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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...

Council Highlights - January 18, 2021

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 12:08 PM

Tabling of the 2021 budget – The 2021 budget was presented by the Treasurer.

The net levy increase for the draft 2021 consolidated budget is 0.97% or $356,000. Council will hold budget discussions at its meetings on February 1 and 2.

Guide rails on Rolling Hills curve – Council voted to have temporary safety measures installed on the bend along Rolling Hills Drive, and to include funding in the 2021 capital budget for the design and installation of a steel beam guide rail on the bend alongside Rolling...

Council Highlights - January 11, 2021

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 12:04 PM

Dufferin Service Delivery Review – The County of Dufferin conducted a comprehensive service review of shared municipal services/resources, internal county operations, and human/community services. The consultant, Optimus, provided an overview of the results of the Dufferin Service Delivery Review, focusing on shared services identification, review, and recommendations. The report was received by Orangeville Council.

Orangeville Tourism Strategy & Action Plan – Terrilyn Kunopaski, Director...

Council Highlights - December 14, 2020

Posted on Friday, February 05, 2021 11:56 AM

COVID-19 Community Recognition Award Recipients Mayor Sandy Brown congratulated all award recipients for their contributions to the community’s well-being during the pandemic and thanked them for their service. The award winners are:

  • My FM Radio
  • Branching Out Support Service Participants
  • Cedar Heights Dental
  • Community Response Team
  • Curry Mantra Restaurant
  • Heritage Dental
  • Déjà vu Diner and Boxed Meats
  • Dufferin Autism Committee
  • Orangeville Caremongering
  • Orangeville Minor Hockey
  • Pita Pit
  • Marifa MacMullen
  • Simran...

Council Highlights - November 30, 2020

Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2020 11:38 AM

Transmetro and Aldenhill Subdivision Applications – Brandon Ward, Manager of Planning, outlined the applications submitted by Transmetro Properties Limited, Aldenhill Developments Limited and Edgewood Valley Developments Limited c/o Hughes Management. These are applications for two plans of subdivision with related Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments. The proposed subdivisions are in the vicinity of Blind Line and Hansen Boulevard.

The proposed plans would include 152 detached dwelling lots,...

Council Highlights - November 23, 2020

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2020 08:36 AM

Orangeville Transit transfer point undecided – Council heard several delegations requesting that the Orangeville Transit transfer point not be located on Broadway. On April 22nd of this year, based on a recommendation by the Orangeville Transit Task Force, Council had voted to establish the transfer point for Orangeville Transit buses on both sides of Broadway between First Street and John Street. Following public concerns about safety, on October 19 Council voted to put the location of the transit...

Council Highlights - November 9, 2020

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 03:17 PM

Environmental Sustainability Award – The recipient of the individual category of the Town’s annual Environmental Sustainability Awards was announced at Orangeville Council. Councillor Grant Peters, Chair of Sustainable Orangeville, presented Gary Skinn with the 2020 Environmental Sustainability Award. The award recognizes Mr. Skinn for having made a positive environmental contribution to the community. Mr. Skinn was the first custodian of the Community Garden and Orchard. He spent many hours building...

Council Highlights - October 19, 2020

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2020 02:13 PM

Headwaters Health Care Centre – Kim Delahunt, President and CEO of Headwaters Health Care Centre provided an overview of the response the hospital has made to COVID-19 as well as anticipated next steps. Ms. Delahunt also provided some key hospital updates to Council.

COVID-19 Business Impact Survey – Ruth Phillips, Manager of Economic Development, shared some of the results of the COVID Recovery Business Survey including operating capacity during the pandemic, revenue, workforce and government support....

Council Highlights - October 5, 2020

Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2020 04:00 PM

Proposed Pet Shop By-law Amendment - Orangeville Council held a meeting October 5 to permit public input into a proposed pet shop by-law amendment. The proposed by-law amendment proposes to permit pet shops within the Town to only sell dogs or cats that have been obtained from a municipal animal shelter, registered humane society, registered shelter or recognized animal rescue group. Council heard from several members of the public at the meeting. Following public feedback, including an...

Council Highlights - September 29, 2020

Posted on Saturday, October 03, 2020 12:51 PM

OPP introduction – Acting Inspector Nicol Randall, OPP. and Dwight Peer, Chief Superintendent, OPP Central Region were introduced to Council and provided a brief overview of the transition process that will occur on October 1, 2020. Acting Inspector Nicol Randall also provided an overview of how towing calls will be handled as well as how OPP will be dispatched to calls for service.

Orangeville Food Bank – Heather Hayes of the Orangeville Food Bank discussed Hunger Awareness Month and the recent...