Tillsonburg Update - May 11

Employment Opportunities

The Town of Tillsonburg is currently hiring:

  • Summer Student - Customer Service Representative
  • Parks and Facility Operator I
  • Public Works Coordinator

Visit careers.tillsonburg.ca for full details.


Bid Opportunities

RFP 2023-011
Master Plan: Parks, Cemeteries and Recreation

Visit tillsonburg.bidsandtenders.ca for full details.


Watermain Flushing

The Town of Tillsonburg is continuing its spring water system maintenance program.

April 13- May 31
Directional flushing of watermains in all areas south of North Street and east of Tillson Avenue/Vienna Road.

Flushing will begin each morning at 8:00 a.m. and conclude by 3:00 p.m. Residents may notice some cloudy or discoloured water when watermain flushing occurs. These temporary side effects are not hazardous to the public and can be resolved by turning on the cold water taps to clear the system. If discolouring continues beyond a three-day period, please contact Customer Service at 519.688.3009.


Fireworks By-Law 4293

To minimize the risk of property damage, fire and serious injury, Tillsonburg Fire & Rescue Services does not encourage backyard fireworks displays. Fireworks are safest when handled by qualified fireworks experts at public events. However, if you choose to have a backyard or family display in the Town of Tillsonburg, you must comply with By-Law 4293. Please note that only consumer-grade, low-hazard fireworks (Canadian class 7.2.1/F.1) are appropriate for home/personal use.

Fireworks SHOULD NEVER be discharged:

  • After 11:00 p.m.
  • On Town-owned property including streets, sidewalks, parks and fields
  • On property that does not belong to you without written permission from the owner
  • From the roof of any building
  • Inside buildings, structures or vehicles
  • By persons under 18 years of age

Fireworks are allowed only to be discharged in conjunction with Victoria Day, on the actual holiday, or two days before or after this date.

Learn more at www.tillsonburg.ca/fireworks


Notice of Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. (THI) Annual General Meeting

TAKE NOTICE that the annual meeting (the “Meeting”) of the holders of common shares of Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. (the “Corporation”) will be held on Tuesday, June 27 at 12:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers (200 Broadway, Second Floor), for the following purposes:

a) Consideration and approval of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. of June 28, 2022; and
b) To receive the audited financial statements of Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2022, together with the report of the auditor thereon; and
c) To appoint an auditor of Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. for the ensuing year; and
d) Election of the Directors of Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. Board of Directors; and
e) To appoint Legal Counsel for Tillsonburg Hydro Inc. for the ensuing year; and
f) To consider such other matters as may properly come before the Meeting.

You can watch the meeting online at www.tillsonburg.ca/watch The meeting video will be available on the Town of Tillsonburg website following the meeting at the following link: www.tillsonburg.ca/townmeetings


Council Highlights

A regular Council meeting was held on May 8 at 6:00 p.m. You can watch the meeting video and view the agenda and relevant reports at www.tillsonburg.ca/council. Video time stamps are noted below.

Meeting Highlights

  • Council moved into Committee of Adjustment and approved a minor variance application for 41 King Street (2:01)
  • Council received a report from the Museum, Culture, Heritage and Special Awards Advisory Committee recommending that Rosemay Dean be named 2023 Citizen of the Year (17:56)
  • Council directed staff to to review and create an updated and comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding with the Tillsonburg Minor Soccer Club (19:41)
  • Council received a report on Open Air Burning for information and staff provided an overview of the requirements for backyard fires (30:31)

Tenders Awarded

Council awarded Tender RFT 2023-003 Bayham Drive Resurfacing to Brantco Construction


Emergency Preparedness Week

It’s Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2023) in Ontario. Is your family ready? Remember, in an emergency, your household may not be together, or you may be asked to evacuate your home. Thinking about what you would do in different situations and making a plan with every member of your household is the first step to being prepared. It’s also important to have an emergency kit ready so that you and your family could be be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency. Learn more about emergency preparedness at www.ontario.ca/beprepared.


Bike Rodeo

Calling all young cyclists! The Town of Tillsonburg, in partnership with Oxford OPP, is hosting a FREE bike rodeo. Choose from the full rodeo experience (ages 5+) or the mini-rodeo (under 5). 
When: Saturday, May 27
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
Where: J.L. Scott McLean Outdoor 
Recreation Pad
45 Hardy Ave
Visit www.tillsonburg.ca/rodeo for details.
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