Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 09:30 AM
The City of Orillia is undergoing a reorganization in order to align resources with key municipal challenges and save $43,000 annually and reduce the tax levy by $143,000 when fully implemented.
Council approved the reorganization on Monday.
“As part of the CAO’s work plan presented to Council earlier this year, we conducted an organizational review of the Corporation to look for efficiencies and synergies between departments,” said CAO Roman Martiuk. “The reorganization together with a new budget...
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 07:00 AM
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SIMCOE COUNTY - Newcomers and potential newcomers will soon have a new online vehicle to learn about Simcoe County, its amenities, services and communities.
With funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, the County of Simcoe is creating a new website designed to answer questions and highlight community information.
"This will be totally separate from the county website and will be more community focused," explained Sandra Lee, project manager of the local immigration...
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:15 PM
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ORILLIA - City politicians are putting their weight behind a rooftop solar project proposed for Atherley Road.
Earlier this week, council moved to formally support Icarus Power Generation — a Concord-based clean energy provider — in the construction and operation of a solar project on the roof of the Giant Tiger/Dollar Tree building at Atherley Road and Gill Street under the province’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, which subsidizes green energy projects.
Applicants like Icarus...
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:00 PM
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SIMCOE COUNTY - A new 10-year affordable housing and homelessness strategy is in the works, members of the human services committee say.
Barrie mayor Jeff Lehman and Orillia mayor Angelo Orsi supported the plan, but would like to see strategies developed to meet the identified demand for housing across the region.
"It's going to find that the need is great. We all know that. We would all be really surprised if the outcome of this study was that the demand was being met,"...
Posted on Friday, September 07, 2012 11:45 AM
The lifeblood of any successful enterprise is its employees.
"Your employees are your greatest asset – that's why we call them human resources," said Carol Benedetti, community development co-ordinator for the Orillia Area Community Development Corporation (OACDC).
With that in mind, the OACDC, in partnership with other community business stakeholders, is organizing a Human Resources Management workshop Sept. 18 for area businesses.
"A lot of entrepreneurs and small business owners are not used...