Georgina Council has approved the 2020 budget, which strikes a balance between improving services, saving for tomorrow and supporting the infrastructure needed for the future. The budget includes a 2.94 per cent increase for the 2020 tax levy budget with an additional one per cent increase for contributions to capital reserves for a total of 3.94 per cent.
It’s the Town’s holiday gift to you. The 2020 Waste and Recycling Calendar will be delivered in the Dec. 12 edition of the Georgina Advocate.
As of Dec.12, residents can also pick up a copy of the calendar at the Civic Centre, Georgina Public Library (Keswick, Pefferlaw and Sutton branches) or view and download a copy online on the Waste and Recycling collection schedule webpage.
With the launch of the Recycle Coach app earlier this year, updates to the MyWaste app have now ended.
Anyone still using the MyWaste app is asked to update to the Recycle Coach app to continue receiving collection reminder details, and other waste and recycling information.
Visit georgina.ca/WasteandRecycling and download the Recycle Coach app today.
Whether you are looking to get into the holiday spirit or find something new, there is lots to do in Georgina this December.
Winter program and lesson registration
Are you looking for activities to keep your family active this winter? Registration for winter programs and lessons begins Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. Register online at georgina.ca, in person at local facilities or by phone at 905-476-4301. Early registration for ski and snowboard lessons is now open for ROC winter 2019/2020 season pass holders.
Get into the Christmas spirit with a performance by six-time JUNO-award winner Serena Ryder at the Stephen Leacock Theatre on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.
Pulling back the red curtain, the Town of Georgina revealed the design for the new Multi-use Recreation Complex (MURC). The “HUB” design will reflect the Town’s history, promote social and physical well-being, and include outdoor areas for learning and activities.
Flags will be lowered at Georgina Fire stations, as are flags at other fire stations within York Region, in honour of the sudden passing of firefighter Shawn LaRue.
As many of you are aware, Shawn was a former volunteer firefighter for the Town of Georgina before being hired fulltime by Richmond Hill Fire & Emergency Services. Shawn served as an Acting Platoon Chief prior to his death.
The LaRue Family has had a long history of service with our Fire Service and local Community support.
The early snow meant that many residents were unable to collect and dispose of all of their yard waste.
An additional week of yard waste collection will take place from Dec. 2 to 5.
There is no limit on the amount of yard waste that can be placed for collection. Remember to use kraft paper bags or your regular garbage container.
The Town of Georgina is showing off some hardware after the Town’s Communications Division received a gold MarCom Award in the Strategic Communications category for the Building Georgina campaign. The gold award is presented to entries who have exceeded the high standards of the industry norm.
Today, Enbridge Gas Inc. and Georgina Fire and Rescue Services announced they are working to improve home safety and bring fire and carbon monoxide-related deaths down to zero.
Georgina Fire and Rescue Services received 156 combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms through Project Zero – a public education campaign that will provide more than 9,100 alarms to residents in 40 municipalities across Ontario.