Dissolution of Orangeville Hydro Services Inc. Orangeville Hydro Services Inc. (OHSI) was incorporated in September of 2000 and is a separate entity from Orangeville Hydro Limited (OHL). The Town of Orangeville is the sole shareholder of OHSI. Since the corporation’s establishment in 2000, the OHSI has had no business activity or owned any assets. Council resolved to authorize staff to take necessary proceedings for the dissolution of the corporation.

Audited 2020 Financial Statements – Council received and approved the audited 2020 Financial Statements as presented by the Town’s auditors.

Black Cat Radar Unit – Council heard a presentation by Inspector Terry Ward, Detachment Commander of the Dufferin OPP Detachment, and Jim Sheehan of Northline Canada about the functionality of the Black Cat Radar Unit and the advantages for Orangeville. The automated and portable radar system allows police to collect traffic data on vehicle size, speed, lane position and direction. The system works around the clock without supervision and is triggered by passing traffic.

Council approved the purchase of two of the units for use by the OPP.

New businesses report – Council received a report on new businesses for February 1 to April 30, 2021. A total of 13 new businesses and two home-based businesses were registered during this period.

Demolition permits – Council granted demolition permits for a detached garage at 22 John Street, and a residence at 14 William Street, subject to conditions.

Temporary road closure request deferred – Council deferred a request for a temporary road closure for a Peaceful Walk for Diversity Awareness to a future Council meeting.

2021 community grants – Council approved funding requests from Celebrate Your Awesome in the amount of $1500, Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance in the amount of $1000, and the Orangeville & District Horticulture Society in the amount of $2000, from the 2021 Community Grant budget.

Fees changes approved – Council approved changes to fees charged for services of the Clerk’s Division, specifically marriage licences and Commissioner of Oaths fees.

Men’s Homelessness Committee – Council approved terms of reference for the Men’s Homelessness Committee, and appointed Councillor Joe Andrews, Councillor Debbie Sherwood and Mayor Sandy Brown as the Council representatives to the committee. Staff was directed to proceed with recruitment of community members to the committee.

Sign variance application – Council granted a sign variance to permit five window signs at 215 Centennial Road, covering 100% of the storefront windows of the Dollarama store. The variance will allow for more attractive window coverings than presently exist, to solve a heating issue with the retail space.