Welcome to Township of O'Connor
        
Service Ontario Launches Not-For-Profit      

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

   
MPAC's Request for Reconsideration (RfR) Deadline Approaching                   
As a reminder, the deadline to file an RfR with MPAC for the 2015 property tax years is March 31, 2015.  Property owners should be encouraged to visit aboutmyproperty.ca to learn more about the information MPAC has on file for their property and to compare their assessed value with others in your neighbourhood.

O'Connor Community Club - Fundraiser  

MOM'S PANTRY PRODUCTS
Orders are due in to the Township office by Friday, March 27 with order pickup scheduled for April 15th between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.
For more information or to pickup your form please contact the Township office at 476-1451 or any Community Club member.

The O'Connor Community Centre
 
The O'Connor Community Centre is available for rentals with the basement kitchen and main level renovations, including a new accessible platform lift.  With reasonable rental rates the Community Centre is waiting for you.  To book your event please call the Township of O'Connor office at 476-1451.  Rental rates are available in the O'Connor Cornerstone December issue, also located on our website.
 
If you would like to rent the Community Centre for an event and someone attending may need to use the platform lift you or someone you appoint must be trained on its operation.
 
Up Coming Council Meetings
 
The next meetings of the Council will be held on Monday,April 13 & 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Budget Meetings have been set as follows:  Roads Budget - April 13, 2015 at 6 p.m. followed by  the regular Council meeting at 7 p.m.
Fire Department Budget - April 27, 2015 at 6 p.m. followed by the regular Council meeting at 7 p.m.
Administration Budget - May 13, 2015 at 7 p.m.
An O'Connor Day Planning Meeting has been scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2015 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. 
 
Disposal Site Hours  - Please note that the hours will be switching to Summer hours April 1st
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.
                                
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.    
 
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.   

 
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.                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

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