Agendas, Minutes & Bylaws
|Council Minutes||Council Agendas|
|Freedom of Information||Policies|
|Tarrif of Fees Bylaw||Heritage Properties|
Council meetings are also on our Events calendar - any changes to the start time of a meeting will be found there.
Agendas, Meetings & Minutes
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This feature allows you to search Municipal records for Bylaws, Council Agendas and Minutes for Council, Drainage, and Planning as well as Master Plans for the Town.
Agendas for upcoming meetings are not available until noon on the Friday prior to the meeting.
Disclaimer: Council and Committee Agendas, Minutes and By-laws contained on the Town of Lakeshore web site have been posted for the purpose of reference only and are not certified true copies. To ensure accuracy or obtain certified copies contact the Corporate Services Department.
Muncipal Bylaws for all of Lakeshore are contained electronically in our Laserfiche system. Click the link below to access the system and lookup our current bylaws. Contact Town Hall if you have difficulty with the system.electronic document repository to obtain the most current listing (look newest date first) or contact Town Hall at (519) 728-2700.
Essex County Smoking Bylaw
Master Plans developed and commissioned by Lakeshore.
Lakeshore Policies (frequently requested)
- Banner Policy
- Geese Management Policy
- Permission to Hunt Geese
- By-law #63-2007 Discharge of Firearms with maps in a Restricted Area
- Accessible Customer Service Policy
- Accessible Customer Service Guidelines
Freedom Of Information
What is Freedom of Information (F.O.I.)?
F.O.I. is a commonly used term that refers to Ontario’s Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This Act applies to all municipalities in the province of Ontario.
The fundamental purpose of the freedom of information system is accountability to the public. The spirit of the Act is to create an open and accountable government by providing as much information as possible to the public, while ensuring that their personal privacy is protected.
The Act gives you two legal rights:
- The right to access government information, including most general records, and personal information about yourself; and
- The right to the protection of your personal information which may be held within government records.
How do I Get Information I Want?
First, you should approach the Department you believe has the information you are looking for and simply ask for it. In most situations, you will be given a copy of the information requested.
In some circumstances, you may be asked to submit a formal request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. You may also be required to pay a fee.
If you are denied access to information, staff will explain why. Decisions of the municipality can be appealed.
If you have questions about starting a home business, please contact the Building and Bylaw Division at 519-728-2818.
No business license is required through the Town of Lakeshore at this time. The only requirement relates to the zoning of your location.