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OPP transition work underway in Orangeville

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville Council voted on December 2, 2019 to transition to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and disband the Orangeville Police Service (OPS). Since that date, the Town has been working with the OPP and OPS on the transition of police services and has created a transition team to oversee the work.



Currently, the tentative transition date is October 1, 2020. In an update to Orangeville Council on January 13, Orangeville CAO Ed Brennan said the Town is committed to supporting members of the OPS...

Town launches plowing app

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville residents are about to get a real good look at when their neighbourhood streets were last cleared of snow by municipal crews. The Town has launched an online tool that will show residents the status of Town roads and sidewalks by using the fleet’s location technology.



The Snow Removal Tracker will show the public when the snowplows, loaders, and sidewalk plows are out and how recently they visited an area on a map. In fact, you can see the icons moving around the map when they are active...

New hours in the new year for the Mill Street Library

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Starting in January, Orangeville Public Library will be adjusting the hours at the Mill Street Library. The library will be open from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The library will also close an hour earlier at 8 p.m. on Monday to Thursday.



“The Library Board is excited to provide two additional hours of operation on Sunday to better serve our customers,” said Library Board Chair Bill Rea. “Feedback from the community indicates the need for additional Sunday service. This change will give busy families...

Transition date to OPP expected to be October 1, 2020

Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Orangeville Council voted on December 2, 2019 to transition to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and disband the Orangeville Police Service (OPS).



Since that date, the Town has been working with the OPP on the transition of police services. Currently, the anticipated transition date is October 1, 2020.



As more information becomes available during the process, the Town will continue to share it with the community.



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Orangeville Council approves 2020 budget

Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s 2020 budget was approved at the December 16 meeting of Orangeville Council, with a 1.5 percent increase to the net tax levy.



The consolidated budget of approximately $60 million requires $36.6 million in net tax levy before assessment growth. This represents a $1.01 million (2.85 percent) increase from the 2019 levy requirement. Factoring in real assessment growth from 2019 of 1.35 percent (or $480,000), the net levy requirement for the 2020 consolidated budget is $36,137,361...

Mayor Brown’s Statement on Orangeville Council’s OPP decision

Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2019 12:00 AM

Mayor Brown issued the following statement on last night’s decision to transition to Ontario Provincial Police:

 



“Council’s decision last night was decisive - based on facts as presented over many months. Town Council thanks the Orangeville Police Service for their excellent service to the community.



During this process we have determined that the OPP will also deliver an excellent level of service and allow the Town to develop long term fiscal sustainability.



Special thanks to Deputy Mayor Macintosh,...

Historical Photography Project launched by Heritage Orangeville

Posted on Sunday, December 01, 2019 12:00 AM

The Historical Photography Project’s purpose is the documentation of Orangeville’s rich inheritance, natural environment, culture and people, and historically and architecturally significant properties, all of which are irreplaceable assets of the community of Orangeville.



Heritage Orangeville is seeking your assistance in helping to collect and preserve historical photographs of people, places, buildings, events and your special memories.



If you or a family member have a special historical photograph...

2020 draft budget received by Orangeville Council

Posted on Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s 2020 draft budget was tabled at the November 11 meeting of Orangeville Council.



The draft consolidated budget of approximately 60 million requires $36.6 million in net levy before assessment growth. This represents a $1.01 million (2.85%) increase from the 2019 levy requirement. Factoring in real assessment growth from 2019 of 1.35 percent, the net levy increase for the 2020 consolidated budget is 1.5 percent or $534,669.



The proposed 2020 budget has been prepared on the premise...

Recreation and Parks Master Plan survey underway

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:00 AM

The community survey for the Recreation and Parks Master Plan is now underway. Oraclepoll Research Inc. is conducting the survey on behalf of the Town. As part of a random sampling of households, residents may receive a telephone call from Oraclepoll.



Those residents who wish to participate in the survey and do not receive a telephone call may visit https://na1se.voxco.com/SE/55/MasterPlanSurvey/. Alternatively, residents may call 1-800-494-4199 to complete the survey.



Participation by those who live...

2020 draft budget received by Orangeville Council

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s 2020 draft budget was tabled at the November 11 meeting of Orangeville Council.



The draft consolidated budget of approximately 60 million requires $36.6 million in net levy before assessment growth. This represents a $1.01 million (2.85%) increase from the 2019 levy requirement. Factoring in real assessment growth from 2019 of 1.35 percent, the net levy increase for the 2020 consolidated budget is 1.5 percent or $534,669.



The proposed 2020 budget has been prepared on the premise...

Lieutenant Governor visits Orangeville

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019 12:00 AM

The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, visited Orangeville on Monday, November 11 to attend the Remembrance Day ceremony in Alexandra Park, along with hundreds of residents and students. Her Honour was escorted to the cenotaph by Mayor Sandy Brown and Legion President Barry Kimber.



During the official visit, Her Honour had a private meeting with Mayor Brown and Deputy Mayor Andy Macintosh before touring the Town Hall and Opera House, attending the Remembrance...

Orangeville joins Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Showcase Cities pilot in Canada

Posted on Monday, November 04, 2019 12:00 AM

Orangeville among 25 Canadian municipalities selected for an intensive pilot with the leading global climate initiative



The Town of Orangeville was selected to join the first Showcase Cities cohort led by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Canada. Over the next year, the Town will receive intensive support to help reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change.



Municipalities are on the front lines of climate change, and through this pilot project which includes...