As a new resident of the Buckhorn Lake Estates community, the Buckhorn Lake Estates Community Association has compiled this handy information to help make your settling in a bit smoother. We hope that you will find the following information useful.
Are You Interested in joining The Buckhorn Lake Estates Community Association? We’d be so happy to have you join us. Please contact a member of the Executive Committee about starting your membership today! The easiest way is via our Contact page. Membership in the Buckhorn Lake Estates Community Association is not compulsory, but we do hope that you will join us.
IMPORTANT INFO ON DOCKS
There is an annual cost to be a member of the association and hold a dock location. Properties that are not on the water do not own the location where their dock is kept (the waterfront location is not deeded into home ownership despite what a real estate agent may say). Home owners own their own dock, but the waterfront location the dock is kept at is owned by Trent Lakes and managed by our volunteer association.
All docks at our waterfront park are on township leased land and our association is responsible for maintaining the waterfront property PLUS managing the locations home owners may store their dock.
Dock membership includes a location to store your dock, shoreline maintenance and the very necessary annual weed harvesting. You own and maintain your own dock, but do not own the land.
There is also a one time fee for a key to the boat launch. If lost replacement keys are available at a small cost. Details can be found on the Membership Dues page.
Like to volunteer? We sure like to hear that! Please let the Executive Board Secretary know that you would like to volunteer your time and services to the community, we can sure use the help! E-mail the Secretary here.
Like to serve? The Executive Board changes every 2 years whereas our Directors-at-Large serve a one-year term.
To view our current volunteer Executive team, click here
St. Matthews Anglican, Buckhorn – 705-657-9898
Wesley United, Buckhorn – 705-657-9808
St. Martin’s Church, Ennismore – 705-292-8823
St. Jean de Brebeuf, Buckhorn – 705-652-3095
BONFIRES, YARD WASTE
You must have a Burn Permit. The Burn Permit is issued annually, free of charge and can be obtained from the Township Office, or from the Waste Transfer Site Attendants. Please follow the instructions on the burn permit and keep it in a safe place.
If you have construction waste and may want to burn outside of the permitted hours please contact the Fire Chief during normal business hours at the Township Office (1-800-374-4009) prior to burning and make arrangements.
Always call the hot line on your permit prior to a burn to ensure there are no burn restrictions imposed. This is important with living in a heavily wooded rural area. If the Fire Department responds to a fire that is not an emergency, you could be held liable for all costs of their call out.
To order telephone services for this area please call 1-866-955-0557
or visit the Bell World Services Centre, 746 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough, 705-741-2555
Internet services are provided to our rural location via DSL service (uses the telephone line).
Internet DSL service can be purchased through Bell or local supplier Nexicom. We recommend Nexicom.
To obtain your assigned mailbox and begin to receive your mail at your new address you must go in person to the Canada Post, Station Main located at 795 Rye Street, Peterborough. Telephone 705-745-9560 ext 2005.
DOG TAGS, RABIES, PET CLINIC
Dog Tags are sold at the Township Office, 701 County Road 36, 1-800-374-4009. They are annual and usually have a discount price if purchased before March 31st of any given year. You can also obtain a tag from the Waste Transfer Site Attendants.
Rabies Clinics take place in the Spring of each year (May/April) by the Peterborough City County Health Unit, call for date, time & place. 705-743-1000.
Dogs are not permitted to be running at large in this Township and must be under control at all times. It is an offence for anyone to allow a dog to deposit waste (feces) on private property or property of the municipality unless that person without leaving the scene picks up the waste and disposes of it in a proper manner.
We are a Poop and Scoop community. (By-law B2003-69)
Please note that Federal Health regulations do not permit dogs on any area beaches, so please leave your dog at home if you will be spending the day at our local Sandy Lake Beach.
Trent Lakes Public Library (in the town of Buckhorn)
Buckhorn Nursery & Daycare – 705-657-1677
Harvey Community Care – 705-657-2171
(Located at St. Matthews Anglican Church, Buckhorn)
You will need a Waste Disposal Site Pass to access any of the Waste Transfer Sites in the Municipality. If you purchased from someone, hopefully they left you a pass. If you’re newly constructing, contact the Township Office to get a pass and a schedule of times the Transfer Sites are open. YOU MUST TAKE YOUR GARBAGE AND RECYCLABLES TO THE WASTE TRANSFER SITES YOURSELF. The closest Waste Transfer Site is just outside Buckhorn. Go straight through the intersection at the only set of lights in Buckhorn and proceed for approximately 3 km and on the left-hand side will be a road appropriately named Dump Road.
Details on the counties recycle program can be found here.
Buckhorn Foodland 705-657-3311
Buckhorn General Store 705-657-3202
Country Mart & Bakery 705-657-3455
Ennismore Foodland 705-292-6719
Tamarac Golf & Country Club
Six Foot Bay Golf Course
The Quarry Golf Course
GOVERNMENT AND TAXES
You are now living in the Trent Lakes Township, in the County of Peterborough.
Your taxes will be paid to the Township Administration Office at 701 County Road 36, telephone # 1-800-374-4009, their website is www.trentlakes.ca
You might want to pay them a visit with a copy of your Deed so that they can change their records. The Land Registry and MPAC can take some time before they forward such changes to the Township. The Township cannot change your information and the land ownership until they have either received the information from those sources or by you stopping in with your deed.
There are 2 tax billings per year and each requires 2 payments for a total of 4 payments per year. Call your Township Office (1-800-374-4009) for further information.
Cody Inn Chinese – 705-657-8812
Pizza Alloro – 705-657-7575
The Olde Ice House Restaurant – 705-657-1131
LOCAL MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS
You will eventually get out and explore and get to know your area, but the following are local services and numbers just to get you started:
Township Office – 1-800-374-4009 or 1-705-738-3800
(For all building permits, property taxes & by-law enforcement)
Buckhorn Public School – 705-657-8803
Lakefield District Elementary – 705-652-3001
St.Martin’s School, Ennismore – 705-292-8997
Peterborough Regional Health Center
1 Hospital Drive, Peterborough
Buckhorn Regional Health Center
85 William Street
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
For a list of the many businesses in the Buckhorn and Trent Lakes area, please visit the Buckhorn website @ www.buckhorn.ca
Buckhorn Community Centre
Buckhorn Sports Pad
(free all year sports pad)