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Council has been approached by a private individual to purchase the Athens Aeros Community Owned Hockey Team.

A proposal has been submitted, the team has not been sold, an agreement has not been signed or entered into at this time.

This will not proceed any further until such time as Council has provided particulars to the public, the current “owners” of the team for your questions and comments.

The meeting will be held Monday November 16th 2020 @ 6:30 p.m., in the upstairs hall of Centre ’76.

There will only be 50 persons permitted to attend. There will be one person, per household allowed.

You must register beforehand with the undersigned via email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Darlene Noonan, AMCT, CEMC

CAO/Clerk Treasurer

Township of Athens


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Township of Athens Council have made the very difficult decision that the annual Remembrance Day Service at Memorial Park will not be able to proceed this year.

However, we encourage throughout the day please take time to attend the cenotaph and pay respect, lay a wreath, as you normally would, or watch virtual services which will be televised from larger venues.

This year being the 75th anniversary of the end of the second world war is especially important to pay homage to our veterans more than ever for their sacrifices.

Council hopes everyone enjoys a safe and happy Halloween! Keep your groups small....and please respect households/residents who choose not to participate and have their "lights out"...HAVE FUN!!😃
A message from the Health Unit regarding Halloween:
The Health Unit will be using guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health to prepare resources for upcoming celebrations (including Halloween and Remembrance Day). The Halloween key messages are:
  • Virtual gatherings or events are safest
  • Outdoor gatherings or events are safer than indoors.
  • Consider fun and creative alternatives to trick or treating, like scavenger hunts and walks to look at neighbourhood decorations or having a themed dinner with household contacts.
  • If you choose to participate in trick or treating:
    • Only go out with members of your direct household
    • Wear a mask/face covering that fits properly – a costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering.
    • Stay 2 metres apart and don’t congregate or linger at doorsteps
    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
    • Consider creative ways to hand out treats so that children aren’t reaching into a bucket or bowl to grab treats
  • No matter how you choose to celebrate Halloween, the key is to be COVID-SMART. Resources  will be available on our Website shortly.  

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville will be using pesticides on rural roadsides.  In the Township of Athens; Deir, Johnston, Lake Eloida, Mother Barnes and Scott roads are being sprayed.

Please contact the Counties if you require more detailed information regarding our program, including additional information on how to post “No Spray” signage in front of your property. This information along with maps of the roads to be sprayed is available on our website at  under Government, Divisions, Public Works, Weed Control.

List of roads and notice.


Please do your part and follow health recommendations to limit exposure and avoid all unnecessary public socializing. Stay safe and hopefully we can reduce and end the spread of COVID-19.

All municipal buildings except the municipal office will remain closed to the public until further notice. . Please check this website for regular updates.

September 2, 2020 - 
UCLG have a new location and time for their Household Hazardous Waste Day.
September 19, 2020 
South Leeds County Patrol Garage2714 Outlet Road, Lansdowne
from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Athens Public Library is Re-Opening

Starting Tues August 18 the library will re-open to the public.

Hours will be:
Tuesday- 4-7 pm
Thursday - 10 am-1 pm
Saturday - 10 am -12 pm

Masks must be worn inside the library. Computer can be booked in 1/2 hours times by calling the library at 613-924-2048. Curbside pickup is still available. Only 3 patrons will be allowed inside the library at a time. Entrance will be through the back door by the book drop. We are looking forward to welcoming our patrons back into the library.

August 2020 - UCLG has cancelled the Household Hazardous Waste Days scheduled for August 15th.  See article on page 2.

July 20, 2020The Municipal office has opened to the public, access is limited to one resident at a time, a mask is required.  

Link to past updates