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Dec 20

Should cannabis be available for retail purchase in Georgina? That is the question Town Council is hoping you can help answer.

On Oct. 17, recreational cannabis use became legal across Canada. The province has given municipalities the option to opt out of permitting cannabis retail stores within their boundaries by Jan. 22, 2019.  

Dec 12

The 2019 Budget process continues at the Town of Georgina, bringing forward financial recommendations to best position the Town to meet the needs of residents and businesses – now and in the future.

The 2019 Draft Budget proposes a tax increase of 2.9 per cent. This is in line with the annual rate of inflation while also meeting the needs of a growing community and planning for the future. Council received an additional recommendation to add another one per cent to go towards capital infrastructure reserves. If approved, the total tax increase would be 3.9 per cent.

Dec 12

 The Towns of Aurora, Georgina and Newmarket have amalgamated their animal services and signed a two-year agreement which takes effect on January 1, 2019. This two-year pilot project is a partnership that will allow the three municipalities to work together to provide a higher level of animal services and extended coverage. Officers from each municipality will work together to provide animal services coverage seven-days-a-week across the three municipalities.

Dec 11

On January 17 and 31, 2019 the Town of Georgina is hosting two FREE workshops for festival and event organizers. Two dates are available:

On January 17, learn how to leverage free advertising opportunities from Central Counties Tourism, Experience York Region, the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Georgina. Determine if your festival or event is eligible for grant funding programs and how your event can reach a wider online audience through established social media networks. 

Dec 11

The Council of the Town of Georgina invites you to volunteer in your community as a Board or Committee member. All appointments are for the 2018-2022 Term of Council. Current Town Board and Committee members are encouraged to apply.

Dec 7

PIP-PIP-Hurray! The Pefferlaw Ice Pad (PIP) is officially open for skating starting Dec. 8. Check our regular and holiday schedules and enjoy a skate under the brand new roof! 

Dec 6

Our holiday gift to you! Your 2019 Waste & Recycling Calendar will be delivered in the Dec. 13 edition of the Georgina Advocate newspaper. As of Dec. 13, you 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 our Waste and Recycling Collection Schedule webpage

Dec 5

‘Tis the season for gift giving, sleigh rides and family dinners. There are many places in Georgina for you and your family to enjoy the holiday season.

Dec 3

Congratulations to our Fall Photo Contest winners for capturing the colours of the season and thank you to everyone who participated. Check out our recap video and stay tuned for our winter photo contest in the New Year.

Georgina Proud

First place: Dwight Bootle

Second place: Toni Scavuzzo Rogers

Third place: Taylor

Harvest and Halloween

First place: Miriam Mozes

Second place: Kenna Godsoe

Nov 30

At a Closed Special Council Meeting on Monday, November 26, Council received a verbal report from the Town Solicitor, Andrew Biggart regarding legal advice associated with the Maple Lakes Estates lands. As a result, the following resolution of Council was carried. The undertaking supplied by Maple Lake Estates Solicitor is also included below.

RESOLUTION NO. C-2018-0527