Budget Meetings Scheduled

Budget Meetings

The following timeline proposal was presented to Council:
January 27, 2016 Council To introduce the budget schedule and to provide direction to staff
Early February, 2016 Staff Senior Management discussion and update
February 19, 2016 Council For Council to receive and discuss the 2016 Budget.
March 16, 2016 Council For the Public to address Council regarding the 2016 Budget proposal
March 30, 2016 (if additional meeting required) Council For Council to further discuss the 2016 Budget (if needed)
April 6, 2016 Council Approval of 2016 Budget
The proposed meeting dates are subject to change and may be incorporated within an existing scheduled Council meeting.

For further information please contact the Treasurer William Gott at ext. 229
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 9:00am
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:00am
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 7:00pm

National 211 Day

TORONTO, February 10, 2016 – February 11 is 2-1-1 Day across North America. To mark this day, 211 Ontario helpline is asking residents to make the right call (#MakeTheRightCall) if they want or need help.
Knowing the right number to call will help people find the right services for their situation and will help reduce non-urgent calls to 911.​“211 has rapidly become an essential community service across Ontario. It’s the easiest and fastest way for our community’s most vulnerable, and those who care for them, to connect to social, health and government services,” said Andrew Benson, Executive Director of Ontario 211.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:00pm

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services - Biggest Community Job Fair in Grey County

The 2016 Community Job Fair will be held on Thursday March 3, 2016 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at Heritage Place Shopping Centre.  This event is FREE to local employers who are currently hiring or looking to collect resumes for upcoming positions. If you are interested in participating please complete the Employer Registration form and return to Heather Rourke by email or fax 519-371-8856 no later than Thursday February 18.

If you would like your business included in our marketing campaign please email a copy of your logo (jpg or png preferred) to
For more information please contact:
Heather Rourke, Job Developer/Marketing Specialist
YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce, Community & Employment Services
1450 1st Avenue West, Suite 4A |  Owen Sound, ON N4K 6W2
T: 519-371-9222 | TF: 1-800-265-3711 | E:
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Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Structure Replacement S20 Tender


Contract No. 15-095

Sealed Tenders, clearly marked as to contents, will be received by the Chief Administrative Officer until 1:00 p.m. local time on:

Thursday, March 3, 2016

For the construction of a 25.2m single span concrete box girder structure. The contract involves the removal and disposal of the existing steel pony truss structure, driving of steel "H" piles, construction of a slab-on-girder bridge with integral abutments as well as the reconstruction of the roadway approaches.

A copy of Plans and Contract Documents, in pdf format, may be downloaded free of charge from the Consulting Engineers website:

All plan takers must ensure their name appears on the official Bidders List maintained by the Consulting Engineers. Addendums will only be distributed to the names appearing on this Bidders List.

A certified cheque or bid bond not less than the amount stipulated in the Tender and Bonding Requirements must accompany each tender.

Lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

K. Smart Associates Limited
Consulting Engineers and Planners
85 McIntyre Drive
Kitchener ON N2R 1H6
(519) 748 – 1199 (Kitchener)
(800) 265 – 6456 (Toll Free) 
Dave Milliner
Chief Administrative Officer
Township of Southgate
185667 Grey Road 9
RR 1
Dundalk ON. N0C 1B0


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:00am

“Bank Investigator” Scam

(Chatsworth, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) together with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) wish to alert citizens to a fraud known as the “Bank Investigator Scam”.
How it works: Suspect(s) contact potential victims, (mostly seniors) by phone advising that they require their assistance to catch a bank employee that “has been stealing money”.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:30pm

Several Vehicles Entered In Dundalk

(Township of Southgate, ON) – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) urge residents to lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of plain view to avoid being victims of theft. Don’t think it won’t happen to you! If you fail to remove valuables from within your vehicle, and, fail to lock it, the chance of a theft occurring is far greater than if you had locked your vehicle.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 9:00am

Ontario Health Care System Changes

Over the past decade, Ontario’s health care system has improved significantly with reduced hospital wait times, improved access to primary care, and more care for people at home.  However, there are still a number of areas where we need to do more.  To address these areas, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care released its Patients First: Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario discussion paper in December 2015.
The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is seeking your input on the ministry’s discussion paper.  The discussion paper is focused on integration at the local level, and is intended to:
  • provide more timely access to primary care;
  • standardize and strengthen home and community care;
  • strengthen population and public health;
  • ensure services are distributed equitably across the province.
Attend one of five sessions where the South West LHIN will provide an overview of the proposal, and gather feedback on the proposed changes that are outlined in the discussion paper.
Who should attend: individuals who access health care services, caregivers, patients, and consumers

To view the discussion paper, or for more information on the engagement sessions and RSVP details, please visit
We would appreciate if you could please RSVP online at least 24 hours prior to the session.
You can also provide feedback directly to the ministry through
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 6:30pm

OPP Urge Residents – Don’t Get Scammed By the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Scam

(Township of Chatsworth, ON)  – Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) urge residents to beware of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam in which someone, claiming to be a representative from the CRA, calls and informs you that you owe the government money and that payment has to be made immediately or else a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
On January 26, 2016 a Township of Chatsworth resident received one of these phone calls and subsequently provided the person with her credit card information to make an $800 payment. The scammer then suggested that they continue to make payments of $200 a month for 7.5 months to clear their debt.  The victim realized she’d been scammed and immediately cancelled her credit card and called police.

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 11:45am

New Southgate Support System

New Southgate Support System
This new support system will help the Township of Southgate handle and track inquiries better and will also let the residents follow their inquiries as it goes through our system. The new system is currently in testing, so if something appears wrong or you are unable to submit the form, please contact the office.
This will make communication between residents and the Township better as residents will be required to put a certain amount of information down before being able to submit the ticket. This will eliminate the excessive amount of emails back and forth along with that fun game we like to call telephone tag in order to get the proper information to solve the issue.
Along with stronger communication, this new system should also lead to a more timely response as Southgate employees will be able to spend the time resolving the issues instead of having to gathering the correct information and then solving the issue. Residents will receive a confirmation email once the form is complete to let them know that their ticket has been completed properly and is now in the system.

Information on Filling Out a Ticket
Create a Ticket
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 11:00am

Home Delivery Program

Beginning Monday November 30th 2015 The Junction Family Restaurant is beginning to offer a set meal program that will be pre booked and delivered every Monday from 4:30 - 6pm.
This program is designed to enable our valued senior cliental a chance to-enjoy a hot meal in the comfort of their home without having to venture out in the cold.
The forms will be available online or at the restaurant and can be filled out for the month and need to be returned by the Friday before. Payment will be collected when meal is delivered.
Any questions please direct to Trifina Henderson 519-923-3555.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 9:00am


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