Township of Zorra
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Zorra Township is a rural municipality located at the north-west corner of Oxford County.  The Township is comprised of several rural clusters and two serviced villages.  The population of Zorra Township is 8,058, with a total land area of 529 square kilometres.

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Township of Zorra
 

Tender 2017-07

Sealed bids for Tender 2017-07 for Zorra Bridge 0010 Deck Rehabilitation will be accepted until noon on Friday May 12, 2017.  Visit our Tender page for more information.

Embro-Ohio Exchange Weekend

Have you heard about the long-standing tradition of the Embro-Ohio Exchange Weekend?  Click on the photo below for the whole story:

Zorra Local School Committee

We are currently advertising for potential members.  Click here to see the committee advertisement.  We are hoping to have at least one representative from each Zorra public school parent involvement committee. APPLY HERE (pdf) or APPLY ONLINE!!

Ontario150 Grant!

Thistle Theatre was the lucky recipient of an Ontario150 Grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation!  These funds will be used towards the installation of an elevator at the Embro Town Hall which will allow everyone to access the Hall for their special events!  More funds are needed to complete this project.  Consider making a charitable donation!  See fundraising letter for details.  Pictured below at the grant ceremony is (l-r): Councillor Doug Matheson, Mayor Margaret Lupton, Zorra Facilities Supervisor Doug Mills, Wendy Marshall from Thistle Theatre, Zorra Recreation Program Coordinator Stephanie Starchuck, and Thistle Theatre President Norm Northmore.

Spring Cleanup

Spring Cleanup is coming - May 8-12 for Zorra Township.  Have your items to the curb by 7am on Monday May 8th.

Summer Day Camps in Zorra

The Recreation Department has been busy working to arrange day camps in the Village of Thamesford for March Break and summer child care.  Visit our Day Camp page for detailsRegistration forms now available!  Registration is available on a first come, first serve basis.

New Open Air Burn Permit Process

The Township has introduced a Permanent Fire Permit process for open air burning.  This process involves a one-time application which will reduce the effort required to set up permission for an open air burn.  All applications will be reviewed by the Fire Chief and upon approval, the applicant will be able to proceed with open air burns by calling into dispatch directly to report the burn details.  Review application form and conditions for the new permit, then complete your application!  Please note - the process for small recreation burns within a ring or fire pit in backyard has not changed - these types of fires do not require a permit.

Art on Display at Township Office

The Township of Zorra is pleased to support local artists.  We are currently displaying some clay sculptures made by Phoebe Campbell of Embro; custom jewellery by Crystal McMaster of Thamesford; and an acrylic painting by Frankie Armitage of Embro.  Drop by and check out these works of art by local talent!  Do you have artwork to display at our office?  Contact Mary Anne Murphy at Oxford Creative Connections by email.

Public Notice - Oxford County Transportation Master Plan

Oxford County has initiated an update to the 2009 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) to help guide the County’s transportation programs and investments for the next 20 years and beyond. Comments welcome. Click here for more information.

Update on Walker Landfill Proposal

JMCC (Joint Municipal Coordinating Committee) Responds to Province's decision on Walker Southwestern Landfill Proposal.  Visit the JMCC website for full details.

Notice of Passing of an Interim Control By-law

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Zorra has adopted an Interim Control By-law 2015-05, under Zoning By-law 35-99, as amended, on the 13th day of January, 2015, in accordance with the provisions of Section 38 of the Planning Act, 1990., c. P. 13, as amended.

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Zorra has passed By-law 2015-66 on the 15th day of December, 2015, to extend the period of time during which Interim Control By-law 2015-05, is in effect in accordance with the provisions of Section 38(2) of the Planning Act, 1990., c. P. 13, as amended. Click here for more information.

Regular office hours for the Township of Zorra are:

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 4:30pm

Office closed on weekends and Statutory Holidays.

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