Notice: Winter Operations
November 21, 2017
Pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act RSO 1990
Section 170 (12): No person shall park or stand a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway.
Section 170 (15): an officer appointed for the carrying out of the provisions of this Act, upon discovery of any vehicle parked or standing in contravention of subsection (12) ..may cause it to be moved or taken to and placed or stored in a suitable place and all costs or charges for removing, care and storage thereof, if any are a lien upon the vehicle.
If this vehicle is not removed forthwith, it will be tagged and towed at the owner’s expense.
Section 181: No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing so to do from the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road.
Notice: Diabetes Drop Box at the TRI R Landfill & Recycling Centre
October 2, 2017
The TRI R Landfill & Recycling Centre now has a donation bin in support of Diabetes Canada.
Click here to see the poster. For a list of acceptable donation items, click here.
Superior Road Products Feature on Old Nipissing Road
March 23, 2017
Superior Road Products included a feature on the Reclaimed Asphalt treatment of Old Nipissing Road. Click here to check it out!
The Silent Killer: Carbon Monoxide Awareness
February 24, 2017
Carbon monoxide is often referred to as a silent killer. It’s an odourless, colourless and toxic gas, and in an enclosed space, such as a home or garage, even a small amount can cause serious illness or death. Install a carbon monoxide alarm and test it regularly, we can all take a simple but important step in keeping our homes safe. For more information visit thesilentkiller.ca.
NOTICE: The Southeast Parry Sound District Planning Board Office has Moved
February 8, 2017
THE SOUTHEAST PARRY SOUND
DISTRICT PLANNING BOARD OFFICE MOVED
EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2017
THE PLANNING BOARD OFFICE
IS LOCATED AT
The Town of Kearney Municipal Office
8 MAIN STREET, KEARNEY, ONTARIO
Office hours: Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
New Contact information:
8 Main Street, P.O. Box 310
Kearney, ON P0A 1M0
Ryerson Fact Sheet: Delegations
January 4, 2017
Do you want to appear before Council to make a presentation on a subject within the jurisdiction of local government? Find out how in Ryerson’s new DELEGATION FACT SHEET.
Ryerson Recognizes Years of Service
December 9, 2016
December 6, 2016: Ryerson Township recognizes years of service at the Council meeting on December 6, 2016. Council acknowledged Fire Prevention Officer John Stark for 11 years of service and congratulated him on his upcoming retirement. Council sincerely thanked Councillor Barbara Marlow for 25 years of service to Ryerson! To see the complete photo gallery click here.
NOTICE: Fire Prevention Safety - Kidde Recalls Smoke Alarms
November 21, 2016
NOTICE: November 21, 2016
Kidde Recalls Talking Combination Smoke and CO Alarms.
Click here for more details.
Fire Safety Notice re: Propane Fired Outdoor Gas Fire Pits
September 1, 2016
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
July 8, 2016
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!