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Meetings set for 2020 municipal budget deliberations

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s 2020 budget will be tabled on November 11.

Orangeville Council has directed finance staff to exclude incremental increases to both the capital budget and capital reserve which is 0.5 per cent of the prior year’s levy. For further information on Council’s direction for the 2020 budget, view the Treasurer’s report titled “2020 Budget Direction and Schedule”.

The budget will be received by Council on November 11. The presentation of the five-year operating and 10-year capital...

Orangeville and Area Job Fair features local opportunities for employment

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville invites job seekers and commuters to explore local employment opportunities at the Orangeville and Area Job Fair on Tuesday, October 22.  Hosted by the Town’s Economic Development & Culture office, the event supports local hiring efforts and showcases the variety of positions available in Dufferin County.

More than 30 local employers will attend the job fair and will be recruiting for permanent full-time and part-time positions. Key industries represented will include...

Recreation and Parks Master Plan study launched

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville is set to prepare a Recreation and Parks Master Plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide the Town with long-term direction for the provision of recreation and parks services for residents and visitors.

Over the next few months, Orangeville residents will be invited to participate in a variety of consultation activities including:

  • a random telephone survey of households, with the same survey being made available online, via the Town’s website (or on paper) for those who...

Consultant's report on policing to be presented on October 28

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Pomax Consulting Inc. will present a report on the provision of policing services to Orangeville Council on October 28 in Town Hall at 87 Broadway at 7 p.m.

Originally scheduled for October 21, the consultant’s report on the OPP costing review was rescheduled to October 22 due to the federal election. However, October 22 is now scheduled as a regular meeting of Orangeville Council, with the consultant’s meeting set for October 28. Council will hear public comments with respect to policing at the November...

Orangeville achieves Communities in Bloom award

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 12:00 AM

As a national Communities in Bloom winner, the Town of Orangeville opted to participate in the non-competitive “Circle of Excellence” evaluation in 2019. But that didn’t stop the Town from achieving a top bloom rating, an award, and a special mention in 2019.

The Town of Orangeville received a 5 Blooms – Bronze rating and a special mention for the Utility Box Art Program, as announced at the National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The Town of Orangeville participated...

2019 Arts & Culture Award winners announced

Posted on Friday, September 27, 2019 12:00 AM

As a kick-off to Culture Days, the 10th annual Town of Orangeville Arts & Culture Awards were announced on September 26. The event celebrated the local art and culture sector and paid tribute to the outstanding contributions made by individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the region.

Several nominations were received for eight award categories, with judging completed by an experienced independent panel from outside Dufferin County.

The recipients of the 2019 awards are:

  • Established...

Other municipalities to speak about policing services

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019 12:00 AM

Mayors and Chief Administrative Officers of other Ontario communities have been invited to participate in the October 7 meeting of Orangeville Council to discuss their experiences with policing services and/or the Ontario Provincial Police costing proposal exercise.

Confirmed to attend the meeting are Brockville Mayor Jason Baker, Pembroke Mayor Mike LeMay and Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson. The City of Pembroke transitioned to OPP in 2013. The Town of Caledon is policed by OPP and the City of Brockville...

Humber College to close doors in Orangeville in 2021

Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Humber College has announced that it will close its Orangeville operations, based inside the Alder Recreation Centre, in June of 2021.

In a news release today, Humber president Chris Whitaker said the college is grateful to have had the Town of Orangeville as a supportive partner. Mr. Whitaker recently met with the Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown and Chief Administrative Officer Ed Brennan to provide advance notice of the decision.

The closure is slated for the end of the spring semester in 2021, when...

Four art submissions chosen for utility box displays

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Four art submissions have been selected by Orangeville’s Cultural Plan Task Force to be featured on utility boxes throughout Orangeville.

The Utility Box Art Display Program recognizes local artists, celebrates the Town’s culture and history, and promotes Orangeville as an arts and culture hub for the region. The program launched in 2016 with three unique art installations in downtown Orangeville.  Including this year’s additions, there are now 17 pieces of colourful public art adorning utility...

Town retains new police costing consultant

Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville has retained Pomax Consulting Inc. as the police costing consultant for the review of the Orangeville Police Service (OPS) and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). This follows an amicable parting of the ways with the original consultant who is supporting the transition.

Pomax Consulting has reviewed the terms and conditions of the Request For Proposal and scope of work, and has validated that their understanding is aligned to the full expectations of the Town. This includes...

Town of Orangeville and police costing consultant part ways

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

In July of 2019, the Town of Orangeville retained MPM Consulting to complete a study and analysis of policing services models and deliver a report to Council. At this point, there is a different interpretation of requirements for the deliverables and both parties have decided to amicably part ways.

The Town will retain a new consultant to complete the work, and MPM Consulting has agreed to assist with a successful transition.

The Town expects to be able to maintain the original schedule for the Orangeville...

Traffic signals to be upgraded at two Broadway intersections

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:00 AM

As part of the 2019 budget, Council approved a project that includes updates to two sets of traffic signals located at Broadway and Dawson, and Broadway and Second Street. The upgrades are part of an ongoing multiple year program that ensures that traffic signals are upgraded to current regulations and are maintained in accordance with Municipal and Provincial requirements.

This year’s program includes the replacement of 20-year-old equipment that has come to the end of its service life. Specifically,...