A local services board (LSB) is a volunteer organization that has the authority under the Northern Services Boards Act to deliver approved powers (services) to residents. These boards are set up in rural areas where there is no municipal structure to deliver services such as fire protection or garbage collection. Area residents vote to determine an LSB's boundaries.

Each LSB is unique in the services it offers its residents. Some LSBs choose to provide only one or two services while others can have up to the full nine services that are available under the Northern Services Boards Act.

Specifically the Searchmont and Area Local Services board boundaries are contained within the following four townships; Deroche, Shields, Gaudet and Hodgins. In addition the current services we manage are; Fire Protection, Recreation, and Emergency Telecommunications.  During the 2016-2017 term we are discussing and will vote on adding the service of Garbage Collection, which would allow a recycling program to be initiated.

Searchmont and Area Local Services Board Members 2019-2020

  • Board Member - Tim Sundtrom
  • Board Member - Travis McCormack
  • Board Member - Elna LaForge
  • Board Member - Dennis McCormack
  • Board Member - Jeff Hinich 

Regular Scheduled Meetings 2019-2020

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • July - Summer Break - No Meeting
  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Also note the current Request to Vary Powers information sessions and public vote.  Details can be found on the Request to Vary Powers page of this site.

General Information Source: http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/northern-development/community-support/local-services-board