Sense the Difference

Festivals and events, canoeing and kayaking, cycling and hiking, trail-riding and snowmobiling, museums and genealogy, hockey and figure-skating, camping and golfing, music, artisans and farm-gate sales, ballparks and boat launches, shopping and studio tour's . . . there's always something for everyone in Lanark Highlands - your four-season destination!

Come and "Sense the Difference"!

Bridge Closure Notification-June 29th 2015
Posted on March 26, 2015

French Line Road
The Township of Lanark Highlands

On June 29th 2015, The Township of Lanark Highlands Department of Public Works will close the French Line Road to through traffic at the French Line Bridge due to the replacement of the Bridge.
It is anticipated that the road will be closed for a period of approximately 12 weeks.
Traffic will be detoured via: Black Creek Road and Campbell Road.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
For any further questions or concerns please contact:
The Township of Lanark Highlands 613-259-2398 x249 or

Click here to view a PDF version of this notice with a map of the area.

Dust Suppressant
PW 2015-09

The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands is seeking proposals from qualified firms/individuals to supply and apply dust suppressant.

Copies of the Request for Tender (RFT) may be picked up at the Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Office and may also be found on the Township website.

Deadline for submission of the proposals is 2:00 PM April 13th 2015

The Township of Lanark Highlands reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders at its sole discretion.

Request for Tender Documents

For further information contact:
Township of Lanark Highlands
Jennie Bingley, Interim CAO/Clerk
75 George Street, Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0
T: 613-259-2398 ext. 222
F: 613:259-2291

Note: Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications. Questions about the collection of information should be directed to the CAO/Clerk at the address indicated above.

Mississippi Valley Watershed Notice
Posted on March 12, 2015

MARCH 12, 2015 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED—With the recent warm weather and upcoming March break, it’s a great time for children to be outdoors and water is a natural attraction to them. While flows in the Mississippi River and its tributaries are not increasing significantly at this time, there may potentially be ponded water in fields and flowing water in ditches and small streams. Ice conditions will continue to deteriorate as flows increase and the warmer weather persists. Hypothermia is a major concern for anyone playing in areas where they could potentially fall into open water. Residents are strongly urged to stay off all ice covered water bodies and to remind children about the dangers of playing on or near ice covered surfaces or fast flowing water in ditches and smaller creeks.

Water levels and flows across the watershed are still quite low and are not expected to increase significantly over the next two weeks based on the current conditions and long range weather forecast.

Residents in low lying areas, historically susceptible to flooding, should take the necessary precautions to protect their property, such as:

• Ensuring sump pumps are clear and in good working condition

• Removing or securing items that might float away as flows increase

This Watershed Conditions Statement is valid through March 23, 2015. Additional statements will be issued when or if conditions are expected to change significantly from this outlook.

Daily water levels and flows are available on the MVCA website at


Posted on March 10, 2015

Take notice that reduced load restrictions (five (5) tonnes per axle) will be in force on all Township Roads effective Monday, March 16th, 2015

The reduced load period is necessary for the protection of all Township Roads which are susceptible to damage during the spring thaw.

The restriction will be removed when the likelihood of road damage has diminished.

For enquiries about reduced loads please contact The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands Public Works Department at 613-259-2398


Posted on March 6, 2015

The Township of Lanark Highlands is a rural community situated in the northwest corner of Lanark County, approximately an hour southwest of Ottawa. It has the largest area of all Lanark County with 1048 square kilometers and 530 kilometers of roads. The population of over 7400 residents enjoy a proud heritage and a wealth of natural beauty in its lakes, rivers and rolling hills. This Township with a vibrant future is seeking a qualified person to fulfill the full-time position of Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk.

Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the CAO/Clerk is responsible for the overall management of the Township's administration and financial affairs. As Council's chief policy advisor, the CAO/Clerk provides effective advice and support to Council and develops and implements policies, programs and initiatives as directed by Council. The CAO/Clerk also fulfills all the statutory duties of Clerk in accordance with the Municipal Act of Ontario.

