Welcome to Township of O'Connor
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Council and Staff of the Township of O'Connor.  Best Wishes for 2015! 
Have a Safe Christmas.  Please see our monthly Cornerstone Newsletter for fire safety tips during the Christmas season.
         
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, December 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. and Monday January 12 and January 26, 2015 at 7:00 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  - Now operating on Winter Hours
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  
 
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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