Intake Protection Zones (IPZ) that are protected through policies in the Mattagami Region Source Protection Plan.

The Source Protection Plan outlines how to reduce or eliminate threats to our source of municipal drinking water – through education and outreach, prohibiting activities, requiring risk management plans, or provincial approvals, as well as guarding against overuse and contamination.

The City of Timmins Drinking Water System is comprised of a water treatment plant and distribution system which together provide a supply of clean, safe drinking water, drawn from the Mattagami River, to approximately 38,000 people in the City of Timmins.

For more information, visit www.dwsp.ca
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 17, 2020 at 9:25 AM
  
June 17, 2020 - With the arrival of the summer sun, and approval from the Porcupine Health Unit, the City of Timmins would like to announce that the Water Park/Splash Pads at both White Water and Hollinger Parks are scheduled to open for public use at noon today, Wednesday, June 17. Regular hours of operation moving forward are 8am to 9pm.

Those using the splash pads are reminded to practice social distancing and public health recommendations. Signage is being installed to this effect.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience, and wish you all a wonderful and safe summer.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 17, 2020 at 9:22 AM
  
June 16, 2020 - In addition to the ability to pay your municipal property taxes and sewer and water billings and as part of City Hall’s plan to phase in municipal services in concert with the provincial Stage 2 reopening of our province, we are pleased to announce that the following services will return for our citizens:

Effective June 17, 2020 citizens will be able to receive the following services at City Hall:
• Purchasing of parking permits;
• Payment of parking tickets;
• Payment of business licenses and lottery licenses;
• Issuance of marriage licenses;
• Commissioning;
• Committee of adjustment information, payments, etc.;
• Permitting and payment for small accessory structures and temporary tent structures.

Effective June 22, 2020 citizens will be able to receive the following services at City Hall:
• Provincial Offences for the payment of provincial fines.

Effective June 24, 2020 citizens will be able to receive the following services at City Hall:
• Building and planning for complete applications and payment of such.

Effective June 29, 2020:
• The Timmins National Museum and National Exhibition Centre will reopen with restricted services;
• Tourism Timmins will reopen with restricted services.

As a reminder and to ensure the safety of all concerned, payment by debit only will be accepted at this point in time. In order to ensure social gathering restrictions, face-to-face meetings with City staff will continue to be prohibited. Access to staff for inquiries will continue via virtual means such as telephone, teleconferencing and video-conferencing. And finally, to ensure your safety and the safety of staff while the pandemic continues to affect us, we have implemented a number of personal safety precautions (social distancing, proper PPE, sanitizing, hand sanitizing stations) which could cause service delays. Your patience during this phased in reopening is appreciated.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 16, 2020 at 2:48 PM
  
June 10, 2020 - Property owners on metered water service are being advised that effective June 15, 2020, staff will recommence reading water meters throughout the City.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the previous bill was averaged. By obtaining true readings in June, any discrepancies from the January to March estimated billing will be corrected.

City staff will be out in the community to take proper readings. If a resident is uncomfortable with granting access to their property, they will be provided with a notice and will be asked to call in their meter reading, or text a picture of their meter reading to the information provided on the notice.

If meter readings are not obtained through one of the channels listed above, readings will continue to be estimated (averaged based on the last four readings). A proper reading will be completed thereafter, as soon as possible, to ensure accuracy.

Should a City employee need to access your property to take these readings, or for any other reason, please ensure you respect social distancing by remaining six-feet from other individuals who do not reside in your home at all times.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 10, 2020 at 11:24 AM
  
Timmins, ON – The City of Timmins announces the reopening of City Hall effective June 10, 2020 for limited services only. Residents will be permitted to enter City Hall to make property tax payments or water bill payments or to make inquiries regarding those respective billings. 

