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  • Property Assessment
    Property Assessment Corporation MPAC website at www mpac ca or by calling the MPAC customer contact centre at 1 866 296 6722 How MPAC assesses properties in Ontario To establish your property s assessed value MPAC analyzes property sales in your community This method is called Current Value Assessment It is used by most assessment jurisdictions in Canada and throughout the world In addition to sales they look at the key features of every property As many as 200 factors are considered when assessing the value of a residential property Five major factors usually account for 85 of the value Location Lot dimensions Living area Age of the property adjusted for any major renovations or additions and Quality of construction Other features that may affect value include number of bathrooms fireplaces garages pools whether properties have water frontage and so on They analyze the key features of your property with sales of comparable properties in your community to determine your assessment To learn more about how MPAC assesses properties visit their website at www mpac ca If you do not agree with your assessment 1 Contact MPAC 2 Ask MPAC to review your assessment If you feel your assessed value or classification is not correct they will review it free of charge You may request a review any time before March 31 of the current year Get information about your property and comparable properties You can obtain detailed information about your property and information on up to 24 additional properties from MPAC free of charge This includes A Property report on six properties of your choice and six selected by MPAC through a written request and Twelve detailed property reports for properties of your choice online through AboutMyProperty 1 On the internet AboutMyProperty Go to www mpac ca Select AboutMyProperty

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/property-assessment (2016-02-12)
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  • Our Heritage
    stopped functioning Some people left the town but a number of people remained realizing that the possibility of employment elsewhere was also limited Many of the residents in Espanola South also remained since many of these houses were owned and it was impossible to sell them whereas the houses in the company town site were all leased In total there were 1 925 residents living in the company town site and Espanola South 1940s During World War II Espanola became the site of a prisoner of war camp for German soldiers The war prisoners were housed in the old mill buildings and the Guards assigned to watch over them moved into some of the abandoned houses in the company town site A map of the world drawn by one of the German prisoners of war is still visible on one of the mill s walls today In 1943 the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company of Michigan purchased both the mill and the company town site and restarted the mill operations A Canadian subsidiary company the KVP Company was formed to handle the Espanola mill operations By the mid 1940 s both the mill and the town were in need of modernization and repairs In 1946 the KVP Company established the Espanola Development Company as a wholly owned privately incorporated subsidiary to administer the town This was an attempt to separate the town business from the business of the pulp and paper mill 1950s By the mid 1950 s a movement had begun in Espanola South to incorporate the Town of Espanola Despite the freedom from Company controls and building codes that Espanola South had enjoyed much of this area had been without water sewers and had limited electrical supply since its origins On March 1 1958 Espanola was incorporated as a

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/heritage (2016-02-12)
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  • Accessibility
    Community and Social Services Customer Service Standard See the Ministry of Community and Social Services Accessibility Standard for Transportation See the Ministry of Community and Social Services Information and Communications Standard See the Ministry of Community and Social Services Employment Standard See the Ministry of Community and Social Services Built Environment Standard Town of Espanola Accessibility Policy Integrated Accessibility Standards Statement PDF Accessible Customer Service Policy PDF Accessible Employment Standards PDF Care Van Policy PDF Accessibility Plan To see the Town of Espanola s commitment to Accessible Planning and Barrier Free Access within the community see our Accessibility Plan pdf Accessibility Information Resources The Town of Espanola is committed to making its website accessible to the largest possible audience including individuals with disabilities If you use assistive technology and the format of any content on this website interferes with your ability to access the information please contact The Town of Espanola 100 Tudhope Street Ste 2 Espanola ON P5E 1S6 Tel 705 869 1540 x2113 This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Please indicate the nature of your accessibility issue or suggested changes the web address URL the preferred format in which to receive any information you could not access and your contact information The Town will work towards making the web page accessible or to provide the information to you in a format that is accessible If any of these settings on the Town of Espanola s website interferes with your ability to read it you can override them by using the accessibility settings of your browser The method of changing these settings varies depending on your browser and version For more information on how you can make any website easier to use please visit my web my way making the

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/accessibility (2016-02-12)
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  • Bylaws and Policies
    Devices pdf Regulate Fees pdf Stoop and Scoop pdf Regulate Swimming Pools pdf Schedule A of Swimming Pool Bylaw pdf Traffic Bylaw pdf Amendment to Traffic Bylaw Yield Right of Way pdf Amendment to Traffic Bylaw Stopping at Intersections pdf Amendment to Traffic Bylaw Parking Prohibited pdf Amendment to Traffic Bylaw Handicap Parking pdf Amendment to Traffic Bylaw Schedule A B C K M N O pdf Water and Sewer Rates pdf To access our Official Plan and Zoning Bylaws please visit the Land Use Planning Section of municipal website To request a Bylaw or Policy you do not see here please contact the Municipal Office at 705 869 1540 or email This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hard copies of the Bylaws and Policies are available at Municipal Office please consult for fees Logo Publications The Corporate Logo was created to aid in providing a visible identity or image when promoting the Town of Espanola The logo is used in various Town publications and may also be used by employees in official written correspondences Implications 1 Members of the public may not make public appearances or publish any documents in

