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Council Highlights - June 14, 2021

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 01:02 PM

Closed meeting minutes – The minutes of the closed Council meeting regarding a site alteration application in Amaranth by Amarlinc resulted in a resolution by Council. Amarlinc Earthworks Inc. is proposing to use its property at 513151 2nd Line in the Township of Amaranth (Township) for an earthworks fill operation that would result in approximately 800,000 cubic metres of fill from construction sites in the Greater Toronto Area being used to fill in the aggregate pit located on the property.

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Council Highlights - June 7, 2021

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 01:09 PM

Replacement of sidewalks and boulevards on Broadway – Howard Wray of Triton Engineering provided an overview of the replacement of sidewalks and boulevards on Broadway from John Street to Third Street. Discussion about the project included issues on the proposed timing of the project, i.e. fall of 2021 or delaying until spring or fall of 2022, the type of materials used, tree planting and placement of bike racks.

Shelley Wishart presented a petition signed by 62 businesses asking that the Broadway...

Council Highlights - May 31, 2021

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021 01:08 PM

Dissolution of Orangeville Hydro Services Inc. Orangeville Hydro Services Inc. (OHSI) was incorporated in September of 2000 and is a separate entity from Orangeville Hydro Limited (OHL). The Town of Orangeville is the sole shareholder of OHSI. Since the corporation’s establishment in 2000, the OHSI has had no business activity or owned any assets. Council resolved to authorize staff to take necessary proceedings for the dissolution of the corporation.

Audited 2020 Financial Statements – Council...

Council Highlights - May 10, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 02:07 PM

7-Eleven application to Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario – Council heard a delegation from Sania Wadalia, President of the Orangeville and District Labour Council. She spoke in opposition to the application by 7-Eleven to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to sell and serve alcohol on the premises.

Final tax rates for 2021 – Council heard a staff report outlining the proposed taxation rates for the 2021 fiscal year. The report recommended an increase in the total residential tax...

Council Highlights - April 26, 2021

Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2021 09:13 AM

Mayor's Special Committee on Men's Homelessness – Council heard presentations by Terrance Carter and Pastor Matthew McLean about the need to address men’s homelessness. Pastor Matthew McLean outlined programs relating to men's homelessness that The Lighthouse is currently offering and outlined some additional supports that are required. The two presenters advocated the creation of a Mayor's Committee on Men's Homelessness.

Council passed a resolution that a Mayor’s Special Committee on Men’s Homelessness...

Council Highlights - April 12, 2021

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 11:16 AM

Orangeville Hydro, greenhouse gas emissions – Council heard a presentation by Rob Koekkoek, President of Orangeville Hydro, summarizing community greenhouse gas emissions in Dufferin County, and indicating that for Orangeville, electricity was the source of 3% of CO2 emissions, while gasoline was 53%, natural gas 38% and solid waste 3%.

Vehicle noise reduction – Resident Michael Cornish presented concerns that he has regarding vehicle noise control and provided some suggested actions.

COVID-19 Community...

Council Highlights - March 22, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2021 09:05 AM

Invasive Species Strategy and Sustainable Forest Management Plan – Credit Valley Conservation representatives Aaron Day, Kate Hayes and Freyja Whitten provided information to Council relating to the invasive species strategy and outlined a sustainable forest management plan. 

Island Lake Conservation Management Plan – Kate Burgess, Conservation Lands Planner with Credit Valley Conservation, presented the Island Lake Conservation Management Plan and highlighted key points of the plan. 

Council Highlights - March 8, 2021

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 03:20 PM

Backyard hen by-law amendment – Council heard a delegation from Family Transition Place requesting an amendment to the Backyard Hen By-law to allow it to apply to have hens. Currently the property is zoned “Institutional” which would not permit the keeping of hens. Council requested that Family Transition Place provide a formal letter to the Town Clerk outlining their interest in the program and outlining the safety protocols to be followed, and upon receipt of this letter that the Backyard Chicken...

Council Highlights - March 1, 2021

Posted on Friday, March 12, 2021 03:17 PM

Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment – Brandon Ward, Manager of Planning provided an overview to Council of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments and Site Plan Approval relating to 780 Broadway. The proposal is for a mixed-use development featuring 54 three-storey back-to-back townhouse dwellings, a single-storey stand-alone commercial building, 154 parking spaces (108 residential and 46 commercial spaces). The current Official Plan does not permit residential uses and the...

Council Highlights - February 17, 2021

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 04:32 PM

Orangeville minor ice user groups fees review – At its meeting on February 8, 2021, Council had deferred a report by staff regarding a request by the Orangeville Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), the Orangeville Girls Hockey Association (OGHA) and Skate Canada Orangeville for a 50 percent reduction in ice permit fees from December 14, 2020 to the end of the 2020/2021 ice season. The three groups delegated to Council.

Michelle Whyte, Don Williamson and James Herr, represented the Orangeville Girls...

Council Highlights - February 8, 2021

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 04:29 PM

Orangeville minor ice user groups fees review – At its meeting on January 11, 2021, Council had requested that staff prepare a report regarding a request for a 50 percent reduction in ice permit fees by the Orangeville Minor Hockey Association (OMHA), the Orangeville Girls Hockey Association (OGHA) and Skate Canada Orangeville from December 14, 2020 to the end of the 2020/2021 ice season. Council decided to defer the report to a special meeting to be held on February 17, 2021.

OPP transition update...

Council Highlights - January 25, 2021

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 12:15 PM

New Detachment Commander for Dufferin OPP detachment – Inspector Terry Ward was introduced to Council as the new Dufferin Detachment Commander.

Recognizing front-line workers – Resident Allan Luiker spoke before Council, outlining his suggestion that a tribute to front-line workers and the risks they take be made at the Alder Recreation Centre, if not through renaming the facility, then in the form of an acknowledgement above the entrance doors to the centre. Council directed staff to investigate...