Please visit this area of the site often for current information of interest to the general public.
Due to lack of interest, 12:00 p.m. (noon) Municipal Matters will be cancelled effective immediately.
Notice of Completion: Marathon Landfill - An Environmental Screening Report has been made available for viewing at the Municipal Office located at 4 Hemlo Drive, Marathon, Ontario. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Town of Marathon intends to proceed with this project.
Important information about the 2016 Assessment Update
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing and classifying more than five million properties in Ontario in compliance with the Assessment Act and regulations set by the Government of Ontario.
In 2016, MPAC will update the assessed values of more than five million properties in Ontario based on a legislated valuation date of January 1, 2016.
For the 2016 province-wide Assessment Update, MPAC is delivering Property Assessment Notices earlier than ever before. This change is being made as part of the organization’s commitment to bring greater stability and predictability to the property assessment and taxation system.
Residential property owners can expect to receive their Property assessment Notice shortly after the issuance date of May 2, 2016. Notices for business properties and farms will be mailed in the fall of 2016.
For information on how assessment works, market trends, the Request for Reconsideration process and property assessment and taxation, visit aboutmyproperty.ca. If you would like to see the information MPAC has on file or your property or compare your property to others in your area, you can register and login using the Roll Number and Access Key located on your Property Assessment Notice.
Attention Residents of Marathon (Frozen Water Line Policy) - Policy WO0034 has since been revised at Town Council Meeting of January 26, 2015, and The Town of Marathon will no longer be responsible should the service lateral freeze at any time, regardless of property line. We encourage property owners to do all they can to prevent a reoccurrence, by ensuring that a bleeder valve or cold water tap is flowing. We suggest that this bleeder be used until the risk of freezing from frost penetration has passed. You can view the new revised policy and get helpful tips by clicking the link (pdf) Frozen Water Service Line (doc) (pdf)
Town of Marathon Apparel Available - The Town of Marathon is now making various items of clothing with the Town's logo available to the general public. Some of the items available are golf shirts, jackets, hoodies and baseball caps. The clothing items are currently available at Crossover Video and the Peninsula Golf Course pro shop.
Winter Parking Restrictions - Effective November 1st to April 1st. No parking on any street between 2:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Some exemptions apply. Please refer to Winter Road Maintenance By-Law No. 1885 at www.marathon.ca. Please do not dump snow on municipal property.
Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP)
In 2016, the Ontario Energy Board is offering a program for low income customers to assist with electricity bills. Click here for more information about the program and how to apply.
Appointment to Board Applications
Waste Transfer Station & Garbage Collection schedule
Waste Transfer Station (WTS): Hours for the WTS are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 2 - 6 p.m. The recycling centre is located at the WTS and is open the same hours as the WTS. The household hazardous waste depot is also located at the WTS and shares the same operating hours for the summer season. WTS closes for the winter months.
The Recycling Centre accepts the following: Plastic containers (remove lids); food, beverage, metal and aluminum cans (rinse cans); aluminum foil wrap and trays; milk cartons and juice boxes (remove straws); newspapers, flyers, magazines, hardcover books (remove covers), telephone books, egg cartons (not styrofoam); cores from paper towels, toilet tissue rolls; cereal boxes (remove liners), office paper, envelopes, paperbacks, household and fine paper, clean wood, clean metal and bicycles.
Recycling Electronics: What Waste Electronic Equipment (WEE) products can I bring?
- audio/video players
- fax machines
- cell phones
For more information on recycling your electronics, please call (807)229-1340 x2229 or to access the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES), visit their website at www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca.
Sewage Treatability Study was completed on August 17, 2010. The purpose of this work was to assess the capabilities of the Town's existing sewage treatment plant to handle the leachate generated as a result of the proposed expansion.
Hydrogeological Assessment was completed on August 17, 2010. The purpose of this assessment was to determine the net effects on the downgradient aquifer as a result of the proposed expansion.
April 2, 2016 - World Autism Awarenss Day (pdf)
April 25 - May 1, 2016 - Rail Safety Week (pdf)
June, 2016 - Seniors Month (pdf)
September 23, 2016 - Franco-Ontarian Day
September, 2016 - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September, 2016 - Arthritis Awareness Month
November 6 - 12, 2016 - Crime Prevention Week
For further assistance or information please contact the staff of the Town of Marathon at (807) 229-1340 or contact us online.