E-billing Service Interruption

Notice to Customers on E-billing Service

Kenora Hydro has received a number of calls from customers who have not received their most recent utility bill notice by e-mail.   The service provider is actively working on a solution at this time.   If you have not received an e-bill notice recently and should have, please login to the portal and check the most recent billing information, or call 807-467-2000 for assistance.  We understand this is very inconvenient and frustrating, we are doing our best to help to resolve this as soon as possible.

 

Seventh Avenue South Bridge Works Resume

Please be advised work will resume on the Seventh Avenue South Bridge site starting on Monday, June 25, 2018.

Removal of the temporary pedestrian bridge will begin the morning of June 25, 2018. There will be short delays for boat traffic on Laurensons Creek when the pedestrian bridge is lifted from the crossing. Flag persons will be on site to direct boaters.

Once the pedestrian bridge is removed, the new bridge installation project will proceed. As the installation project moves forward, boaters can expect short delays on the Creek at various times throughout July. Flag persons and signage will be posted on the Creek to notify boaters of the disruptions.

Further public notices will be issued when the Creek will be closed. It will be necessary to close the Creek at certain stages of the project; however, the exact dates will depend on the progress of the work. The new bridge is expected to be in place by the end of August.

The City extends thanks to the public for their cooperation and patience during this infrastructure project.


Seventh Avenue South Bridge Questions and Answers

When will the bridge work start?
The project will begin the morning of June 25, after school is dismissed for the summer.

How long will it take to put the new bridge in place?
It will take most of the summer to remove the temporary pedestrian bridge, prepare the site, and install the new bridge. It is expected to be in place by the end of August 2018.

Will boats be able to travel on Laurensons Creek?
There will be short delays some days and short closures on others. We will do our best to notify the public about lengthy closures to minimize disruptions for boaters. There will be flag persons and signage posted when there are closures.

Why is the bridge being replaced?
The original bridge was built in 1933 and during a bridge inspection in 2016, it was determined the bridge had reached the end of its life cycle. While the City worked on a solution, the bridge was put under a 5 tonne gross vehicle weight limit until it was removed in 2018.

What is the new bridge made of?
The new bridge will be constructed of precast concrete sections. The retaining walls, abutments and the bridge deck will be fabricated off site and transported to the project which will speed up construction. The type of bridge to be constructed was a condition of the project contract to ensure boat traffic disruptions would be minimized.

Coker Road Bailey Bridge Temporary Closure

Please be advised the Coker Road Bailey Bridge will be closed to all traffic between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, 2018. This closure is necessary to perform geotechnical investigations for the future replacement of the bridge.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience during this necessary closure.

Notice to Rate Payers of All Property Classes

The 2018 Final Tax Bills for all property tax classes have been mailed as of Friday June 8, 2018.

The bills are due and payable on or before Friday, July 20, 2018.

Should you require a receipt, please send payment along with the entire bill; do not detach the payment stub. The name/address portion will be receipted and sent back to you. Please retain your tax bill for income tax purposes. The City of Kenora now charges for Tax Statements and Tax Bill Reprints.

Late penalty of 1.25% per month (not compounding) will be charged on any outstanding balance following the due date. Please note that if the bill has a previous balance brought forward, those arrears are subject to penalty July 1, 2017. This will increase the amount shown as owing on your bill. Please allow for 3-5 business days if paying on-line or directly at your financial institution.

If you have not received your bill, or if you have any questions regarding your taxes, please get in touch with the Tax Department at (807) 467-2034.

Final Tax Bill Insert 2018

Bridge Work June 12 – 14, 2018 *UPDATED

This work has been delayed to begin Wednesday, June 13 until Friday, June 15, 2018.

Please be advised beginning Tuesday, June 12 until Thursday, June 14, there will be traffic delays on the following bridges:

  • Cameron Bay Bridge;
  • Keewatin Channel Bridge;
  • And Winnipeg River West Branch Bridge.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane from 5:00 AM to 7:30 AM and from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM as Northern Crack Sealers will be performing cleaning and waterproofing works.

The above schedule may change depending on weather as the works cannot be done in wet or raining conditions.

The City thanks the public for their patience as this maintenance work is completed.

