- Public Notices, Tenders and RFPs -
August 29th, 2023
The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls invites quotations from qualified firms/contractors to re-roof the Sioux Narrows Municipal Office/Fire Hall Building. Materials to be supplied by the Township.
Interested contractors must meet onsite with the Municipal Maintenance Supervisor to review project works before submitting a proposal. To be eligible to quote, must meet all applicable Ontario Health & Safety/Ministry of Labour standards for roofing and working at heights.
Please contact Mike Salvador, Maintenance Supervisor, to arrange a site visit before Noon on Friday, September 22nd, 2023, at: [email protected].
August 3rd, 2023
Tender – Winter Maintenance 2023-2024
Winter snow plowing approx. 275 hrs of roads located near Sioux Narrows from approx. Nov. 15, 2023 to May 15, 2024.
Contract is under the supervision of The Corporation of the Township of Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls. Contract forms may be obtained from the Municipal Office by calling 807-226-5241 or email [email protected].
Closing date: Friday, September 1st, 2023, 4:00 p.m. local time. Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
The Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein, and to award the Contract in the best interest of the Township in its sole and unfettered discretion.
Dated at Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls this 3rd day of August, 2023.
July 6th, 2023
Bridge Park Site Re-Development Project.
The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is seeking to retain the services of a professional firm to finalize (build upon) the design as included in the Township Highway Corridor Re-Development Plan, prepare construction documents, and oversee the re-development of the Bridge Park Site.
Interested consultants are invited to prepare a proposal which clearly indicates how the consultant will carry out the work set in the project terms of reference. Consultants will have access to the project terms of reference and Highway Corridor Re-vitalization Plan: HTFC (2020) to prepare their proposals. Please request these documents prior to submitting a proposal. All interested consultants must submit one electronic copy of their proposal. All proposals must be submitted by noon on Friday August 18, 2023.
Proposals and requests for further information should be directed to:
Heather Gropp- Community Development Officer: [email protected]
Township of Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls
Phone: 807-226-5241 ext. 209. Cell: 807-464-2720
July 4th, 2023
Municipal Short-Term Rental Policy Change
Over the past 5 years, there has been a growing trend in the use of online booking services such as Air B&B and Vacation Rental by Owner (VRBO) for residential homeowners to rent out their homes on a short-term basis for the purpose of generating income. These are commonly known as Short Term Rentals, or STRS. The emergence of STRS as income properties is widespread, both internationally and in Canada and the United States.
However, while generating income for the owner, many of these rental properties have a negative impact on neighbourhoods and communities – they also generate land use conflicts in residential areas, and tend to create shortages in affordable housing as investors purchase modestly prices homes as commercial rental properties.
Additionally, STR’s deplete the limited housing stock available in community as properties are being purchased for income making it challenging for new and existing residents to find housing in our community. The lack of available housing in the community can contribute to stagnation within our economy and is something we hope to mitigate in our community.
The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls has not been immune to this trend, as many cottage owners have seen this as an opportunity to generate some additional income from their cottage when not in use. Further, many potential purchasers are now using this as a business model to assist in the financing of a new cottage purchase.
The Township has been attempting the manage STRS though the zoning by-law over the past several years. As a result, it has become clear that a more precise land use policy would be helpful to Council in making land use decisions on STRS. Planning staff have been directed to prepare a new policy in the Official Plan that will assist Council making decisions on the approval of future STRS, taking into consideration potential disruptions in residential neighbourhoods, the health and safety of the public and the impact on affordable housing in the community.
There were two public open houses, May 2nd, 2023, and June 6th, 2023, and a Statutory Public Meeting was held July 4th, 2023, to review and comment on the proposed amendment to the Official Plan. Council is expected to consider passage of the related by-laws at their regular meeting August 1st, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., at Sioux Narrows.
If you wish to review a copy of the proposed amendment, please contact the Planning Department at the Township of Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls at 807-226-5241.
May 16th, 2023
The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Photo Contest 2023
Living the Lake Life
This summer the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls invites residents to submit photos of our community “Living the Lake Life” for a chance to win 1 of 3 great Lake of the Woods inspired gift baskets. (first place prize basket valued at $500 and 2 randomly drawn submission prize baskets valued at $300). All accepted submissions will be entered into the draw for the 2 prize baskets. We will be sharing all accepted submitted photos on the Township Facebook page this summer and the photo with the most likes will win the first place prize basket.
The photo contest runs from May 19, 2023 to September 30, 2023. Winners will be posted by Friday October 6th, 2023. Entries can be submitted by emailing the photographs to: [email protected] with the subject line: 2023 Live the Lake Life photo submission. Contest is open to Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls Residents (including summer residents).
We are looking for photos that show what living the lake life entails and highlights our community members actively living the lake life in our community. Examples of photos can include:
– Actively reeling in your favourite catch
– Hiking on our trails
– Watersports- canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, riding motorized water vehicles
– Swimming off the dock or at the beach
– Golfing at White Moose Golf Course
– Going for Ice Cream or Mini-golfing
– Campfires, or S’mores
– Coffee on the dock
– Shore lunch
– Exceptional scenery or wildlife
– Participating in or enjoying community events
In order to be eligible photos must be:
– 1 MB in size
– The photographer muse be willing to sign a consent permitting the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls to use the photos for any of our promotional needs.
– The photographer must submit the permission of any identifiable individual in the photographs to be included in the photo and to have the photograph used by the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls.
Please note, the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls reserves the right to not include any image that does not fit with the community nature of the contest or that may not be an appropriate representation of our community. No photos of alcohol or drug consumption will be included.