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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.
 


 
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (APRIL 2, 2020) - The MRN HAS ISSUED A  COMPLETE FIRE BAN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 
 
More information can be found on the MNR website.
 

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.



This Request for Proposal (RFP) seeks to establish the successful vendor (s) to upgrade broadband infrastructure and services to the unserved/underserved communities immediately south, east of, and including the City of North Bay. Specifically, the Municipality of Callander, Township of Nipissing, Municipality of Powassan, Township of Chisholm, The Municipality of East Ferris, the Township of Bonfield, The Municipality of Calvin, the Township of Papineau-Cameron, The Town of Mattawa, the Township of Mattawan, Antoine First Nation and areas within the unorganized townships of Olrig, Butler, Phelps and Antoine.Blue Sky Net is a Regional Technology Development Organization part of Blue Sky Economic Growth Corporation, contracted by FedNor, the Northern Ontario regional development organization of Industry Canada, to enhance Broadband connectivity, awareness and applications in the Districts of Nipissing. District of Parry Sound Sudbury East and Manitoulin Island. For the purposes of this RFP Blue Sky Net has received resolutions of support from the above noted municipalities and First Nations. Vendor (s) have the sole responsibility to register their intention to bid to ensure they receive any addendum or notifications regarding this RFP. A softcopy of the complete bid submission must be submitted no later than 11:59 P.M. local time, Dec 2nd, 2019. Submissions received after this date will not be accepted. Vendors may elect to submit hardcopy proposals or additional information.  Interested parties are asked to email jeff.buell@blueskynet.ca with the subject line; ITB-Broadband Service Improvements South and East of North Bay” to register intent to bid and receive a copy of the RFP documents. IN EFFECT!Pioneer Road has a reduced weight restriction of 4 tonnes 
and speed reduced to 20 km.
Broadband Service Improvements South and East of North Bay RFP
 
 
NEWS RELEASE - For immediate release - May 29th 2019 -
Please see document at bottom of this page - for 2019 Budget

 
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



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