Christmas Sharing and Angel Tree Interviews

The Town of Deseronto and the Tyendinaga Township announce interview times for the Christmas Sharing and Angel Tree programs.

The dates and times are:

Thursday November 14th. 2019 1000 am - 12 Noon

Thursday November 28th, 2019 1000 am - 12 Noon

ONE EVENING ONLY - Thursday November 28th, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: DESERONTO LEGION 340 MAIN ST.

Please remember to bring:
Identification
Proof of Address
Proof of Income

If you require more information call the Deseronto Food Bank. 613-396-2325

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Making our Streets Safer

The Town of Deseronto continues to make our streets safer for all residents.

The Town of Deseronto continues to make our streets safer for all residents.

As part of Council’s strategy and commitment to make our streets safer and improve mobility within our Community for all, the Town of Deseronto will be identifying and marking pedestrian walkways from road ways as we strive to improve in this area.

Additionally, bylaw enforcement will begin actively warning and enforcing parking restrictions on designated/identified Municipal walking areas moving forward.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we strive to improve pedestrian safety and mobility in Town.

If you have any questions please contact Town Hall.

High Water Survey

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International Joint Commission Survey for High Water Impacts on Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte.

Quinte Conservation encourages those who experienced high water on Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte in 2019 to fill out the survey from the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board.

The data collected from this year's survey will allow the Commission to evaluate and improve their scientific and engineering models that were developed to help estimate potential damages and impacts to plan modifications that may be experienced under a range of Great Lakes water level conditions. 

Employment Opportunity

Community Centre Facility Student Attendants

The Town of Deseronto is currently seeking students to assist in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the Deseronto Community Centre.

The students will assist with moving of the nets and other janitorial and maintenance tasks. The position is for approximately 10 hours assisting in the completion of the general maintenance of the arena, parks and other facility grounds as required. The successful candidates will be involved in a diverse range of job activities which include performing maintenance tasks, event/rental program set up and take down, and customer service. In addition, the applicant must be prepared to work on a rotating shift schedule that includes evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.Please see the job posting for more details.

Crosswalk Installation Completed.

Public Works staff have completed the installation of the new crosswalk at Main and Centre. Council is pleased to be able to provide this improvement with the help of the Province through a Main Street Revitalization Grant.  As part of a larger commitment to accessibility, revitalization and safety. This project features:

  • Light green day glow advisory signs for the crosswalk, 25 meters ahead of the crosswalk as a warning to drivers and cyclists.

  • Foot sense pads have been embedded in the sidewalk as a tell for those with visual or hearing issues to improve accessibility .

  • A push button on each side of the crosswalk that activates the two white crosswalk signs to light up, as this will alert oncoming traffic.

Council and staff have been working collaboratively with the OPP to implement various traffic calming measures and safety features in and around Town. Council has made safety one of their key priorities and will continue to work towards finding the right coverage for our Community.

Employment Opportunity

Community Centre Facility Attendants

The Town of Deseronto is currently seeking individuals to fill part time positions to perform maintenance and other operational duties to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Deseronto Community Centre.


The attendants are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Community Centre. The successful candidates will be involved in a diverse range of job activities which include performing building maintenance and facility repairs, ice maintenance, record keeping, event/rental program set up and take down, etc.  In addition, the applicants must be prepared to work on a rotating shift schedule that may include days, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.

Please see the job posting for more details.

Deseronto Bulldogs Senior "A" Hockey

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The Town of Deseronto announces Senior ‘A” Bulldog hockey is happening this season at the Deseronto Community Recreation Centre.

Join us for the home opener Saturday September 28th, and follow the team through all 18 home and away games.

The puck drops at 6:30 pm for all home games. Team Schedule

Admission price varies, please see the Team website for more information.

Be sure to grab friends and family and come on out cheer on the future Senior ‘A’ champs – the Senior ‘A’ Deseronto Bulldogs.

For more information on the team, season schedule, way to support or more team info, including team jerseys and gear see Deseronto Bulldogs Senior A on Facebook.

Good Food Market at the Royal Canadian Legion

The Good Food Bank offers up a variety of fruits and vegetables at whole sale prices, which is a great way to purchase nutritious food at a fraction of the cost.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 hosts the Good Food Market once a month from 9:30 am - 11:30 am at the Legion on the following days:

August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13

Email Brenda Foran for information at: gfmbren@cdcquinte.com

More information about CDC Quinte - see: http://www.cdcquinte.com

Our Beautiful Parks - Highlight - The Rathbun Park

The Town of Deseronto encourages residents and visitors alike to get out during the great summer weather and enjoy our parks. Today we are highlighting The Rathbun Park beside Town Hall. The park is full of flowers and trimmed gardens and looks great thanks to the public works department.  With its gurgling fountain and gazebo, The Rathbun Park will make any photo one you'll cherish forever!

Advisory: The fountain has an electrical component and is not safe for children or pets to swim in so please refrain from using it this way.

Employment Opportunity

Transit Coordinator - Long Term Temporary P/T - closed

6 hours per day; 12pm – 6:30pm Monday - Friday  

The Transit Coordinator position is responsible for providing dispatch, administrative, payroll and financial support for the Town of Deseronto’s Transit Department.  This position also provides a next point of escalation for front line staff as well as training on administrative functions for drivers.  


College Street Reconstruction

UPDATE - August 29, 2019

Weather permitting, Gordon Barr Construction will start pouring the sidewalks on College Street between Thomas & Dundas Streets tomorrow, (Friday August 30th) in the morning.  Access to that area of College Street will be reduced as necessary.

UPDATEs

Gordon Barr Construction will start the base coat of asphalt on College Street between Thomas & Dundas Streets on Thursday August 29th at approximately 12:00 noon (weather permitting). The road will be closed to all traffic until the following morning. Please ensure that all vehicles are removed from the street to allow the paving to commence on time.

August 30, 2019 - Deseronto Public Works and Gordon Barr Construction advise College St. will be open to regular traffic after 4 pm today. Also, sidewalks are being poured today. Deseronto Public Works and Gordon Barr Construction request that people do not use the sidewalks until Monday September 1, 2019. Sorry for any inconvenience, we appreciate your understanding regarding these issues.

September 5, 2019 - Last top coat of asphalt applied today. Street closed until 6 pm September 5th, sorry for any inconvenience.


Gordon Barr Ltd. is the successful bidding contractor for the College St project. The work to be completed includes the replacement of the Storm Sewer, the Water main and associated services. Also included is the construction of a new Sidewalk and Curbs, the Paving of College Street and the associated Landscaping as required to return the grassed areas to original condition.

The planned start date of the construction is July 22, 2019 and it is anticipated that this work will take approximately seven (7) weeks to complete. Crews will be starting the temporary water setup on Wednesday July 17th. This will include the use of a backhoe and little to no traffic disruption. Please be aware that during the construction phase the road will only be open to local traffic at times. Temporary storage of the aggregate that is to be reused will be stored at the arctic gardens site while the project is going on. We apologize for the disruption and any inconvenience.

Deseronto Public Roller Skate - Summer 2019

Lace up the roller skates and come on out for fun!

Lace up the roller skates and come on out for fun!

The Town of Deseronto is pleased to announce public Roller Blading/Skating Tuesday’s, 6:00 pm to 7:000 pm, starting Tuesday July 16, ending Tuesday August 27th, 2019. Scooters and hover boards not allowed. Regular arena rules regarding conduct apply and participants will be asked to leave if they are not following the arena rules of behaviour. The arena  and the activities will be monitored by staff during this event. This recreational activity is intended for years 8-13. Children younger than 10 must have parental supervision. As with all recreational activities this is a use/play at your own risk activity.

Weekly

Tuesday 6-7 pm

Location: Arena, Deseronto Community Centre

51 Mechanic St. Deseronto.

Cost: Free

More information?: email arena@deseronto.ca

Paddle Boarding on Deseronto Waterfront

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The Deseronto Waterfront is a place of enjoyment for all types of people. This week there were many stand up paddlers out enjoying our beautiful weather. The Centennial Park boat launch and canoe put in on the west side of Town was being used by the Tyendinaga Good Minds Program. It is great to see young adults enjoying the park and the water! For more information on how to access or use our waterfront, email Town Hall – admin@deseronto.ca