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cold-regOfficials at the City of Owen Sound remind the public that municipal buildings are open in the city during the cold snap.

With the current low temperatures and wind chill factor, the City of Owen Sound advises people to take care against the cold weather by seeking shelter.

The following municipal buildings are open to the public:

The Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Bayshore Community Centre 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and City Hall 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All four locations have rest areas where the public can take a break from the cold.

construction-regOwen Sound – Building permits issued in December were valued at $3 million, according to Owen Sound Chief Building Official Kevin Hicks. The total value of construction for 2014 was higher than the previous year.

The major projects issued permits last month were construction of a Princess Auto store at Heritage Grove, valued at $1.9 million; alterations to a cardiac diagnostic suite at Grey Bruce Health Services, valued at $360,000; a new industrial building, valued at $300,000; a single detached dwelling, valued at $150,000; and a residential addition, valued at $125,000.

Attached are the 2014 Building Stats for the City of Owen Sound. The table below compares the number of building permits issued last month with the same month last year, as well as construction values and number of new homes:

 

Monthly Number of Permits by Month Construction Value New Homes
December 2014 12 $2,954,500  1
 December 2013  9  $4,263,685 32

 

city-roads-regOwen Sound - The City of Owen Sound Public Works employees continue to plow City streets in an effort to keep all arterial and collector roads clear and passable.

Road conditions along arterial and collector roadways are in fair to poor condition while side streets are considered to be in poor condition. Motorists are encouraged to remain off the roads, drive only if necessary, and if necessary drive with extreme caution.

Sidewalks are snow covered with areas of deep snow. Pedestrians are encouraged to be mindful of these conditions while walking.

council-notes-regBy Anne Finlay-Stewart

Their inaugural meeting was full of flags and oaths, music and gratitude.

Tonight, the new Owen Sound City Council got down to business.

First, they opened the mail - "Correspondence Received for which Direction of Council is Required"

  • A copy of a letter of response from the Minister of Natural Resources to MPP Bill Walker about commercial fishing activities was quickly "received". That means noone wanted to talk about it.

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