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load restrictions lifted as of May 2

Seasonal load restrictions to be lifted as of May 2

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 09:24 AM

Township of Severn is lifting seasonal load restrictions May 2

The Seasonal Load Restrictions By-law restricts loads on most Township roads to a maximum of five tonnes per axle in the spring starting on March 1 and are in effect until around the end of May. This restriction is put in place to protect our roads when they may be weakened by excess water in the road base and can then be damaged by heavy vehicles. 

With spring being the busiest time of year in the building industry, Severn...

Notice of watermain flushing for Coldwater

Notice of watermain flushing in Coldwater April 27 to 28

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 03:48 PM

Notice details

Watermain flushing will be taking place in Coldwater starting Wednesday, April 27 through to Thursday, April 28 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some discolouration of water or intermittent drops in water pressure may result from the flushing. 

Once the water has cleared and is no longer discoloured, you can resume all regular activities, including drinking. Drinking small quantities of discoloured water does not present a health concern. 

For more information and answers...

National Volunteer Week with Severn logo

Proclamation to designate April 24 to 30 as National Volunteer Week in Severn

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 08:37 AM

WHEREAS, 24 million Canadian volunteers give their time to help others, contributing close to five billion volunteer hours per year; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Severn mentor our children, feed our hungry, comfort our lonely, beautify our green spaces and fundraise for our charitable organizations; and

WHEREAS, volunteers in Severn have and continue to support families, friends, neighbours and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just...

annual fire permit reminder

Township of Severn encouraging residents to always keep fire safety in mind

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022 03:47 PM

Severn, Ontario: With the arrival of spring, outdoor activities such as enjoying a quiet evening around a warm fire are a great way to spend time with family and friends. It is important to reduce the risk associated with fires, and Severn is reminding residents to purchase their annual fire permit and to review our open-air burning guidelines to keep all persons and property safe this season.

Open-air burning and permits

Township of Severn’s Open-Air Burning By-law regulates the issuing of fire...

close-up of street sweeper

Notice of spring street sweeping

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:25 AM

Spring street sweeping has started in Severn

Severn, Ontario: Street sweeping will be carried out during the months of April and May, weather permitting as sweeping requires dry conditions. If the weather changes and causes sweeping delays, crews will return to any areas in the Township that may not have been serviced.

Residents are asked to keep roads clear of parked vehicles and other obstructions to ensure the sweeping is effective as possible and that areas are not missed.

Please drive carefully...