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 2021-2022

  • Board Member - Tim Sundtrom
  • Board Member - Travis McCormack
  • Board Member - Arne Larsen
  • Board Member - Adam Hayward
  • Board Member - Forrest Hinich 

Virtual LSB Meeting Information:  

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Phone Numbers
‪‪(CA) +1 226-316-7877‬ PIN: ‪799 327 304‬#

Regular Scheduled Meetings 2021-2022.  All meetings at 7pm unless noted otherwise.

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021
  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - Budget Meeting
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022
  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022
  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022  - Summer Break - No Meeting
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 

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