O'Connor Township

Country Living at its Best

Phone: 807-476-1451
Email: twpoconn@tbaytel.net

Welcome to O'Connor Township

O'Connor Township Office

Draft Official Plan and Draft Zoning By-law documents - for copies of the documents or more information go to the heading "Municipality" and click on the "Official Plan" heading.

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED

The Township of O'Connor has declared a State  of Emergency due to washed out roads within the Township.

UPDATE: June 28, 2016 - 4:45 p.m. - Smith Road has been reopened.  The road remains rough and will have more work done to it tomorrow, so please drive with caution .

UPDATE: June 27, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. - Sovereign Road has been reopened.   Garbutt Road will be open by the 7 p.m. today.  Smith Road will remain closed until further notice.

Water has receded but some roads are still closed and other are in  poor condition .  PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION WHEN TRAVELLING.

Garbutt Road from Highway 590 to Holomego Road is Closed.     Please note that this one of the  Ministry of Transportation detour route for the Highway 595 Road Closure.  Please use the alternate detour route on Pool Road and Whittaker Road.

Sovereign Road between Highway 590 and Fleming Road is Closed.

Smith Road between Garbutt Road and Harstone Road is closed.

The road crew are currently working on the roads and information will be updated as roads are reopened.

Employment Opportunity

The Township of O'Connor is seeking a casual disposal site attendant to work when the current attendant is unavailable.  For more information please see the July issue of the Cornerstone, also available on this website.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. to Noon, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays
9:00 a.m. to Noon

Office will be closed Friday, July 1st for Canada Day!  Have a great Long Weekend and lets hope the weather cooperates.

REMINDER: For the months of July and August the office will be closed on Wednesdays.

2016 Final Tax bills are out with Dues Dates June 30th and August 30th.  Payment can be made by cash or cheque at the Municipal office during regular office hours.  We do not accept Debit or Credit Card payments.   If you use on-line banking you can the Township of O'Connor to your payee list using your 19 digit Roll Number.

O'Connor Township News

DRAFT OFFICIAL PLAN AND ZONING BY-LAW OPEN HOUSE

Uncategorized / May 26, 2016

You are invited to participate and provide input on the Township of O’Connor’s Draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law

Public Open House – Saturday, June 25, 2016

1:00pm – 3:00pm

O’Connor Community Centre, 330 Highway 595

The Township of O’Connor invites you to become engaged in planning for the Township’s future by participating in the upcoming Public Open House. The purpose of the Public Open House is to present, review and receive input on changes to the Township’s Draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law. The Official Plan provides the overall policy direction for development in the municipality, and the Zoning By-law implements the policies through regulations. These documents will apply to the entire municipality.

The Public Open House will be held at the O’Connor Community Centre (330 Highway 595) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

The Open House is the first public consultation event of the review process. There will be additional opportunities for input at later stages of the process.

If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed official plan, or of the refusal of a request to amend the official plan, you must make a written request to the Township of O’Connor.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make submissions to the Township of O’Connor before the proposed Official Plan is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Township of O’Connor to the Ontario Municipal Board. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of O’Connor before the proposed official plan is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

For more information on the Township Official Plan and Zoning By-law review process, please contact Lorna Buob, Clerk-Treasurer at twpoconn@tbaytel.net or 807-476-1451.

Ratepayer Survey

Municipal Notices, Township News / December 25, 2015

Thank you to everyone who filled out this survey.  The results have been summarized and reviewed by Council, however if you would still like to make a comment we will be happy to address it.

Disposal Site - The Township of O'Connor, in 2015 from June to September, held a trial run of opening the Disposal Site earlier on Saturday mornings.  The Site opened at 9 a.m. rather than 10 a.m. and Council want to know what you thought of this and are asking for your opinion by submitting this survey.

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NorWest Community Health Centres – Mobile Health Services

Township News / December 1, 2015

A video produced by the Canadian Institute for Health Innovation and funded by the Ontario Government was filmed in the Township of O'Connor and surrounding area.  This video details the need for their mobile service and the services they do provide.  To view this video please click on this link.  Password is "thunderbay".

Service Ontario Launches Not-For-Profit  

Township News / June 30, 2015

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

The O’Connor Community Centre

Township News / June 29, 2015
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.

Asset Management Plan

The Township of O'Connor Asset Management 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

WSIB Ontario - Bill 119 - Mandatory 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.