The Office of the Clerk provides support to Council and other Committees in the form of meeting management, preparation of agendas, by-laws and minutes.
The Office of the Clerk is also responsible for the following:
- Municipal Elections, which are held every four years;
- Deputy Registrar for Vital Statistics and Cemetery;
- Lottery Licencing;
- Commissioner of Oaths;
- Corporate Records Management;
- Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection to Privacy Act Requests.
Provincial Plans and Policies
Notice of Public Information Session & Notice of Study Commencement - Sarah Properties - Revised Meeting Date
Notice of Complete Application for Plan of Subdivision
Notice to Area Residents - Sarah Properties
| Building Permits
Building permits are required for the construction of new buildings or structures, building additions, pools, decks, sheds and structural alterations and must comply with the provisions of the Township By-Laws. A building permit application can be obtained from the Municipal Office or the County of Dufferin Building Department.
The Residential Development Charge imposed under By-Law 34-2014, and indexed February 1, 2017 is $10,874.67 and Development Charge per Wind Turbine is $9,478.27.
Please note that Building permits are required for all renovations and/or building on your property. Please contact the Municipal Office for further information.
Please visit our Applications,Licences and Permits webpage for the complete Building Permit Application.
The Township is responsible for applications for Severances or Consents. Please contact our Planner to set an appointment to review the policies applicable to your property.
Please note that the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement Section 2.3.4 Lot Creation and Lot Adjustments supersedes the Township Official Plan policies.
Please visit our Applications,Licences and Permits webpage for the Consent Application and Agent Authorization Form.
|Official Plan - 2004
The Official Plan contains objectives and policies established primarily to provide guidance on the development of a municipality. Official Plan Amendments may be obtained from time to time by following the applicable amendment process. Information can be obtained at the Municipal Office and forms available below. The Official Plan for the Township of Amaranth has been adopted by the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Amaranth and approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, October 26, 2005, save and except identified areas that are under appeal. Official Plan Number 3 was adopted by Council January 7, 2009 and approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs August 11, 2009. The purpose of the Official Plan Number 3 was to correct several mapping errors related to environmental features and the Environmental Protection designations to Official Plan for the Township of Amaranth as adopted by Council December 2004. Council of the Township of Amaranth passed By-law 44-2010 on the 20th day of October 2010 under Section 17, 21 and 26 the Planning Act, R.S.O. to adopt Official Plan Amendment Number 4. The purpose of this Amendment is to incorporate revised and new policies and schedules into the Official Plan to reflect two Provincial Plans, "The Growth Plan" and the "Greenbelt Plan".
Please visit our Applications,Licences and Permits webpage for the Application for Official Plan Amendment.
Official Plan 2004
Office Consolidation text NOT including Official Plan Amendment 4
Official Plan Amendment Number 4 Documents
|Site Plan Approval
The Site Plan Approval is an essential component of the development review process. It is intended to:
- Complement the objectives of the Official Plan; conform to the requirements of the Zoning By-Law and other appropriate by-laws/regulations;
- Eliminate or reduce negative impacts on adjacent land uses;
- Provide clear guidelines to help streamline and speed up the approval process.
Please visit our Applications,Licences and Permits webpage for the Site Plan Application and Procedure for Site Plan Approval.
Zoning By-law 2-2009 (December 2010 Consolidation)
The Township Zoning By-Law is a legal document, which is used to control the development of properties and buildings. Zoning classifies properties into Zones such Agricultural, Rural, Estate Residential, etc. Each of these Zones has legally enforceable regulations attached to them such as the location and size of buildings, etc. The December 2010 Consolidation includes any amendments to date.
Changes to the Zoning By-Law may be required. Information regarding these processes and applications forms can be obtained at the Municipality or by using the links below:
Please visit our Applications,Licences and Permits webpage for the Application for Zoning By-law Amendment.
|2016 Bridge Inspection Report
It's Muddy! It's Dusty! It's Spring! Well it has been a long time coming, but soon ice and blowing snow will be a distant memory. Spring brings the annual spring break up of gravel roads, as the frost comes out of the ground. Special care is needed when driving on country gravel roads as they can become soft, muddy and difficult to drive on.
The "half load limit" on municipal roads begins March 1 and runs until May 15 every year. Please abide by this to assist us in keeping our roads passable during spring thaw.
Also once the snow disappears, we are left with the winter sand residue. During an ice storm, there never seems to be enough sand, but once spring hits, there is definitely too much sand along the sides of the roads and on the pavement. Street Sweeping is done in the Spring, usually in May, depending on the weather.
Each year, maintenance gravel is applied to specific sections of the gravel roads in our municipality. This means that there may be a large volume of gravel truck traffic in specific areas of the municipality during the maintenance. This is only temporary and does not mean that your road has become a haul route for gravel trucks.
Once the maintenance gravel has been applied, dust control takes place, again, depending on the weather.
While Spring is very welcome after a long winter, it presents us with annual challenges that are an element of living in the county of Canada in the Springtime. The spring break up is only temporary, but can be very frustrating to everyone involved. Your care and patience is appreciated!
- Roadside Weed Spraying will not take place this year. Concerns should be forwarded to the Municipal Office.
- Take notice that under the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act, Section 170, Subsection 12, No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon any road in such a manner as to interfere with snow removal operations. Any vehicle obstructing snow removal operations will be referred to the OPP and shall be removed at the owner's expense.
- No Person shall deposit snow onto the road or road allowance pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act, Section 181. Please note that this includes pushing the snow across the road to the road allowance.
Adopt a Road Program is established as a public service program for environmentally conscious citizen volunteers / organizations to pick up litter along Township Right-of-ways.
The Township of Amaranth will enter into an agreement with citizen volunteers / organizations and commercial establishments, to adopt a section of the Township road and are recognized by signs erected by the Township Public Works Department acknowledging their efforts.
Adopt-A-Road Program Application Package
Applications will be reviewed and checked to ensure the section of road they wish to adopt is available, and is a safe stretch of road to work on.
Applications by citizen volunteers / organizations are limited to a maximum of five (5) per year. Township to supply and erect the 'Adopt-a-road' sign. If a personal identification sign is desired, the cost would be the responsibility of the volunteer / organization.
Applications by a commercial establishment have no limit to the number of applications submitted per year. The commercial establishment is responsible for the cost of the 'adopt-a-road' sign and, if desired, the cost of the personal identification sign.
All parties must wear a safety vest (provided by the Township), protective gloves and appropriate footwear (no open toed shoes).
Clean up at least once a year - between April 1st and November 15th focusing on Earth Day and an appropriate date in the Fall.
Asset Management Plan
The Township of Amaranth is pleased to present the Asset Management Plan as prepared by R. J. Burnside and Associates Ltd. with assistance of funding received under the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Program. The asset management strategy provides a long term operating and capital forecast for asset related costs, indicating the requirements for maintaining, rehabilitating, replacing/disposing and expanding the Township's assets.
Asset Management Plan Report
Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan 2014-2019
Ontario Regulation 397/11, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, requires all broader public sector organizations, including municipalities, to report on their annual energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in designated buildings/facilities by July 1 and to develop and implement a 5 year energy conservation and demand management plans by July 1, 2014.
Energy consumption data is to be submitted to the ministry and made publicly available on the organization's website and intranet site and be available in printed form.
The plan is available at the Administration office 374028 6th Line or online.