The candidate must have a university degree in a related field and at least 10 years' experience in municipal government. Progressive management responsibility at the municipal level is a requirement. An acceptable mix of education and experience may also be considered. Designations from the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers (AMCTO) are desirable assets. A strong financial background is also desirable.

The candidate should be a leader with strong organizational, financial, planning and management skills and a strategic thinker that possesses strong analytical and problem-solving abilities. Interpersonal skills such as initiative, integrity, judgement and tact as well as the ability to manage time effectively are essential. The candidate must have strong written and verbal communications skills with the ability to present complex information in an understandable format.

The Township offers competitive remuneration, including an excellent benefits package and OMERS pension plan membership. If you are interested in this challenging career opportunity, please submit your detailed resume and cover letter in PDF format by email only to before 4 pm on March 27, 2015.

Click here to view this notice in PDF form. Click here for a detailed description of this position.

Taxation 2015
Posted on January 29, 2015

All Municipal tax bills have been sent to the Post Office!
If you do not receive a tax bill within the next week or so, please call Stacey at 613-259-2398 ext. 0.

Posted on November 27, 2014

Please contact Stacey Knowles at 613-259-2398 ext 221 or for more information.

Snow Removal 2014/2015

Posted on November 14, 2014

The Township of Lanark Highlands will not be responsible for damages to mailboxes, newspaper boxes or parked vehicles where the boxes or vehicles interfere with the snowplowing of Township Roads.

Parking of vehicles on Township Roads and Village Streets from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m. will not be permitted from November 15, 2014 to April 15, 2015. The prohibition of parking applies to the entire road right-of-way, normally 10m (33') from the centre of the road.

It is an offence under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to push snow onto or across a Township Road or Street. The removal of such snow piles by the Township will be charged to the adjacent property owner.

Please call this number only in case of a road related emergency or potential danger that requires immediate attention.

For further information contact:
Township of Lanark Highlands
Tom McCarthy, Interim Superintendent of Public Works
75 George Street
Lanark, ON K0G 1K0
T: 613-259-2398 ext. 239
F: 613-259-2291

Official Election Results

Mayor - Brian Stewart

Deputy Mayor - John Hall

Ward One - Linda Hansen

Ward Two - Stephen Roberts

Ward Three - Peter Rodger

Ward Four - Bill King

Ward Five - Jeannie Kelso

Posted on May 15, 2014

Effective immediately the number for reporting a road emergency has changed. Please note the new number:


Please call this number only in case of a road related emergency or potential danger that requires immediate attention. Responding to the pager requires Roads staff to interrupt their normal activity (i.e. snowplowing, grading etc…) to attend the service request. General requests for information will not be provided via this number.

Posted on February 21, 2014

2015 Fire Permits Fire Permits are required from January 1st to the 31st day of December

2015 Fire Permits are available for sale at the township municipal office and local stores.
• Fire permits are require for all valid only for the year of issue
• Fire permits must be renewed prior to burning
• You must notify LHFS of any and all open air burning

Fire permits can be renewed in three ways;
1) Phone 613-259-2398 ext 500 or toll free 1-800-239-4695 ext 500
2) Fax: 613-259-5706 form is available at

2014 Budget Presentation
Posted on February 7, 2014

Click here to view the presentation. (PDF)

Click here to view the presentation. (Powerpoint)

2014 Budget

Volunteer Fire Fighters Required

The Lanark Highlands Fire Service is seeking applications from dedicated community minded men and women who are committed to training and responding to emergency calls 24 hours per day. Preference will be given to those who work within the Township and those who possess a class DZ license. Applications are available at the township municipal office, by calling 613 259-2398 or can be found below.

Click here to view the application (PDF).

Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands - 75 George Street, PO Box 340. Lanark, Ontario, Canada K0G 1K0. 613-259-2398.