In an effort to continue to do our part in the fight against the Covid-19 virus, debit will be the only acceptable manner of payment for property taxes and/or water bills. Social distancing measures will be in place with only three (3) visitors permitted in the facility at one time. As such, visitors can expect that they will be asked to patiently wait outside until it is their turn to enter the facility. Although health screening questions will not be asked, it is important to note that visitors will not be permitted to enter the facility if they show any symptoms related to COVID-19. Appropriate signage, floor markers and PPE will also be in place to protect visitors and staff.

All other services will continue to be delivered over the phone or electronically.  City employees remain committed to offering centralized services through Service Timmins at:
Online Citizen Service Centre: Click Here
Phone: 705-264-1331
After-hours emergencies: 705-264-1201


We thank you in advance for your patience and continued cooperation during this temporary situation and please stay safe. The health and safety of our community depends on you. 
Posted by Ashish Puri  On Jun 05, 2020 at 10:06 AM
  
June 1, 2020 - Beginning today, Monday, June 1, 2020, the Deloro Landfill Site is host to a new Mattress Recycling Pilot Program, common in other municipalities.

Prior to the waiving of tipping fees for Spring Clean Up, landfill staff counted 35 mattresses being disposed of in only two days. When these items are disposed of in this manner, it causes undue hardship on operations. The mattresses and box springs are harder to compact, taking up more space in the landfill, and wreak havoc on the equipment, as springs get caught and created mechanical issues.

Those wishing to dispose of a mattress or box spring will be charged $15 per unit in order to cover the cost of the program. Users will also be required to place the unit in a designated location. If the user is unable to move the unit(s) unassisted, the mattress must be securely wrapped.

Wet, excessively soiled, or mattresses with biohazards will not be eligible for recycling but will be charged for processing.

For more information on how to properly dispose of various items, download the Timmins Recyclepedia app. You will also receive service alerts, disruptions and more directly to your phone.
Information can also be found HERE 
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 01, 2020 at 2:48 PM
  

May 26, 2020 - The City of Timmins recognizes the need to support the downtown cores as vital commercial and community areas intrinsic to the quality of life of the municipality.

On July 23, 2007, Timmins Council approved a Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP). As the plan has been in effect for approximately 14 years, Council indicated that the plan should be reviewed, and staff are looking for stakeholder input.

A committee, comprised of three members of Council and Planning staff, were tasked with reviewing the Downtown CIP focused on improving the appearance and desirability of the downtown cores while promoting the public use of the downtown cores within Timmins, Schumacher and South Porcupine. The group has reviewed various community improvement plans and are proposing various changes to the plan.

For information on how to have your comments presented to Planning staff, CLICK HERE and/or contact Community Development Planner Dave St. Onge at 705-360-2600, x:3347.

For general information regarding Community Improvement Grants, CLICK HERE

For a list of potential community incentive amendments within the Downtown CIP, see below: 

Amend the Downtown CIP area
 Increase the Community Improvement Project Area for increased eligibility for grants to include Algonquin Boulevard West from the Mattagami River in the west to Father Costello Drive in Schumacher;
 Increase the Community Improvement Project Area to include Wilson Avenue from the Mattagami River in the west to Mountjoy Street South in the east;
 Maintain the existing Community Improvement Project Area in Schumacher and South Porcupine; and
 Eliminate the two-tier grant areas where there were previously primary and secondary areas where grant applications in primary areas received priority funding. All areas will now be considered primary areas.

Revise Existing CIP programs
 Amend the Façade Improvement Grant by providing a 50% grant up to $15,000. The grant shall require façade installation on any side of the building and may include windows and doors; however, shall not be limited to windows and doors only. Additionally, the $15,000 grant cap shall be removed after 10 years from the initial grant, provided there is a change in building ownership.
Delete the following grant opportunities:
 Energy Efficiency
 Study Assistance
 Demolition Assistance and Tipping Fee Rebate
 Building Code Compliance
 Upgrade to Building Code
 Accessibility

 Remove the requirement that a building permit be required prior to grant approval. Staff to provide conditional approval to the grant application and inform the applicant to obtain a building permit within 30 days of conditional approval or the grant opportunity shall be rescinded.

