Road Closure - Southgate Sideroad 41

The Public Works Department would like Southgate residents to be aware that Southgate Sideroad 41 will be closed until January 31, 2016 from Grey Road 9 to Southgate Road 22.  This road will only be open for local traffic only.
Thank you
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:15am

Winter Parking and Snow Removal

Residents are reminded of the following Highway Traffic Act regulations:
Section 181– No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the Ministry or the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road.
Section 170 –No person shall park or stand a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway.
To ensure the safe passage of traffic and to prevent interference with snow clearing operations, any vehicles found parked on public streets in Southgate from Nov. 15 – April 15 between the hours of 2 am and 7 am in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the roads, in contravention of the Highway Traffic Act, s. 170 may be referred to the OPP, ticketed and/or removed at the owner’s expense.
Jim Ellis, Public Works Manager
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 11:15am

OPP Festive Ride Program Targets Alcohol and Drug Impaired Drivers

Grey County, ON) – Police know that the approaching holiday season brings an increase in the number of alcohol impaired drivers on Ontario roadways. This means there is likely to be more tragedy on our roads in the days ahead.  The Ontario Provincial Police are setting up traffic stops around the province and around the clock as they kick off the 2015 Festive R.I.D.E. (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) campaign.  This highly effective public safety initiative will run throughout the holiday period from November 23 until January 2, 2016.

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Friday, November 20, 2015 - 3:45pm

A Blueprint for Change: A Proposal to modernize and strengthen the Aggregate Resources Act policy framework

Click EBR to go to the website and type in the following registry number to access the document: 012-5444.

All comments received prior to December 15, 2015 will be considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry if they are submitted in writing or electronically using the form provided in this notice and reference EBR Registry number 012-5444.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 3:45pm

The Hawk's Nest

The Hawks’ are on the hunt to find the next big business idea and it could be yours! 

The Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is pleased to partner with the Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation (Bruce CFDC) to deliver the Hawks’ Nest, a Dragons’ Den inspired competition where entrepreneurs from various sectors will pitch their business ideas in an attempt to secure financial support from local angel investors the “Hawks”.

Event Dates"
Friday November 27, 2015
Kincardine Lake Huron Learning Centre 385 Queen Street, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 2R4
Tuesday December 1, 2015
Owen Sound Days Inn and Conference Centre
950 6th Street East, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 1H1
Wednesday December 2, 2015
Harriston Library Basement 88 Mill Street, P.O. Box 130, Harriston, Ontario N0G 1Z0
Thursday December 10, 2015
Saugeen Economic Development Corporation
(Limited to 15 individuals) 515 Mill Street, P.O. Box 177, Neustadt, Ontario N0G 2M0
Click Media Release for more information on these events.
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 9:00am
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 9:00am
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 9:00am

Collisions Involving Deer on the Rise

(Chatsworth, ON) -  Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continue to investigate several motor vehicle collisions involving deer throughout their jurisdiction.
This past October, Grey County OPP, investigated a total of 38 motor vehicle collisions involving deer and other wildlife.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

Nominations for the Youth Engagement Showcase

Ten days remain (closes November 27, 2015) for councillors, mayors, community members, teachers and friends from across rural Ontario to nominate local engaged youth for recognition in the Rural Ontario Institute’s Youth Engagement Showcase.
It’s easy to nominate someone now! By following the link provided below, you will be taken to the ROI website where you can learn more about the project, and fill out a simple online nomination form.
Learn more and nominate an Engaged Rural Youth now:
We encourage you to nominate a youth today, even if you’re unsure whether or not they qualify. The diversity of stories we have received to date is testament to the wide range of opportunities youth have for getting involved in their local communities, and we hope to hear from many more!
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:45am

Teen Air-Lifted To Hospital with Serious Injuries

(Township of Southgate, ON) – On Sunday, November 15, 2015 at approximately 5:08 p.m., Grey County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of injured female after she was ejected from an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV).

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Monday, November 16, 2015 - 2:30pm

Employment Opportunity - Equipment Operator/Labourer

The Township of Southgate invites applications for a Seasonal Equipment Operator/Labourer position for the winter season.
Duties to include snowplowing, sanding/salting, snow removal and other general labourer duties as assigned.
The position is guaranteed a minimum of 40 hrs. per week and weekend work is required. The position normally runs from approximately November 15th to March 31st.
Pay range $16.18 to $20.23/hr.
Please see complete job descriptions and required qualifications here or call 519 923-2110 Ext 227 for more information.
Closing Date: Thursday, Dec. 3rd 2015 at 2pm.
Submit resume by email to: 
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 2:15pm

Open Forum at Council Meetings

At the November 4, 2015 Council meeting, Council passed a by-law authorizing the inclusion of "Open Forum" at Council Meetings. Please note that this is not a question period and no answers shall be provided t any questions posed. This is simply an opportunity for members of the public to have a voice at Council meetings. 
Open Forum will commence in the 15 minutes prior to any regular Council meeting. Sign up shall occur in the 15 minutes prior to the start of open forum. 
The following procedure is in place for all Open Forum sessions:

Open Forum
Open forum allows for comments from the public relating to matters within Council’s jurisdiction. 

In the 15 minutes preceding any regular Council meeting, any individual may address Council to voice concerns or provide information on subjects of municipal concern. Members of the public are required to sign a register which allows them the opportunity to speak and also acknowledges they understand the protocol for Open Forum. 

No decisions shall be made as a result of comments made during open forum. Council may consider comments made during open forum when deliberating the issue if/when the item arises on the regular Council agenda.

Motions Arising 
No motions shall be presented as a result of comments made during open forum other than during the Notice of Motion section of the agenda. 

Members and staff shall not be engaged in debate or discussion during open forum.

The “Open Forum Register” shall be made available 30 minutes prior to the Council meeting for sign up and collected by the Clerk 15 minutes prior to the meeting to begin open forum. Individuals are required to sign in prior to being permitted to speak. No individuals will be permitted to sign up after the register has been collected.

Opportunity to Speak
No individual shall speak more than once at any meeting, and no individual shall speak for longer than 3 minutes.

Curtailment of Time
The Chair may curtail the time or excuse any individual from speaking if the topic is unduly repetitious.

Time Limit
Open forum shall last no longer than 15 minutes at which time the Council meeting shall be called to order.

Minute Content
Any comments made during open forum shall not form part of the Council minutes. The register shall be placed in the Council agenda file.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Clerk's office.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 3:45pm


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