Fire Safety Notice re: Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pits

NOTICE: Effective August 30, 2016 

Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pits where the cradle supports a propane cylinder on its side (in the horizontal position) are prohibited. 

Click here for more details in the TSSA Director’s Public Safety Order.  

Ryerson Roads FACT: Gravel Reclaiming

Ryerson Roads FACT: Gravel Reclaiming

During regular road use and maintenance, gravel migrates form the travelled portion of the road to the shoulders and into the ditches. Over time this leads to soft shoulders, poor drainage, and eventually potholes and washboard edges. It also increases the overall road width. Vegetation grows in this excess shoulder material making it difficult to redistribute properly.

To recover this road material and create an overall consistent road width, the grader is fitted with what appears to be oversized farming discs, called a GRAVEL RETRIEVER. These discs cut up the mass and pull the material up on to the edge of the road. The process is done multiple times and berms of material are left to dry. These berms also serve as a guide for motorists to avoid the extremely soft shoulders. Caution signs are placed at various locations to warn motorists.

Gravel retrieval SAVES TAX DOLLARS

  • Controlling road widths saves the amount of gravel overall that is required to re-surface a road;
  • Removing the material from the ditches for re-use means it doesn’t have to be hauled away; and
  • Re-applying the retrieved gravel extends the lifecycle for re-surfacing by almost two years.

Based on conservative estimates, re-claiming the gravel can save approximately $3000 per kilometre.

Gravel reclaiming is best conducted in hot, dry, weather – the process is dusty and the result are ugly – but it is a very cost effective operation that improves the roads and saves tax dollars. Your understanding is appreciated!

2016 Summer Newsletter!

Click here to read Ryerson’s 2016 Summer Newsletter!

TRI R Landfill Clear Bag Program

Click here for information about the TRI R Landfill Clear Bag Program.

TRI R Landfill & Recycling Centre Program Change

Please click here for information about changes to the TRI R Landfill & Recycling Centre, effective March 10, 2016.

Bear Wise Education

Problems with bears are usually created by people. By following these tips every spring, summer and fall, you can avoid attracting bears to your property. A publication from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. To view the flyer click here

March 2016 Newsletter

The Township March 2016 Newsletter is available online. To read the newsletter click here.

Load restriction notice

The bridge located on East Road at Lot 1, Concession 10, is under load restriction, as required by a recent engineering report. For further information or up-dates contact the Municipal Office or Bob Edmunds, Public Works Supervisor, 705 382-3232. More information can be obtained below:

  • East Road at Lot 1 Concession 10 Bylaw 47-14 click here

Pit/quarry rezoning application

The OMB hearing was held over two days, Monday February 23 and Tuesday February 24, 2015. For more information click here.

Minutes of Settlement Quarry Rezone 2016 click here.

OPP information for citizens

The local OPP Detachment have 2 items that they would like to bring to your attention. Laws regarding off-road vehicles in Ontario as there are many misconceptions in relation to the use of off-road vehicles in this area and the OPP Citizen Self Reporting Program that allows persons to report certain types of offenses online. More information can be obtained from the 2 documents below: