Zorra Now - Community Events & Services Magazine -Spring 2023

4 Zorra Now | Spring 2023 TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT INFORMATION BATTERY RECYCLING The Township of Zorra has a free program for the recycling of household batteries through RawMaterials Company Inc. (RMC). The program is being offered at four locations throughout the Township: - Township of Zorra Municipal Office, 274620 27th Line, RR 3, Ingersoll, ON N5C 3J6 – phone 519-485-2490 ext. 7221 - Thamesford Community Centre, 85 Middleton Street, Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0 – phone 519-485-2490 ext. 7245 - Embro Zorra Community Centre, 355644 35th Line, Embro, ON N0J 1J0 – phone 519-485-2490 ext. 7251 Please feel free to drop off your batteries at any of the above locations. Since the start of this program in September 2012, the Township of Zorra has collected and returned 2,952 lbs of batteries to RawMaterials Company for Recycling. Public Works Department Reduced Load Season A reminder to all drivers of heavy trucks and equipment that the reduced load season takes effect from February 15 to April 30 inclusive each year. In accordance with By-law 21-03, signs will be posted on applicable Township roadways. Half Load Season Rationale • Minimize long term damage to infrastructure • Problems caused when roads are soft and often require major repairs • Prevent additional damage to culverts and bridges • Heavy loads do damage to road sub-base that is difficult to detect • Changes in the size of agricultural equipment i.e. large liquid manure trailers • Multiple aggregate producers in Township • Infrastructure repair costs borne directly or indirectly by residents • All of the above lead to safety issues during Half Load Season. Steve Oliver, Director of Public Works 519-485-2490 ext. 7227 or soliver@zorra.ca DAYCARE New Licenced Daycare! Opening early 2024 Brock Street, Thamesford Wait list: https://onehsn.com/oxford/ux_2_0 WAIT LIST OPEN!