Welcome to O'Connor Township!
Happy Holidays from Council and Staff of the Township of O'Connor!
Township of O'Connor 2014 calendars are now available
Amy Boucher has created, with photos from the Township of O'Connor, a 2014 calendar. The O'Connor Community Club has sponsored her efforts and will be selling them as a fundraiser for the O'Connor Community Centre renovations. To pickup a $10 calendar please contact the Township office or any Community Club member.
Request for Quotes for O'Connor Community Centre - Barrier Free Renovations
The Township of O'Connor is requesting quotes for construction drawings for the installation of a three-stop vertical platform lift. For more information please click here.
2014 Municipal Election
The Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014. If you might be interested in running for Municipal Council please contact the Municipal Office for more information or check out the Municipal Election 2014 sidebar on this website.
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 will start this year with the actual bridge replacement to take place in 2014.
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.
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
Between November 1 and 15, 2013 MPAC will begin delivering Property Assessment Notices to property taxpayers across the province. You may receive a notice if there has been a change in property ownership or legal description, a change to the property's assessment resulting from a Request for Reconsideration or Assessment Review Board decision, a property value increase or decrease reflecting a change to the property, for example, a new structure, addition, or removal or demolition of an old structure; or a change in the classification or tax liability of a property. If you have any questions with regard to your notice you can go to the MPAC website by clicking here, or contacting the MPAC Customer Contact Centre at 1-866-296-6722 or the local representative at 622-1400. You may also contact the Township office for assistance.
Property owners are encouraged to visit www.aboutmyproperty.ca to confirm their property details and compare their property with others in their neighbourhood. Login information is included with every Notice mailed.
O'Connor Community Centre Renovations
The O'Connor Community Centre will be receiving some new and exciting changes. To start, the basement kitchen will be 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 will also receive a new coat of paint to freshen it up, a dishwasher will be installed in the upstairs kitchen and some new appliances and cupboards will be purchased. Thank you to the
Ontario Trillium Foundation and the
Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF) for their contribution towards these renovations. Construction has begun.
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 will start this winter.
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: The Township office will be closed from December 24 to January 2 for the Christmas holidays.
Disposal Site Hours - Winter hours effective Sept 1 - NO CHANGE DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
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 note that new permits have been issued and you must bring them with you to the site to be allowed to dump.
Up Coming Council Meetings
The next regular Council meetings are scheduled for
Monday, December 16, 2013 and January 13 & 27, 2014 at 7 p.m.
For the full schedule of Council meetings please see our calendar on this website.
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.