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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Zorra Office Closed for Family Day

Please note that the Township of Zorra Municipal office will be closed on Monday February 15th in celebration of Family Day.  The office will reopen on Tuesday February 16th at 8:30am.  There are no changes to garbage and recycling collection for this holiday weekend so be sure to set your materials out at the curb by 7am on Monday to ensure pickup.  Happy Family Day!

Tender 2016-03

Now accepting sealed bids for One (1) New 2016 Tandem Truck.  Visit our tender page for details.

Now Hiring Pool Staff

Thamesford Pool is now hiring staff for the 2016 pool season.  Visit our employment page for details.

New Thamesford Fire Hall

The new Thamesford Fire Hall is nearing completion and plans are underway to move into the new building.  Have your chance to tour this wonderful new facility which will not only be home to Thamesford's Fire Department, but will also act at the Emergency Management Centre for the whole Township.  Open House Saturday March 5th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Everyone welcome!

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan has been finalized and is now available for viewing.  Click here to review the plan

Join the 2016 Census Team

Statistics Canada is now hiring for the Data Operations Centre in the National Capital Region.  Approximately 1,400 temporary employees are needed for a variety of supervisory and non-supervisory jobs. These jobs are a great opportunity to gain experience and to learn more about the 2016 Census of Population Program.  These jobs are ideal for students, recently retired persons, stay-at-home parents, and those wanting to supplement their income.  Visit the Government of Canada website for more details.

Public Skating

The Township of Zorra is pleased to offer Public Skating every Sunday (excluding holidays) from 2-3pm at Thamesford and Embro arenas.

41st Line – Gas Pipeline Environmental Assessment

Union Gas has advised the Township they will be commencing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to study twinning an existing 8” natural gas pipeline running from Road 88 to the Perth Oxford Road.  Phase 1 of this project will see installation of 10.6 km of a 12” steel pipeline within the 41st Line road allowance from Road 88 to the Perth Oxford Road.  To view a map of the subject area click here.  

The EA will be carried out by AECOM and will determine an available pipeline alignment and any potential environmental concerns with respect to the preferred alternative.  It can be anticipated that 41st Line will be disrupted and potentially closed to non-local traffic during construction in summer 2016.    Further details will be made available later this summer.  If you have any questions, please contact Don MacLeod, CAO, Township of Zorra at 519-485-2490 ext. 226.

Aggregate Policy Review

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 was held on April 14, 2015. View all information here.  In addition, two surveys were made available for residents and operators of Oxford County to comment on the Aggregate Policy Review. The survey period ended on June 21, 2015.  Survey results are available here.

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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