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Hours Of Operation

Monday – Thursday  7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fridays - Closed

Fast Facts

The primary Roads Department garage and office is centrally located in Centreville next to the administrative offices, however a secondary base is also maintained in Tamworth.

There are 727.46 "lane" kilometers of Township owned roads to maintain within Stone Mills.  However, in addition to the Township roads, Stone Mills also maintain 395.2 lane kilometers of roads for the County resulting in a total of 1052.66 lane kilometer of roads.

The public works garage completed in Centreville in 2011, includes the capability of solar energy production. Please see the press release from December 2011 for further information respecting this project.

Solar Project Press Release

2016 Asset Management Plan

The assets of the Public Works Department which includes the roads, equipment, buildings and other assets are included in the 2016 Asset Management Plan.  Please refer to this document for a detailed report of the assets and needs of this department.

2016 Roads Needs Study

In 2015, The Township of Stone Mills retained the services of D.M. Wills Associates Limited to undertake a review of the Township's existing road network, and assess its physical condition as well as confirm various road attributes.  Data collected as a result of the field review was used to develop a prioritized listing of the road network needs, the results of which are contained in the Roads Needs Study Report.

Standards of Road Maintenance

By-law 250-2004 is a bylaw that was adopted on June 7, 2003 and established the standards of maintenance required for all Township Roads. Copy of the complete bylaw is available by clicking on the following link.

Bylaw 2004-250 Standards Of Service Roads

Roadside Signs

Roadside signs are not regulated along roads that are under the jurisdiction of the Township with the exception that signs shall not be placed that interfere with sight lines or the maintenance of Township roads.  Roadside signs are regulated along roads under the jurisdiction of the County of Lennox and Addington.  For information respecting County regulations please refer to the applicable page of the County website.

Streetlights

If you wish to report a streetlight out please click on the e-mail link below and tell us where it is. Please include closest civic address or each pole has a number on it that you could include in your message. Thank-you for your assistance. Please allow 2-3 weeks as we contract this service.

Email: Streetlights

Entrances

Fees:

Application Fee - $50.00 (Non-refundable administrative fee)

Performance Bond - $500.00 (Refundable deposit pending satisfactory completion of entrance)

Civic Addressing - $60.00 (Fee for purchase and installation of civic address sign)

Process:

The applicant must clearly mark the location of the proposed entrance, and must contact the Public Works Department when the proposed entrance is ready for inspection.

An inspection report is available to the applicant from the Public Works Department approximately 7 - 10 days following the inspection.

If changes are required to the entrance, the applicant must complete these changes and then contact the Public Works Department.

A further inspection will be done and a final inspection report will be available to the applicant.

The applicant MUST contact the Public Works Department to have the $500.00 performance bond refunded when all the conditions on the entrance permit have been met and the civic number has been installed.

Note:

Driveways are subject to setbacks to interior and exterior side property lines. These distances can different dependent upon the use of the property (i.e. residential or industrial). Please contact the Building Department for conformation of required distances.        Entrance Permit Application

Civic Addressing

Civic Addressing (commonly referred to as the 911 number), is the process for identifying all properties through a specifically assigned number for each parcel of land and most commonly calculated at the centre of the entrance to a residential dwelling. The civic address number is determined by assigning a number for each 5 meters travelled along a particular road. By example, if a neighbour's civic address number is 200 and a new entrance is constructed one hundred meters along the same side of the road, the number assigned to that new entrance would be 220.

A secondary determination is dependent upon which side of the travelled road the entrance is located. Although, some deviations may occur, generally, odd numbers are located on the north and the east sides of a road with even numbers assigned to the south and west sides.

If you are proposing a new entrance to your property, please contact the Roads Department, who will make the determination as to the exact number and provide the sign and sign post for the affixing of the number. To ensure continuity in appearance, signs and posts must be obtained through the Township.

The Fee for the determination of the number and for affixing a sign is $60.00. Should a civic address sign require replacement, the $60.00 fee is also applicable.

All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's)

ATV's may be operated on any road which is owned by the Township subject to the controls found in Bylaw 2006-335 being a bylaw which regulates ATVs.  ATV's are also permitted on some roads owned by the County of Lennox and Addington. For more information respecting the operation of ATVs on County roads, please refer to the County webpage.

Bylaw 2006-335

County Webpage ATV's

Parking Of Motor Vehicles

In accordance with the Township of Stone Mills by-law 1998-53, the parking and leaving of motor vehicle on property of the municipality (which includes Township roads and road allowances) are prohibited from December 1 until April 15th of the following year. Any vehicles parked or left on municipal property may be subject to a $75.00 fine, plus the vehicle may be removed and impounded at the expense of the owner without notice.

Bylaw 1998-53.

Winter Maintenance And Snow Clearing/Removal

In accordance with Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act, it is illegal to plow snow onto the road.  Specifically the Highway Traffic Act provides:

Deposit Of Snow On Roadway

181. No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing so to do from the Ministry or the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road. R.S.O. 1990, c. HR., s. 181.

