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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9770 TTY: 705-424-5302 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Township of Essa
  • Please take notice of the new time for the Parent-Tot Skating on Mondays at the Thornton Arena.
  • Be sure to purchase your 2017 Dog Tags for your pooch, as 2016 Dog Tags expire on December 31st of each calendar year.
  • Be sure to tie your skates up when you visit one of our Arenas for Public Skating. For a full listing of dates/times for Public Skating, Shinny Hockey and Outdoor Pads, visit the Recreation page.
  • Reminder to residents that winter parking restrictions come in to effect on November 1st each calendar year.

  • ​16-11-10 - Kidde, Health Canada and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly issued a recall of two models of the Kidde Nighthawk hard-wired combination smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms: model KN-COSM-IBCA (without battery backup) and model KN-COSM-ICA (without battery backup). The recalled alarms were manufactured between June 1, 2004, and March 2011.

    Under certain circumsatnces , the alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its end of life (after seven years), leading consumers to believe that it is still working.

     

  • If you are a non-profit or charitable organization that provides a needed and worthwhile service to residents of Essa Township, then you are encouraged to submit an application to the Clerk at the Township of Essa for consideration of approval for a municipal grant. 

    The application deadline is January 20, 2017.
  • ​The Township of Essa previously initiated a study to analyze various alternatives for upgrading the existing water supply facilities serving the Baxter Settlement Area in 2004.  Due to the period of validity of the original Class Environmental Assessment expiring after 10 years, the study is now required to be updated and the public notified throughout the process. The purpose of the expansion would be to address limitations related to the existing water works and to provide additional capacity for the settlement area. Options may include locating a new water source, upgrading or decommissioning the existing water plant, and/or the construction of a new water pumping station and storage reservoir.

    For more information, click the link above.


  • UPDATED 16-12-21-EXTENSION TO ROAD CLOSURE - The County of Simcoe hereby advises and notifies all affected parties of the pending Bear Creek Bridge Replacement Work. The structure is located over the Bear Creek on County Road 56, approximately 700 m south of Sideroad 30, at Lot 29, Concession 6/7, in the Township of Essa; County of Simcoe. The Work includes the replacement of the Bear Creek Bridge, as well as approximately 600 m of road reconstruction.


    As such, County Road 56 Is expected to remain closed until March 2017.


    The northern limit of the Road Closure is immediately south of the entrance to Bear Creek Golf Course, with the southern limit approximately 200 m south of the existing structure.  Motorists are encouraged to utilize County Roads 90, 27 and 21 to bypass the Closure.

  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held in Council Chambers on February 1, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Township of Essa has a new burning by-law that allows for recreational/camp fire, open air burning and open air burning with an inspection.

    No person(s) or owners(s) of land shall set a fire or permit the setting of a fire without first having obtained an authorized burn permit.  Burning must be in accordance with the Open Air Burning By-law 2015-92 or subsequent by law.   A permit shall not be issued in a settlement area with clearance of less than 15 feet/5 metre from any structure.

    Permit is valid until the end of each calendar year at a cost of $25.00.  Burn Permits (except for those that require an inspection) can be obtained on-line by going to on-line registration.   Permits can also be obtained from the Township Administration Centre, upstairs, during regular business hours.

    For more information or inquiries please contact the Fire Department at 705-424-5828.
  • Smoke alarms are always a major push for the fire service.  In over 60% of the calls we respond to we find out of date, missing or no smoke alarms.  We found that we were hearing the same reasons over and over again as to why the owners did not have smoke alarms, so we decided to start this campaign as a ‘fun’ way of raising awareness and addressing the excuses that we hear far too often.
    Our goal is to raise awareness and drive home the message that smoke alarms are not only a legal requirement.  They are the early warning system that gives you the time you need to escape a fire.
    While it is an adult responsibility to maintain smoke alarms, we know from experience that they don’t always do it.  We thought that if the excuses that we most commonly hear from adults are coming from children, it will drive home the point that there is absolutely no excuse for not having and maintaining a working smoke alarm.  These excuses are REAL.  We did not hire a marketing company or make them up!
    If the PSA’s make you smile. Laugh or even get you angry, please share with your friends and family.  Let’s make sure everybody has working Smoke alarms.  #ExcusesAreChildish! 
     
    This is the first of five PSAs, we will be releasing a new one every Friday for the next five weeks.
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