Notice: Disposal Site
Summer Hours - Effective April 1st
Tuesdays - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Winter Hours - Effective September 1st
Tuesdays - 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please ensure you have your disposal site permit when visiting the site.
View our calendar for upcoming events and activities in O'Connor Township.
Upcoming Council Meetings:
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.
Welcome to O'Connor Township
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to Noon, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fridays - 9:00 a.m. to Noon
PLEASE NOTE: The Township office will be closed on Monday May 20th for Victoria Day.
The next regular meetings of Council will be held on Monday, May 13th and Monday, May 27th. Both meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 330 Highway 595.
A Full Budget Meeting will be held on Monday, June 3rd at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will take place in Council Chambers.
A Lakehead Police Service Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. (See Cornerstone to inquire on how to serve on the Lakehead Police Service Board)
Regular meetings of Council shall be held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m., except for the month of December, when the meeting will be held on the first Monday of the month. A meeting of Council shall be held on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. except during the months of July, August and December. Only during the month of December, a meeting will be held on the third Monday. Where any of the meeting dates fall on a statutory holiday the meeting will be held on the Tuesday of that week at 7 p.m.
As of Monday, April 1st, Fire Permits are required prior to ALL outdoor burning during the fire season running from April 1st until October 31st as per the Forest Fire Prevention Act. Small fires for cooking or warmth do not require a fire permit. Fire and Incinerator Permits can be picked up at the Township Office during regular office hours at 330 Highway 595 or from Fire Chief Henry Mattas at 741 Barrie Drive (please call ahead at 473-9511).
LOAD RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT (HALF LOADS)
Truckers are requested to take notice that load restrictions will apply on all municipal roads within the Township of O’Connor, effective Monday, April 1st, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue during the period designated by the Township of O’Connor. Please watch for notices on this website or call the Township office to see when the half loads have been lifted.
O'CONNOR CEMETERY WORK BEE
The Township of O’Connor is hosting a work bee Saturday, June 1st to help preserve and beautify the Township’s Cemetery at 162 Highway 590 and we need your help! Work will commence at 10:00 a.m. Should you have them, please bring; painting tools for stripping, painting and staining; hammers, screw guns and other tools for repairs; gardening tools for weeding, trimming shrubs and bushes.
If you are able to attend the work bee or for more information on the work bee, please call theTownship Office during regular office hours at 476-1451.
TOWNSHIP OF O'CONNOR - OFFICIAL PLAN
January 30, 2019, the Township of O'Connor's new Official Plan was approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, with some modifications and has come into effect as of January 31, 2019. A Office Consolidated copy will be made available in the near future, on-line, as well as hard copy from the office, if requested.
TOWNSHIP OF O'CONNOR - ZONING BY-LAW
The Township of O'Connor Zoning By-law will now be updated to incorporate the new Official Plan. A Public Meeting will be held in the near future for review of the proposed Zoning By-law. A draft copy of the document will also be available in the near future.
O'Connor Community Club
The next regular meeting of the O'Connor Community Club will be held Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. at 330 Highway 595 in Council Chambers. Everyone Welcome! Thank you for your support.
The following fundraising events have been scheduled. Should you wish to make donations for either event, volunteer your time please call Lorna or Linda at 476-1451.
July 5th - STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Council for the next four years has been set. Congratulations to our new Council.
Mayor Jim Vezina (middle), Councillors (from left to right) Jerry Loan, Wendy Handy, Alex Crane and Bishop Racicot.
Thank you to everyone who came out and voted and to Jonathon Hari for also putting his name forward.
Thank you also to Kevin Foekens, the outgoing Councillor, for 4 years of dedication and service to the Township of O'Connor as a Council member.
For School Board results please go to www.elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org or go to the City of Thunder Bay website.
In accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, the Clerk as Returning Officer conducts elections for the offices of one Mayor and four Councillors. The term of the new office commenced Monday, December 3, 2018 and serves for four years.
O'Connor Township News
The O'Connor Community Club will be hosting a 2-Bit Auction on Saturday, May 25th in the O'Connor Community Centre. Please click on the link below for more information. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please contact the O'Connor Municipal office for more information or to reserve tickets.
The Township of O’Connor was fortunate this year to receive funding from the Clean Water Wastewater Fund (CWWF), through both the Federal and Provincial governments, to replace several road culverts throughout the Township. This fund covers 50% of the total cost of the project.
To cover the Township’s share of the project we will also be using funds from the Federal Gas Tax Fund (FGT) and the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to change approximately 60 culverts in our road system.
The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has developed communications material to promote awareness of the change to income thresholds under Seniors Co-Pay Program (SCP) and encourage eligible seniors to apply.
Updated income thresholds:
- Single senior - an income of less than or equal to $19,300; or
- Senior couple - a combined income of less than or equal to $32,000.
- Can save an average of $130 per year in out-of-pocket drug costs
- Pay no annual deductible and a co-payment of up to $2 for each prescription.
To find out more go to Ontario.ca/SeniorDrugSavings
New Hours for the Norwest Community Health Centres - Mobile Health Services
Please note: The New Hours for the Thursday Clinics at the O'Connor Community Centre - 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The clinics are every second Thursday at the O'Connor Community Centre - 330 Highway 595. They are also here on the third Wednesday of the month by appointment only. See events calendar for dates. For more information or to make an appointment please call 626-8474.
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 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