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Welcome to Essa Township

Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

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

All Council meetings will be held electronically until further notice. Meetings will be live streamed to the Township of Essa's Youtube Channel .

Township of Essa

​​​​​​​​Effective April 3, 2021 access to the Administration Centre will be restricted to staff only, however all services are still being offered to our residents​ during the Provincial Shutdown.  Members of the public are encouraged to reach out to staff by phone or email, and to use online options as much as possible.  Payments can be deposited​ into the Drop Boxes located on the upper and lower levels, or by using our online payment system​ durin​g this time.  For further assistance, please call our office at 705-424-9917.

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  • ​On December 16, 2020 Essa Township Council approved the Township of Essa Drinking Water System Financial Plan by way of Resolution CW164-2020.  The Plan is available for the public to review at no cost on our website or a hard copy is available for review on the lower level of the Adminstration Centre.

  • ​At its meeting of March 24, 2021, Council received the 2021 Periodic Report from its Integrity Commissioner.  In accordance with the Municipal Act, this Report is available for public viewing by clicking the link above.

  • ​Take Notice that a Virtual Public meeting is scheduled to take place at approximatley 6:0​0 p.m. on the 19th day of May, 2021 to consider a Temporary Use Zoning By-law Amendment under the Planning Act for the lands located at 7634 10th Line, Essa Township.

    To recieve details on how to participate, please contact Township Planner, Jaspreet Sidhu at 705-424-9770 ext. 104 no later than Friday May 14, 2021.

  • Please take Notice that a Virtual Public Meeting is scheduled to take place at approx 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 2, 2021, concerning an Official Plan Amendment (OPA 35) and a Zoning By-law Amendment (Z5/20) and a Draft Plan of Subdivision for the lands located at 6537 Brown's Line and 8307 County Rd 10, Angus.

    To recieve details on how to participate please contact the Planner at 705-424-9770 ext. 111 or cmurphy@essatownship.on.ca​ by 4:30 p.m. on Friday May 28, 2021.​

  • Please be advised that the next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held virtually on May 19, 2021.

    In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Committee of the Whole and Council Meetings will be livestreamed for the public to watch as the meeting is occurring.  

    To watch the meeting livestream, click the link to visit the Township of Essa's YouTube Channel

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of Council, staff and members of the public, participants of the meeting MUST PRE-REGISTER with the Clerk's Department . Please call 705-424-9770 ext. 116 or 117.​​  If a member of the public has questions or concerns about staff reports on the agendas, they are to email the Department Manager(s) directly prior to 12:00 pm noon on the day of the meeting.


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