By-laws & Policies
Municipal Township Clerk: Ms. Joanne Camiré-Laflamme
Contact: 613-443-3066 ext. 2310 or by email clerk.greffe@russell.ca

Please note that the by-laws are available only in English for the most part. The by-laws followed by (*) are available in French. This version is the unofficial translated version and in case of contradiction or omission, refer to the English version.

The consolidated version of by-laws are provided for office use and reference purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this consolidation. It is not to be used in place of photocopies of original by-laws, nor can it be used for court purposes. For legal requirements, please refer to the official by-law.

Administrative By-laws

  • Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Policy 2016-076
  • Advertising Policy 27-2009
  • Bilingual Services Policy 57-2008
  • Corporate Sponsorship Policy 38-2012
  • Customer Service Policy 53-2013
  • Disposal of Land Policy 43-2010; 2019-062
  • Electronic Reproduction of Signatures on Cheques 8-2007
  • Employee Code of Conduct 2016-004
  • Engineering Standards 1993 for Roads, Sidewalks & Culverts (Not a By-law)
  • Emergency Management Program 2018-045
  • Grants & Contributions Policy 80-2014
  • Half-Masting and Raising of Flags Policy 2016-152
  • Heat Warning Policy 2016-Policy
  • Infrastructure Tax 31A-2009; 84-2012 
  • Invoicing & Collection of Other Receivables 85-2010
  • Municipal Alcohol Policy 2016-093
  • Municipal Debt Management Policy 2018-042
  • Municipal Highway Classification 73-2004
  • Naming of Parks & Recreation Facilities Policy 25-2011
  • Permanent Closing of Streets & Unopened Road Allowances Policy 49-2012
  • Preventive Maintenance program Water Treatment Plant & Sewage Systems 65-2001
  • Purchasing Policy 2019-085
  • Rental and Allocation Policy 2019-067
  • Reserve Management Policy 2017-119
  • Social Media Policy Policy
  • Sale of Industrial Land Policy 2019-061
  • Strategic Asset Management Policy 2018-163
  • Street Names 20-1988; 39-1988; 63-1992; 89-1993; 44-2010; 2016-017
  • Tangible Capital Asset Policy 91-2008
  • Tax Collection Policies & Procedures 2017-036
  • Vehicle Licences Signing Authority – Mobile Canteens, Transient Traders, Taxicabs and Ice Cream  10-1999
  • Video Surveillance System Policy 2012-Policy
  • Boards and Committees

    Appointments
    • Assessment Review Board Authority for Cancellation of Taxes 83-2009
    • Boards & Committees – Appointments 2019-002; 2019-100
    • Environmental Advisory Sub-Committee Resolutions 116-2011; 240-2012 
    • Library Board Appointments 2019-003
    • Municipal By-elections 2014 - Compliance Audit Committee Appointments 170-2014
    • Municipal Elections 2018 – Joint Compliance Audit Committee Appointments 2018-122
    Honorariums (Non-Elected Members) 2016-121; 2016-133; 2018-040

    Mandate and meeting procedure for committees (Committee By-law) 2019-001

    Council

    Municipal Elections   

    • Amendment to the Sign By-law (Elections Signs) 2016-052; 2017-009; 2018-001
    • Authorized Agreement with Intelivote Systems Inc. for Telephone and Internet Voting for 2018 Elections 2017-038
    • Authorized Telephone and Internet Voting for 2018 Elections 2017-031
    • Joint Compliance Audit Committee (2018-2022) Terms of Reference 2018-040
    • Lame Duck Council – Delegation of Financial & Staffing Authority 106-2014
    • Reduced Voting Hours for Institutions 123-2014
    • Restricted Acts of Council after Nomination Day (Lame Duck Period) 2018-050
    • Use of Municipal Resources Policy 2018-052

    Municipal By-Elections

    • Amendment to the Sign By-law (By-elections Signs) 2016-052; 2017-009; 2018-001
    • Authorized Agreement with SCYTL for Telephone & Internet Voting for 2014 By-Elections 137A-2014
    • Authorized Telephone & Internet Voting for 2014 By-Elections 137-2014 
    • Reduced Voting Hours for Institutions 138-2014; 147-2014

    Facilities

  • Community Centre (Embrun) 33-1974
  • Community Centre Hall (Embrun) 14-1977
  • Community Centre Hall (Marionville) 25-1977
  • Community Centre (Russell) 19-1975
  • Embrun Playing Field 48-1982
  • Fitness Trail (New York Central) 49-1982
  • Russell Centennial Pool 16-1969
  • Sports & Youth Centre 29-1999
  • Tennis Courts Embrun 13-1977
  • Tennis Courts Marionville 27-1977
  • Fire and Rescue Services

