TOWNSHIP OF THE NORTH SHORE MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Rainbow District Animal Control has been appointed as the Animal Control provider for the Township of The North Shore.
Dog tags are required for every dog no matter their size or whether they are penned, tied-up or "house dogs". The annual fee for a dog licence is $20.00 per dog. There is a special rate of $10.00 per dog for senior citizens. Dog tags are due on February 15th of the current year. After February 15th however, the required license fee will be an additional $10.00. There is currently no fee required for house cats.
The Township's by-law requires that dogs be on a leash when off your property. Dogs permitted to run at large may be impounded by Animal Control Officers and brought to the shelter in Azilda.
Rainbow District Animal Control and Shelter Services is responsible for stray or nuisance dogs (and their owners).
Please call to report roaming dogs, if you have found a dog, or to report anyone who is allowing their dog to be a nuisance to others. Call (705) 673-DOGS (3647) or toll free at 1-800-836-6661 8:30 AM - 6 PM, 7 days a week.
After hours service on Statutory Holidays!
After Hours: For concerns regarding injured stray dogs, or situations where a dog is a threat to public safety, call one of the above numbers and press 5 for emergencies.
Lost and found reports may be placed anytime by anyone online on their website. Visit www.rdshelter.ca
All dogs residing in the community require a dog licence. To have your dog registered you can stop in at the Municipal Office, or have a licence mailed to your home by telephoning 1-705-673-3647 with your credit card.
Township's Landfill Site is located at 5931 Highway 17
Summer Hours - May 1st to September 31st
Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Winter Hours - October 1st to April 30th
Wednesdays from 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tipping fees are not required for light duty truck and small to medium trailers during normal operating hours. However, tipping fees apply after normal operating hours. For further inquiry please visit our tipping fees link or contact the municipal office during business hours.
In addition to garbage bin sites in each village, there are recycling bins available. A current flyer outlining accepted recycling materials, is available at the municipal office. Council and township staff appreciates your cooperation regarding garbage and recycling bin sites and encourage residents to recycle, reduce and reuse as it has a positive effect on our costs and will increase the lifespan of our landfill site.
BUILDING INSPECTIONS AND LAND USE CONTROL
The Township's Building Inspector may be reached by calling the municipal office at 705-849-2213 or 705-461-1821. Building permits are required for any structure 100 square feet in size (10' X 10') or larger as well as re-roofing, siding and window replacement. Whether you are remodelling your home or building a new structure, a building permit, as per our by-law, is required. Call the municipal office to obtain a permit application before any work is done on your property or in your home. Download a permit application or visit the municipal office during regular business hours. Permit fees are based on the value of the project or a flat fee, depending on the job. Failure to obtain a building permit may result in a municipal order to remove all constructed work at your cost.
The volunteer Fire Department operates out of two fire stations located in Algoma Mills and Serpent River. The firefighters meet every Thursday of the month at Fire Station # 2, 5759 Highway 17, Serpent River at 7:00 pm. New recruits are enthusiastically welcomed!
Fire Chief: Jerry Pelchat
The Department is equipped with a Pumper, a Rapid Attack Vehicle, a Rescue Van and other related equipment. There is a radio communication system utilizing pagers with 24-hour monitoring, contracted through the Elliot Lake Fire Department. A Mutual Aid agreement with adjacent municipalities is in effect and a fire protection agreement for the Islands and remote properties is in place with the Ministry of Natural Resources.
The Township owns and operates the water systems servicing the village of Serpent River and Pronto East Subdivision. Dug and drilled wells and lake or river sources supply all other areas of the Township.
Wastewater is handled by individual septic systems in Spragge, Algoma Mills and part of Serpent River. Residents of these communities are responsible for the periodic pump out and maintenance of their own septic systems. In Pronto East Subdivision. a municipally maintained wastewater system services the 21 households.
The Township’s council chambers hall and kitchen are available for public use. A minimal fee is charged for profit activities. For non-profit activities no fee is required. Chairs, tables, picnic tables and benches may be rented for off-premise use. To book the hall or for more information regarding other services available at the municipal office, please call the municipal office during business hours.
COMMUNITY ACCESS PROGRAM (CAP) SITE
Our free Internet Access Site is located at the Municipal Office in Algoma Mills. The Community Access Program is a government program that allows all Canadians to have access to the Internet. Our CAP site is available for use from 9:00am to 4:30pm during normal office hours. The CAP site is available for use at no charge. Everyone is welcome to come to conduct research, use the computer programs, or surf Internet.
Please feel free to drop in and visit our cap site. We do ask that an adult accompany anyone under 12 years of age.
Free library service is provided at the Blind River Public Library for our residents. The library is located at 8 Woodward Avenue in Blind River.
For more information please call 705-356-7616