Spotlight on Economic Development Exciting Times at Oro by ajizai


									                                                                                                                                                                                              April 26th, 2012

Upcoming Council Meeting                                                     Blue Box Program Expands
The next regularly scheduled Meeting(s) of Council will take place:         The County of Simcoe is responsible for all waste management services
                                                                            for the Township of Oro-Medonte. On April 5th the County announced
Wednesday, May 9th                                                          that the blue box recycling program was being expanded to include a
7:00pm Public Session                                                       number of new plastic materials on the list of recyclable items.                                   on Economic Development
Township Administration Centre Council Chambers
                                                                            New items now accepted include:
All meeting times are subject to change and Special Meetings of              • Rigid plastic household containers and lids marked 1 through 7;
Council may also be called on an as needed basis. For a complete             • Plastic clamshell packaging frequently used to contain baked good
schedule of Council meetings, please visit our website.                        and produce;                                                                     Exciting Times at Oro Design
                                                                             • Clean plastic plant pots and trays;
                                                                                                                                                        Hot on the heels of Wolf Steel Ltd. (the makers of Napoleon products)
Upcoming Advisory Body Meetings                                              • Small yogurt and pudding cups; and
                                                                             • Lids from take-out coffee cups.                                          announcing a major production facility expansion in the fall of 2011,
The next regularly scheduled meeting(s) of Council’s Advisory Bodies are                                                                                yet another homegrown success story is taking place for an
as follows:                                                                 In order to make room for the expanded list of items, the County is         Oro-Medonte-based manufacturer.
                                                                            distributing new 83-litre blue recycling boxes. Residents are reminded
Recreation Technical Support Group                                          that the county’s recycling program remains a two-stream system,            A producer of custom service vehicles for the construction, mining
Thursday, April 26th | 7:00pm                                               meaning paper fibres must be separated from containers. Please use          and other heavy-equipment using industries, family-owned and
Township Administration Centre Council Chambers                             the larger blue boxes for containers only and not for paper recycling.      operated Oro Design & Manufacturing has called the Township home
                                                                                                                                                        since it opened for business in 1998.
Dates and times for all meetings of Council’s Advisory Bodies are subject   If you have any questions or concerns related to your garbage or
to change. Please visit our website for a complete schedule.                recycling pickup, please visit or contact the                 As the demand for its products has steadily increased over the years
                                                                            County’s Customer Service Centre at 705-735-6901 or toll-free at            the company has regularly needed to expand its production
Reduced Load Restrictions Lifted Early                                      1-800-263-3199.                                                             capacity, with its latest stage of growth certainly being some of its
                                                                                                                                                        most dramatic.
As per By-law 2011-14, Reduced Load (Half Load) Restrictions are in
effect on Township roads from March 1st through April 30th. Line 7
                                                                                                                                                        A recent move into a brand new facility on Small Crescent has given
North, between Highway 11 and Bass Lake Sideroad, is exempt from the
                                                                                                                                                        Oro Design a shop that is twice the size of its previous workspace. In
provisions of the By-law.
                                                                                                                                                        addition to the significant increase in space required to keep up with
                                                                                                                                                        the orders from its clients, a major staffing increase has also taken
Due to the milder than usual weather conditions
                                                                                                                                                        place. Following a successful job fair in late-February, the number
experienced in our region, Council opted to lift the
                                                                                                                                                        of people the company employs has more than doubled from the 11
Reduced Load Restrictions for 2012 effective April 13th.
                                                                                                                                                        staff members it had at the beginning of 2011.
By-law No. 2011-014 can be viewed in its entirety on the Township’s
                                                                                                                                                        David Smith, Project Manager at Oro Design, says that when it came
website. If you have any questions related to this matter, please contact
                                                                                                                                                        time for the expansion to occur, the company chose to stay close to
the Transportation & Environmental Services Department.
                                                                                                                                                        home for a number of reasons.

Leaf & Yard Waste Collection                                                                                                                            The availability of land that was appropriate for the relocation, the
Residents are reminded that Leaf and Yard Waste Collection will take                                                                                    affordability of development when compared to other areas, and
place the week of May 14th. For more information, please refer to the                                                                                   the close proximity to major transit routes were all cited as factors in
County of Simcoe’s 2012 Waste Management Calendar or contact its                                                                                        keeping Oro Design’s expansion plans within the Township. The new
Customer Service Centre at 705-735-6901 or 1-800-263-3199.                                                                                              location has also proven to be attractive to both current and
                                                                                                                                                        prospective employees, as its accessibility allows for tradespeople
                                                                                                                                                        from both the Barrie and Orillia regions to be recruited.
                                                                             Summer Parking Passes Now Available
                                                                            Due to the popularity of Bayview Memorial Park, the Line 9 Boat             Smith says that he expects the company will deliver between 50 and
                                                                            Launch, and their respective adjacent streets, a non-resident parking fee   60 vehicles to its customers by the end of the year and has its sights
                                                                            is enforced in the summer months.                                           set on even greater numbers in the years to come!

                                                                            To avoid a non-refundable fine and/or tow, all residents/property
                                                                            owners must have a valid Resident Parking Pass clearly displayed in
                                                                            their vehicle when parking at these locations on all Saturdays, Sundays,
                                                                            and Holidays from Victoria Day Weekend (Saturday, May 19, 2012)
                                                                            through Labour Day (Monday, September 3, 2012).

