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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
  • Essa Council Essa Council
    Essa Council has been busy cooking to support local charities!!
  • Community Volunteer Tree Plant Community Volunteer Tree Plant
    Celebrate Spring! You can help improve habitat and water quality by volunteering to assist in tree planting along the Nottawasaga River in the Minesing Wetlands on May 26 and May 28th.
  • Water Use Restrictions Water Use Restrictions
    Friendly reminder to residents that water use restrictions are in place from May 15 to September 30 each calendar year. Not sure if you can water? Check on the Water Use Restrictions page of our website, or click the picture.
  • Summer Blast Day Camp 2016 Summer Blast Day Camp 2016
    Be sure to register early to avoid disappointment! Register online or contact 705-424-9770 extension 125 for more information.
  • Open Air Burn Permits Open Air Burn Permits
  • Kindly avoid parking on the street while the street sweeping is taking place, to ensure that the street sweeping can be completed in an efficient, unimpeded fashion.
  • 2016 Essa Challenge Golf Tournament 2016 Essa Challenge Golf Tournament
    The 2016 Essa Challenge Golf Tournament "Swing for Health Care" is taking place on June 17, 2016. Do your part and register early! All proceeds raised from this tourament are donated towards Health Care in Simcoe County.
  • For more information on the Township of Essa's Fishing Access Pass, click on the picture, or contact the Economic Development Office at 705-424-4054.
  • Essa Spring/Summer Program Guide 2016 Essa Spring/Summer Program Guide 2016
    Interested in registering for one of our programs? Click on the picture to visit our Program Guide listing programs available throughout the spring and summer seasons.
  • Planning a Community Event? Planning a Community Event?
    Call the Clerk's Office at 705-424-9770 to have your event posted on our website.

  • ​Please click on the link above for an update on the County Road 90 and County Road 10 reconstruction project.  This notice provides notification of the 2016 construction startup and the remaining scheduled reconstruction work.

  • The Township of Essa is commencing urbanization works on HURON STREET FROM CENTRE STREET TO KING STREET IN ANGUS. This work includes sidewalk and road construction. It is expected that there will be delays to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, partial lane closures, full lane closures, dust and noise. Construction will begin the week of May 16th and end in early July and will be taking place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. While every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of all persons during the urbanization construction, we would remind you that there will be heavy equipment in use. We would stress that extra caution be exercised around the heavy equipment, particularly with children and pets.

    Enquiries may be directed to the Public Works Department at 705-424-8770 ext. 135.

  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held on June 1, 2016.
  • ​TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa will hold a Public Meeting on the 1st day of June, 2016, at approximately 6:00 p.m. at the Essa Administration Centre, 5786 County Road No. 21 , located two (2) kilometres east of Baxter, just west of County Road No. 56 (7th Line), to consider a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under the Planning Act.
    THE PURPOSE of this Public Meeting is to introduce a proposed Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw in accordance with Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., c.P.13, to hear comments and review written submissions from the public and other plan review agencies.
    THE PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT would affect those lands described as 6389 County Rd 10, Part Lot 12, Concession 4, where lands to be severed are to be zoned Commercial Agricultural Exception Three (C5-3) Zone to permit an increased height and agricultural business, and where lands to be retained are to be zoned Agricultural Exception Eleven (A-11) Zone to recognize an undersized agricultural parcel and to restrict a future dwelling - refer to attached map.

  • ​NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING CONCERNING PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (No. 27/16) (8671 5th Line, Utopia, Part Lot 30, Concession 6)

    TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa will hold a Public Meeting on the 1st day of June, 2016, at approximately 6:00 p.m. at the Essa Administration Centre, 5786 County Road No. 21, located two (2) kilometres east of Baxter, just west of County Road No. 56 (ih Line), to consider a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under the Planning Act.
    THE PURPOSE of this Public Meeting is to introduce a proposed Amendment to the Zoning Bylaw in accordance with Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., c.P.13, to hear comments and review written submissions from the public and other plan review agencies.
    THE PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT would affect those lands described as 8671 5th Line, Utopia, Part Lot 30, Concession 6, where lands are proposed to be zoned Low Density, Residential (R1) Zone to allow a former.church to be restored and converted into a single-family, detached dwelling - refer to attached map.

  • 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 and the Economic Development Centre, located at the Angus Arena.

    For more information or inquiries please contact the Fire Department at 705-424-5828.
  • Please be advised that in accordance with Ontario Regulation 170/03, the 2015 Summary Reports for the Angus, Baxter and Thornton Drinking Water Systems are available for inspection by any member of the public during normal business hours at no charge, or  online by clicking the link above.

  • 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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