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
Council & Budget Meeting Change
PLEASE NOTE: The Budget Meeting originally scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. has been changed to Monday, May 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the O'Connor Council chambers.
REQUEST FOR TENDER AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Township of O'Connor will be doing some renovations to the O'Connor Community Centre this summer. Council are currently requesting tenders for the replacement of 2 oil furnace with 2 energy efficient propane furnace with air conditioning. A mandatory site visit will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at 330 Highway 595. For full details please click on the following link - Furnaces and Air Conditioning unit Request for Tender - May 2017
Council are also requesting proposals for repairs and shelving for a storage room in the basement of the Community Centre, as well as supply and install washroom dividers and other minor outdoor repairs. A mandatory site visit will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. For the full details please click on the following link. Basement renovations Request for Proposal - May 2017
O'Connor Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to the O'Connor Community Centre (330 Highway 595) for our Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Thank you to the Ministry of Natural Resources for providing us with some very valuable information with regard to Fire Safety and Smokey the Bear for making an appearance for the children. A free BBQ was provided for those who participated, thank you to our great Fire Department chefs. The event was sponsored in part by Partners in Protection - FireSmart Canada. For more information on the FireSmart program you may still contact the Township office or the MNRF.
O'Connor Township News
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
You are invited to participate and provide input on the Township of O’Connor’s Draft Official Plan and Zoning By-law
March 13, 2017 - Ministry comments have arrived on the draft Official Plan and are currently being considered by Council. The review began at the March 13, 2017 Council meeting and will continue at the March 27, 2017 meeting.
November 9, 2016- The draft Official Plan for the Township of O'Connor was submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs for a One-Window Review.
OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW
The Township of O’Connor invites you to become engaged in planning for the Township’s future. On June 25, 2016 the Township hosted an Public Open House 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 apply to the entire municipality.
The Open House was the first public consultation event of the review process, however 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 email@example.com or 807-476-1451.
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