150-storiesTwo of Owen Sound's local residents are being featured in a 150th Anniversary project depicting what it means to be Canadian in Ontario.

Mrs. Verona Jackson and Mr. Michael McLuhan were both approached by the Lieutenant Governor's Office to provide 150 words about their patriotism, along with 148 other...

parkingThe subject will be discussed at the March 4 Corporate Services Committee.


Dear Mayor Boddy and Council Members:

At the January 11th, 2017 OSDIA (Owen Sound Downtown Improvement Area) Board of Management meeting we were brought up to date n the current Downtown parking enforcement policies by the City's By-law Coordinator, Jeff Smith.  The members of the Board were encouraged to hear that changes have been made to make enforcement more "consumer friendly".  However, there is

OS-logo-featThe City's 'Maawanji'iding: Festival Canadiana Owen Sound', set for June 30 to July 9, will receive a grant of $32,000 from the Ontario150 Community Celebration Program through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. This funding will enhance the many activities and events taking...


-by Hub Staff

Mayor Ian Boddy cast the tie-breaking vote to table Councillor O'Leary's motion to extend development fee holiday for another two years, in response to correspondence from developers. Two years ago Owen Sound City Council passed a by-law reducing these charges to zero until March 1, 2017, and re-introducing the fees in increasing increments for the following three years. Deputy Mayor Wright asked why the moratorium had not resulted in more seniors' housing, and Councillor McManaman requested a staff report on any information which might be reason for changing their 2015 decision.

Full text of letter to Owen Sound City Council by Barry Kruisselbrink

In 2015, after considerable thought, the City of Owen Sound passed By-law 2015-080 to establish Development Charges. The By-law sets out the rates to be collected over a five year period for various types of building permits.

While contemplating this By-law, Council and Staff included policy to recognize several concerns that the City's tax base was not expanding and ..




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