Council today received the 2021 draft budget, which has been developed with a commitment to ensuring the Town can continue to provide a high level of service while minimizing the impact of tax increases on residents and businesses. This is a significant challenge in 2021 as the Town will continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a clear focus on improving service delivery, managing growth, and delivering services more effectively and efficiently.
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 responding to expanded COVID-19 restrictions announced by the Province of Ontario today placing York Region under modified Stage 2. The additional public health measures for York Region, including Georgina, take effect on Monday, Oct. 19 for a period of at least 28 days.
As a result, indoor in-person fitness classes are cancelled. Anyone impacted by cancelled programs and permits will be contacted directly by the Town. User fees will be refunded.
Town of Georgina Council is inviting you to volunteer in the community as a member on one of the following boards or committees. All appointments are for the 2018-22 Term of Council. Current Town board and committee members are encouraged to apply.
Trails and Active Transportation Advisory Committee
The Town is preparing a Waterfront Parks Master Plan and is holding a series of virtual meetings today and tomorrow, Oct 14 and 15. You can live stream the meetings by visiting georgina.ca/events.
Customer service will not be available on Monday, Oct. 12 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. All Town facilities will be closed that day.
For after-hours emergencies about animal control, roads, water or wastewater, call 905-476-4301 and follow the prompts.
Waste and recycling collection will move one day later for that week. If your garbage is normally picked up on Monday, it will move to Tuesday. Visit georgina.ca/WasteandRecycling to view the calendar.
The Town of Georgina is preparing a Waterfront Parks Master Plan to establish a vision and framework for implementation and direction for operations and management for Georgina’s waterfront parks. The plan is being done in three parts. The first part focuses on parks along the south shore of Lake Simcoe – Willow Beach Park, Franklin Beach Conservation Area, De La Salle Beach Park, Jackson’s Point Harbour Marina, Malone Wharf and Bonnie Park, Holmes Point Park, and, Mossington Wharf and the Black River to Sutton.
Did you know Sutton is getting a new park? Julia Munro Park is located on Timberbank Square within the Lakeside Meadows subdivision in Sutton.
Council has approved the award of construction contract for the new park. We need your input to determine the importance of permanent washrooms in this park and future community park projects. As well, we’re asking you to consider the impact of future operating costs such as security and cleaning, if permanent washrooms are included.
Mayor Margaret Quirk and Dr. Karim Kurji, medical officer of health for York Region, will answer questions and discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Get information on a variety of topics including masks, testing, the second wave and back to school.
A water meter replacement program is taking place in south Keswick starting the last week of September. The 350 affected homes will be notified by the Town.
These meters have reached the end of their lifecycle and a mandatory replacement is required. The Town is working with Neptune Technology Group to complete the replacements and these staff will be carrying photo ID badges.