Welcome to O'Connor Township!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Road Closure: Please note that Broome Road East of Garbutt Road is closed as of August 5, 2014 for bridge replacment. To access Cedar Falls Conservation Authority please take the detour off of Holomego Road, but please note that this is a one lane road and you will need to yield to on coming traffic. Please drive carefully!!
Disposal Site Hours -
(Now operating on Winter Hours as of Tuesday, September 2, 2014)
Winter Hours -
Tuesday 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - September 1 to March 31
Summer Hours -
Tuesdays 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - April 1 to August 31
PLEASE ensure you have your disposal site permit when visiting the site.
2014 Municipal Election
The Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m..
An Advance Vote date has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. if you can not attend the Monday, October 27 Election Day.
The Election will be held in the O'Connor Council Chambers - 330 Highway 595, using the back door of the building.
Are you on the Voter's List? Please check with the Municipal office or go to Voterlookup.ca.
All nominations are in! Please see the List of Certified Candidates under Municipal Information, Municipal Election 2014.
The Township of O'Connor Asset Managment Plan now posted on 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.
Township received $305,195.00 for replacement of Broome Road Bridge
In December of 2012 the Provincial Government announce the Municipal Infrastructure
Investment Initiative’s (MIII) second round of funding. The funding will providing nearly $90 million to help municipalities address critical infrastructure needs. Over the next three years a total of eighty-nine applicants will receive up to $2 million each and most of the funding will be received by communities with populations under 20,000.
The Township of O’Connor is very pleased to announce that it is one of the eighty-nine applicants that was successful and will be receiving $305,195.00 to replace the bridge on Broome Road over Cedar Creek. This amount represents 90% of the total cost of the bridge replacement. Preliminary work has been completed with the actual bridge replacement to take place this year.
The bridge is currently being replaced and Broome Road is closed until further notice.
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.
The Township of O'Connor was also successful in its application to Enabling Accessibility Fund - Small Project Component from the Ministry of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) for the Community Centre Accessibility Project. Construction for the accessibility lift is complete and we are waiting for the final approval from TSSA before we can use it.
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. Please watch for more fundraising events coming soon.
Up Coming Council Meetings
The next meetings of Council are scheduled for Monday, September 22, 2014 and
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 and Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7 p.m.
A Township Inspection will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:30 a.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.