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Public Works & Operations

The Township of Augusta Public Works Department maintain 200km of roads, sidewalks and 6 bridges.

The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville maintain all of the County roads within the Township.  These include:

County Road 2 (a.k.a. Highway 2)
County Road 6
County Road 15 (a.k.a. the Maitland/Merrickville Rd.)
County Road 18
County Road 21
County Road 26
County Road 31 (a.k.a. Blue Church Rd. from County Road 2 to County Road 26)

Should you have questions or concerns regarding these roads, please contact the County at (613) 342-3840 ext. 2413.

Plowing/Winter Road Conditions

During the winter season, Public Works staff monitor weather conditions through road patrols, local forecasts and RWIS station updates to strategically dispatch crews to clear roads and ensure safety for our community.

Entrances & Culverts

ALL entrance ways must be approved by the Township before installation. See By-Law 3177-2015 for more information.  You can download the application HERE

Civic Numbers

All properties are to have a civic number (911#) to assist Emergency Services and Utility Companies in finding you.  If you do not already have a civic number you can apply for one at the township office.  You can download the application form HERE.

If your sign or post is damaged/stolen you can apply for a new one.  Replacement signs are $25 each and replacement posts are $25 each.

Mailboxes

Mailboxes are not to be located closer than 5 m (16.5 ft.) from the center of the road. This set-back is required to allow the snowplow wing to pass the post without the truck being forced to cross the centerline of the road.

The bottom of the box is not to be less than 105 cm (3.5 ft.) above the level of the shoulder to permit the passage of the plow wing below the box.

Check out  By-Law 3184-2015 for all mailbox regulations and/or the Rural Route Delivery pamphlet from Canada Post.

Pitch In Day     

A volunteer road side clean-up program is held every spring.  On Pitch In Day, volunteers start as early as they wish and finish by noon.  Lunch is then provided at the Grenville Fish & Game Club. Bag pick up starts at 1pm. Keep watch on our website and on our Facebook page for when the next Pitch In Day will be.  Thank you again to all of our volunteers for their continued dedication to keeping Augusta Clean & Green.

Noxious Weeds (Wild Parsnip)

Every spring, the Township contracts the County of Leeds & Grenville to spray our ditches for noxious weeds – particularly wild parsnip.

Wild parsnip has a chemical that causes phytophotodermatitis (inflammation [itis] of the skin [derm] induced by a plant [phyto] with the help of sunlight [photo]).  The skin feels like it has being scalded.  It reddens and then a day or two later after sun exposure it blisters.  More sensitive areas like the face, neck, arms, torso and legs are most vulnerable.  The blister then rupture and the skin begins to heal.  The discolouration of the skin where the burn occurred however can last for as long as two years.

For more information on wild parsnip, how to identify it, roadside spraying and the MSDS for the spray being used please follow the links below:

Wild Parsnip Fact Sheet

UCLG Wild Parsnip Management

UCLG Road Side Spraying

Herbicide Material Safety Data Sheet

 

If you spot wild parsnip on your property or have questions or concerns please contact the Counties Noxious & Nuisance Weed Control Office at 613-342-3840 ext. 2413.

 

If you have any questions regarding Public Works, you can contact our Operations and Fire Coordinator at (613) 925-4231 ext. 101.