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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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Sheila Duncan, Communications Manager                            ...

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...

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...