The Line Fences Act requires the Council of every local municipality to appoint Fence-Viewers. The Act further requires three (3) Fence-Viewers to attend a viewing. A Form 1 (Owner's Request for Fence-Viewers - Dispute) must be submitted to the Clerk for a request for Fence-Viewers to attend, view and arbitrate in the matter of a dispute over the responsibility for a line fence marking the boundary between an owner of land and an adjoining landowner. The boundary line between the lands must not be in dispute. The Clerk must reject the application if the dispute is about a boundary line. Once the Clerk determines to proceed with the application, a fee in the amount of $225.00 is required to start the process.
The Protection of Livestock and Poultry from Dogs Act requires the Council of every local municipality to appoint one or more Livestock Valuers. The Council has appointed two (2) Livestock Valuers to investigate livestock claims. The Municipality is responsible for claims wherein the livestock or poultry has been killed or injured by a dog or a wolf. The Livestock Valuer investigates the claims and determines the amount to be paid to the owner of the injured/killed livestock.
The following is the contact information for the Municipality's Livestock Valuers:
Paul Hunter cell: 519-719-3104
Cheryl McLachlan home: 519-644-1274; cell: 519-860-4806