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Contact Details
Office Phone 905-957-3346
Toll Free Phone 1-800-350-3876
After Hours Phone Toll free 1-877-552-5579
TTY Phone 905-957-0680
Fax 905-957-3219
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Primary Contact Joanne Scime, Clerk
Alternate Contact Jacquie Thrower, Confidential Secretary to the Chief Administrative Officer and Mayor; Email:
Primary Executive Dave Blysma, Mayor; Email:
Alternate Executive Bev Hendry, Chief Administrative Officer; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served West Lincoln
Located In Community Smithville
Address & Map
318 Canborough St
Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
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Intersection Canborough St and Colver St
Mailing Address Box 400 
Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Provides standard local government services, including: 
PLANNING DEPARTMENT: Site Plan Control, Part Lot Control, registered Plans of Subdivision, Committee of Adjustment, Minor Variances, Applications for Consent. Issues applications for building permits, land division, and the committee of adjustment accepts complaints regarding the repair of a building, and makes inspections and provides information on swimming pool construction and repair regulations. For information and direction on installing a wood burning stove or kerosene heater contact this department.  
BUILDING AND ENFORCEMENT: Receives, reviews and processes applications for the many types of permits which are required to ensure construction and other regulated activities within the Township meet the standards as set out in the Ontario Building Code Act. 
TREASURY: Administration of the township's finances. 
PUBLIC WORKS: Maintain and construct roads, bridges, water, sanitary and storm sewers, street lighting, parking, drainage, sidewalks and signage for the township. 
CLERKS DEPARTMENT: Responsible for the preparation of meeting agendas and minutes, as well as distribution of information to the Mayor and Members of Council on a weekly basis. Responsible for various functions, which include but are not limited to the following: Recording/Record Keeping, Licensing, Municipal Elections, Records Management, Human Resources, Vital Statistics, Policy Development, Property/Legal Matters, Drainage, Commissioner for Taking Oaths, and Administration of Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act. Issues licences for raffles and lotteries, as well as regulating and licensing area auctioneers. 
FIRE SERVICES: Volunteer firefighters provide services to the community through fire and accident response, resuscitation services, extrication from motor vehicle accidents and enforcement of safety standards in accordance with the regulations of the Ontario Fire Marshal. 
RECREATION: Ensure public awareness and coordination of recreation programs, services and facilities. A wide variety of Recreation Programs including a variety of fitness classes, walking club, First Aid/CPR and Leader in Training (ages 12 to 16 years old) are available nearly year round. March Break Camp and Summer Camp programs are available for the months of July and August for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Ladies' and Men's Pick Up Hockey/Shinny, Adult Skating, Pre-School Skating & Public Skating available from mid-September until April. For more information on the above noted Recreation programs please call 905-957-3346, Ext 4694. 
HERITAGE DESIGNATION: The municipal council is empowered to designate, by by-law, individual buildings, properties and entire areas that they determine to be of architectural or historical importance.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information
Languages English
Fees Program ; For some programs
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Service Categories Birth Certificates ; Building and Safety ; Cemetery Property ; Charitable Gambling Permits ; City/Town Clerk Offices ; City/Town Council Offices ; City/Town Finance Offices ; Commissioner of Oaths ; Land Use Planning and Regulation Services ; Marriage Certificates ; Mayors Offices ; Street Maintenance ; Water Service Providers
Print Material Newsletter - Council News; Recreation/Municipal Guide

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