Municipal Law Enforcement
By-law - Notice of Temporary Service Adjustments
The Township of Oro-Medonte will continue to provide Municipal Law Enforcement Services during the Administration Office closure. Municipal Law will be taking proactive precautions when out in the community. At this time the Municipal Law Enforcement Division will be utilizing correspondence (email, letters, notices) in most situation as an alternative for attending the physical address. Staff will be focusing more on the essential services to ensure the safety of both staff and the residents of Oro-Medonte. More information in notice attached.
Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
The Province initiated further amendments to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act that came into effect on Saturday April 4th, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. More specifically, the operation of a short term rental (STR) with booking(s) after April 4th are only permitted to provide individuals who are in need of housing during the emergency period with accommodations. Please note that Municipal Law Enforcement staff will be actively monitoring the STR's throughout the Township.
The Municipal Law Enforcement Division want to remind residents that if you witness an STR operating and contravening this Provincial order please contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Division at (705) 487-2171 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are the set fines for an individual who contravene the order.
|1.||Fail to comply with an order made during a declared emergency||7.0.11 (1) (a)||$750.00|
|2.||Obstruct any person exercising a power in accordance with an order made during a declared emergency||7.0.11 (1) (a)||$1000.00|
|3.||Obstruct any person performing a duty in accordance with an order made during a declared emergency||7.0.11 (1) (a)||$1000.00|
The Township's Municipal Law Enforcement Officers are available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, by contacting (705) 487-2171, for the purpose of responding to Canine Control issues related to aggressive dogs and/or dogs at large as per the Canine Control By-law, excessive noise as per the Noise By-law and Parking By-law.
The Municipal Law Enforcement Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Township's By-laws, proactively and through the investigation of complaints. Please note that Municipal Law does not respond to anonymous complaints. Complaints can be filed electronically, regular mail, over the phone or in person at the Administration Offices. The Municipal Law Enforcement Officers work with residents to obtain compliance with the Township By-laws. There is a strong educational component to their activities. The Township is committed to raising awareness of community standards, and enforcing the Township’s by-law using a timely, professional and unbiased approach.
Municipal Law Enforcement is also responsible for enforcement of the Township's Canine Control, Clean and Clear, Property Standards, Kennel Licensing and Parking By-laws, the issuance of Pool Fence Permits, and Sign Permits for signs that are not considered a structure under the Ontario Building Code.
Every by-law complaint/violation is unique and the method of dealing with the by-law complaint should reflect what is necessary in order to resolve it rather than to be unnecessarily punitive. Property owners should always have the opportunity of using the least expensive option for compliance. Our intent is to enforce the by-laws equitably and to apply the level of enforcement that best fits the type and circumstances of by-law violation in order to achieve compliance with the by-law(s). The Municipal Law Enforcement Division has a responsibility to attempt to balance the public good and the rights of individuals when utilizing approaches to the enforcement of various Township by-laws.