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/by-laws (2016-02-12)
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  • Career Opportunities
    opportunities available back to top Town Hall Property Assessment About Us Our Heritage Accessibility Bylaws and Policies Career Opportunities Closed Meeting Investigations Financial Reports Freedom of Information Mayor and Council Agendas and Minutes Meetings and Office Hours Property Tax Information

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/career-opportunities (2016-02-12)
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  • Closed Meeting Investigations
    Advice that is subject to solicitor client privilege A matter authorized by another provincial statute If the subject matter relates to a request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act For educating and training and no member discusses or deals with a matter in a way that materially advances the business or decision making of the council or local board What steps do I take if I have a concern 1 Contact the Clerk Treasurer Administrator and see if they are able to answer your question or concern 2 If you believe that the meeting was closed to the public in a way that is not permited by the Municipal Act 2001 and the Town s Procedure Bylaw submit a Complaint Form or a written request for a municipal closed meeting investigation What is a meeting investigation Any person or corporation will be able to request that an investigation be undertaken respecting whether a municipality or local board or committee of either has complied with closed meeting rules outlined in the Municipal Act 2001 or the applicable Procedure Bylaw Through Local Authority Services LAS the Town of Espanola has engaged the services of Amberley Gavel Ltd as the Municipal Closed Meeting Investigator and has authorized it to conduct investigations upon receipt of a complaint regarding meetings or parts of meetings that are closed to the public The investigator will determine compliance with the Municipal Act or the Town of Espanola s Procedure Bylaw with respect to closed meetings and will report on the results of such investigations During the investigation the investigator may contact you for further information The investigator will only investigate meetings that were held on or after January 1 2008 Request for investigation procedure The complaint form can be obtained from the Clerk

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/closed-meeting-investigations (2016-02-12)
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  • Budget & Financial Reports
    pdf 2014 Consolidated Financial Statements pdf 2013 Consolidated Financial Statements pdf 2012 Consolidated Financial Statements pdf 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements pdf 2010 Consolidated Financial Statements pdf How are your tax dollars spent Please enter a number without spaces or commas back to top Town Hall Property Assessment About Us Our Heritage Accessibility Bylaws and Policies Career Opportunities Closed Meeting Investigations Financial Reports Freedom of Information Mayor and Council Agendas and

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/financial-reports (2016-02-12)
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  • Freedom of Information
    require a formal request If a Formal Request is Required If a Formal Request is Required Applicants must submit a completed Access Correction Request form with the mandatory 5 application fee and include as much detail about the information being requested as possible In addition to the application fee there may be other fees involved as set out in the Act and its regulations Applications are to be submitted to the Town of Espanola Clerk Treasurer Administrator 100 Tudhope Street Ste 2 Espanola ON P5E 1S6 Applications are available from the Municipal Office at 705 869 1540 How Quickly Can I get the Information How Quickly Can I get the Information The Clerk Treasurer Administrator Head under the MFIPPA responds to all formal MFIPPA requests within 30 days Who Determines What Information to Release Who Determines What Information to Release The Clerk Treasurer Administrator Head under the MFIPPA evaluates all formal requests and determines what information can be released or alternatively information that is subject to one or more of the permitted exemptions under the noted Act and as such cannot be released Examples of permitted exemptions under the MFIPPA include but are not limited to information containing solicitor client privileges advice or recommendations and personal privacy matters Decisions made by the Clerk Treasurer Administrator Head are made in accordance with the MFIPPA and are not subject to political involvement Fee Details General Information Request Fee Details General Information Request The following outlines fees that may be charged in response to requests for general information which includes information about a person other than yourself or about a municipal program or activity Application Fee 5 to be paid when you submit your request Search Time 7 50 for each 15 minutes required to search and retrieve records Record Preparation 7 50 for each 15 minutes required to prepare records for release NOTE Sometimes a lengthy report may have to be reviewed and certain information exempted under the act needs to be deleted Photocopying 0 20 per page Computer Programming 15 for each 15 minutes needed to develop a program to retrieve information and Electronic Copies 10 for each electronic copy You will be given a fee estimate if it is anticipated that the fees will be more than 25 and if the estimate of fees to be paid is 100 or more you may be required to pay a 50 deposit Fees may be paid by cash money order certified cheque or debit card Fee Details Personal Information Requests Fee Details Personal Information Requests If you are requesting information about yourself your request is considered a personal information request The following fees may apply to a request for your personal information Application Fee 5 to be paid when you submit your request Photocopying 0 20 per page Computer Programing 15 for each 15 minutes needed to develop a program to retrieve information Electronic Copies 10 for each electronic copy What if I Don t Agree with the Information Provided What if

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/freedom-of-information (2016-02-12)
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