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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

Township of Essa


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    Reminder that fireworks are ONLY permitted on Victoria Day and Canada Day and the one day preceding from dusk until 10:00pm.
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    Reminder that Winter Parking Restrictions are in effect as of November 1st. For more information, please visit the Parking Restrictions webpage by clicking on the picture.
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    Essa will be accepting toys and gift cards as payment for tickets issued between Nov 1 and 30, 2021. Bring in a unwrapped new toy or gift card of equal or greater value in its original packaging along with the receipt to the Admin Centre.
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    Coyotes, raccoons and other wildlife are not pets and will naturally find their own food. Please respect their wildness. Feeding wildlife has negative impacts on wildlife health and behaviour. It also leads to aggressive wildlife encounters with people
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    Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 499) in Angus for donating $3,000.00 towards the purchase of a Christmas legacy tree in Angus.
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  • **Please be advised that the Special Budget Meeting that was scheduled to take place on November 17, 2021 has been cancelled.**

    TAKE NOTICE THAT Special Budget Meetings have been scheduled to take place in-person in the Council Chambers located at the Administration Centre (5786 County Road 21, Utopia) on the following dates: 

    • November 17, 2021 - CANCELLED
    • December 1, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    • December 15, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    The purpose of the Special Meetings is for Council's deliberation on the 2022 Budget.

    Dated this 2nd day of September, 2021. (Updated November 10, 2021).

    Carol Traynor
    Manager of Finance

  • Our Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan is our commitment to work together towards improved social outcomes for our residents.  Beyond the legislative requirements for the Plan under Bill 175, Safer Ontario Act (2018), this plan looks at tackling tough social issues from a different angle. Our Plan identifies and lays the foundation for local social development priorities over four years (2021- 2025). 

    For more infomation, please click the link above.​

  • A virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The purpose of the PIC will be to provide information on the project and to allow interested parties an opportunity to review alternative solutions.

    To participate in the virtual PIC please register no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday November 26, 2021 by e-mailing Krista Pascoe at kpascoe@essatownship.on.ca  

  • Please be advised that the next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held virtually on December 1, 2021 starting at 6:00 pm.  

    For members of the public wishing to watch the meeting live, please click the YouTube link at the top right-hand corner of the website to access the live-stream. 

    Based on advice received from the local health unit in respect to COVID, meetings will be held virtually until further notice.  
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