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Whether you are taking up residence in the Township or just paying us a visit, you are most welcome. We are confident that you will find Chisholm a nice place to be. We have forests, gently rolling countryside, and lakes and rivers. There is so much to enjoy in the way of outdoor activities and sports, and the City of North Bay with its theaters, art galleries and special events is only a thirty minute drive away.

As North Bay is well connected to major cities using Highways 11 and 17, and with buses, flights and trains, Chisholm is readily accessible, but at the same time it enjoys a measure of seclusion.
 


 

NOTICE RE: 2020 BUDGET

Please take notice that a Public Meeting for the proposed 2020 Municipal Budget  will be held on Tuesday June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. The Final 2020 Budget will then be approved at the June 23rd Meeting of Council at 7:00 p.m. A copy of the budget package will be available at the bottom of this page.


 
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to the fire at the landfill site this week, we cannot accept anything other than household garbage in clear bags and metal recycling for Saturday, May 30, 2020.  The construction pile, tire pile and brush pile will NOT be accessible.   Sorry in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

ATTENTION:
THE PROVINCIAL FIRE BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED
EFFECTIVE MAY 16, 2020 AT 12:01 A.M.
 
 Please note that we are not currently issuing burn permits but you can burn as long as you follow the conditions that are stated on the permit, which are as follows:
1. Do not permit more than four (4) cubic meters of material to be burned at any one time.
2. Do not ignite any fire between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Including burning barrels!)
3. A minimum of one (1) person must be in constant attendance of the fire.
4. You must have enough fire fighting equipment on hand to control the fire at all times (e.g. shovels, pales, axes, hose).
5. Only allowed to burn grass and wood or by-products of wood.
6. No burning in winds greater than 15 km/h.
7. Incinerator fires must be burned in an enclosed device covered by screen mesh with openings less than 5 millimeters. The incinerator must be at least 5 meters from any forest, at least 2 meters from flammable material, and must be monitored by a responsible person until fire is out.
 

Corporation of the Township of Chisholm
(705)724-3526 - Fax (705)724-5099
After Hours (705)223-0250
info@chisholm.ca
Message from Council RE: COVID -19
As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Council wishes to inform the residents of the following:
• The Municipal Office will be closed to the public, effective Monday March 23rd, reopening Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at 9 am but the staff will still be working. Please call 705-724-3526 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. We do now have voicemail, so please leave us a message after hours and we can
return your call the next business day. For after hours Township Emergencies, please call 705-223-0250.

The Council Meeting scheduled for March 24th will be cancelled and all other committee meetings until April 14th 2020.
For the payment of property taxes, cheques can be mailed or dropped off to the office mailbox or be made online through your banking institution. If you are making payments online, please remember that your account number is your full 19 – digit roll number that starts with 4831 and ends with 0000. Do not use any spaces or decimals.
To pay for dog tags, you can mail or drop off a cheque (include form) or pay online. If you pay online using your roll number, you MUST contact the office and let us know so that we don’t process your payment as a property tax payment and also give us the information on thedog(s). Deadline for Dog tags will be extended to April 30th 2020.
•If you received notice for payment to the township for Septic Tank Inspections, you can mail or drop off cheque to office mailbox or pay online. If you pay online using your roll number, you MUST contact the office and let us know so that we don’t process your payment as a property tax payment.
The landfill will remain open and be staffed. The attendant will be keeping a 2 metre distance from the public and not be marking off bags on the Landfill pass. Please show your card to the attendant and mark off the bags yourself. There will be a drop box for payments for chargeable drop offs to landfill. The attendant will take your name and address, verbally from a distance, and the office will process the receipt and mail it to you after the fact.
Public Works will be working and we ask that no one visit the municipal garage.• Building Department is still operational. We get our building services from the Municipality of East Ferris. Their office is closed so  leave a message and the Chief Building Official will get in contact with you.
Any issues with Bylaw Enforcement may be delayed but we will work on resolving issues as best we can. Please continue to call the office or send an email to info@chisholm.ca.
The Rabies Clinic scheduled for April 7th is postponed but all other Animal Control issues will be dealt with by calling the municipal office or Sandy Briggs at 705-724-2676.
The Planning Department will still be operating but all public meetings are cancelled at this time.
Burning Permits were to start April 1st. We ask that you follow the rules of the permits but you do not need to pick up a permit for the month of April. Do not ignite any fire between 6am and 6pm (including burning barrels).
 
The best way to defend yourself is to wash your hands, cough into your elbow, keep a 2 metre distance when out in public, extra cleaning of hard surfaces, stay home as much as possible, avoid gatherings, and self isolate if you have been travelling, been in contact with anyone travelling or showing symptoms.If you are sick, quarantined or in self-isolation and you need help getting groceries, prescriptions or other essential supplies, township firefighters may be able to help with delivery. Call the township office at 705-724-3526 during office hours, or Fire Chief Ray Ford at (705)491-1503.
 
If you develop a fever, cough and/or have difficulty breathing AND within 14 days have traveled to an impacted area OR,had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, OR close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to an impacted area - isolate yourself from others immediately and call the Health Unit at 1-800-563-2808.

 
Please be advised that Council, at its November 14, 2017 regular meeting, passed By-Law 2017-33, being a By-law to authorize speed limits on certain highways within the Township of Chisholm.

A copy of this By-Law, along with the new "Chisholm Township Speed Limit Map"
can be found under the "By-Laws" tab.
 
The Township of Chisholm has received a grant under Infrastructure Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The project is for replacement and rehabilitation of two stormwater culverts on Wasing and Maple Road. This project will benefit the Township by protecting our waterways and ecosystem, and provide safe, secure, and efficient transportation.
 
 
 

Wireless Highspeed Internet Service now available in Chisholm Township! People interested in subscribing can call 1-800-461-6379 for more information.

ZONING BY-LAW - Can be found under the  "Municipal Services" tab under "Planning".

OFFICIAL PLAN - Can be found under the "Municipal Services' tab under "Planning".

The Township's ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN can be found at the bottom of this page.
 
The Township's STRATEGIC PLAN is now posted in the "Municipal Services" tab under the "Planning" page.  For more information please contact the office.

 The Township's EMERGENCY PLAN is now posted in the "Emergency Services" under the "Municipal Services".  Copies of the plan can also be picked up at the office.

As of July 1, 2013 the Ministry of Energy requires all broader public sector organizations including municipalities to report on their annual energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in designated building/facilities. The Ministry of Energy now also requires that a 5-year Conservation and Demand Management Plan be developed and implemented. For a copy of the Township of Chisholm's Conservation and Demand Management Plan please see the document at the bottom of this page.


Documents


Notice of Adoption of Official Plan
File: OP_Notice of adopt.pdf

Conservation and Demand Management Plan
File: CDM-25072014.pdf

Notice of new Zoning By-law
File: ad zoning by-law notice of decision.pdf

Mandatory Septic Inspection Flyer
File: Mandatory Septic Inspections Flyer_ICA_October 2014_web.pdf

Mandatory Septic Inspection Letter
File: Chisholm Property Owner Template.pdf

OPP Report to Council
File: OPP Report to Council.pdf

Asset Managment Plan - Full
File: Full Asset Management Plan with Appendices.pdf

Quarry -Granular "A" Material Tender 2019-01
File: Quarry - Granular A Material Tender 2019-01.pdf

Winter Sand Tender 2019-02
File: Winter Sand Tender 2019-02.pdf

Finance Package June 2, 2020
File: Finance Package June 2 2020.pdf



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