New Manitou Office to Open February 2020
Loyalist is Growing!
In 2018, Township staff began investigating options for relocation of certain staff to alleviate overcrowding issues at the Odessa Municipal Office. Following the September 9, 2019 Council Meeting, Council directed staff to finalize leasing negotiations for the preferred office space at 18 Manitou Crescent West, Amherstview. This office space will become the interim office space for the Economic Growth & Community Development Department (Utilities Management, Engineering, Planning, Development and Building services).
After finalizing the leasing arrangements, the landlord has begun preparation and configuration of the space. The projected opening date for this Township office is tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 3, 2020.
A key objective of this move is to enhance development and building services. The WJ Henderson Recreation Centre and the Administration Office in Odessa will continue to offer a broad range of municipal services for residents. Services like dog tags and garbage tags can be purchased at the W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre, Administration Office in Odessa. These services are available at several other key Township locations (Bag Tags Dog Tags). Payments at the 18 Manitou Crescent West location will be restricted to development service projects.
The move will streamline applications and create a ‘one stop’ development services office. Additionally, the move will centralize the Economic Growth & Community Development Department to function under one roof which will result in increased opportunities for collaboration.
We want to help you! Beginning on February 3rd, find staff from building, planning and development at the new office at 18 Manitou Cres. West. Call us prior to your visit so we can ensure we’re fully prepared to answer your questions and assist with your project. Phone number (613-386-7351) and staff extension numbers will remain unchanged despite the change in office.
The long-term vision of the Township is to provide all services to residents in one central Community Hub. In 2018, a Feasibility Study and Master Plan for a Community Hub on Amherst Drive was prepared by architectural consultants with MJMA. The most recent step towards the development of a Community Hub in Loyalist came in November of 2019. On November 8, 2019, Loyalist Township staff submitted a grant application to the Community, Culture, and Recreation stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program requesting funding for the Loyalist Township Sustainable Community Hub on behalf of the Township. Township staff expect to be notified by the Provincial government during 2020 regarding the outcome of this grant application.
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Services Available at the Manitou Office:
|Property Standards||Reviewing Construction Plans||Economic Development|
|Applications for rezoning, Official Plan amendments, site plan approval and Severance||Building and Demolition Permits (and related inspections)||Payments for Development Services Projects|
|Plans of subdivision & condominium||Sign, Fill, Lot Grading and Entrance permits||Property inquiries, new civic address and water meter requests|
|Heritage Permits||Zoning Compliance Letters|