Zorra Now - Community Events & Services Magazine -Spring 2023

2 Zorra Now | Spring 2023 4 Township Department Information 4 Public Works 5 Building and Drainage 6 Fire and Emergency Services 11 By-Law Enforcement, Animal Control 12 Budget Facts, Tax Department 13 Multi-Use Courts Committee 14 Recreation Department 18 Summer Day Camp 19 Additonal Residential Units, NewAdditions 20 Township and Community Contacts Message from the Mayor Zorra is revising its Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan sets broad priorities and long term goals for Council and Staff based on the communities needs and wants. In order to do that, we need to hear from you, the residents who pay for and use the services the Township provides. Please check the website and talk to your Councillor about the goals you have for your community and all of Zorra. We’ve achieved big things, and this is how it’s done: by identifying those things (no matter how big or difficult) and developing a strategy to get them done. We just had an election and the discussions had during that time are fresh in our ears. But what else do you want to tell us? What do you want us to consider for long term goals for our community? In this issue... 32 Township Community Information 23 Cultural Mapping Task Force 24 Local Government Week 32 Pavilion Project 34 Historical Society, Student Exchange 35 Rural Oxford 38 Thistle Theatre, Thamesford Lions 39 Thamesford Trojans 40 Oxford 4-H Club 42 Embro & Zorra Agricultural Society “Zorra Now” Magazine is published quarterly by the Township of Zorra. Circulation is 4000 and is delivered to the residents and businesses of Zorra Township. If you have any questions or comments or would like to advertise in the magazine, please contact: Karen Martin, Director of Corporate Services/Clerk Township of Zorra 274620 27th Line, P.O. Box 306 Ingersoll, ON N5C 3K5 Ph. 519-485-2490 ext. 7228 Toll Free 1-888-699-3868 kmartin@zorra.ca www.zorra.ca COMMUNITY EVENTS & SERVICES MAGAZINE What do you love about your Zorra Township? What are the things you like to tell people about Zorra? What are the places and moments that you’ll remember? What can we do as a community to make Zorra even better? Please look here for more info and to give feedback on the Strategic Plan: www.zorra.ca/en/our-township/strategic-plan.aspx Check in on the website, follow the Township on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, phone or email Staff or Council: We want to hear from you. Join us and add to your community by doing your part! Marcus Ryan Mayor - Zorra Township, Warden - Oxford County Feature Article Page 28 Book and memorial honour Thamesford legacy of W. Harvey Beaty