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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...

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,...