                                                                            Parking Passes are available at the Township Administration Centre and
                                                                            are limited to two (2) per household. Residents impacted by
                                                                            permit parking restrictions on streets bordering Bayview Memorial Park
                                                                            can contact the Township to obtain temporary day passes for

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 148 Line 7 South, Box 100, Oro, Ontario L0L 2X0                                                                                                           US ON
 Phone: 705-487-2171 Fax: 705-487-0133 Email:                                                                                                                       @TwpOroMedonte
                                                                                                                                                                      Emergency Preparedness
 Community Events                                                                                                                                                          Week 2012
                                                                                                                                                                        72 Hours…Is Your Family Prepared?
Community Yard Sale                                                         Garage & Bake Sale
Search for hidden treasures at the Old Town Hall Community Yard             Hunt for bargains and enjoy some home-made treats and eats!                   Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways
Sale!                                                                                                                                                     to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we might
                                                                            Saturday, May 12th                                                            face – whether natural or human-induced.
Friday, May 4th | 3:00pm – 7:00pm                                           9:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, May 5th | 9:00am – 4:00pm                                         Edgar Community Hall                                                          Emergency Preparedness Week 2012 runs from May
Old Town Hall                                                               1167 Old Barrie Road West                                                     6th to 12th and encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope
833 Line 7 North                                                                                                                                          on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while
                                                                            For more information about Edgar Community Hall events and/or                 rescue workers help those in urgent need.
Outside spots are available for $10 or tables are available inside at       booking information, please contact Pat at 705-739-7579.
2 for $15. Vendors contact Lorie at 705-733-7109.                                                                                                         Oro-Medonte Fire & Emergency Services would like to remind you
                                                                                                                                                          that by taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared
                                                                            Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society Spring                                      to face a range of emergencies – anytime, anywhere. It is
                                                                            Plant Sale                                                                    important to:
                                                                                                                                                          Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be
                                                                            A great opportunity to purchase locally grown, hardy, good quality            similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region
                                                                            and reasonably priced perennials, annuals, hostas, herbs, ground              can help you better prepare.
                                                                            covers, shrubs, trees and native plants.                                      Make a plan – It will help you and your family know what to do.
                                                                                                                                                          Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we will all need
                                                                            Saturday, May 26th                                                            some basic supplies. We may need to get by without power or tap
                                                                            10:00am                                                                       water. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an
                                                                            Old Town Hall                                                                 emergency.
St. Luke’s Church Gardening Fair                                            833 Line 7 North
This FUNdraising event will include many things related to                                                                                                Contact the Fire & Emergency Services Department or visit
gardening -- sale of perennials, bulbs, tubers, potted shrubs,              If you have any questions or have plants you would like to donate,   for more resources to help you and your
gardening books/magazines, and compost. There are amazing                   please contact Dianne (705-325-9752), Kent (705-487-7137), or                 family prepare for all types of emergencies.
draw prizes, display booths/vendors, and BBQ sausage on a bun.              Marjorie (705-722-8732).
Come early for Mother’s Day gifts and good choices at our Bake                                                                                            Source: Public Safety Canada

Saturday, May 12th
St. Luke’s Church                                                                                                                                         Annual and Summary Reports
9160 Highway 12 West                                                                                                                                     Copies of the Annual Report and Summary Report for all
                                                                                                                                                         municipally-owned and operated water systems, prepared in
For more                                                                                                                                                 accordance with Ministry of the Environment requirements, are
information about                                                                                                                                        available free of charge from the Township Administration Office, on
the Gardening Fair,                                                         Anne Walker in Concert at Coulson Church                                     the Township’s website or by contacting the Transportation &
please contact Eleanor                                                      The historic Coulson Church is pleased to present singer-songwriter          Environmental Services Department.
at 705-326-0996.                                                            Anne Walker in concert. Tickets are just $10 each.
                                                                                                                                                          Tax Installment Due Date Notice
                                                                            Saturday, May 26th
                                                                            7:00pm                                                                       Tax bills have been issued to all Township of Oro-Medonte property
                                                                            Coulson Church                                                               owners for the second Property Tax installment for 2012. To avoid
                                                                            West of Line 6 on Horseshoe Valley Road                                      interest charges, payment of this installment of your 2012 property
                                                                                                                                                         taxes must be made no later than Monday, April 30th.
                                                                            To reserve your tickets email or call
                                                                            705-835-2760 or 416-287-2951.                                                Property taxes are calculated annually by applying Council’s
                                                                                                                                                         approved tax rates to property assessment values as provided by the
                                                                                                                                                         Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Payment for
Submit Your Community Event                                                                                                                              property taxes is due in four installments on the last banking day of
Is your community group or organization hosting an event that you want the Township to know about? If so, let us help you get the word out               February, April, July and September respectively.
by submitting information about your community event!
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and approval by the Township prior to posting and/or publication.                                                                                        Bi-Weekly Township News That Matters To You! is
                                                                                                                                                         coming on Thursday, May 10th!

 “Proud Heritage, Exciting Future”                                                                                                                         Township of Oro-Medonte
                                                                                                                                             148 Line 7 South, Box 100, Oro, Ontario L0L 2X0                                                                                                       Phone: 705-487-2171 Fax: 705-487-0133 Email:

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