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Posted Friday, July 14, 2017

Picture of Charts and Dollar SignOrillia Council was provided with an update on the City’s financial position during a Budget Committee meeting on July 14. The meeting included an overview of the results of the 2016 BMA Study, an update on projects from the 2016 Major Capital Plan and a workshop focusing on the development of the  2017 Major Capital Plan. “Overall, the City is in good financial shape and we have significantly lower taxes than our comparators,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “Throughout our term,...

Posted Wednesday, July 05, 2017

OrilliaSunSetBarrie Examiner Barrie has a lot going for it, when compared to surrounding municipalities such as Orillia. It has less annual precipitation, more days of weather above 20 degrees Celsius, a much bigger population to draw from and a 1% lower unemployment rate. Yet when it comes to Money Sense's Canada's Best Places to Live 2017 report, Orillia comes out on top by a long shot. Out of 417 cities, towns and townships ranked across Canada, Orillia jumped up from a position of 94 last year to 33 in...

Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mayor Steve Clarke, members of Council, Recreation Centre Campaign Team members and City project team members stopped to admire the pool area during a site tour of the Orillia Recreation Facility project on June 28, 2017.Although it may not be obvious from the view on West St., construction is well underway at the site of the new recreation facility in Orillia. Behind a large mound of soil, construction crews have been hard at work laying the foundation for the new recreation facility. Mayor Steve Clarke, members of Council and members of the recreation fundraising volunteer group had the opportunity to dip their “steel toes” into the pool, or where the pool will soon be, during a site tour on June 28,...

Posted Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Developer at Construction SiteThe City of Orillia’s draft Development Charges (DC) Background Study was received as information by Council at a special meeting on June 26, 2017. The DC Background Study calculates development charges for the City of Orillia in compliance with the provisions of the Development Charges Act and its associated regulation (Ontario Regulation 82/98).  Development charges are determined with reference to a forecast of the number and type of housing units, population and non-residential development...

Posted Monday, June 26, 2017

Public MeetingThe City of Orillia will being holding a Meeting of Consultation on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the council Chambers, Orillia City Centre, 50 Andrew Street South, to consider the DEVELOPMENT CHARGES BACKGROUND STUDY (DRAFT) in preparation for the proposed Development Charges By-law. The purpose of this meeting is to provide interested parties the opportunity to raise questions concerning the Development Charges Background Study (Draft). A representative of HEMSON Consulting Ltd. will...