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OS-logo-featOwen Sound City Council has recently revised its committee structure by consolidating a number of committees into three Standing Committees, as noted below. Council and public member seats on the former committees will be declared vacant effective January 31, 2016. The City invites persons, including members of current committees being consolidated as set out below, who wish to serve as a public
member to fill vacancies on one of the Standing or Ad Hoc Committees, to submit an application to

1923truck-by Hub Staff

Two trucks out, one truck in. The 1923 LaFrance pumper pictured here was delivered to Owen Sound by rail straight from the factory in the spring of that year. It served the Owen Sound Fire Department until 1967, and it is now being taken to Grey Roots Museum to be restored by volunteers and once again be seen by the public.

The 2008 Ford F550 Mini-Pumper that went into service in the spring of 2012 has been sold

greatlakessnowThe City of Owen Sound Public Works Department will be making changes to the winter maintenance procedures for the 2015/2016 winter season. The changes will provide cost savings to the City and greater efficiency for winter maintenance during the daytime hours. The changes are as follows:

Shifts Changes:

· Reduction from three shifts to two shifts; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to Midnight

· 24 hour coverage will be provided when conditions warrant by extending shifts

· Night patrolman will be on duty through night hours, and will keep at least one lane open in each direction on the arterials

Material Application Modification and Reduction:

· ClearLane® Enhanced Deicer Salt, which goes on green, will be used this season. The salt is pre-treated to make it more...

transitmapWith the reopening of 3rd Avenue East north of the Bayshore Arena and 8th Street East between 4th Avenue East and 8th Avenue East the new transit routes introduced in June will finally come into full effect on Monday November 30.

The East Bayshore, Core and Crosstown bus routes all detoured around the road closures resulting from the two major road reconstruction projects this year. Effective Monday, November 30th the buses will begin to follow the routes as shown on the attached map.

The map is also available on the City website .

OS-logo-featCity Manager, Wayne Ritchie is pleased to announce and welcome Peter Aylan-Parker as the City's new Communications Advisor. Mr. Aylan-Parker will be responsible for communication and information strategies for the City effective November 30, 2015.

Mr. Aylan-Parker brings to the City over 16 years of experience with the Province of Ontario as a communications and protocol expert. A graduate of Carleton University, Peter joined the Ontario Public Service in 1999 and has had the pleasure of working in Cabinet Office, the Ministry of the Attorney General, and most recently the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

"I look forward to this exciting opportunity to work for the beautiful City of Owen Sound", Peter said. "The City has an excellent

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