O'Connor Township

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Council

      2022-2026 O’Connor Council

Mayor Jim Vezina (middle),

Councillors (left to right) John Sobolta, Bishop Racicot , Carly Torkkeli, Alex Crane 

Congratulations to Mayor Jim Vezina who was acclaimed to his position and to Alex Crane, Bishop Racicot, John Sobolta and Carly Torkkeli on becoming the new Councillors for the 2022-2026 Term.  Thank you to Jonathon Hari and Brendan Rea for also putting their names on this electoral ballot.  For full Election results please see the Elections Page.

Council would like to welcome Brendan Rea as Councillor for the Township of O’Connor.

Council appointed Brendan Rea on January 22, 2024, after discussing the vacancy of Councillor Racicot’s seat at the January 8, 2024 meeting.  Brendan ran in the 2022 Municipal Election and as the first runner up, he agreed to fill the vacancy. He was sworn in on Monday, January 22, 2024 and attended the meeting in his new role the same night. 

Councillor Bishop Racicot

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Councillor Bishop Racicot on Saturday, December 30, 2023.  He was one of a kind and brought so much to the Township of O’Connor during his term on Council. Councillor Racicot was first elected in 1998. He served on many Boards during his term, including the Thunder Bay District Municipal League and the Lakehead Rural Planning Board.  He will be missed by Council and Staff,  friends and neighbours from the Township of O’Connor.  Council and Staff would like to extend their condolences to the family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Council Meetings

The next meetings of Council will be held

 Monday, March 11 & 25, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. – Council Meeting – O’Connor Council Chambers.

Council will be making a decision on the Official Plan Amendment application #2023-01 at the March 25, 2024 Council meeting.

Monday,  March 25, 2024 at 6:30 p.m., prior to the Council meeting, a Public Meeting will be held, as per  Section 7 (6) of the Ontario Building Code Act,

in regard to increasing the building permit fees for the Township of O’Connor.

Effective July 1st, 2023

Council meetings will no longer be held virtually, except by special request

 

Council meetings will be held in Council Chambers in the Township of O’Connor Municipal Office at 330 Highway 595.  Virtual participation at the meetings is an option until July 1, 2023 for those that do not wish to attend in person. 

Council Agendas for upcoming meetings and Meeting minutes can be found on this page.   Please watch this website for updates . Council welcome your involvement and interest in Council meetings.

Regular meetings of Council shall be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m., except for the months of July, August, and December.  During the months of July and August, a meeting is held on the second Monday of the month.  Only during the month of December, a meeting will be held on the first and third Monday.  Where any of the meeting dates fall on a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on the Tuesday of that week at 7:00 p.m. 

During the 2023 Budget deliberations it was agreed by Council to hold only one meeting in December in 2023.  It was agreed to hold this meeting  on the second Monday of the month.

DEPUTATIONS

Persons wishing to present information verbally on matters of fact or make a request of Council shall give notice to the Clerk not less than forty-eight (48) hours before the commencement of the meeting of the Council and may be heard, but will be limited in speaking to not more than ten (10) minutes except that a delegation consisting of more than five (5) persons shall be limited to two (2) speakers, each limited to speaking not more than ten (10) minutes.

Please note that all participants joining virtually will be muted when entering the meeting and video will be disabled by administration, if necessary.

Procedural By-law to govern Council and Committee Meetings for the Township of O’Connor

2020-24 – Procedural By-Law as Amended November 8, 2021

Council Meeting Schedule

(To obtain Agendas and Minutes that date beyond this list, please contact the Municipal Office)

MEETING DATE MEETING AGENDAS MINUTES
March 11, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers    
February 26, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda  
February 12, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers  Agenda  Minutes
January 22, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes  
January 8, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council –  O’Connor Community Centre Agenda   Minutes  
January 8, 2024 @ 6:00 p. m. Public Meeting – Official Plan Amendment Application #2023-01 – O’Connor Community Centre   Agenda Notes  
December 13, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Emergency Table-Top Exercise – O’Connor Community Centre Agenda Notes 
December 11, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes  
November 27, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes 
November 13, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers  Agenda  Minutes  
October 23, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes  
October 10, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes 
September 25, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes
September 11, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes
August 16, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Public Meeting – re: 2023 budget –  O’Connor Community Centre   Notes
August 14, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes  
August 14, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.  Closed Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda  Minutes  
July 10, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes 
June 27, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Budget Meeting – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
June 26, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
June 12, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
May 30, 2023 @ 3:00 p.m. Special Meeting of Council – Council Chambers Agenda Minutes 
May 30, 2023 @ 8:30 a.m. Township Inspection – Starting in the Council Chambers
Agenda Notes 
May 23, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
May 8, 2023 @ 7 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
May 8, 2023 @ 6 p.m. Road Department Budget Meeting – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
May 5, 2023 @ 7 p.m. Zoning By-law Amendment Public Meeting Agenda Minutes
April 24, 2023 @ 7 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
April 24, 2023 @ 6 p.m. Fire Department Budget Meeting – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
April 11, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
March 27, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
March 13, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
February 27, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
February 13, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
January 23, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
January 9, 2023 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
December 19, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
December 5, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
November 28, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda  Minutes
November 25, 2022 @ 8:30 a.m. Township Inspection Agenda Notes 
November 15, 2022 @ 8:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
November 15, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Inaugural Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
November 8, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Emergency Table-Top Exercise – O’Connor Community Centre & virtual Agenda Notes
November 8, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m. Special Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre Agenda Minutes
October 25, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m. Emergency Management Program Committee – Training & Review  Agenda Notes
October 25, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
October 11, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
September 14, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
August 8, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
July 11, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
June 27, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
June 13, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
June 8, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m. Budget Meeting – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
May 24, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
May 9, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m. Fire Department Budget Meeting – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
April 21, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Statutory Public Meeting – Zoning By-law Agenda Minutes 
April 11, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
April 11, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m. Road Department Budget Meeting – Council Chambers & Virtual Agenda  Minutes 
March 28, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes
March 14, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes
February 28, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
February 14, 2022 @ 7: 00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
January 24, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
January 10, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
December 20, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes 
December 6, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes
November 29, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Emergency Table-Top Exercise Agenda Notes
November 22, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
November 8, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes 
October 25, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes
October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes
September 24, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m. Township Inspection Agenda  Notes
September 13, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes
August 9, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – O’Connor Community Centre & Virtual Agenda Minutes
July 12, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
June 28, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
June 21, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Budget Meeting – Virtual Agenda Minutes
June 14, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
May 25, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
May 17, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Emergency Management Program Committee – Training & Review – Virtual Agenda Minutes
May 10, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
April 26, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
April 19, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Road Department & Fire Department Budget meeting – Virtual Agenda Minutes
April 12, 2021 @7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
March 22, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
March 8, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
February 22, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
February 8, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
January 25, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes
January 11, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of Council – Virtual Agenda Minutes