Damage To Mailboxes During The Clearing Of Snow

The Township of Stone Mills would like to remind residents of the Townships policy pertaining to privately owned mailboxes in the Municipal road allowance. Mailboxes which are not ruggedly constructed or are not securely affixed to their post or cantilever arm may be damaged or dislodged by the direct weight and force of snow thrown from the plow. Under by-law 244-2004 the Township of Stone Mills bears no liability for such damage or impact and is only responsible to advise the mailbox owner of this by-laws limitation should an inquiry be made.

Removal Of Items Obstructing, Encumbering, Damaging The Safety Of Public Travel

The Township of Stone Mills by-law 245-2004 also ensures that residents refrain from depositing snow, ice or other debris in a manner to obstruct, interfere or endanger the safety of Public Travel on any Municipal Road or Bridge. If a person or property is in default of this removal being done, the matter can be done at the person’s expense by the Municipality with the Municipality billing the property owner.

Half Loads

Load restrictions are in effect: (5 metric tons per axle) from March 1 to April 30 in each year.

Weed Complaints

The County of Lennox & Addington administers the Weed Control Act within the Township of Stone Mills.  However, responsibility for this Act is limited to:

  • whether the weeds in question are on the list of noxious weeds; and
  • if the weeds are a threat to agriculture.

If the weeds are noxious and are a threat to agriculture, and the complaint is from a person involved in agriculture, the complaint will be dealt with under the Act, by the County.  If the weeds are located in a residential area, park area, on un-maintained lots, and roadsides and are not a threat to agriculture, the County will not address the complaint under the Weed Control Act.  These complaints will be investigated pursuant to the lot maintenance bylaw and in accordance with roadside maintenance policies of the Township.  Roadside mowing complaints should be directed to Public Works department for the Township of Stone Mills.

Also, management information has been developed by The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville respecting Wild Parsnip which the reader may find useful if this weed exists on your lands.

The following is a list of Noxious Weeds, as set out in the Weed Control Act:

Barberry, Common Berberis vulgaris L.
Buckthorn European Rhamnus cathartica L.
Carrot, wild Daucus carota L.
Colt's-foot Tussilago farfara L.
Dodder spp. Cuscuta spp.
Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum
Goat's-beard spp. Tragopogon spp.
Hemlock, poison Conium maculatum L.
Johnson grass Sorghum halepense L. Persoon
Knapweed spp. Centaurea spp.
Milkweed spp. Asclepias spp.
Poison-ivy Rhus radicans L.
Proso millet, black seeded Panicum milaceum L. (black-seeded biotype)
Ragweed, spp. Ambrosia spp.
Rocket, yellow Barbarea spp.
Sow thistle, annual, perennial Sonchus spp.
Spurge, Cypress Euphorbia cyparissias L.
Spurge, leafy Euphorbia esula L. complex
Thistle, bull Cirsium vulgare Savi Tenore
Thistle, Canada Cirsium arvense L. Scopoli
Thistle, nodding, spp. Carduus spp.
Thistle, Russian Salsola pestifer Aven Nelson
Thistle, Scotch Onopordum acanthium L.
Vetchling, tuberous Lathyrus tuberosus L.

Please note that Dandelions, Burdock, Goldenrod and Purple Loosestrife are not considered noxious weeds under the Weed Control Act. Therefore, complaints concerning these weeds cannot be accepted.  Note also that in urban or suburban areas, Sections 3, 13, 16 and 18 do not apply to noxious weeds that are far enough away from any land used for agricultural or horticultural purposes that they do not interfere with that use.  For a listing of noxious weeds as set out in the weed control act, please visit the County website.

For additional information respecting the Weed Control Act please contact:

Jim Klaver
Operations & Development Technologist
Roads & Bridges
County of Lennox & Addington
97 Thomas Street East
Napanee, ON  K7R 4B9
613-354-4883 Ext 3226

jklaver@lennox-addington.on.ca

County Roads - Entrances:

Entrance permits onto a County Road are obtained from the County of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas St., Napanee. The contact person is Jim Klaver (613) 354-4883.  The County collects the entrance permit fees and conducts the inspections.  The Township of Stone Mills issues only the civic number on county road entrances.  Copy of the County entrance permit is required by the Township of Stone Mills prior to issuance of a civic address.

A $60.00 fee will be collected by the Township of Stone Mills and a civic number will be issued and installed.

County Roads - Construction Or Paving Of Driveways

The public is reminded that any construction, paving or other alteration to driveways that is proposed for that portion of the driveway that is within the limits of any County Road allowance is subject to By-law No. 2572/95, as amended, "A By-law to Regulate the Location, Construction and Use of Entrances Onto County Roads".  The by-law requires that a permit be issued by the County to authorize the proposed works within the road allowance. It is important that the County be contacted if driveway works are proposed so that the potential impact of the County's annual capital and maintenance program activities such as ditching, resurfacing and reconstruction on various County Roads can be considered.  For further information please contact:

J. Klaver, Operations and Development Technologist
County of Lennox & Addington
97 Thomas Street East
Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B9
613.354.4883

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