Living in Lambton Shores Weekly Newsletter 2015 10 14

Posted On Wednesday October 14, 2015

A weekly Update on the Municipal Events in your Community.

Reminder about False Alarm Calls
Residents are asked to take note that emergency responders in Lambton Shores (police, fire and ambulance) have very important and potentially dangerous jobs to do. Responding to “False Alarms” can cause them to be late in responding or miss responding to calls entirely.

Please ensure your security systems are maintained regularly and confirm your contact listing with your company. Please review the municipal burning policies on the municipal website or contact the administration office for further details.

Accidents do happen and the municipal by-laws allow for that; however, charges may be laid for subsequent false alarm calls. These charges range from $200.00 to $700.00 per event.

Burning By-law
Please be advised that the Municipality of Lambton Shores has a By-law in effect that regulates Open Air Burning. Included in the regulations are restrictions on the size of the burn, the type of material that can be burned and the time when burning can occur.

For burns larger than the by-law allows, it may be possible to obtain a permit for an “Open Air Burn”. Applications for Open Air Burn permits are available at the Lambton Shores – Forest Office and completed applications must be submitted a minimum of 2 working days before the proposed burn date.

The area Fire Chief will inspect the site to determine if the proposed burn conforms to the requirements of the Lambton Shores Open Air Burn By-law. Burns containing prohibited burn materials, or which would violate the requirements in the by-law will not be permitted. Burning in violation of the Open Air Burn by-law will result in fire emergency response charges, and fines from the municipality and/or the Ministry of the Environment.

(Note: All fires, with the exception of a social campfire, in the Village of Grand Bend, including the burning of leaves and brush require a burn permit. These burn permit applications are available at the Lambton Shores – Grand Bend Office)

These regulations are for the health and safety of our residents, and our community, and we appreciate your adherence to the rules.

The Lambton Shores Compost Site is still open for the Fall 2015 season.

Hours of operation will be Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

The site is located at 7550 Brush Road adjacent to the Forest Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Leaves and brush material will be accepted. Stumps will not be accepted. Brush and wood must be bundled and no longer than 4 feet in length.

Ratepayers (no businesses) of the Municipality of Lambton Shores can pick up compost and wood chips.

Attention Community Groups:
The Lambton Shores Community Grant Application is available on the Municipal website at or can be picked up at any or the Lambton Shores Municipal offices. Completed application forms must be submitted by October 31, 2015 and can dropped off at ant Lambton Shores Municipal office or mailed to:

The Municipality of Lambton Shores,
Community Services Department
9575 Port Franks Road, RR 1
Thedford, ON N0M2N0

If you have any questions or concerns about the grant application form or the grant application process, please contact the Community Services Department at 1-866-943-1400.

Leaf Pick Up Program – Fall 2015
Leaves can be bagged for pickup by the Community Services Department.

This program is in effect October 5 – November 27, 2015, and is as follows:

  1. All leaves must be bagged in BROWN PAPER BAGS. Clear bags will NOT be accepted.
  2. Only bagged leaves will be picked up; not garbage or brush please.
  3. All bags must be placed at the curb for pickup.
  4. Leaves will be picked up sometime during the week as time and quantity dictate.
  5. If your leaves are missed please call 519-243-1400, toll free 1-866-943-1400 and pickup will be arranged.

Please be advised that leaves raked onto the street or piled in the street or ditch will not be collected. This poses a danger to pedestrians, bicycles and motorists and can cause drainage problems.

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