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Orangeville passes 2023 budget with a tax increase of 2.35 per cent

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 02:56 PM

At its January 24 budget meeting, Council passed the Town of Orangeville’s 2023 budget, and with a 2.35 per cent tax levy, the increase on the average residential assessment will be less than $100.

The goal of Town staff and Council is to create a budget each year that balances the cost of providing Town services with the available financial resources.

“Over the last two years, as we navigated through the global pandemic, we have learned to be nimble and pivot, and that collective skill set will...

The Town of Orangeville Revokes all Vaccination Policies

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 11:36 AM

Following a decision made at Orangeville Council, the Town of Orangeville has revoked its COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees, volunteers, students, and contractors effective January 24. The vaccination policy for council and committee members was revoked on January 10, 2023.

The vaccination policy was implemented by the Town in 2021 in alignment with other levels of government to work towards ending the pandemic and in alignment with public health recommendations at the time.

“The Town of...

Orangeville Public Library Celebrates Family Literacy Day at the Alder Library

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023 03:00 PM

Come celebrate Family Literacy Day on January 28 with the Orangeville Public Library and special guests at the Alder Street Branch.

Words and art will come alive with special guests Mary Scattergood and Jennifer Cuthbert.

“The Library is delighted to once again participate in this national program,” said Darla Fraser, Chief Executive Officer. “Just fifteen minutes a day can dramatically improve a child’s literacy skills. From reading the shopping list, to creating a story together while doing the...

Public Invited to Apply for Town of Orangeville Boards and Committees

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2023 09:55 AM

Council establishes committees and boards to increase public engagement and provide residents an opportunity to make recommendations to Council on matters relevant to the community.

There are over 11 committees overseen by Orangeville Council with approximately 65 volunteer committee opportunities available.

Committees include:

• Access Orangeville Committee
• Committee of Adjustment, Property Standards and Dog Designation Appeal Committee
• Economic Development and Culture Committee
• Equity, Diversity...

Town of Orangeville Appoints Heather Savage as General Manager, Community Services

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 03:51 PM

Ms. Heather Savage has been appointed as the General Manager of Community Services for the Town of Orangeville, effective February 6, 2023.

Ms. Savage has a long-standing career at the Town of Caledon. Currently serving as the Director of Community Services, she has also held positions as Manager of Recreation and Project Lead on the Pan Am Games. Her current role oversees Community and Corporate Facilities, Community Development and Parks Service with over 75 full-time staff and over 200 part-time...

A snowplow driving down a highway plowing snow.

The Town of Orangeville Declares a Significant Weather Event as of December 23 at 11 a.m.

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2022 11:39 AM

The Town of Orangeville is declaring a Significant Weather Event as of December 23 at 11 a.m. in response to the inclement weather that has moved into the area. Heavy snowfall and high winds are expected and accumulation began early this morning with temperatures dropping quickly.

The last time a Significant Weather Event was declared in the Town of Orangeville was January 2022.

These weather hazards, provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada can create significant danger for those using...

The Town of Orangeville Reminds Residents of Holiday Hours and Services

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 09:57 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s administrative offices and services will be closed for the holidays beginning on December 23 at 4:30 p.m. and will reopen on January 2 at 8:30 a.m. Town recreation facilities and the Orangeville Public Library will operate on a holiday schedule, with a number of services still available. 

Holiday schedules are as follows:

Orangeville Town Hall

December 23 at 4:30 p.m. to January 2 at 8:30 a.m.    

New Pilot Program Invites Orangeville Transit Riders to Travel For Free

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2022 01:19 PM

Beginning January 2, the Town of Orangeville will launch a two-year program aimed at making transportation more affordable and effective for its residents.

Through this pilot, the Town is making transit more accessible and affordable for Orangeville residents by removing the financial barrier for those who need it and can benefit from it most.

“By removing the fares for Orangeville’s transit, we are able to provide increased service to those who rely on it the most – our seniors, students, and those...

Town of Orangeville Provides Update on Alder Pool Renovations

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2022 11:16 AM

Due to challenges sourcing the specific stainless steel required to complete construction on the two pools located at the Alder Recreation Centre, the renovation has been delayed until Spring 2023.

“This renovation is big – it takes a lot of supplies that are not sourced locally, some brought in from other parts of the world, and specialty trades,” explained Ray Osmond, Acting CAO. “We know it’s an inconvenience to not have the Alder pool open – we’re working as quickly as possible with the level...

Tree Planting Continues in the Town of Orangeville

Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2022 03:36 PM

The Town of Orangeville is planting over 200 trees this fall, with the work being done by our approved contractor, M&S Architectural Ltd.

M&S Architectural Ltd. has been planting boulevard trees throughout the town of Orangeville since November 20. The firm has worked previously for the Municipality of Clarington, City of Orillia, and the Region of Peel.

Trees are planted later in the year due to weather conditions. Planting earlier in the summer provides a small window of time each day before...

A fire truck passes down a residential street with vehicles parked on just one side.

One-Sided Parking in Orangeville Will Begin in January 2023

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 09:43 AM

Residents may have noticed bagged signs along many residential streets that currently allow parking on both sides. The signs are being installed as the Town of Orangeville prepares to implement the one-sided parking bylaw, which will limit parking to just one side on most streets in town.

The upcoming bylaw was passed by the previous term of council for many reasons, including providing easier access for emergency vehicles to pass through streets when responding to a call.

“One of the biggest benefits...

Two winter parking bylaw signs in a Town overnight parking lot.

Winter Parking Regulations Begin December 1 in Orangeville

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022 02:49 PM

The Town of Orangeville’s winter parking regulations will come into effect at 2 a.m. on December 1, to ensure snow plows are able to maintain roadways throughout the winter season.

Parking on the road during the snowy months can pose problems for snowplows, resulting in streets remaining partially or completely unplowed.

Between December 1 and March 31, parking is prohibited from 2 a.m. until 7 a.m. daily on highways and streets within the Town, and on municipal property and parking lots, unless...