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Stage 3 Reopening 

Wadsworth Beach
Washroom is available
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Highway 62 Provincial Road Side Park
Washroom is available
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Mayflower Beach and Park, Combermere
Playground equipment is open.  Seating areas are available. Washroom and change stations are available
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Combermere Boat Launch
*New Gazebo*
Washroom is available
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Crooked Slide Park is now open. Washrooms are available
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Lakeshore Park and Playground 
Playground equipment is open.  Picnic tables and seating areas are available.  Washrooms are available.
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PLEASE REMEMBER DOGS AND CAMPFIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE PUBLIC BEACHES
Polish/Kashub Heritage Museum
Following COVID protocols of the Ontario Museum Association, they will be opening the larger display buildings.  The Welcome Centre will remain closed and the heritage store has been relocated to the log shed building.  Some display material will not be accessible and they ask visitors to touch as little as possible inside the buildings.  Adhere to the posted direction and distancing guides.  Open seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until Labour Day.
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Mission House Museum and Gallery and the Combermere Craft Cabin are Closed for the Season due to COVID-19
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Madawaska Valley Public Library
Open hours have been adjusted to accommodate quarantine protocols for books and other library items as mandated by Ontario's Stage 3 Opening Plans.  As of July 29th and until further notice the Library will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visit http://www.madawaskavalleylibrary.ca for updates and  http://madvalleyreads.readsquared.com
for children's programming.
Ball Fields
The Barry's Bay and Combermere Ball Fields are open for access in accordance with Provincial Emergency Orders for sports fields.  Practise physical distancing. 
A washroom is available. 
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Lakeshore Tennis Club
Memberships and day passes are now available at the Tennis Club. Open Daily from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Please follow the Lakeshore Tennis Club COVID-19 guidelines during play and only have one person enter the clubhouse at a time. 
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The Railway Station Tourist Information and Railway Museum
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 6 people are allowed in the building at a time to ensure physical distancing is adhered to.
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Community Centre/Facility Rentals are available. 
Contact the Recreation and Community Development Coordinator at 613-756-2747 for more information, or email recreation@madawaskavalley.ca


 

Check the Municipal Website and Social Media Sites for updates on the Fire Burning Status

Summer 2020 Road Construction

Paugh Lake Road construction continues with completion slated for fall 2020.
(July 20th to 25th storm sewer replacement from 3rd Street to Philip Street.)

Smaglinski-Stoppa Parkway will be repaved. 

Hopefield Road will be prepped for construction for 2021

Combermere Boat Launch will be paved

Gravel resurfacing will take place on various roads including upper Rosenthal, Jewellville, and Opeongo East

Old Barry's Bay Road Speed Limit is being reduced from 80km/h to 60km/h.

Additional parking is being added to Meadowpark Lane in Combermere.

The Municipal Office is now open to the public

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please call 613-756-2747
Please follow the posted signs, once you attend the office.  All patrons will be asked to sign the visitor log, use hand sanitizer, and are encouraged to wear masks.

Public Meetings will continue to be posted on the Township of Madawaska Valley YouTube Channel.  Check the website calendar for scheduled meetings.

Tax and water/wastewater payments can be made directly through your bank and a drop box is available at the municipal office at the left of the main door.

REMINDER: Starting July 1st, penalty & interest will once again be added to any unpaid Interim tax installments that were due at the end of March and April. Council had passed a resolution on April 7th that penalty & interest would be waived on the Interim taxes, from April 1st to June 30 and on current water/wastewater billings until September 5, 2020.
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LANDFILL SITES:

Regular Hours- no restrictions

Waste site tags can be purchased at Barry's Bay Esso & C-Store, Barry's Bay Shell, Barry's Bay Ultramar, Herron's Store, and CO Country Market


The Municipality has changed to a lifetime dog tag license for a fee of $25.00. The goal of dog licensing is to ensure the Animal Control Officer can return stray dogs to their owners and not have to take them to the pound.  Lifetime licenses will fulfill this goal without requiring staff time to update the dog license and owner data every year.  For dog owners, this means that the dog license you buy will remain in effect for the life of your dog.  If your dog’s tag is lost, you can purchase a replacement tag for $5.00.  The Township of Madawaska requires all dogs within the municipality to be licensed and to wear a tag.  Failure to comply will result in a fine of $100 plus the purchase price of the tag.

Important Information Water Meter Upgrade Program

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 
WATER METER UPGRADE PROGRAM

The Township Of Madawaska Valley will soon be conducting a water meter upgrade program to ensure the continued accuracy of your water bill. Neptune Technology Group has been contracted by the Township to upgrade the water meter at your property.

This is a mandatory program, in accordance with Township by-laws. Any homeowner who does not make arrangements to have their meter changed during this program may, subject to applicable legislation, have their water disconnected until such time as their meter upgrade has been completed. The upgrade procedure requires approximately 30-90 minutes to complete, during which time the water will be shut off for a brief period. There is no charge to the homeowner for the meter or the installation.

THE INSTALLATION PROCESS
 In the coming weeks, you will receive  notification in the mail  from Neptune Technology Group containing information on how to book your appointment. If you are a tenant, please contact the building owner when you receive this information. Please do not contact Neptune until you have received the notice.

QUICK AND CONVENIENT
Appointments can be made to fit your schedule and installers will be available Monday – Friday from  8:00am to 8:00pm and also on Saturdays for the duration of the program  

PRIOR TO THE INSTALLATION 
Please ensure the area around the existing water meter is clear and accessible, and leave ample room for the technician to work. Your existing shut-off valve should be located where the water service comes into your house. Check your main water shut-off valve to make sure it is operable.  

We look forward to your support and co-operation to make this program a success. 
                                
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