Rural Living

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The Municipality of Clarington is looking to gather feedback from rural residents. Clarington wants to engage residents on issues specific to rural living. We want to hear your concerns on local issues and also your ideas to improve life in rural Clarington.

The Municipality has heard from some rural residents who want access to broadband internet, expanded access to natural gas. We've also heard concerns over increased traffic and safety, questions regarding taxes, as well as questions around by-law enforcement with respect to parking, garbage and general upkeep of rural areas.

To address some of these issues and seek informed feedback, we have created a video and an area with frequently asked questions to provide an explanation.

So let's talk, join our forum and start a discussion on some of the issues you would like to have addressed. Ask a question and we will be happy to answer. Also, map your concerns by placing a pin related to an issue in the area on the map where the problem exists. Let us know if the area is prone to high traffic, illegal parking, garbage or any other issue.

Thank you for taking the time to engage us. The Municipality of Clarington will strive to address and answer all concerns. We will be informing Council of the issues and comments we receive.

Photo of countryside and farm

The Municipality of Clarington is looking to gather feedback from rural residents. Clarington wants to engage residents on issues specific to rural living. We want to hear your concerns on local issues and also your ideas to improve life in rural Clarington.

The Municipality has heard from some rural residents who want access to broadband internet, expanded access to natural gas. We've also heard concerns over increased traffic and safety, questions regarding taxes, as well as questions around by-law enforcement with respect to parking, garbage and general upkeep of rural areas.

To address some of these issues and seek informed feedback, we have created a video and an area with frequently asked questions to provide an explanation.

So let's talk, join our forum and start a discussion on some of the issues you would like to have addressed. Ask a question and we will be happy to answer. Also, map your concerns by placing a pin related to an issue in the area on the map where the problem exists. Let us know if the area is prone to high traffic, illegal parking, garbage or any other issue.

Thank you for taking the time to engage us. The Municipality of Clarington will strive to address and answer all concerns. We will be informing Council of the issues and comments we receive.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • City Homes is building a new subdivision in Enniskillen and promised to have a park built by Spring 2018 at the latest. Do you have a completion date and plans for the park available?

    mclarke asked almost 2 years ago

    The expected completion of Enniskillen Park is June 15, 2018. Learn more about this park on Clarington's website.

  • I have just heard that the location where the boys training school, formerly a prisoner of war camp, located on the corner of the 3rd Concession and Lambs Rd. is now going to be designated a historical site, is this true? I definitely have concerns about this, as the buildings are now totally destroyed, if this is going to be done, why did Bowmanville wait until now to do this, it just doesn't make sense, this to me is just going to be another Hockey Museum fiasco. This location would now be better served as a recreational facility and a beautiful park with walking trails and picnic area. If memory serves me well this property could have been purchased by the town for a sum of $1.00 while the buildings were still in good condition .

    Carol Van Dyk asked over 1 year ago

    The Boys Training School buildings (the six remaining) have been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. 

    The Municipality has been working with the private owners of the property and a not-for-profit charitable group known as the 
    Jury Lands Foundation on what will occur at the property. 

    The first step in the process was to have the site designated nationally which occurred early in 2013. The national designation does not protect the buildings but rather provides funding avenues and support from other levels of government. 

    After accomplishing the national designation, the Municipality supported and facilitated the forming of the Jury Lands Foundation (JLF). In 2014 an architectural and structural analysis was prepared for the six remaining buildings, this analysis was carried out to ensure that the buildings have the potential to be revitalized and to determine if there were any major structural failures or issues. 

    In September 2015, the Municipality signed a trail license agreement with the private property owners and the Jury Lands Foundation received donations to build the trail from Sprucewood Avenue to the ring road on the property. This has provided legal public access to the property and allowed the JLF along with others to operate tours of the site. A security system was also deployed on the site at the expense of the private owners. 

    In July 2016 the Municipality entered into a legal agreement with the private owners that will see the transfer of the valleylands and central campus area to the Municipality in the future as parkland. The legal agreement also included funding for the maintenance and care of the site on an interim basis. The agreement also required the private owners to remove the other buildings (10 of them) on the site, which the owners did during the spring/summer with clean-up in the fall of 2017. 

    In January 2017 the Municipality retained the firm of DTAH an urban design and landscape architecture firm to prepare a park plan for the central area and development concepts for the lands to the south and north (to be developed as housing). This plan is nearing completion. 

    The recent designation of the buildings under the Ontario Heritage Act is to allow the Municipality to enforce the section of the Property Standards By-law that is specific to designated buildings. This section was added to the by-law late in 2016.

    The Municipality is very cognizant the revitalization of the buildings should not be funded by the local taxpayer. That is why we are working with the developers, JLF and other levels of government. 

    Thank you for your interest. The JLF website is http://www.jurylandsfoundation.ca/

  • What is the expected completion date of the new Park in Enniskillen? Do you have a design that you can share with us?

    Jay asked almost 2 years ago

    Enniskillen Park will be constructed in 2018. The project has been tendered and the contract has been awarded to Royalcrest Contracting Ltd. The expected completion date is June 15, 2018. Please email communications@clarington.net if you would like a copy of the concept plans for the new park.

  • Why are there at least a dozen trash cans on King St. in Newcastle yet not one on Mill St. from the four corners to the lake?

    JohnW asked almost 2 years ago

    The trash cans on King Street in Newcastle are an initiative that is paid for by the Newcastle Business Improvement Area (BIA). The cans are maintained under contract with Miller Waste Systems.

    The Municipality does not have any trash cans on roadways. Any that do exist are either maintained by the various BIA’s or Durham Region Transit.

    Clarington is only responsible for maintaining the trashcans in the parks.