Georgina’s Development Application Fee Rebate program has been updated to appeal to investors benefiting the Town with more jobs and an increase in the non-residential tax base. The new three-tier system will help support larger developments by providing an increased financial rebate based on square footage built and the number of full-time positions created.
Each spring, from March 1 to May 15, half-load restrictions, five tons per axle, are in place on Town roads to protect their condition.
Load restrictions are required when warmer weather causes roads to become soft. Vehicles travelling with loads larger than the limit travel on them could potentially cause damage.
For more information, call 905-476-4301 or visit georgina.ca/roads.
Note: Due to high demand, appointments for residents 80+ are now full at all available clinics. Future appointments at clinics will be available once capacity allows and vaccine supply is available.
To further support the immunization of York Region’s most vulnerable residents, York Region Public Health is opening two additional COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week to expedite vaccination to residents age 80+ (born in 1941 or earlier).
The Town of Georgina has won a Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) Achievement Award for its Field to Table Farm Tour. The Town partnered with local agri-businesses to pivot the in-person Field to Table Farm Tour to a virtual live experience.
York Region, including the Town of Georgina, will enter the red control classification level within the tiered COVID-19 response framework as of 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 22, 2021, no longer subject to the stay-at-home order. Under the red control classification, residents are reminded to limit contact to your household (the people you live with) and stay at least two metres apart from everyone else.
The Town of Georgina has won a Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) award for its Drive-thru Parade of Lights. The 2021 Achievement Award is new and is called the Adapt Pivot Evolve award. The Town partnered with the Georgina Kinsmen to bring an illuminated drive-thru Santa Claus parade to the Recreational Outdoor Campus (ROC) in December 2020.
The Town has lifted the significant weather event, effective 5 p.m., Feb. 16, 2021.
Thank you to all residents for their cooperation and patience. For more information on winter operations, visit georgina.ca/snow.
The Town has declared a significant weather event. A municipality may do this when a weather hazard, either forecast or occurring, has the potential to pose a significant danger to users of the roadways in which they have authority. This declaration suspends the standard timelines required for municipalities to meet their winter maintenance objectives. Please do not park on the streets so the snowplows can get by to remove the snow. Please drive according to weather conditions and remember to leave room around snowplows.
A new piece of equipment has taken flight with Georgina Fire and Rescue Services. Georgina Fire and Rescue Services – Fire Prevention Division has added an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) to their list of tools to help keep the community safe.
“Having an aerial view of an emergency situation, better positions us to assist those who need our help. It can relay potentially life saving information back to us in real time so we can respond accordingly. Purchasing a UAV is a small investment when compared to someone’s life,” said Ron Jenkins, Georgina Fire Chief.
The Town of Georgina is committed to assisting local individuals, community groups and organizations with their fundraising needs. To do so, the Town has established the Georgina Community Initiatives Fund, which has been funded through the Annual Georgina Charity Golf Classic.
New – As COVID-19 has changed the way many events operate, applications for costs pertaining to online and virtual fundraisers are now being accepted.
How to apply:
Review the guidelines and complete the Community Initiatives Fund application attached below