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​Municipal Law Enforcement

By-law - Notice of Temporary Service Adjustments​

The Township of Oro-Medonte will continue to provide Municipal Law Enforcement Services during in-person customer service offered by appointment only at the Township Administration Centre.

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.

As of Monday December 14, 2020 at 12:01 am the Township of Oro-Medonte moved into the Red Zone as per the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 20/20

Organized public events, social gatherings and wedding, funeral and religious services, rites and ceremonies

  • Limits for all organized public events and social gatherings:
    • 5 people indoors
    • 25 people outdoors
  • Limits for religious services rites or ceremonies, including wedding services and funeral services, where physical distancing can be maintained (applies in any venue other than a private dwelling):
    • 30% capacity of the room indoors
    • 100 people outdoors

Restaurants, bars and other food and drink establishments

  • Capacity limits, where physical distancing can be maintained:
    • 10 patrons seated indoors
  • Outdoor dining, take out, drive through, and delivery permitted, including alcohol
  • Require patrons to be seated; 2 metres minimum or impermeable barrier required between tables
  • Limit of 4 people may be seated together
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request

Retail

  • Fitting rooms must be limited to non-adjacent stalls
  • Line-ups and patrons congregating outside venues managed by venue; 2 metres distance required inside and outside; face covering also required while in line
  • Limit volume of music to be low enough that a normal conversation is possible
  • Screening of patrons is required, in accordance with instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health
  • A safety plan is required to be prepared and made available upon request
Below are the set fines for an individual who contravene the order.
Item Offence Section Set Fine
1.
Fail to comply with a continued section 7.0.2 order10 (1) (a)$750.00
2.Obstruct any person exercising a power in accordance with a continued section 7.0.2 order10 (1) (a)$1000.00
3.Obstruct any person performing a duty in accordance with a continued section 7.0.2 order10 (1) (a)$1000.00
​Schedule 80.1
Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020

If you have any questions and/or concerns associated with the Act, please call the Municipal Law Enforcement Division at (705) 487-2171 or visit the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit website at www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Topics/COVID-19 for further information.

Below is a link to the Reopening Ontario Act:
COVID-19 regional public health measures and restrictions | COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario

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.