First Avenue South Bridge Work for June 13, 2018 *UPDATED

This work will be delayed by one day to Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Please be advised on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, traffic will be reduced to one lane on the First Avenue South Bridge.  Northern Crack Sealers will be replacing the expansion joint seals.  The plan may change as the work is weather dependent.

The City thanks the public for their patience as this maintenance work is completed.

Pool Closure for 2018 Summer Season

Please be advised that the Kenora Recreation Centre Pool will be closed for the summer months of 2018. The City will be focusing on our outdoor beach programs and offering a variety of water related activities at our local beaches around the City.

The pool area will be closed from June 28, 2018 and is scheduled to re-open to the public on September 4, 2018.

Staff and Council are sensitive to the inconvenience this closure may cause and appreciate our users understanding. The City is taking strategic measures to ensure that our community is offered effective programming around open water. For more information on our beach programs being offered please contact us at 467-2087.

If there are any questions regarding this closure, please contact Josh Nelson, Tourism & Recreation Services Division Lead, at 807-467-2986 or jnelson@kenora.ca.

Trailer Loads of Brush

Starting Friday, June 15, 2018, customers with trailer loads of brush will be directed to the Jones Road Landfill.  Customers must first weigh-in at the Transfer Station and return to pay.

Half-ton loads will be directed to a designated brush bin at the Transfer Station.

Questions? Contact the Transfer Station at 807-467-2980.

Public Docking and Parking Lots Use

When choosing to moor or dock your boat at a public dock, be sure to take notice of the sign posted. Each public docking zone has specific conditions for boaters to follow, ensuring all residents and visitors have access to this docking. There may be a maximum time limit, loading/unloading time limit, or a permit required.

As well parking lots at each of the public docking zones have rules and regulations. Overnight parking is only allowed at Keewatin Memorial Arena and Kenora Recreation Centre. Permits for overnight parking can be purchased at Kenora Recreation Centre. For long term parking options, contact City Hall 807-467-2000.

Additional City staff have been assigned to closely monitor both the docking and parking lots to ensure the time limits and permitted uses are being followed. Fines and penalties, including towing of a boat, will be imposed to those who do not follow the posted signage for both the docks and parking lots.

 

 

Street Sweeping Schedule

Please be advised that the street sweepers will begin in residential areas this week and continue through the month of June, as follows:

Week

Sweeper 1 Sweeper 2

Sweeper 3

June 4-8

Highways & Bridges

Lakeside

North End

Central

Norman

Hospital Loop
(Wolsley and Ocean Avenue)

June 11-15

JM Subdivision

Brick Yard

North End

Brick Yard

Norman

June 18-22

Minto Rideout

Keewatin

June 25-29 Minto Rideout

Keewatin

Note the schedule may change depending on equipment maintenance and repairs, crew availability, and the weather.

Truck Hauling on Jones Road

Please be advised that starting on Friday, June 1, 2018, motorists may experience traffic delays on Jones Road. Over the next four weeks, Weyerhaeuser will be hauling from their property to the Lake of the Woods Speedway racetrack site, see map below for travel route. Warning signs will be posted to advise area traffic of possible delays as trucks will be turning slowly into and out of the racetrack site.

Jones Road Haul Location

Notice of Complete Application To Purchase City Property

The Corporation of the City of Kenora has received an application from an abutting land owner to purchase City Property for lot addition at Dowcett Street and Veterans Drive. The property includes the western portion of an unopened lane, as well as unserviced lots located north of the property. Refer to the sketch below for an illustration.

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public of the by-law that will be under consideration to declare the lands available for disposal. The By-law will be placed on the Council Agenda for consideration on June 19th, 2018.

The subject lands are described as being a 0.1 ha parcel located along the western portion of Sultana Ave, as well as Lots 5 and 6, on Plan M106, which are both approximately 0.04 ha. The lands are vacant and only available for limited use due to their size and serviceability constraints.

Inquiries and submissions can be made to Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059, by email at dmccloskey@kenora.ca, or at the address below.

Information about the application is also available to the public, by appointment, during regular office hours at the City of Kenora, Planning Department, 2nd Floor, 60 Fourteenth Street North, Kenora, Ontario, P9N 4M9

Location Map for Property Purchase Dowcett Street