Local Government


It is the policy of the Corporation of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers that citizens with disabilities achieve accessibility in the provision of goods and services by the Township to this community, consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity as set out in the regulations of the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005.  To achieve this Council has adopted the following Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.

Asset Management

The Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers Asset Management Plan serves as a strategic, tactical, and financial document, ensuring the management of the municipal infrastructure follows sound asset management practices and principles, while optimizing available resources and establishing desired levels of service. You are invited to view the Asset Management Plan in its entirety.

Energy Conservation & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Provincial Government has passed O.Reg 397/11 under the Green Energy Act 2009.  This regulation requires certain public agencies, including municipalities, to report on their energy consumption and GHG emission annually, beginning in 2013.  The regulation also requires these agencies to develop and implement five-year energy conservation and demand management plans starting in 2014.  A copy of the Township’s Energy Plan is available for viewing here.

The Province is committed to reducing GHG emissions.  Certain targets were set out in Go Green:  Ontario’s Action Plan, which was issued in 2007.  O. Reg. 397/11 will help Ontario achieve these reduction targets of:

  • 6% below 1990 levels by 2014;
  • 15% by 2020; and
  • 80% by 2050

Municipalities are being required to prepare annual energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions reports for the following reasons:

  • Municipalities pay more than $680 million for electricity and $275 million for natural gas per year;
  • Total electricity consumption by municipalities of over 6.6 billion kWh per year, which is more than any industrial sector other than Pulp & Paper;
  • Municipalities have approximately 26,000 electricity accounts.
The Township’s Energy Conservation Reports are available here: