Local Government


(Updated May 23, 2018)  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.

The Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers’ feedback process is accessible to persons with disabilities by providing or arranging for the provision of accessible formats and communications supports, upon request.

The 2023 Accessibility Compliance Report is available in PDF.

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.

The Township’s Strategic Asset Management Policy can also be viewed in its entirety.

Claims Policy

All claims submitted to the Township will be forwarded to the Township’s insurance provider for investigation on the basis of the presence of legal liability or a legislative or regulatory requirement. Please note that payment will only be made where the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers is legally liable for the damage caused.  Please review the Township’s Claims Policy for instructions & the Claim Submission form.

Complaint Policy

The Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers is committed to a consistent, fair and uniform complaint process and to provide opportunities for feedback about the programs, services, facilities and employees of the Township.

The Township recognizes that concerns from the public are at times brought forward and dealt with informally, however not all concerns can be dealt with informally. This policy ensures a consistent and uniform approach to formal complaints with a fair and accountable level of service delivery.  The Complaint Policy can be viewed here.  The Complaint Form is attached to the policy.

Energy Conservation & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Please visit the Energy Conservation & Greenhouse Gas Emissions page for more information.

Finance & Taxation

Please visit the Finance & Taxation page for more information.

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information Requests can be made by completing this form.

Integrity Commissioner

Marc Piquette of Gallagher Benefits Services is the Integrity Commissioner for the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers.  The Inquiry Protocol and Mr. Piquette’s contact information is available here for viewing.

Social Media Policy

The Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers is committed to delivering the highest quality municipal services and administration. This is done in a fashion that is transparent, accountable and with a focus on effective communication and customer service. As a result, the Township strives to provide open access to information about its policies, services and initiatives. The Township recognizes that social media applications are widely being utilized as new communication tools with the potential to provide the public with timely information. The Township is committed to disbursing information in a range of formats to reach a variety of stakeholders.  Please feel free to view our Social Media Policy.

Tree Canopy and Natural Vegetation Policy

Section 270(1)(7) of the Municipal Act, 2001, SO 2001, c 25 requires the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers to adopt and maintain a policy setting out the manner in which the Municipality will protect and enhance the tree canopy and natural vegetation in the Municipality.

Being in rural or northern Ontario,  the Municipality has an abundance of trees and natural vegetation. These resources play a vital role in supporting and sustaining local commercial uses including, but not limited to, pulp and paper, forestry, wood fibre and wood processing. Whether for individuals harvesting firewood or large scale industrial facilities, the Municipality recognizes the need to protect and enhance its trees and natural vegetation while at the same time ensuring they continue to be available for vital economic development.

View the Policy in its entirety: Tree Canopy & Natural Vegetation Policy

LaCloche Foothills Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Information on the LaCloche Foothills Community Safety and Well-Being Plan can be viewed here.