|| IDRA NEWSLETTER FOR SPRING 2009
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
All the Members of the IDRA Board of Directors hope all the residents of Inverhuron had a good winter and are looking forward to a great summer at Inverhuron in 2009.
We hope you are keeping up to date with the many happenings in Inverhuron and The Municipality of Kincardine that have been posted on our web site:
(www.inverhuronrate.com) as we try to keep this web site updated as the information become available to us.
If you have any comments on our web site please let use know at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
NEW INFORMATION ON WHAT IS HAPPENING AT INVERHURON THIS YEAR
One important thing that is going to be happening in Inverhuron this year and in the next few years is the installations of water and sewers in Inverhuron.
As you might have heard the Municipality applied for and has received an Infrastructure Grant to install water and sewers in Inverhuron.
$3,038,200.00 that will come from the Federal government and $3,038,200.00 that will come from the Provincial government and the rest $3,038,200.00 from the municipality
for a total of $ 9,114,600.00.
At present the Municipality is waiting for the formal paper work from the Federal and Provincial governments.
After this is received an Environmental Assessment study will go ahead hopefully this summer.
The IDRA will pass along Information to the residents as we receive it from the Municipality.
On a lighter note the IDRA is planning a new event this year MUSIC IN THE PARK .The dates to be announced later
So if you play an musical instrument or sing please contact
Barry Margison 519-368-4245 Cell:519-857-7970 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Dekker Cell:519-291-7312 e-mail:email@example.com
If any members of the Inverhuron & District Ratepayer's Association
that would like to get involved in the activities such as Kid's Day Yard Sale Corn Roast
or become a director or member of a Committee that interest you.
You can get additional information from any director of the IDRA or Email us.
Become a Volunteer---we are affiliated with Volunteer Canada.
Directors are covered by Liability insurance.
Membership in the IDRA
Have you renewed your membership or become a member of the Inverhuron & District Ratepayer's Association
The amount for January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009 is $20.00
Membership form is at end of this Newsletter
CHANGE IN FISCAL YEAR
The IDRA has changed the fiscal year from July 1 - June 30 to January 1 - December 31
THE 2008 IDRA EXECUTIVE
| President ||Gordon Barr|
| Vice-President ||Donna Irvine|
| Treasurer ||Donna Irvine|
|Secretary || Vacant at present|
| Director ||Alicia Noakes|
| Director ||Paul Dekker|
| Director ||Eugene Bourgeois|
| Director ||Dennis Threndyle|
| Director ||Barry Margison|
| Director ||Drew Robinson|
|Past President ||Phil Hebert || |
2009 DATES OF EVENTS
| DATE TO BE DETERMINED
Saturday June 27 or July 4
| 11 00 am
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
| McIntyre Park (Summer Games)
River Mouth (Tug of War)
Beachfront (Sand Castle)
Inverhuron Summer Games prizes, refreshments
Tug of War Ward 3 (sand) versus Ward 2 (rock)
Sand Castle & Sculpture Judging
| Sept 05
| 10 am
|| McIntyre Park (Lower Park)
|| Annual General Meeting IDRA |
reports, decisions, election of directors
| Sept 05
| 5 pm
|| McIntyre Park (Lower Park)
|| Corn Roast |
corn on the cob with hot dogs,
| Sept 06
| 10 am
|| Inverhuron Provincial Park Beach Parking Lot
|| Inverhuron Race Day |
For additional info contact
Phone - 519 368 5213
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on events and additional events will be posted as it becomes available
The Inverhuron Bike Park is now open
The location of park is at the end of Richards Drive in Inverhuron
This new attraction is free to use
Also if you son or daughter requires volunteer hours for high school the bike park is planning to have a number of
volunteer days but at this time no dates have been determined , we will post the dates on the IDRA web site or if you wish to receive an email
as to the volunteer days
you can email me at email@example.com
requesting you receive notification of the dates of the volunteer days .
A number of residents have passed away in the last year and will be missed.
Norman John Edmond passed away on January 3, 2008
David (Hugh) Gale passed away on January 29, 2008
Barb (Hayes) Lippert passed away on February 17, 2008
Verna Mae Gale (nee Swayze)passed away on June 29, 2008
Eric Arthur Cowan passed away on August 27, 2008
Sara Jane Foy (Bill Stewart's partner & best friend.) September 16, 2008
Mrs. Grace Castle passed away on October 5th, 2008
Anthony (Tony) Dunn passed away on October 6th, 2008
EMLEY, Eliza (known as Ida) passed away on November 7, 2008.
Harry Lynn Edwards passed away on December 2, 2008
THE LAND OWNED BY THE SAUGEEN VALLEY CONSERVATION VALLEY AUTHORITY
This is to inform the residents of Inverhuron about the twenty acres of land owned by the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority located south of Bruce Rd 15 and east of Victoria Street that is now up for sale.
An IDRA Director was speaking to his friendly real estate agent on the weekend of March 28 - 29 and was told that the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority is attempting to sell this land.
So on Monday March 30 the IDRA spoke to Jim Coffey - General Manager of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) and was told that the SCVA board has deemed the 20 acre parcel of land to be surplus and has instructed the staff to sell the land because it has other uses for the money.
All municipal zoning restrictions would remain in place.
The ecological and unique environment that exists on the lake range lands located between Kincardine and MacGregor Point were also discussed.
Jim Coffey advised that anyone having concerns about the selling of this land should write to him directly.
Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority
R.R.#1 Hanover Ontario, N4N 3B8
or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
NATURAL HERITAGE STUDY FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF KINCARDINE
By TROY PATTERSON, Kincardine News Staff
There's a lot of detail and suggestions for Municipality of Kincardine staff to work with in the new Natural Heritage Study.
The document was authored over the last year by representatives of North South Environmental Inc. and Dougan & Associates for the municipality, in partnership with Bruce County and Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, both of which had representatives at last week's meeting.
The report gave an outline of the forested areas in the municipality, which exist as lakeshore 'coastal corridor' wooded areas and woodlots along the backs of properties, both of which are extremely valuable parts of the ecosystem. Special land use policies are needed in these areas to "recognize their ecological significance," said representative Margo Dougan.
The municipality was pressed to protect the forested areas and create linkages to improve ecosystems that have been cut off or isolated in the past. Council was also told there is a high level of bio-diversity in terms of plants and wildlife, which need options to move within habitats and not be further limited.
Deputy Mayor Laura Haight said since there were no environmental hazard lands or floodplain maps 40 years ago, they're working to repair damage already done.
"How we move forward is the trick," Haight said. "It's not going to be an easy task."
Mayor Larry Kraemer said council will have to work to be more "sensitive" when dealing with development projects, as balancing the "competition between the human species and the natural environment" is the biggest challenge.
The document is available for viewing at the municipality office.
Or at The Municipality of Kincardine web site
HISTORICAL REPORT ON INVERHURON
The IDRA Web site now has three history reports of Inverhuron.
The reports can be view by going to HISTORY than to
HISTORICAL REPORT ON INVERHURON AND INVERHURON PROVINCIAL PARK - http://www.inverhuronrate.com/history-inverhuron-1.html
Stuart Ogg's History of Inverhuron 1854-1953 - http://www.inverhuronrate.com/history-inverhuron-so-1.html
Inverhuron Lime Kiln - http://www.inverhuronrate.com/history-line%20kiln.html
If you have any history of Inverhuron or history or pictures of your cottage and would like it posted on the IDRA web site in the Inverhuron History Section you can email the information to
or by Mail to
697 Barclay Rd.
BREAK and ENTER
The South Bruce OPP are investigating break and enter incidents to four seasonal cottages along John Street on the lake front
and one cottage on Wellington Street
Sometime between February 7th, 2009 and February 21st, 2009, unknown person(s) forcibly entered each of the five cottages.
The only property reported missing from the cottages at present is a quantity of alcohol.
Anyone with information that can assist is asked to contact the South Bruce OPP or Crime Stoppers.
Flooding happened again this year on Wednesday February 11, 2009 along Albert Road
and John Street and Shady Lane.
Keep this information from The Municipality of Kincardine regarding garbage days and recycling days.
Inform your tenants and guests to stay in compliance with rules and regulations.
Garbage tags are required to be placed on all garbage bags to be picked up.
Garbage is picked up each Monday morning so the garbage should be placed at the road side Sunday night or early Monday morning.
Recycling Blue Box
Is pickup on the following date for 2009 on Mondays
| April 6 20
||May 4 18 |
| June 1 15 29
||July 13 27|
| August 10 24
||September 7 21|
|October 5 19
|| November 2 16 30 |
| December 14 30
Anyone that is leaving before the Monday garbage day
may tag garbage bags then take them to one of the landfill sites that are listed below.
