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 The Township of Athens effective immediately (July 9th 2018) 

               and until further notice has issued a Burn Ban.

  • NO fire pit or camp fires,
  • NO outdoor burning appliances even if they have a screen,
  • NO burn barrels,
  • NO fireworks,
  • NO grass or brush fires of any kind!!

No permits will be issued until the ban has been lifted. 

Check this website regularly for updates.

All recycling is supposed to be free of food and debris.  Due to recent concerns with the cleanliness of plastics in the recycling program, our contractor will not be collecting recyclable items with food residue.  Please ensure that you have properly cleaned the containers you place in your blue box, or it will be left behind.  

                 2018 Final Tax Bills have now been mailed. 

      Tax due dates are July 31, 2018 and September 28, 2018

If you haven't received your tax bill, please contact the Municipal office.

        Tel:  613-924-2044 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Voting Day for the Municipal Elections

is Monday, October 22nd, 2018.

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NOMINATIONS:

Notice is hereby given to the municipal electors of the Township of Athens that a nomination paper for the 2018 Municipal Elections may be filed in person or by an agent with the Returning Officer beginning Tuesday May 1, 2018 up to Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the Clerk’s Office during regular office hours and on Nomination Day, Friday July 27, 2018 until 2:00 p.m.

The required fee for Member of Council is $100.00 and the required fee for Head of Council is $200.00. The required fee shall be in the form of cash, certified cheque or money order made payable to the Township of Athens and must accompany the signed form. A nomination paper must be certified by the Municipal Clerk before such person becomes a candidate for the office. A nomination paper must be filed prior to accepting campaign contributions or incurring expenses.

You are entitled to be an elector and to run for office if you are not disqualified by any Act or law and on voting day if you are:

  • a resident of the municipality; or
  • a non-resident who is an owner or tenant of land in the municipality or the spouse of, or same sex partner of, such an owner or tenant; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • of the full age of 18 years.            

POSITIONS FOR WHICH A PERSON MAY

FILE A NOMINATION PAPER FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE

 

Mayor               (1)

Councillor         (6)

Returning Officer

   Darlene Noonan

     Township of Athens

     1 Main Street West

     Athens, Ontario

Phone: 613-924-2044

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Burn permits are required for any type of fire and are issued at no cost through the municipal office. All permits must be signed by a municipal representative to be in effect.  There are three types of burn permits: Campfire, Incinerator and Brush. 

Please read the rules and regulations to ensure proper setbacks are possible at your location.

Campfire PermitMust be renewed yearly. 

Outdoor fireplaces and chimineas can be popular additions to your backyard living space.  Please keep in mind that these are essentially campfires and subject to the same local rules around backyard burning so a burn permit is required.

Incinerator Permit: Must be renewed yearly.

This permit covers metal burn barrels, it is not issued for properties in the Village or built up residential areas.  You must have setbacks of 150 metres from any structure and all property lines.

Brush Permit:  Valid for 30 days.

This permit covers large brush piles, it is not issued for properties in the Village or built up residential areas.  You must have setbacks of 150 metres from any structure and all property lines unless the material to be burned is one cubic metre or less in volume, then the fire may be located 15 metres from combustibles and 30 metres from all property lines.

It is your responsibility to check for any BURNING BAN DURING DRY WEATHER or HIGH WINDS     

If a burn ban has been issued, it will be posted on this website, on the Fire Hall Sign, Township entry road signs, local newpaper and radio stations.  Call the Municipal office at 613-924-2044 with any questions or concerns.

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