Tourism branding project – Council received and approved a report regarding the Tourism Brand Project. The new tourism brand and associated guidelines developed for Orangeville by Aubs & Mugg Inc. will be adopted, trademarked, and utilized to promote Orangeville as a tourism destination.

Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) Program – The Province and the Town of Orangeville entered the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (“OMCC”) Program Transfer Payment Agreement on March 18, 2018. The funding from this program was used to cover the costs of various Town projects that dealt with cycling trails. The remaining project under this agreement is the Blind Line and Broadway Crossing and Trails. Due to many factors, this project has been significantly delayed and the Ministry has granted an extension request for the Town. The previous end date was December 30, 2021 which has now been extended to July 1, 2022.

Parking on one side on Town streets – Council received and approved a report to implement the option of restricting parking on local streets to one side of the road only. Staff will update the Consolidated Traffic By-law to reflect the approved changes in local street parking, and report back to Council by spring of 2022 on restrictions regarding vehicles parked for extended periods of time on Town streets. The cost of purchasing and installing the required regulatory signs will be transferred from the General Capital Reserve.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee – Council approved a 2022 capital budget item of $10,000 for the completion of a Community Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to build a more inclusive community. 

Staffing announcements – Mayor Sandy Brown expressed appreciation on behalf of Council to Doug Jones who has just left the position of General Manager of Infrastructure Services at the Town. Mayor Brown welcomed Gary Kocialek as Interim General Manager of Infrastructure Services. Mayor Brown also extended wishes for a speedy recovery to Deputy Mayor Macintosh who is stepping away from Council for three months and is donating his salary to the Orangeville Food Bank during his absence.