Township of Zorra
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Zorra Township is a rural municipality located at the north-west corner of Oxford County.  The Township is comprised of several rural clusters and two serviced villages.  The population of Zorra Township is 8,058, with a total land area of 529 square kilometres.

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Township of Zorra

Tender 2015-09

The Township is accepting sealed tenders for lawn maintenance, grass cutting and trimming of recreational areas, passive parks and unopened road allowances in the villages of Embro, Harrington and Thamesford and the Township of Zorra Municipal Office Building for a four year contract from 2015 through 2018.  Deadline to submit tender is April 16, 2015 at 11:00am.  Visit our tender page for details.

Tender for Construction of New Thamesford Fire Station

Sealed tenders, clearly marked as to the contents will be received by the undersigned until 2:00 PM, Thursday April 2, 2015 at the Township of Zorra Municipal Offices.  Bids must be accompanied by a 10% Bid Bond and the successful Contractor is required to furnish a 50% Labour and Materials Bond and a 50% Performance Bond.  Tender documents are available, upon receipt of a $50.00 refundable deposit, on or after 2:00:00 PM on Thursday March 19, 2015, from:
Spriet Associates London Limited, Architects and Engineers,
155 York Street, London, Ontario N6A 1A8,
Tel: 519-672-4100
Any questions relating to the project shall be directed to Spriet Associates, Amanda Bettridge at 519-672-4100 e-mail:
Contract Documents will be on display at the London and District Construction Association.  Any tender or the lowest tender not necessarily accepted. 

Ride Oxford

Ride Oxford to explore scenic views, gentle rolling hills and great places to stop for a bite to eat. Unlock your adventurous spirit or get back to life’s basics. Stay overnight and discover a different part of the region every day. Oxford County offers a rich history of rural rides, making it easy to get to…hard to leave!  Visit the Ride Oxford website or drop by the Township Office for a map!

Tender 2015-08

Sealed bids will be accepted until 11:00a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 for one motor grader.  Visit our tender page for details.

Tender 2015-07

Sealed bids will be accepted until 11:00am on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 for one tandem truck.  Visit our tender page for details.  View addendum here.

Tender 2015-06

Sealed bids will be accepted until 11:00am on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 for gravel crushing and screening.  Visit our tender page for details.

Sale of Land by Public Tender

Sealed tenders are invited for the purchase, individually, of the lands described below.  Tenders will be received until 12:00 p.m., local time on 17th of April 2015. The tenders will be opened in public on the same day at 274620 27th Line at Hwy 119, Ingersoll.

Location of Property:  Part Lot 24, Concession 12, in the Township of Zorra (formerly East Nissouri) Part 3 Reference Plan 41 R-7423
Minimum Tender Amount $8,962.513.  Click here for tender package and more information.

Ice Season Extended

Ice will be available at Embro arena until April 30th.  Call 519-475-6061 to book your ice time!

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A Giant Swap Meet, Recycling Event. April 11 8am-4pm Embro Community Centre. More information here.

Changes to Garbage/Recycling Collection

Starting on September 14, 2015, garbage and recycling will be collected together once a week.  Details available on the Oxford County website.

Notice of Passing of an Interim Control By-law

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Zorra has adopted an Interim Control By-law 2015-05, under Zoning By-law 35-99, as amended, on the 13th day of January, 2015, in accordance with the provisions of Section 38 of the Planning Act, 1990., c. P. 13, as amended. Appeal deadline is March 16, 2015. Click here for more information.

The Township of Zorra and the County of Oxford have initiated a review of policies and provisions related to Aggregate Extraction (Sand and Gravel Pits and Quarries).  As part of this review, a Public Open House  is being planned for April 14, 2015. View all information here

Notice of Water Main Flushing

Water systems will be flushed in April for Villages in Zorra. 
Thamesford - April 7 to April 9 between 8am-5pm
Embro - April 16 between 8am-5pm
Lakeside - April 20 between 8am-5pm
Visit our Community Calendar for more details.

History of Zorra

Zorra Township has been lucky enough to have many dedicated residents working to compile books that capture the rich history of Zorra.  Click here for details on the history books available for purchase.

Regular office hours for the Township of Zorra are:

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 4:30pm

Office closed on weekends and Statutory Holidays.

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