Welcome to Township of O'Connor
        
MEETING CHANGE:   The Council meeting scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2015  has been changed due to no quorum.  The meeting has been moved to Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7 p.m.

OFFICE CLOSURE  - Please note the office will be  closed on Wednesday, June 17 and June 24, 2015 all day to allow staff to attend training. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Quote for Roadside Grass/Weed Cutting
The Township of O'Connor is requesting quotes to cut the grass/weeds on the sides of 65 km of roadway, being 130 total cutting kilometres, within the Township.  Cutting is to be completed during the month of July.  The successful applicant must provide proof of a minimum $1,000,000 liability insurance and have the Township of O'Connor listed as an additional insured under their policy, have a tractor with a minimum cutting width of 7', have a 360 degree amber beacon mounted on their tractor and must provide and wear a safety vest while operating the tractor.  Quotes are to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "Grass/Weeds Cutting" to the O'Connor Municipal office, 330 Hwy 595, by 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2015.  The quotes will be opened by Council at their meeting held later that evening.

Lorna Buob, Clerk-Treasurer, Township of O'Connor, (807)476-1451, twpoconn@tbaytel.net

DISPOSAL SITE HOURS - EXTENDED ON SATURDAYS

During the months of June, July, August and September the disposal site will be open on Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. This will be on a trial basis to allow residents to get their summer weekends started earlier.  Let us know what you think.  Does this work better for you?

Summer Hours - Effective June 1, 2015
Tuesdays - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PLEASE ensure you have your disposal site permit when visiting the site.

O'Connor Women's Institute and O'Connor Community Club
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - Friday, July 3, 2015  7 - 9 p.m.
O'Connor Community Centre - 330 Hwy 595
Admission $4.00 children under 5 free

Everyone welcome!

UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS

The next meetings of the Council will be held on Monday June 22 and July 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
An O'Connor Day Planning Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7 p.m.
 
All meetings are held in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Office located at 330 Hwy. 595.  Council welcome your involvement and interest in Council meetings.   Agenda's are posted on the website under Municipal Information. 

Service Ontario Launches Not-For-Profit      

Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow their NFPs.  The new site features information on government open call programs for funding, ideas on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more. Please follow the link to visit this new resource: www.ServiceOntario.ca/NotForProfits

   
MPAC's Request for Reconsideration (RfR) Deadline Approaching                   
As a reminder, the deadline to file an RfR with MPAC for the 2015 property tax years is March 31, 2015.  Property owners should be encouraged to visit aboutmyproperty.ca to learn more about the information MPAC has on file for their property and to compare their assessed value with others in your neighbourhood.

The O'Connor Community Centre

  The O'Connor Community Centre is available for rentals with the basement kitchen and main level renovations, including a new accessible platform lift.  With reasonable rental rates the Community Centre is waiting for you.  To book your event please call the Township of O'Connor office at 476-1451. 
 
If you would like to rent the Community Centre for an event and someone attending may need to use the platform lift you or someone you appoint must be trained on its operation.
                                                                  
The Township of O'Connor Asset Managment Plan is posted on the website.
The Township of O'Connor retained GENIVAR to assist with the development of a comprehensive asset management plan that the Township can utilize as a tool to assist with decisions regarding the building, operating, maintaining, renewing, replacing, disposing and funding of their bridges, roads, culverts, buildings, helipad, road maintenance and recycling equipment, and vehicles
To view the pdf version of the plan please click here.
   
WSIB Ontario - Bill 119 - Manditory Coverage for the Construction Industry
If you work in construction, the rules for mandatory WSIB coverage have changed.  Do you run your own construction business? Are you the purchaser of construction services? Big or small, with workers or without, you still need to know what's changed. Find out what it means for you.
 
O'Connor Community Centre Renovations
The O'Connor Community Centre has received some new and exciting changes.  To start, the basement kitchen has been revitalized with the installation of a new kitchen exhaust hood and fan, a wet chemical system for fire suppression, a direct fired make-up air system, a new stove, deepfryer and lighting. The Centre has also received a new coat of paint to freshen it up, a dishwasher has been installed in the upstairs kitchen and some new appliances and cupboards have been purchased. Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) for their contribution towards these renovations.   

 
Thank you to all who have also attended or supported the recent Community Centre renovations fundraising events hosted by the O'Connor Community Club and Fire Department. Thank you also to the O'Connor Women's Institute and Thunder Bay Ventures for their donations.                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

RR1 Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, P0T 1W0 Phone: (807) 476-1451 Fax: (807) 473-0891 twpoconn@tbaytel.net
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