Council In Brief - January 9, 2020

Jan 10th, 2020
By rwhelan

Upcoming Meetings

There will be a Joint Council Service Delivery Review Workshop on January 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tony Rose Memorial Arena (Banquet Room). This meeting is open to the public.

Upcoming committee meetings will be held on January 23, 2020 in at 55 Zina St, Orangeville in the Sutton Room at the following times:
Infrastructure & Environmental Services Committee –1 pm
General Government Services – 3 pm
Community Services/Dufferin Oaks/Museum Committee – 6:30 pm


Black History Month: February 2020

Warden White proclaimed February as Black History Month in the County of Dufferin. Ms. Alethia O'Hara-Stephenson along with students Janine Beckford, Ashana Smith and Soha Soloman were in attendance to accept the proclamation. The group presented Council regarding the history of significant contributions and achievements of Black Canadians both past and present in Dufferin County.

Mulmur Melancthon Mono Amaranth Phrag Fighters

Mr. Ernie Lynch and Ms. Angela Lynch delegated to Council on behalf of the Mulmur Melancthon Mono Amaranth Phrag Fighters. The group is working to eradicate the invasive species, Phragmites austrailis. The Dufferin County Public Works department has an inventory of the Phragmites austrailis in the County and a plan to combat it.

Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Health Team

Mr. Dave Pearson, Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Health Team, presented a brief overview of the new Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Health Team including the purpose and composition of the Team.


Building Permit Fee Change

A public meeting was held on January 9, 2020 to receive input on proposed changes to the Dufferin County Building By-Law, an increase in building permit fees. A draft copy of the new by-law was circulated and will be presented at the February Council Meeting. To view a copy of the draft by-law, please visit our website here (Item #1).

Service Review - Project Launch & Discovery

The Chief Administrative Officer provided an update on the Service Delivery Review Project (SDR). The SDR project is underway. The consultants, project teams and staff successfully moved forward with implementing the phase 1 activities on schedule. It is anticipated that the list of services for further review will be finalized by mid-January. Following this, phase 2 will commence to create details service profiles.


The complete agenda and minutes from the January 9, 2020 County Council meeting will be available on the County website.


The next meeting is on February 13, 202 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Orangeville Council Chambers, 87 Broadway, Orangeville, ON followed by a regular meeting of Council.