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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


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  • ​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 vacancy exists on the Township of Essa Council for one Ward 1 (Angus) Councillor.

    At its meeting of June 2, 2021, Council decided to fill this vacancy by appointment in accordance with Section 263(1)(a) of the Municipal Act, 2001.  

    The method to be used by Council for appointing a person to fill the vacancy is through an Open Call for applications.  

    For more information, please visit the Council Vacancy page (link provided above)

    Dated this 3rd day of June, 2021.

    Lisa Lehr, Township Clerk​

  • ​TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa will hold a Virtual Public Meeting on Wednesday the 16th day of June, 2021 at 6:00 pm to consider an Official Plan Amendment, a Zoning By-Law Amendment and Plan of Subdivision under the Planning Act.

    THE PURPOSE of this Virtual Public Meeting is to discuss a proposed Amendment to the Township of Essa Official Plan, 2001 and Zoning By-law 2003-50 and a proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision in accordance with Sections 22, 34, and 51 of the Planning Act, R.S.O., c.p. 13, and to hear comments and review written submissions from the public and other plan review agencies.​

  • TAKE NOTICE THAT the Township of Essa intends to pass a By-law to amend its Fees and Charges By-law.  The proposed By-law will come before Council for its consideration at its Regular Meeting of Wednesday July 7, 2021.

    A VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at approximately 6:00 p.m. to allow the public an opportunity to comment.  The proposed increase to fees are specific to Recreation Department, Public Works Department, Planning and Development Department and Building Department Fees and can be identified in Staff Report C015-21 below. ​

  • (Please Note: ​The start time of this meeting has changed.)

    TAKE NOTICE THAT Council of the Corporation of the Township of Essa will hold a Special Meeting of Council on the 7th day of July, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Angus Recreation Centre located at 8529 County Road 10, Angus. 

    The purpose of the Special Meeting is to:

    - Interview potential candidates for the Ward 1 Councillor Vacancy; and

    - To select a candidate to fill the Ward 1 Councillor vacancy.

    This Notice is being provided in accordance with sections 3.1.2 and 3.1.4 of the Township of Essa's Procedural By-law 2017-77.​

    DATED June 10, 2021

    Lisa Lehr

    Manager of Legislative Services

  • Please be advised that the next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held virtually on June 16, 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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