Road construction work is scheduled to begin on County Road 16 along the shoreline of Robertson Lake, west of the hamlet of Poland, on Monday, Oct. 17, with road closures beginning on Oct. 24 for approximately two weeks.
Lanark County Public Works advises that during this work intermittent road closures are needed due to the narrow roadway width.
“Each road closure will be limited to a maximum of 45 minutes per hour,” explained Sean Derouin, public works manager. “They will start at 7 a.m. on the day of the closure and conclude at 6 p.m. on the same day.”
For more information on the road closure times, please visit
There is no practical detour available, therefore detour signing will not be in place.

For further information, please contact:
Sean Derouin Public Works Manager
Lanark County
1-888-9-LANARK, ext. 3194

Public Notice Township Meetings

Thursday, 06 October 2022

Please be advised that meetings have resumed to allow public in-person attendance with capacity restrictions in place. The public can also attend electronically by
conference call.

Please refer to the respective meeting agenda on theTownship’s website or call the Township Office for meeting dates, times, and other meeting information.

Agendas will be available on the Township’s website at

For further information please contact:
Amanda Noel, Clerk

613-259-2398 x 231

In Person Meeting Notice

(LANARK COUNTY, ON) – Between Monday, September 26, 2022 and Monday, October 3, 2022 officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 485 calls for service. 

Starting October 1, 2022, the Mississippi Valley and Rideau Valley Conservation Authorities are
working together to provide septic approval services to additional municipalities in the local
area, including the Township of Lanark Highlands.

Formerly serviced by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, several municipalities
have now turned to their conservation authorities to provide this service. The Mississippi Valley
and Rideau Valley Conservation Authorities have been providing septic review and approval
services in the City of Ottawa and Tay Valley Township for over 25 years and have experienced
staff to support this increased service area.

Forms, fees, frequently asked questions, and other sewage system resources are available for
landowners and contractors at

Applications for systems being installed or replaced in the Township of Lanark Highlands
can be directed to the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority office for processing.
Digital forms can be emailed to or paper copies can be delivered to the MVCA
head office at 10970 Highway 7, Carleton Place on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Inquiries
can also be made via email to or by calling 613-253-0006.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will carry out all inspection work for permits
received or extended on or before September 30, 2022. Property owners who have previously
submitted a septic permit prior to September 30, will continue to have their application overseen
by the Health Unit. Health Unit permits will be valid for one year from the date of issuance, no
later than the end of 2023.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to
working with you.

Eric Kohlsmith, Septic Inspector
10970 Highway 7, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3P1
613-253-0006 ext. 256

Terry K. Davidson, P. Eng. Director of Regulations and Chief Building Official
3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5
t. 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1107


Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Please make note that the Lanark Highlands Municipal Office and Garages will be closed Friday, September 30th in recognition of Truth and Reconciliation Day. 

The office will re-open Monday, October 3rd at 9:00 am. 

Official Plan Comment Reminder!

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Please provide all formal comments on the proposed
Official Plan in writing to Avery Dowdall, Planning,
Building & Clerk Administrative assistant at

BEFORE September 30th, 2022 at 4:30pm.

The Official Plan is Council’s commitment to Township residents, containing the goals,
objectives and policies intended to guide land use development and conservation over a
25-year time horizon. The Official Plan manages and directs physical development
within the context of social, economic, built, and natural environment matters.
The Planning Act requires that an Official Plan be updated to ensure that it: conforms
with provincial plans or does not conflict with them; has regard to matters of provincial
interest; and is consistent with provincial policy statements. The Township Official Plan
must also conform with the Lanark County Official Plan

The update to the Official Plan will affect all lands within the municipal boundary of
Township of Lanark Highlands. Accordingly, no key map is provided.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Planning Act and the
Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, as amended. The information collected will be
used to complete the Official Plan Amendment review and will form part of the public
record. Questions about this collection should be addressed to Township Clerk.

For more information about the Draft Official Plan, including information about appeal
rights, please contact the Township Clerk at 613-259-2398 ext. 231 or
. Information can also be found by visiting:
Township of Lanark Highlands - Official Plan Review

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