Posted in the Announcements page 4 months ago on Monday, February 04, 2019.
2019 Interim Tax Notice

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  • 4 instalments with payments withdrawn on the regular instalment due dates for the amounts indicated on your tax bill
  • 10 instalments with payments withdrawn from your account on the 15th day of the month from January to October. 
  • 12 instalments with payments being withdrawn from your account on the 15th day of the month January to December.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  Failure to receive a tax notice does not prevent penalty charges for late payment.

Posted 3 days 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.


  • 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:

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:

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.

Posted 6 days ago.

The Township of East Zorra-Tavistock is seeking applications for the position of Temporary Full-time Contract Public Works Equipment Operator (up to 6 months)

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Township roads and public property
  • Road construction projects
  • Winter maintenance preparation for roads/machinery


  • 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 up to 6 months.  This position is covered by CUPE Local 1589. 2019 Pay Rate $25.71/hr.  A detailed job description can be obtained from the Township website.

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, June 21, 2019 and must be sent to

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

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 6 days ago.

The Embro & Zorra Agricultural Society and its Safety Committee Members are proud to present the 4th Annual Progressive Ag Safety Day at Hickson Central Public School on June 13.

With help from our volunteers and partners, students will experience 20 stations of interactive displays with information to help keep them safe on the farm and in the community.

Stations will include safety information covering a variety of settings, including: tractors, roads, bikes, trains, electrical, fire, chemical, water, calling 911, and more.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our many sponsors, donors and volunteers for making this important day possible for our youth. If you wish to help by donating or volunteering, please call Marian at 519-872-1707

Posted 8 days 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

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

Lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted

Posted 8 days ago.


Crime Prevention Education Event - Helping Reduce Crime One Step at a Time

(OXFORD COUNTY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Oxford County Detachment in partnership with the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock and Police Services Board is hosting a free education event in Tavistock on Crime Prevention - Helping Reduce Crime One Step at a Time.

The FREE event will be available to all Oxford County residents.

Topics will include: Fraud and Identity theft prevention, property crime and trends; Crime Stoppers; Lock It or Lose It campaign; Online Citizen Self Reporting; Safeguard Ontario; Mental Health Engagement and Response Team and Steps to Take to Secure your Home/Valuables.

“This event is FREE and open to all residents of Oxford County and is an excellent opportunity for all community members to assist with Helping Reduce Crime One Step at a Time in their neighbourhoods. We look forward to seeing everyone there.” – Inspector Tony Hymers, Detachment Commander, Oxford County OPP.

Date:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tavistock District Recreation Center, 1 Adam St, Tavistock, Ontario 

Contact:  Constable Ed Sanchuk

Phone:    519-426-3434


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