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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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Posted 7 months 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  • 4 instalments with payments withdrawn on the regular instalment due dates for the amounts indicated on your tax bill
  • 10 instalments with payments withdrawn from your account on the 15th day of the month from January to October. 
  • 12 instalments with payments being withdrawn from your account on the 15th day of the month January to December.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 19 days ago.

A reminder to all property owners to pay your property taxes which are due on Friday August 30th.

Our office will be open over the noon hour and remain open until 5:00 pm on August 29th & 30th.

If you are a new owner and have not received your tax bill, please contact our office at 519-462-2697 or taxes@ezt.ca. 


Posted 29 days ago.

Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

Request for Proposal: New 2019 Grader #2019-07

Results

Company

Total with Tax

Toromont CAT

$396.243.00

Toromont CAT

$426,236.00

Nortrax

$463,000.00


Posted one month ago.

On August 7, 1979, the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock was struck by a tornado, destroying homes & farm buildings in its path.

This Wednesday August 7th 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the tornado.  Many people vividly recall that day and the following video features some of the residents that were directly affected and a few residents that were part of the community events to clean up after the devastation

Many thanks to Carla Garrett, who produced the original video five years ago to mark the 35th anniversary of the tornado.

Click here to view the video.


Posted one month ago.

Township of East Zorra-Tavistock

INFORMATION TO BIDDERS

NEW 2019 MOTOR GRADER ARTICULATED 4WD

2019-07

Sealed envelopes, marked "Tender", will be received up to 10:00 a.m. on August 16, 2019 (electronically submitted tenders will not be accepted).

A recommendation to Council for approval will be held at the September 4, 2019 regular council meeting.

Descriptive literature must be attached. Where any model number is specified, an approved equal will be considered.

All tenders must be on Township Forms, clearly marked and addressed to the undersigned.

Tender prices must be valid for acceptance 60 days following the closing date of this tender.

Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

Tom Lightfoot C.R.S.
Public Works Manager
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
90 Loveys St, Box 100,
Hickson, ON  N0J 1L0
519-462-2697 ext. 230
Email: tlightfoot@ezt.ca

Posted 2 months ago.

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The Municipal Office in Hickson will be closed on Monday August 5th 2019 for the Civic Holiday.


Posted 2 months ago.

All 2019 Final Tax Notices have been mailed.  

Instalment due dates are August 30th and October 31st.

The Township will 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 2 months ago.

Please be advised that a portion of the 15th Line (between Oxford Road #8 and Braemar Sideroad) will be closed on July 10, 2019 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., for tree removal.


Posted 3 months ago.

Please be advised that the Township Office in Hickson will be closed on Monday July 1st 2019 for Canada Day.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

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Posted 3 months ago.

2019 Budget and User Fees Public Meeting

The Council of the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock will hold a Public Meeting to consider the 2019 Budget and User Fees on:

Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 at 9:15 am

Oxford County Council Chambers – 21 Reeve St, Woodstock, ON

Written and/or verbal comments will be considered by Council at the public meeting.

Additional information will be available the week of June 24th on the Township website at http://ezt.ca/Township-Office/Budget-Finances/Budget/2019-Budget

or can be obtained from:

Karen DePrest
Chief Administrative Officer/ Treasurer
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
90 Loveys Street
Hickson, ON, N0J 1L0

Phone: 519-462-2697
Fax: 519-462-2961
Email: kdeprest@ezt.ca

Posted 3 months ago.

Innerkip is the place to be this weekend with a full slate of events scheduled for Canada Day at the Innerkip Ball Park. 

Things kick off on Friday night with a slow pitch tournament that runs all weekend and the Lion's Dance. Things really pick up on Saturday morning with the annual Canada Day parade at 10:00 a.m. The park will be full with a ton of kids activities including the Lion's Train and bouncy castle's along with other fun items for the kids. They will have another Lion's Dance on Saturday night as well featuring a live band. 

Sunday is the annual Firefighters Breakfast at the Fire Hall and they will have fireworks on Sunday at Dusk. You can see a full list of events below. 


Posted 3 months ago.

Please be advise that Maplewood Sideroad will be closed in two areas for Bridge Waterproofing on June 26th 2019 from 7:00am to 5:00pm between the 16th and 17th Line and between the 18th Line and Oxford Road 5.


