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Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
Box 100, 90 Loveys Street
Hickson ON  N0J 1L0
Phone: 519.462.2697
Fax: 519.462.2961
ezt@ezt.ca

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Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

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Posted one month ago.

For those property owners not on the monthly Pre-authorized Payment Plan for property taxes, your 2019 Interim Tax notice was mailed last Friday February 1st 2019.  

Instalment due dates are February 28th and May 31st.

We accept cash, cheque, or debit at the office during business hours Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays). We are also set up with most major banks to accept payments using internet or telephone banking. You must use your Property Roll # indicated on your tax bill to register.

To setup your property taxes as a bill payment through your online banking, go to “add a bill”, search for “East Zorra-Tavistock” and select.  Enter the Roll Number from your tax bill as your account number. Use your 15-digit roll number, excluding the dashes. Example: If your roll number on your tax bill shows 010-010-00000-0000 then you would enter this as 01001000000. If an error occurs, please add the extra four zeros at the end and try again.

The Township offers a pre-authorized payment plan for the payment of property taxes. This is a free service and payment options include:

  • 4 instalments with payments withdrawn on the regular instalment due dates for the amounts indicated on your tax bill
  • 10 instalments with payments withdrawn from your account on the 15th day of the month from January to October. 
  • 12 instalments with payments being withdrawn from your account on the 15th day of the month January to December.

Please use this link to access the Township’s Pre-Authorized Payment Application form if you are interested in signing up for this service. 

If your taxes are paid by your mortgage company, your receipted tax bill will be mailed to you once the taxes have been paid.

If you have not received a bill, or you have questions about your taxes, please contact the office at 519-462-2697 or email taxes@ezt.ca.  Failure to receive a tax notice does not prevent penalty charges for late payment.


Posted 16 days ago.

Time to "Spring Forward" on Sunday March 10th @ 2:00am.  Turn your clocks ahead 1 hour.

Remember to also change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors.

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Posted 23 days ago.

Load restrictions on Township roadways take effect March 1st and run until April 30th.

In accordance with By-Law #2005-46, during this time most vehicles are restricted to 5 tonnes for each axle. Fuel and feed trucks are limited to 7.5 tonnes per axle and milk trucks are exempt.

The reason for the load restriction is to minimize the deterioration of the roads during the spring thaw. Equipment exceeding the weight restriction causes extensive damage to the roads, resulting in very high maintenance costs and increased liability. Although farm equipment is not included in this by-law, we request local farmers to consider spring thaw conditions when scheduling movement of commodities, machinery, etc. This will help preserve your Township roads.


Posted 24 days ago.

Summer Student - Public Works Department

The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is accepting applications for One Summer Student position in the Public Works Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Painting, cleaning and maintenance of public works equipment
  • Roadside grass cutting
  • Assisting with various public works maintenance activities
  • Traffic control person
  • Assist road employees with construction work

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a post secondary education program and returning to school in September
  • A Class G drivers license
  • The ability to apply good safe work practices
  • The ability to work in a construction type environment
  • Experience with small equipment would be an asset

This is a temporary full-time position working 40 hrs/week from approximately May 6th to August 30th 2019. This position is covered by CUPE Local 1589.  2018 Pay Rate $17.37/hr.  A detailed job description can be obtained from the Township website.  www.ezt.ca/employment

To apply, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume, as a single PDF file, outlining education, qualifications and experience.  Applications will be received until 12:00 noon on Friday, March 15, 2019 and must be sent to hr@ezt.ca

Tom Lightfoot
Public Works Manager
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
90 Loveys Street
Hickson ON  N0J 1L0
Phone: 519-462-2697 Ext 230
Email:  hr@ezt.ca

We thank all applicants for applying and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 1989, as amended, and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.

The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process, upon request.


Posted 24 days ago.

REMINDER:  the first instalment of your property taxes is due tomorrow. 

To view the Township's initial notice, please follow this link.



Posted 29 days ago.

Summer Student – Building Department

The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is seeking applications for the position of Summer Student – Building Department for a term of approximately 16 weeks. The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is a predominantly rural municipality in the County of Oxford with a population of approximately 7,100. The preferred candidate will provide assistance and support to the Chief Building Official and various department staff.

