The Clerk’s Department is responsible for recording the minutes of Council and Committee meetings as well as communicating Council’s decisions to all appropriate parties. The Department prepares and keeps all by-laws and resolutions that are passed by Council. The Clerk of the Municipality also acts as Returning Officer for municipal elections and issues lottery licences.
To access Municipal By-laws, Council Packages and to view upcoming Council Meeting Dates and other public meetings, please visit the Civic Web portion of the Township’s website.
Emergency Management Plan
By law the Township is required to have an up to date Emergency Management Plan. The Township has an appointed Community Emergency Management Coordinator who oversees the implementation of the plan when deemed necessary. To access a copy of the Township’s Emergency Management Plan, please see the document below.
The Clerk’s Department is the issuing authority on behalf of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission. In order to be issued a licence, you must meet a list of set criteria. To obtain more information please contact the Deputy Clerk.
Delegations to Council
The Township’s Procedural By-law requires that any person or organization wishing to come before Council as a delegation must do so by placing a request with the Clerk’s Department. The Township requires that a formal application be presented no later than one week prior to the next scheduled Council meeting. The application form and additional information is provided below.
By-law Enforcement Department Overview
The By-law Enforcement Department is responsible for enforcing municipal by-laws and issuing any fines or orders when an individual or property owner is found to be in contravention of a municipal by-law. The Township has passed numerous by-laws to address concerns such as property standards, animal control and nuisance to name a few.
Under the Township’s Animal Control By-law, all dogs within the Township of North Stormont must be tagged and registered each year on or before April 30. Dog tags can be purchased at the Township Office. Failure to obtain a dog tag can result in a fine under the Animal Control By-law. Dog tag forms are available below or at the Township Office.
The Township employs the services of an Animal Control Officer. If you should come across a dog at large please call:
Kevin Casselman – 613-913-1476.
The Township has passed a clean yards by-law to address issues of un-kept yards, debris and littering on private property. Please review the Clean Yards By-law for more details.
The Township enforces a Property Standards By-law for all buildings within the Township. For more information please access the by-law below.
The Township of North Stormont has enacted a Nuisance By-law to regulate matters of nuisance within the Township. This By-law was passed by all six municipalities within the United Counties of SDG and is enforceable by the Ontario Provincial Police. To access the Nuisance By-law, please access it below.
The Township has a written complaint policy for matters that are not a threat to public health and safety. All complaints must be submitted to the Township Office at 15 Union Street, Berwick. To access a complaint form and complaint policy, please access the links below.