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Have you heard a rumour lately that you want fact-checked? Let us set the record straight.

Post your questions here; we will be happy to give you the facts and myth-bust the fiction.

You may notice one user has many questions on this project page! This user is a Township of Huron-Kinloss staff member. Staff will be updating this page with questions that are frequently asked via phone, email and/or at the Municipal Office. We hope to 'get the ball-rolling' so to speak!


Have you heard a rumour lately that you want fact-checked? Let us set the record straight.

Post your questions here; we will be happy to give you the facts and myth-bust the fiction.

You may notice one user has many questions on this project page! This user is a Township of Huron-Kinloss staff member. Staff will be updating this page with questions that are frequently asked via phone, email and/or at the Municipal Office. We hope to 'get the ball-rolling' so to speak!

Q&A

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    Why was my street not plowed this morning?

    7 months ago

    Snow plow operators begin snow clearing on Huron-Kinloss roadways between 4am and
    5am to ensure they can clean all Huron-Kinloss roads before 9am. Depending on the weather
    conditions, snow can build up on the roads again after the snow plows have already
    cleared your road. If required, depending on conditions, the snow plows may go back out
    and clear roads for a second or even a third time in some cases.

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    Why is the sidewalk not plowed on my street?

    7 months ago

    Unfortunately, some sidewalks in the Township are not wide enough for the sidewalk plow to
    clear. We intend to replace most of these sidewalks.

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    Why did I get a notice on my windshield?

    7 months ago

    If you park on a Township roadway between the hours of 1am and 6am, park on a sidewalk, or
    if you clear snow onto a Township road, you may receive a notice from Township staff. These
    actions impede the Township’s ability to remove snow from the roads and sidewalks.

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    Why is my street so icy?

    7 months ago

    A salt and sand mixture is applied to all roads and sidewalks in the Township. In order for this mixture to melt the ice, water needs to be present to create a “brine.” On busy streets, vehicles assist to produce the water by melting some of the ice; on quiet streets, with fewer vehicles, it takes much longer for the ice to melt. In order to reduce the harmful effects of the salt/sand
    mixture on lawns, vegetation and water sources, the mixture is only applied to the centre of our roadways. As vehicles travel on the roads, the mixture is spread across the lanes of traffic.

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    Is the Township planning to pave Victoria Road?

    11 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    No, the Township has no plans to pave any portion of Victoria Road in the near future.  There would be a significant amount of road improvements required to allow for this to happen in addition to an extended public consultation process.


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    Is the Township planning to upgrade any gravel roads in the former Kinloss Township to a paved surface?

    11 months ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    Township staff and Council will be discussing upgrading Kinloss gravel roads during 2020 budget deliberations.  There is a possibility that some sections will be upgraded in 2020 with the potential for further upgrades over the next few 


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    Last year I bought a golf cart for my sister. She has a disabled ankle and is on the five year wait list to have it replaced. We own our cottage together on 419 Winnebago Rd. Point Clark. I understand a bylaw was passed no golf carts allowed on roadways and highways. Are there any exceptions for the disabled? Nancy

    Nancy Baxter Asked 11 months ago

    Hi Nancy, 

    The regulations that cover golf cart use on roadways actually isn't just a Township of Huron-Kinloss By-law it is mandated through the Highway Traffic Act. Unfortunately, Golf carts don't qualify as a low-speed vehicle under the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations Schedule III and therefore, are not permitted on any roadways. 

    However, there are other forms of Low Speed Vehicle's that are accepted on the roadways. These vehicles require, at minimum, the following (this is a excerpt from the OPP press release regarding the recent incident in Point Clark involving a golf cart):

    • Odometer
    • Speedometer
    • Windshield defrosting & defogging system and
    • Occupant compartment doors
    • Headlights
    • Turn signal lamps
    • Mirrors
    • Parking brake
    • A maximum speed capability
    • Bear a Vehicle Identification Number
    • Have seat belt assemblies present
    Here is the link to the full O.P.P press release on our website.

    If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact our By-Law Enforcement Officer at 519-395-3735. 

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    Does the Township of Huron-Kinloss offer a free rain barrel program?

    about 1 year ago

    The Township does not have a free rain barrel program at this time. 

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    Do I need a fire permit for a recreational fire?

    about 1 year ago

    The short answer is no. Recreational Fires (Camp Fires) that comply with the regulations and are contained to your own property or a property in which an individual has permission to use are exempt from requiring a Fire Permit under the Open Air Burning By-law. 

    What about the beach? Yes fire permits are required to have a fire on the beach regardless of it's size or purpose because ALL beaches in Huron-Kinloss are public. ALL beaches includes; all parts of the shoreline from Amberley Rd. north to Saratoga Rd. (the Kincardine/Huron-Kinloss boundary). 

    To learn more about fire permits and when you do require one, please visit our website. 

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    What is the Ripley outdoor plaza project?

    Beachdays Asked about 1 year ago

    Hi! 

    The Township of Huron-Kinloss owns a piece of property adjacent to the Ripley Fire Hall. The hope is to create an outdoor gathering place for residents and visitors to enjoy and additional parking to service the downtown. At this point, the Township is looking for community feedback regarding the design of the plaza. The project will be going live in the next couple weeks so stay tuned for more information!