Implement New Opportunities to Promote Development
 Create a Building Improvement Grant which provides a 100% grant up to $30,000 towards new commercial space through the construction of a building addition or the construction of new upper storey residential units or conversions.
 Create a Parking Fee and Transit Grant for new businesses and new upper storey residential units. The grant shall result in a 50% reduction in parking fees in municipal parking lots and a 50% reduction in transit fees for one year. Business owners shall provide proof regarding the number of employees and property owners for the new upper storey residential units shall provide proof regarding the number of residents in the new unit.
 Create a Parking Requirement Exemption Program for new upper storey residential units for commercial, industrial or institutional main floor uses within the General Commercial (EA-CG) zone within the CIP area. With exceptions, commercial uses within the General Commercial (EA-CG) zone generally do not require parking, whereas upper storey residential units do require parking spaces. In order to promote upper storey residential development, the parking provision shall be waived in the General Commercial (EA-CG) zone.
 Create a Public Art Grant which provides a 50% grant up to $2,500 for eligible art pieces and displays on public and private property that are clearly visible to the public.
 Create a Sidewalk Patio Grant which provides a 100% grant up to $1,000 for patio construction costs. Patio construction plans shall be provided by the Downtown Timmins BIA.


Posted by Heather Duhn  On May 26, 2020 at 2:31 PM
  
May 22, 2020 - Last week, the Province announced that Municipal Projects are permitted to proceed effective May 19, 2020, and in conjunction with the beautiful weather, crews are working to complete the final work on the Hollinger Park Improvement Project.

“Mobilization of equipment and supplies to complete the final work on the Hollinger Park Improvement Project has commenced this week and construction will ramp up starting next week,” said Gerard Paquette, Supervisor of Projects for the City of Timmins.

The key components that remain to be completed include the central meeting space in the park which includes a headframe and sundial sitting upon a circular elevated concrete platform surrounded by paving stones, as well as the paving of the main entrance and parking lot. This work will be supplemented with additional landscaping, sodding/seeding, and the completion of remaining trail connections.

Director of Community & Development Services Mark Jensen anticipates approximately four weeks will be required to finalize the park. Fencing will remain on site protecting the hydro seed and sod from damage due to public use. Once the grass takes, the fencing will be removed from the site.

A grand opening of the newly renovated Hollinger Park will be announced later this summer.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On May 22, 2020 at 1:43 PM
  
May 22, 2020 - In order for the City of Timmins to ensure public safety, reduce public impact, and protect City infrastructure, a street occupancy permit is required to carry out certain activities.

Examples of activities that require a permit include:
- Construction on a road, boulevard or sidewalk
- Temporary or partial road closures
- Window washing or building maintenance while occupying a sidewalk
- Working from the road or sidewalk to carry out work on private property
- Utility repairs or installations
- Placement of moving containers, dumpsters and storage on the road or the boulevard
- Placement of building or landscaping materials on the road or the boulevard
- Sidewalk obstructions that impact pedestrian traffic
- Road closure without the approval of Council
Bylaw 1984-2174 Obstructing and Encumbering of Streets states: “No persons shall occupy, break, excavate, dig up, tear up, or remove any portion of any highway or boulevard, or any planking, sidewalk, curbing, pavement or road structure of any sort, forming the surface of any City of Timmins highway, or make excavation in or under any City of Timmins highway, boulevard, or sidewalk for the purpose of building or otherwise, unless they obtain a street occupancy permit for the Public Works Department.”

Additional information and permits can be obtained from:
- The city of Timmins website (Under ‘Doing Business’ – ‘Street Occupancy Permits’
- Calling Public Works – 705-360-2600, ext. 5036
- Emailing – streetoccupancy@timmins.ca
Completed permits can be sent to streetoccupancy@timmins.ca for approval.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On May 22, 2020 at 12:26 PM
  
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