Posted 3 months ago.

Request for Proposals

Service Delivery Review – Oxford County Municipalities

Sealed Proposals marked clearly as to the contents, will be received by the municipalities of Oxford County until:

12:00 noon local time, Friday June 28, 2019

for the services of a qualified firm, or consortium of firms, to complete a Service Delivery Review of the services provided by the municipalities of Oxford County, including finalization of a service list, development of service profiles, and identification of recommendations and opportunities and final reporting.

Nine (9) copies of the submission are required for distribution to the Selection Committee and shall be no longer than fifteen (15) pages, excluding appendix and Curricula Vitae. Submissions that exceed the length restriction will not be considered.

Request for Proposals

Appendix A - Preliminary Service List

Proposals are to be received at the Township of Norwich Municipal Office to the attention of the undersigned. Submissions received after the closing time will not be accepted. The onus is on the bidder to ensure that the bid is received in the proper location and before the closing time. Any questions regarding submissions must also be directed to the undersigned.

Kyle Kruger, CAO/Clerk
Township of Norwich
285767 Airport Road
Norwich, ON
N0J 1P0
kkruger@norwich.ca
519-468-2410

Results will be posted, when applicable, on the Township of Norwich website (www.norwich.ca) after opening.

Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted


Posted 3 months ago.

2019 Budget and User Fees Public Meeting

The Council of the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock will hold a Public Meeting to consider the 2019 Budget and User Fees on:

Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 at 9:15 am

Oxford County Council Chambers – 21 Reeve St, Woodstock, ON

Written and/or verbal comments will be considered by Council at the public meeting.

Additional information will be available the week of June 24th on the Township website at http://ezt.ca/Township-Office/Budget-Finances/Budget/2019-Budget

or can be obtained from:

Karen DePrest
Chief Administrative Officer/ Treasurer
Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
90 Loveys Street
Hickson, ON, N0J 1L0

Phone: 519-462-2697
Fax: 519-462-2961
Email: kdeprest@ezt.ca


Posted 3 months ago.

The Township of Norwich is seeking applications for the position of a Fire Services

Training Officer. This position will report directly to the Township of Norwich Director of Fire and Protective Services (Fire Chief) and indirectly to the Rural Fire Services of Oxford County (RFSOC) Fire Chiefs. The Fire Services Training Officer will coordinate and deliver all mandatory and non-mandatory volunteer firefighter training programs as directed by the RFSOC Fire Chiefs in accordance with the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) guidelines and procedures, and National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA). The Training Officer will be responsible for the overall development, delivery, budgeting and invoicing, record keeping and safety of firefighters for all RFSOC training programs. The Training Officer will also be responsible for the training of municipal staff to meet annual training requirements to comply with OFMEM policies and guidelines for municipal emergency management programs.

The position is based on a 35-hour work week and requires flexibility for scheduling due to requirement for nighttime and weekend training programs.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary education in adult education (Community College Diploma or equivalent, which may include continuing education) with related technical subject matter expertise and experience
  • Training Officer Certification from the Ontario Fire College or NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor Level II
  • Certified NFPA 1001 Firefighter Level II and NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II, or OFMEM equivalency
  • NFPA 1521 Safety Officer, or OFMEM equivalency
  • NFPA 1035 Public Fire Life Safety Educator level 2
  • Certified in a recognized First Aid First Responder level
  • Completion of Basic Emergency Management course (EM 300 preferred) and exercise design course (EM 225) from OFMEM is preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in Fire Service training
  • Effective communication, organization and interpersonal skills with ability to build partnerships and generate consensus
  • Must possess and maintain a valid “DZ” Driver’s License, and use of a reliable vehicle for Township business
  • Experience in a municipal fire service is preferred

A detailed job description can be found on our website at: www.norwich.ca

Applicants for this position are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter in confidence by mail or e-mail no later than Monday, July 8th, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. to the attention of:

Paul Groeneveld, Director of Fire & Protective Services

Township of Norwich, 285767 Airport Road, Norwich, ON N0J 1P0 519-468-2410, Ext. 236, E-Mail: pgroeneveld@norwich.ca

Personal information collected will be used solely for applicant selection in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. The Township of Norwich is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA), upon advance notice of specific accommodation required.

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