Cardboard recycling bins are In Underwood at the Bruce Township Community Centre, Tiverton Library, and the
Landfill Site located at Lot 17, Concession 2.
L15 BETWEEN CON 5 - 7
L17 CONC 2
||8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
||SUMMER 12:: - 8:00 PM
WINTER 1:00 PM 400 PM
||1:00 PM 4:00 PM
||SUMMER 12 - 8:00
WINTER 1:00 400
||1:00 PM 3:00 PM
||8:00 AM 12 NOON
||8:00 AM 12 NOON
||12:30 PM 4:30 PM
||8:00 AM 12 NOON
SPRING HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS CLEAN UP
COUNTY OF BRUCE
AND SPECIAL WASTE COLLECTION 2009
Now is your chance to clean out the house/shed/garage/basement and remove potentially dangerous waste products and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner, at NO COST
Hazardous materials are those that can catch fire, react or explode when mixed with other substances, if it's corrosive, or if it is toxic. Special wastes are materials such as batteries, pressurized & aerosol containers, portable fire extinguishers, fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, paints & coatings, oil bottles & filters, fluorescent light bulbs or tubes, pharmaceuticals, antifreeze & solvents. Improper disposal of many household products in drains, sewers, backyards or landfill sites, is not only hazardous to public health but also contaminates our water supply and other natural resources.
CORROSIVE Batteries (household and auto),Oven cleaners, Pool chemicals, Drain openers
TOXIC Pesticides, Over the counter and prescription medicines, Cleaners
REACTIVE Ammonia, Pool chemicals, Bleach Fluorescent bulbs(tubes and compact)
FLAMMABLE Oils, Solvents,Gasoline, Paint, BBQ Propane tanks Nail polish/cosmetics anti-freeze
The County of Bruce will be conducting the 2009 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event at Kincardine
and you are welcome to attend.
Location Ward 1 Landfill Site
Date August 15 2009
Time 8:00 - 12:30
COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL WASTES, OR VOLUMES, PCB's, INFECTIOUS or RADIOACTIVE WASTES will NOT be accepted.
To reduce volumes, paints can be combined in one container. Empty or dried paint cans and aerosols are blue box recyclable. Bring gasoline in containers that can be disposed of. Gas cans will not be emptied and returned.
Keeping our beach clean is a priority.
If each persons looks after their own garbage we may have the cleanest beach along Lake Huron.
There are containers at the entrances leading in and out of Inverhuron Beach (locations of the three in one blue boxes are at the lower park, end of John St. and at the end of Cayley St.) the boxes are for your use of beach garbage only---NOT HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE or LAWN GARBAGE.
DOGS ON BEACH:
All dogs need to be leashed if off of their property. Especially on the beach where many people are out to have a good time and relaxing vacation. Respect each others use and all will have a great year. Pick up after your animals both on and off the Beach--
If you see dogs running at large you should call 519-396-2287
Frank Green - Animal Control and by- law enforcement
A complete copy of the By-Law NO. 999-51 may be obtained at The Municipality of Kincardine Office
Are plentiful in this area and it is not uncommon to see them in amongst the houses in Inverhuron. Practice caution when driving, There are whistles that can be put on vehicles to scare them from coming out onto the roads
Do not gain demit points Keep your speed down-please remember that there are many newcomers to the area and much more traffic
As residents we can set a good example to others that we care about our community and children.
Also you should be advised that the Municipality of Kincardine purchased a speed sign that will tell you the speed that you are going as you pass the sign
This sign can be move around the Municipality as requested.
TIVERTON REUNION - July 31 to August 3 2009
MEMBERSHIP IN THE IDRA
Fill out the form below and include with your payment and mail
to the Treasurer of IDRA.
The address of the treasurer is given below
RR 2 Tiverton, Ontario
Cheques should be made payable to
Inverhuron & District Ratepayers Association.
Inverhuron and District Ratepayers Association
Inverhuron address:________________ Inverhuron Phone:______________
Home address:____________________ Home Phone:___________________
Province/State:____________________ Postal Code/Zip Code:______________
Tax Receipt upon request Yes ________ No _________
I would like to Joint the IDRA Board of Directors: yes_________ No ________
I would like to volunteers at Kid Day ______ Yard Sale _______ Corn Roast ________
Thank you for your support
revised 2009 APR 06