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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Tender 2017-05

Accepting sealed bids until noon on March 29, 2017 for one new 2017 Compact Utility Tractor.  Visit our Tender page for details.

Spring Cleanup

Spring Cleanup is coming - May 8-12 for Zorra Township.  Before you set things out at the road to go to the dump, consider some other options for getting rid of your unwanted items.  April 22nd is Lions Recycle Day (Thamesford) and ReuseapalooZaha (Embro).


Click here for Tender information for Bridge 43 Rehabilitation. Tender closing date: March 29, 2017

Summer Day Camps coming to Zorra

The Recreation Department has been busy working to arrange day camps in the Village of Thamesford for March Break and summer child care.  Visit our Day Camp page for detailsRegistration forms now available!  Registration will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Register early to avoid disappointment!

Zorra Canada 150 Celebration Committee

Grant application available HERE!

NEWS RELEASE - Zorra Appears Before Government Standing Committee

Mayor Margaret Lupton and Councillor Marie Keasey appeared before the all-party Standing Committee on Justice Policy at Queen’s Park on March 2, 2017, to present the Township’s concerns with proposed amendments to the Aggregate Resources Act. The Standing Committee on Justice Policy held two days of public hearings to receive public feedback on Bill 39, An Act to amend the Aggregate Resources Act and the Mining Act. Read news release hereSpeaking notes available here.

Rural Oxford

Bernia Wheaton frojm the Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation presented Council with some information regarding business in Zorra Township.  View the report here.

Technology Training

Tech Boot Camps are being held in the Ingersoll and Tillsonburg Branches of the Oxford County Library. A list of upcoming program topics can be found on the Oxford County Library website. Currently the programs are held on Monday mornings in Tillsonburg and Monday afternoons in Ingersoll. They are free, drop-in programs.

Also of interest might be the workshops offered by Oxford Creative Connections. They have a workshop to “Develop a Creative and Engaging Social Media Presence” on March 21st. There is a fee for their workshops. Details can be found on their website.

New Open Air Burn Permit Process

The Township has introduced a Permanent Fire Permit process for open air burning.  This process involves a one-time application which will reduce the effort required to set up permission for an open air burn.  All applications will be reviewed by the Fire Chief and upon approval, the applicant will be able to proceed with open air burns by calling into dispatch directly to report the burn details.  Review application form and conditions for the new permit, then complete your application!  Please note - the process for small recreation burns within a ring or fire pit in backyard has not changed - these types of fires do not require a permit.

Art on Display at Township Office

The Township of Zorra is pleased to support local artists.  We are currently displaying some clay sculptures made by Phoebe Campbell of Embro; custom jewellry by Crystal McMaster of Thamesford; and an acrylic painting by Frankie Armitage of Embro.  Drop by and check out these works of art by local talent!  Do you have artwork to display at our office?  Contact Mary Anne Murphy at Oxford Creative Connections by email.

Public Notice - Oxford County Transportation Master Plan

Oxford County has initiated an update to the 2009 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to help guide the County’s transportation programs and investments for the next 20 years and beyond. Comments welcome. Click here for more information.

Update on Walker Landfill Proposal

JMCC (Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee) Responds to Province's decision on Walker Southwestern Landfill Proposal.  Visit the JMCC website for full details.

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.

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Zorra has passed By-law 2015-66 on the 15th day of December, 2015, to extend the period of time during which Interim Control By-law 2015-05, is in effect in accordance with the provisions of Section 38(2) of the Planning Act, 1990., c. P. 13, as amended. Click here for more information.

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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