Council today received the 2022 draft budget which proposes a zero per cent tax increase, with an option to provide an additional one per cent for capital reserves, for a total increase of one per cent. The Town is able to provide a zero per cent operating increase in 2022 due to an above-average surplus being forecast for fiscal 2021.
The Town of Georgina Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), David Reddon has announced that he will retire from the Town of Georgina effective immediately. Mr. Reddon has been the CAO since 2019. Dave began his career with the Town of Georgina in 1981 and has fulfilled various roles throughout his career for the organization.
With winter around the corner, it's time to put the summer toys away. The Town of Georgina is reminding residents of the zoning regulations for leisure vehicle storage on residential lots.
The Town of Georgina is closing three of its four public water taps effective the week of Oct. 18. The taps are being closed due to concerns related to potential backflow and contamination from commercial users who are not permitted to use the taps. Concerns have been reported by both residents and staff. The taps are unmetered and uncontrolled and there is the potential for contaminations of the system through backflow of non-potable water which is a public safety concern. Read the Media Release
To further increase access to vaccines and improve overall vaccination rates, the Regional Municipality of York is offering a series of targeted pop-up and community vaccination clinics in the Town of Georgina.
The Town of Georgina is closing three of its four public water taps effective the week of Oct. 18. The taps are being closed due to concerns related to potential backflow and contamination from commercial users who are not permitted to use the taps. Concerns have been reported by both residents and staff. The taps are unmetered and uncontrolled and there is the potential for contamination of the system through backflow of non-potable water which is a public safety concern.
The Town of Georgina is reaching out to the community for input about recreational amenities, programs and services in Pefferlaw and the Ward 5 area. The goal is to gain a better understanding of the recreational priorities of Ward 5 residents for future planning.
“Council has set aside some funds from past budgets for recreational amenities in Ward 5,” said Mayor Margaret Quirk. “There have been many suggestions put forth, including a skateboard park or splash pad, but we want to hear from residents to know what the community’s priorities are.”
Town of Georgina Council is looking for two people to volunteer in the community as a member of the Equity and Diversity Committee.
Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee
To consult with the community and to provide information, advice and assistance to the community and Town Council relating to enhancement of community relations and promotion of equity, diversity and inclusivity in the Town of Georgina.
The Town of Georgina has officially ended the declaration of emergency that was declared on March 19, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency declaration aligned the Town with the Province, granting the Mayor the authority to take such action as she considered necessary to implement the Town’s emergency plan. It also granted the Town the power to protect volunteer emergency workers.
Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 3 to 9, and Georgina Fire and Rescue Services is urging everyone in Georgina to Get Loud! and “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™.”