Open House - Retirement of Ron Greason
After 39 years of dedicated service, Ron Greason is retiring from the Township of Zorra. Please join us for an Open House to honour this event at the Thamesford Legion on Monday June 24th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
Road Closure - County Road 7 (31st Line)
31st Line will be closed from North Town Line to Highway 2 for road work from June 10-21, 2013.
Under the Weed Control Act,
R.S.O. 1990, Chapter W.5 Sections 3, 13, 16 and 23, you are requested to destroy all noxious weeds on your property. Click here
Thamesford Outdoor Swimming Pool
Registration will open on Monday, June 17, 2013 for all programs and lesson sessions for the upcoming pool season. Click here
to visit our Recreation page for details and schedules.
Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal Draft Terms of Reference available for Public Comment
Walker Environmental Group has now released the Draft Terms of Reference for the Southwestern Ontario Landfill Proposal for public comment. For more detailed information on how members of the public may comment on the Draft Terms of Reference and on updated Terms of Reference after they have been officially filed by Walker, please click here. The Draft Terms of Reference document can be viewed by clicking here.
MHBC Planning has completed a design study on behalf of the Township of Zorra and County of Oxford. The purpose for developing the guidelines was to establish comprehensive design direction and related implementation guidance for the Township of Zorra to assist in the implementation of Provincial and Official Plan policies. Please review and provide comments to the Township by July 9, 2013.
for more info.
Water Conservation Program
Please note that water restrictions are NOW IN EFFECT until September 30, 2013. Click here
High School Students - Volunteer Hours
For high school students requiring volunteer hours, please see the attached list of local organizations looking for assistance. Click here!
Canada Post Rural Mail Delivery - RR 2 & RR 4 Thamesford
Canada Post will be conducting safety assessments on roadside rural mailboxes in our area in the next few weeks. They will be assessing rural mailboxes on RR 2 & 4 Thamesford. The process involves data gathering, followed by physical assessments at the rural mailboxes. While the first priority for investigating teams is safety, they also place a high priority on maintaining delivery to the customer’s mailbox. When a mailbox fails a safety assessment, the investigating team looks for another location nearby where the box can be placed and the rural mail carrier can continue delivery to that mailbox. Only when it is not possible to find a site that fits the safety criteria will Canada Post offer customers other options which include; receiving mail in a Community Mail Box located near their homes, or choosing a Post Office Box in a local Post Office, at no cost to the customer. Click here for more information.
Zorra Community Policing Committee Survey
The Zorra Community Policing Committee (ZCPC) needs your help. They were appointed by the Township of Zorra Council to identify policing issues within our Township. Please take a moment to complete our online survey to voice your concerns with policing issues in Zorra Township. Click here to take the survey.
2013 Dog Tags
Dog tag collectors will be going door-to-door in the Township during the months of May and June to issue new dog tags. The fee for a dog tag is $15 per year per dog. Property owners will have the option to pay cash or cheque or have the fee added to their final tax bill.
As per the Township of Zorra By-law number 4-95, all dogs over six months of age are required to be licensed with the Township. A maximum of 2 dogs per household is authorized. The new tags being issued note 2013-2015, however there is an annual administrative fee of $15 per tag. Lost tags will be replaced free of charge. Failure to register your dog can result in a fine of $105. A valid tag will assist animal control staff in returning your dog should it ever become separated from you.
Kennel licenses can be issued to CKC members only and proof of valid CKC membership is required. Kennel licenses are issued at the Township office only.
Oxford municipalities select Peer Review Team to evaluate WEG Southwestern Ontario landfill proposal
to read the news release. Click here
to visit the new website that has been setup to provide news and updates to the public.