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Road Closed - Owen Sound St.

Road Closed - Local Traffic Only
Owen Sound Street from Osprey St. North to Main St. East.
Road Closure due to temporary water service connections. 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:45pm

Special Committee of Adjustment Meeting Called March 4, 2015 @ 5pm

Please be advised that the Chair of the Committee of Adjustment has scheduled a special Committee of Adjustment meeting to be held on March 4, 2015 at 5 pm just prior to the Council meeting in relation to severance applications B4-14 and B5-14 that have been previously deferred. This agenda will also be published on Monday. 
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

Southgate Council meeting to begin early on March 4, 2015

Please be advised that the Township of Southgate Council meeting to be held on March 4, 2015 will begin at 5:30 pm instead of 7 pm to facilitate a workshop presentation for Council on the Development Charge Study. This presentation will take approximately 1.5 hours and is open to the public. This will be the first item on the agenda and the rest of the Council meeting will continue afterwards. The agenda shall be published as usual on Monday.
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

Dundalk Water Freeze Notice

Water Freeze Notice
All Dundalk residents are required to keep one cold water tap running continually to ensure water service.  The flow of water should be maintained at the diameter of a pencil until further notice.
Water bills will be adjusted to compensate for this period of time.
Thank you, Public Works
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 1:15pm

Tenders and Quotes

The Township of Southgate would like to advise you of the following tenders/quotes that are available for bidding.
Please click Tenders and RFQ's to access the information.
 
Department Tender Due Date
By-law Enforcement Canine Control Officer March 23, 2015
Public Works
Crushed Gravel
March 12, 2015
Excavator and/or Gradall Rental
Dozer Rental
Back-hoe Rental
Loading and Hauling Granular Material
Liquid Dust Suppressant
Culverts
Streetlight Maintenance
Recreation Tree Removal - Holstein Park March 11, 2015
Municipal Buildings' Roof Replacement/Maintenance March 3, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:15pm

Bereavement Support Group Meetings

Please click here to view the meeting dates for spring of 2015. 
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 8:30am

Province-Wide Crime Prevention Campaign “Protect Your Property Day”

(Chatsworth, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is supporting today’s launch of the 2015 Crime Prevention Campaign by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and its declaration of February 25th as “Protect Your Property Day”.

Grey County OPP join police across Ontario by encouraging everyone – homeowners, young people, seniors, businesses, renters – to take the time and consider how they can protect their property and avoid the financial as well as emotional costs of being a victim of crime.

“Protect Your Property Day” is part of the OACP’s annual crime prevention campaign, which focuses on a broad range of crimes that impact Ontario residents and businesses, including on-line fraud, identification theft and other cybercrimes, auto theft, break-andenters, bullying, and elder abuse. A new crime prevention booklet is now available to members of the public though the OACP and police services. The booklet contains helpful crime prevention tips and information.

While some types of property crime such break-and-enters are down, other crimes such as on- line identification theft and fraud increasing. Police also remain concerned about the number of crimes that are never reported to police.

This OACP campaign is made possible through the support of a number of partners: Accident Support Services International Ltd., CANASA (Canadian Security Association), TitlePLUS Title Insurance (a div. of LAWPRO® – Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company), Humber College – School of Social & Community Services, Interac Association, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, TRACE™ Identified, VIA Rail Canada. 

To download the OACP “Crime Prevention. Protect Your Property. Protect Yourself” booklet, visit www.oacp.ca
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 3:45pm

2014 Dundalk Waterworks Annual Report

The Public Works Department would like residents to be aware that the 2014 Annual Dundalk Waterworks Report is available.  Please click 2014 Annual Report to view the report.
Thank you
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:30pm

February 18, 2015 Council meeting highlights

February 18, 2015 Council Highlights
  • A resident spoke out on his views related to SPIRG’s inability to pay their outstanding debt requesting them to “pay up or fold up”.
  • Southgate Council will soon have representation on the Multi-Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group to review legislation around Wind Turbines.
  • If you are attending Maplefest, you may see members of Council volunteering their time to the community event. Southgate has agreed to provide an in kind donation for the clearing of the parking lot and members of Council will be contacting the organizers to volunteer their time.
  • Southgate has received the royalty payments from Gro-Bark Organics Inc. for 2014 in the amount of $16,299.58 which will be placed in a Community Enhancement Reserve.
  • 2 Requests for Quotes will be sent out in the coming weeks from Southgate. One is for a contract position of Canine Control Officer and the other is for tree removal at Holstein Park.
  • Watch for extra materials in the tax bills to be mailed out in March. A Community Action Plan report of activities from 2014 will be included.
  • Southgate Council decided to sell a closed part of the Toronto Street road allowance to the abutting landowner. This sale allows the landowner to proceed with the consent applications that were deferred by the Committee of Adjustment in July of 2014 in order to move forward in obtaining approvals for a Multi-residential Seniors’ or adult living apartment complex.
  • Council agreed to enter into a contract with My311 for the provision of a suite of products to make things a little easier on residents and staff. This service will allow for an easier search reference on Southgate’s website, a module for handling and tracking resident complaints and inquiries, and an enhanced sign up system that allows residents to sign up for updates that are relevant to them. A roll out date will be announced in the future.
  • Council agreed to release $4000.00 to start the Dundalk Parkette Revitalization plan process. The plan design will be developed among community groups led by the Dundalk Lions.
  • A By-law was passed closing a portion of the road containing a part of a bridge on the Southgate-Melancthon Townline. Melancthon Council will be discussing a similar by-law to complete a full closure of the bridge for safety purposes.
Upcoming Meetings**:                                               
  • Committee of Adjustment – February 20
  • Maintenance Free Adult living information session – February 21
  • Council – March 4
  • Public Information Session – March 5*
  • Special Council Budget Meeting – March 9
  • Public Liaison Committee – March 10
  • Procedural By-law Review Committee – March 12
  • Police Services Board – March 17
  • Council and Public Meeting – March 18
  • Southgate Solar LP Public Meeting – March 20*
  • Committee of Adjustment & Public Meeting – March 25
**Southgate Council and Committee meeting information can be found on the Meetings calendar on Southgate Website all others noted with an asterisk (*) can be found on the events calendar     
       
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:15pm

Property Tax Rebates for Vacant Commercial and Industrial Buildings

If your Commercial or Industrial building was entirely or partially vacant for at least 90 consecutive days in 2014, you may be eligible for a rebate on the property taxes you paid. Application forms are available at the Southgate Administration Office or on our website in the Permits, Forms and Applications section.

The eligibility requirements for this tax rebate program are stated on the form and the deadline to submit applications for a rebate of 2014 taxes is Feb 28, 2015.

For more information contact:
Debbie Mills, 
Deputy Treasurer/Tax Collector,
519-923-2110 Ext 227
dmills@southgate.ca 

 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:15pm

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