**please note the Township of East Zorra – Tavistock & Blandford Blenheim share building department services under a service sharing agreement and as a result the successful applicant will be required to spend equal time in both the Drumbo and Hickson Offices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assists with Building Department operations
  • Undertakes Plans Review and Building Inspections
  • Review and follow-up on open building permits
  • Customer Service related to Building applications and proposals
  • Other duties as assigned within the building departments areas of responsibilities
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Very good knowledge of construction activities and construction industry
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office and computerized GIS, GPS and CAD applications
  • Valid Class “G” Drivers licence
  • Certification under the Ontario Building Code for Small Building inspections is not required but would be considered a strong asset.

Summer position pay rate for 2019 - $19.06/hr (Grade 6, Base, 2018 Rate Under Review) – 35 hour work week

To apply, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume, as a PDF file, outlining education, qualifications, experience of first available start date. Applications will be received until 12:00 noon on Monday, March 11, 2019 and must be sent to jscherer@ezt.ca.

John Scherer
Building, Development and Drainage Manager (CBO)
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.

The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process, upon request.


Posted 30 days ago.

Snow Lift Tonight - 11 pm to 6 am

The Township Public Works Department is planning a snow lift in downtown Tavistock starting tonight, going into Friday morning. Due to weather variability and the need for the Public Works operators to be available for snow events, the Township cannot provide significant advance warning for snow lifts. They are planned around downtown snow accumulation and the weather forecasts. The snow lift will be from approximately 11pm - 6am.


Posted 31 days ago.

At its meeting of January 16, 2019, Council approved Sunday Gun Hunting in the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock.

The required information from the Township has now been sent to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), ahead of the February 1st deadline.  If approved by the MNRF, Sunday Gun Hunting may be permitted as of April 1, 2019.  Please check back to the MNRF website for updates regarding Sunday Gun Hunting in the Province of Ontario:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/sunday-gun-hunting


Posted one month ago.

The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is seeking applications for the position of Temporary Full-time Contract Public Works Equipment Operator (18 months)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Township roads and public property
  • Road construction projects
  • Respond during/following storms
  • Snow and ice removal from roads in winter

 Knowledge/Skills:

  • Secondary School Diploma
  • Post-Secondary Education in equipment operation, maintenance, construction or a related field
  • Practical experience operating a variety heavy equipment such as Dump Trucks, Loaders, Graders, Backhoes
  • Experience working on construction sites
  • Mechanically inclined, with the ability to maintain equipment and operate wide variety of power and hand tools
  • Ability to apply safe work practices
  • Minimum Class DZ Driver’s License

This is a temporary full-time position working 40 hrs/week for 18 months.  This position is covered by CUPE Local 1589. 2018 Pay Rate $23.26/hr.  A detailed job description can be obtained from the Township website.  www.ezt.ca/employment

To apply, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume, as a single PDF file, outlining education, qualifications and experience.  Applications will be received until 12:00 noon on Friday, March 1, 2019 and must be sent to hr@ezt.ca

Tom Lightfoot
Public Works Manager
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
90 Loveys Street
Hickson ON  N0J 1L0
Phone: 519-462-2697 Ext 230
Email:  hr@ezt.ca

We thank all applicants for applying and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act 1989, as amended, and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.

The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process, upon request.


Posted one month ago.

The Township Office in Hickson will be closed on Monday February 18th for Family Day.

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Posted one month ago.

FAMILY DAY FREE SKATE!

Tavistock & District Recreation Centre

Monday February 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

COME SKATE WITH SPARKY!

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Ice time sponsored by the Tavistock Fire Department


Posted one month ago.

TOWNSHIP OF EAST ZORRA-TAVISTOCK

TENDER RESULTS FOR

GRANULAR "A" RESURFACING

CONTRACT NO. 2019-01

                                        Contractor                                     Bid Price

Oxford Sand & Gravel                    $ per tonne $10.50 excluding tax


Posted one month ago.

Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, today's (February 6) Council Meeting has been cancelled.  The Township apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Will Jaques, Clerk
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
wjaques@ezt.ca


Posted 2 months ago.

The Township Public Works Department is planning a snow lift in downtown Tavistock starting tonight, going into Friday morning.  Due to weather variability and the need for the Public Works operators to be available for snow events, the Township cannot provide significant advance warning for snow lifts.  They are planned around downtown snow accumulation and the weather forecasts. The snow lift will be from approximately 11pm - 6am. 

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