The Public Works Department manages the Township's transportation network connecting the many hamlets and backcountry that comprise the Township of Stone Mills.
Tenders & Notices
Please visit our Procurement & Purchasing page to view all of the current tenders available.
In accordance with the Township of Stone Mills by-law #98-53, parking and leaving of motor vehicle on property of the municipality (which includes Township roads and road allowances) are prohibited from December 1 until April 15th of the following year.
The primary Roads Department garage and office is centrally located in Centreville next to the administrative offices, however a secondary base is also maintained in Tamworth.
There are 727.46 "lane" kilometers of Township owned roads to maintain within Stone Mills. However, in addition to the Township roads, Stone Mills also maintain 395.2 lane kilometers of roads for the County resulting in a total of 1052.66 lane kilometer of roads.
If you wish to report a streetlight outage, please contact the County of Lennox and Addington and provide the location of that streetlight. Please include the closest civic address or the number of the pole on which the streetlight is located. Street light repairs are contracted to an outside firm so please allow 2-3 weeks for this repair. Email: Streetlights
Mailboxes which are not ruggedly constructed or are not securely affixed to a post or cantilever arm may be damaged or dislodged by the direct weight and force of snow thrown from the snowplow. By-law 2004-245 provides that the Township of Stone Mills will not be responsible for damage to mailboxes. Click the following link to view a copy of Bylaw 2004-245.
By-law 2004-244 of the Township of Stone Mills provides that residents must refrain from depositing snow, ice or other debris in a manner to obstruct, interfere or endanger the safety of public travel on any municipal road or bridge. Any person which deposits snow or debris on a municipal road can be held responsible for costs incurred by the Township for the removal of this snow or debris. To view a copy of Bylaw 2004-244, please refer to Document Centre of the Civic Web Portal.
In accordance with Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act, it is illegal to plow snow onto the road. Specifically the Highway Traffic Act provides:
Deposit Of Snow On Roadway
181. No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing so to do from the Ministry or the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road. R.S.O. 1990, c. HR., s. 181.
Load restrictions are in effect: (5 metric tons per axle) from March 1 to April 30 in each year.
Entrance permits onto a County Road are obtained from the County of Lennox & Addington, 97 Thomas St., Napanee. The contact person is Dan Baxter (613) 354-4883 ext. 3228. The County collects the entrance permit fees and conducts the inspections. The Township of Stone Mills issues only the civic number on county road entrances. Copy of the County entrance permit is required by the Township of Stone Mills prior to issuance of a civic address.
A $150.00 fee will be collected by the Township of Stone Mills and a civic number will be issued and installed.
The public is reminded that any construction, paving or other alteration to driveways that is proposed for that portion of the driveway that is within the limits of any County Road allowance is subject to By-law No. 2572/95, as amended, "A By-law to Regulate the Location, Construction and Use of Entrances Onto County Roads". The by-law requires that a permit be issued by the County to authorize the proposed works within the road allowance. It is important that the County be contacted if driveway works are proposed so that the potential impact of the County's annual capital and maintenance program activities such as ditching, resurfacing and reconstruction on various County Roads can be considered. For further information please contact:
Dan Baxter, Engineering Technologist
County of Lennox & Addington
97 Thomas Street East
Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B9
613:354:4883 ext. 3228
Persons who own or who are considering the purchase of a property serviced by a privately maintained road should be aware that the maintenance of that road, which includes:
- winter snow removal,
- tree and brush removal,
- the application of gravel,
- the filling of holes, and
- the draining of water
is the sole responsibility of the persons who use the private road for access to their property. Fire Department or other emergency services may not be able to respond to an emergency call if road conditions do not permit the passage of emergency vehicles.