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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...

Library shortlisted for provincial award

Posted on Friday, November 01, 2019 12:00 AM

Orangeville Public Library has been shortlisted by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries for this year’s Ontario Public Library Service Awards. These awards celebrate the innovation and excellence of public libraries in communities throughout Ontario.  



The library’s application, “Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion”, was submitted in July 2019 for the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence.  As announced by the ministry:



The Orangeville Public Library has become a recognized...

New tree sculptures unveiled as part of public art program

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:00 AM

The most recent tree sculpture on a residential boulevard involves some neighbourly fun. On Zina Street, where the Staley family had previously sponsored a sculpture with two dogs, the neighbours got into the spirit with the latest project – a sculpture with three cats.



Lynn and Dan Lubitz wanted to do their bit to help keep Zina Street beautiful and charming and to show appreciation for their four-legged feline friends. They say they were inspired by their neighbours donation to the sculpture program...

Orangeville Public Library launches mobile app

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00 AM

The Library’s new mobile app puts everything you need to interact with your library on your smartphone or device. The app is designed for simple navigation so users can efficiently find all the information they need. The Orangeville Public Library app is available for free from the Android and iOS app stores.



Features include:













  • Search the collection and place holds
  • Download eBooks and eAudio
  • Access your account -- see checkouts and due dates, renew materials
  • Manage all of your family's accounts from...

Consultant's report on policing rescheduled to November 4

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Pomax Consulting Inc. will present a report on the provision of policing services to Orangeville Council on November 4 in Town Hall at 87 Broadway at 7 p.m.



Currently scheduled for October 28, the consultant’s report on the OPP costing review has been moved to November 4 to provide more time for the consultant to finalize the report. October 28 remains as a scheduled Council meeting.



Council will hear public comments with respect to policing at the November 11 meeting.



On December 10, 2018, Council...

Lieutenant Governor to attend Remembrance Day ceremony in Orangeville

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00 AM

The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will make an official visit to Orangeville, to attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Alexandra Park (north of Town Hall).



She will join the November 11 ceremonies and will be escorted to the cenotaph by Mayor Sandy Brown and Legion President Barry Kimber. As the Crown’s representative in Ontario, the Lieutenant Governor exercises constitutional powers and promotes a strong and positive civic community.



The Lieutenant Governor regularly...

Orangeville adopts a Climate Change Adaptation Policy

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town has a responsibility to integrate climate considerations into existing policy and decision-making processes. Orangeville Council endorsed a Climate Change Adaptation Policy on September 23, 2019. That policy establishes the Town’s commitment to advancing climate adaptation efforts and supports the development and implementation of a climate change adaptation plan. Municipalities across Canada have started to advance local adaptation efforts to protect their citizens, assets and service areas...

Harvey Curry Park to feature enlarged playgrounds, splash pad

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Harvey Curry Park is being transformed for next summer. Janet Elliot of Openspace Solutions Inc. presented Orangeville Council with an update this week on the redevelopment plans for Harvey Curry Park (home of Everykids Park) at 90 Dawson Road.



The goal is to create an accessible park that is appropriate for all ages and abilities that promotes inclusive play and a healthy lifestyle​. The park will have defined play areas for junior children (18 months to five years of age) and senior children (5-12...