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Council Highlights - May 16, 2022

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 09:16 AM

FCM funding for women in leadership – Council approved that The Town apply to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for a Canadian Women in Local Leadership grant to increase the participation of women, and particularly women with intersectional identities, in elections for Town Council.  Also, as a partner the Canadian Federation of University Women provides the resources to complete the application and the proposed program.

 Opening of College Avenue to connect with Hansen Boulevard...

Council Highlights - April 25, 2022

Posted on Friday, May 06, 2022 02:08 PM

Orangeville Transit – Council received and approved the report on the Orangeville Transit route design. Council agreed to redirect the approved 2021 capital funds, set aside for two new 30-foot low floor accessible buses, to purchase two new accessible mini-buses to offer a hybrid of fixed and on-demand service. This concept balances a fixed route and consistent transit service for the majority of the Town, with a limited access to service the more distant areas where transit demands are lower.

The...

Council Highlights - April 11, 2022

Posted on Friday, May 06, 2022 02:06 PM

Dufferin County Multicultural Foundation – Council approved a request to have the Town become a member of the Dufferin County Multicultural Foundation, and that June 27, 2022 be proclaimed as Multicultural Day and that the proclamation be accompanied by a flag-raising ceremony.

Traffic restrictions from Third Street on to Broadway – Council approved an amendment to the traffic by-law, implementing traffic restrictions on Third Street at Broadway. Left turn will be prohibited on to Broadway...

Council Highlights - March 21, 2022

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022 09:58 AM

Mandatory face coverings (COVID mask restrictions) – Council repealed the by-law requiring face coverings in public, in keeping with provincial mask mandates.

Outdoor boulevard cafes – Council amended by-laws for the outdoor boulevard café and the display of merchandise for the period of April 1 to November 30, 2022, to align with the extensions approved in 2020 and 2021. Throughout the 2022 season, staff will monitor and evaluate the impact of extended locations on downtown parking and report to...

Council Highlights - March 7, 2022

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 09:55 AM

Vehicle for Hire by-law – Council held a public meeting to provide an overview of the proposed Vehicle for Hire by-law. The by-law strives to level the playing field amongst transportation services, such as taxis, limousines, and transportation network companies (TNCs) to establish general licensing provisions that can be applied to other licence types such as tow trucks, to establish a standardized hearing process regarding the refusal and revocation of a licence, and include relevant legislation...

Council Highlights - February 28, 2022

Posted on Tuesday, March 08, 2022 09:52 AM

COVID-19 Emergency Order lifted – The Town declared an emergency on March 20, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, following the provincial declaration three days earlier. Council directed Town staff to issue a press release to advise of the lifting of the Emergency Order, effective March 1, 2022.

Provincial funding for storm and wastewater infrastructure – After receiving a report on provincial funding for storm and wastewater infrastructure, a by-law was passed authorizing the execution of...

Council Highlights - February 14, 2022

Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 09:50 AM

Electric vehicle charging stations – Council approved a three-year Memorandum of Understanding with the County of Dufferin for the provision of an EV station, with two units, at the Alder Recreation Centre parking lot.

Sign variance denied – Council denied a variance to the sign by-law to permit an additional ground sign at the Orangeville Mall at 150 First Street.

Future crisis care bed facility – Orangeville Council has supported the recommendations of the Town’s Men’s Homelessness Committee for...

Council Highlights - January 10, 2022

Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 08:09 AM

ORDC sells land in Brampton – The Town, as owner of all of the shares of Orangeville Railway Development Corporation (ORDC), confirmed the sale of ORDC lands in Brampton to the City of Brampton for a sale price of $24.5 million and directed the issuance of the tabled press release.

Development of 82, 86-90 Broadway Council received a report regarding the development of 82, 86-90 Broadway, and directed staff to bring forward recommendations on or before June 2022 on options for the next steps for...

Council Highlights - November 15, 2021

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2021 09:12 AM

311 call service coming to area – Council received and approved correspondence to support the Town of Caledon's application for 311 Call Service. This support and approval was given on the understanding that residents of Orangeville who dial 311 and are connected to the Town of Caledon are provided the option of being transferred to the Town of Orangeville.

Amendments considered for election signs by-law – A statutory public meeting was held to consider various amendments to the election signs by-law....

Council Highlights - November 8, 2021

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2021 09:10 AM

Tourism branding project – Council received and approved a report regarding the Tourism Brand Project. The new tourism brand and associated guidelines developed for Orangeville by Aubs & Mugg Inc. will be adopted, trademarked, and utilized to promote Orangeville as a tourism destination.

Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) Program – The Province and the Town of Orangeville entered the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (“OMCC”) Program Transfer Payment Agreement on March 18, 2018. The funding...

Council Highlights - October 25, 2021

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2021 09:08 AM

Orangeville Community Art Mosaic – Mayor Sandy Brown announced the unveiling earlier in the day of the Orangeville Community Art Mosaic. Located in Town Hall, the 500 tiles depict Orangeville scenes.

Integrity Commissioner, Council Training Session – Charles Harnick, ADR Chambers, Integrity Commissioner provided information to Council on the function and role of the Integrity Commissioner. Mr. Harnick also provided training with respect to the Code of Conduct and answered questions from Council. 

Council Highlights - October 18, 2021

Posted on Thursday, November 18, 2021 09:07 AM

Kin Club Charity Road Toll event – Council passed a by-law to permit the Kin Club of Orangeville to hold a road toll fundraising event at the intersections of Third Street and Fourth Avenue on October 23, 2021 or on any other alternate date in 2021 as approved by a designated staff member in Infrastructure Services.

Council remuneration – Council received a report on Council remuneration and approved a continuation of an annual cost of living adjustment equivalent to that which Town staff receive....