Welcome to O'Connor Township!
 
O'Connor Day 2014 - Saturday. August 23rd
 
Raindate SUNDAY
 
Starting at 4 p.m. with Fireworks display at 10 p.m.   Volunteers needed, If you are interested please contact the Township office at 476-1451 or Lorna Jacobson at 475-4557.  Thank you
   
Click here for the 2014 schedule of events
 
Office Hours 
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. 
P LEASE NOTE:  THE OFFICE IS CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY'S DURING THE MONTH OF JULY AND AUGUST.
 
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  
Summer Hours -
     Tuesdays 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - April 1 to August 31  
Winter Hours -
     Tuesday 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - September 1 to March 31 
 
PLEASE note that new permits have been issued and you must bring them with you to the site to be allowed to dump.
 
THE TOWNSHIP OF O'CONNOR HAS A NEW CHIEF BUILDING OFFICIAL(CBO)
Welcome to Mr. Gordon Cuthbertson.  A nyone who has an open building permit please note that you will need to contact Mr. Cuthbertson for any further inspections. He may be contacted by telephone at 708-7548.  For more information please contact the Township office.
   
O'Connor Cemetery
The Township of O'Connor's By-law Number 2014-06 has been approved by the Registrar under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act 2002. To view this By-law you will find it on this website under Municipal Information - O'Connor Cemetery or you may pick up a copy at the Township office - 330 Highway 595 during regular office hours.
                  
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 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.
   
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
  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 was included with your Property Assessment Notice mailed to you in November.  If you have any question please contact MPAC Customer Centre at 1-866-296-6722 or the local representative at 622-1400.
 
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 regular Council meetings are scheduled for  Monday, September 8 & 22, 2014 at 7 p.m.
 
Everyone is welcome to attend any open Council meeting. For the full schedule of Council meetings please see our calendar on this website.
Meetings are held in the Council Chambers in the back of the Township office - 330 Highway 595
                                                          
O'CONNOR DAY PLANNING MEETING - WEDNESDAY, August 13, 2014 at 7 p.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.                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

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