  • Establishing By-law 2018-165; 2019-011
  • Fire Protection Services w/Nation Township 2019-049
  • Mutual Emergency Support Agreement 2-1996
  • Russell County Mutual Aid 12-1967
  • General By-laws

    Accessibility Compliance Policy as per the Ontarians with Disabilities Act 76-2014

    Animals

    Building, Construction & Demolition

    Civic Addressing 116-2014

    Clean Yard By-law 88-2012; 79-2014

    Commemorative Trees & Benches Policy 59-2014

    Development of Land

    Drainage

    • Prohibiting the obstruction or alteration of drains, private drains and grade of land and regulations for maintenance and repair 79-2011

    Energy Management Plan (2014-2019) 75-2014

    Fence By-law 92-2012; 118-2014; 122-2014; 2018-129 (Consolidated By-law)

    Firearms 65-2009; (65-2009 Français); 29-2012

    F
    ires and Open Air Burning 102-2013(Schedule A5 of User Fees By-law)

    Kennel By-law 2019-065

    Licensing

    Limoges Sewage

    Limoges Water


    Lodging Houses
    26-2010

    Loitering in Public Places 99-1994

    Lottery Licenses 25-2014 (+Sch A2 of User Fees By-law)

    Marriage Licenses (+Sch A2 of User Fees By-law)

    Noise By-law 31-1997; 27-2010; 49-2010; 50-2010; 18-2011; 25-2012; 19-2013; 41-2013; 34-2014; 104-2014; 2016-014

    Outdoor Solid Fuel Combustion Appliances2015-63

    Off Road Vehicles By-law (ATV) 2016-074; 2018-009

    Off Road Vehicles By-law (Christmas Parade) 2016-150

    Parks and Recreational Areas – Regulations 51-1991; 69-1991; 4-1992; 7-1993; 1-1995; 12-1996; 113-1996; 1-2000; 51-2006;156-2014; 2015-83 (+Sch A9 of User Fees By-law)

    Pools 35-2012 (+Sch A8 of User Fees By-law)

    Property Standards 11-2009; 21-2012

    Public Transit Regulations 88-2008 (+Sch A7 of User Fees By-law)

    Public Transit Monthly Pass Reimbursement POL 03-2012 ADM 

    Retail Business Holiday By-law 2019-072

    Roads & Sidewalks

    • Off Road Vehicles 2015-59
    • Private Entranceways (Culverts) 2015-36; (+Sch A4 of User Fees By-law)
    • Road Cut Permits 2017-020 (+Sch A4 of User Fees By-law)
    • Speed Zone Reduction Policy 58-2012
    • Temporary Closure of Highways During Construction & Repairs - Delegated Authority to Director of Public Works 74-2002

    Severe Heat Situation - Cooling Centre

    Sign By-Law
    2016-052; 2017-009; 2017-052; 2018-001; 2018-019; 2018-035; 2018-044; 2018-056; 2018-119; 2018-126; 2018-137; 2018-158; 2018-170; 2018-182; 2019-029 (Consolidated By-law) *

    Smoking – Municipally Owned or Leased Premises 9-2003; 16-2010

    Solar Panel Project - Process for the treatment of applications Res 246-2013; Report PD67-2013 (+schedule B1 of User Fees By-law)

    Strategic Plan 2015-2018

    Street Name Index

    Taxation, Property Taxes

    • Final Tax Rate for the year 2019-070
    • Tax Levies for the year 2019-026
    • Interest Charges on Uncollected Taxes 8-1970; 17-1983; 18-1983 (all repealed by 66-2012 )
    • Tax Rebate Program for Vacant Portions of Property in the Commercial Property or Industrial Property Classes 19-2002

    Traffic and Parking

    Tree Canopy and Natural Vegetation Policy 2019-031

    Tree Obstruction
    6-1995

    User Fees and Charges 2019-034; 2019-037; 2019-048; 2019-064; 2019-066; 2019-068; 2019-099

    Waste Management

  •  Collection and Disposal of Garbage, Recycling and all related Waste Management Activities in the Township 2015-35; 2018-107; 2019-083

    Water & Sewage  (Villages of Russell, Embrun, Marionville)
  • 2015-39 (+Sch A10 on User Fees By-law)

    Water Pipe By-law (Shisha) 2016-036

    Water and Sewer

    • Allocation Policy for Sewer and Water 54-2011; 82-2012 
    • Capital Charges By-law (for private wastewater and water system conversion 2018-082
    • Embrun Commercial Park Water and Sewer Servicing Charge By-law 2019-098
    • Le Baron Development Common Charge & Connection Cost 76-2003
    • Limoges Water & Sewers Maintenance Connection Fees 86-2012
    • Sanitary Sewer Discharge By-law 2018-010
    • Storm Sewer Discharge By-law 2018-011

    Wireless installations protocol

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