Please note that there is still a Fire Ban in effect (No permits to be issued) however effect July 13th Campfires will be permitted as per the Fire Chief.
Please be advised that the Final Tax Bills went out in the Mail June 29th, 2020.
If you have not received your 2020 Final Tax Bill after next week please contact the Municipal Office, 613-257-1539.
Taxes are due on Monday July 20th and Monday September 21st, 2020.
The brush depot is closed effective Friday, June 26th, 2020 and will re-open in September. Watch the website for Fall details.
For the promotion of public health and safety as noted within subsection 7.1(2) of the Pesticides Act, the County of Lanark, and participating municipalities, intends to utilize Wagar & Corput Weed Control Inc. to control weeds along rural roadsides within the County of Lanark.
The spraying will occur on pre-selected local municipal and county roads within the County of Lanark.
The Contractor will be using: Clearview Herbicide (PCP#29752), active ingredients Metasulfuron-Methyl and Aminopyralid, (present as potassium salt). Gateway Adjuvant (PCP#31470), active ingredients Paraffinic Oil and Alkoxylated alcohol non-ionic surfactant, under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada).
Commencing: June 11th through July 27th, 2020 (weather permitting).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Wagar & Corput Weed Control Inc. – 613-938-2117 (collect calls accepted)
Lanark County Public Works – 613-267-1353 or Toll Free 1-888-952-6275
Beckwith Township – 613-257-1539
Township of Montague – 613-283-7478
For information regarding boom and targeted spot spraying of weeds, including details of the specific road sections and how they will be treated, visit the County of Lanark website at www.lanarkcounty.ca These lists outline the control method to be used, which include boom spraying, targeted spot spraying, hand removals and no spray zone.s
For COVID-19 Updates from Reeve Richard Kidd – go to “Services” and “Emergency Services” in the drop down box or go to “Public Notices” and “Media Release” in the drop down box.
As COVID-19 pandemic is evolving quickly and updates are emerging daily, we want to assure our residents that the Township is monitoring new information as it becomes available in order to be able to ensure the health and safety of our residents.
The Township of Beckwith continues to follow instructions from the Public Health Authorities to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
The Township of Beckwith will be closing all municipal facilities to the public until further notice.
This includes the following;
- The Township of Beckwith Municipal Office – March 16th, 2020
- The Brunton Community Hall – Effective March 16th, 2020
- The Beckwith Recreation Complex – Effective March 14th, 2020
Staff will be working regular scheduled hours at the municipal office and are here to serve you by the telephone or email.
Please note that all Municipality run programs are all cancelled including the March Break Camp – Effective March 14th, 2020.
All Committee meetings are cancelled and will be Call of the Chair.
The Township will continue to monitor the situation and take direction from the Federal, Provincial and local health agencies. As the situation continues to evolve, we will keep you updated through the Township’s website and social media platforms.
Residents and staff are encouraged to be proactive. Please follow Health Unit directives on social distancing to protect yourselves and your families during this time.
For more information on the CORVID-19 please visit the Health Unit website: https://healthunit.org/coronavirus/
The Township of Beckwith Public Works Department would like to advise all residents that reduced load restrictions have been lifted on all Township Roads effective Monday, May 4th, 2020.
Glenn Rintoul, Public Works Superintendent
Township of Beckwith
RURAL CLEAN WATER GRANT PROGRAM
We offer financial and technical assistance to farmers and rural residents undertaking projects to protect and improve water quality. Grants are available for different project categories, including well decommissioning, septic repair/replacement, manure storage, controlled tile drainage, watercourse fencing, cover crops, erosion control and many more. Please note that those interested in applying are required to contact the RVCA prior to starting any work. To learn more, please click here – RCWP_cleanwaterbrochure
TREE PLANTING PROGRAM
The RVCA offers a full-service reforestation program to all residents in the Rideau Valley and Mississippi Valley Watersheds. We are looking to transform marginal, empty or ideal fields into thriving green woodlands. To learn more, go to the website – click here
SHORELINE NATURALIZATION PROGRAM
Establishing a natural, well-vegetated shoreline is an affordable and easy way that landowners can protect their shoreline from erosion and protect the water quality on our lakes and rivers. RVCA’s Shoreline Naturalization Program can help landowners naturalize their shoreline by providing everything from advice and guidance to full-service planting projects. To learn more, go to the website – click here
Reminder that you need a fire permit for big brush burns only not camp fires (they are required from April 1st – October 31st). You can pick up your permit at the Municipal Office during their business hours. Permits for Saturday burning can be picked up on the Friday before. The permits are only good for the day of issue. Remember that you are still responsible for your fire even though you have a permit, so don’t burn in windy conditions.
Beckwith Township forwards all mail to the last known address provided by the owner. It is the responsibility of the property owner to provide the Township with any change to their mailing address. Owners can call in their change of address, but must follow-up with written confirmation either by fax, mail or in person. The Township will not be held responsible for mail not delivered in a timely manner due to changes in addresses not provided by the property owner.