cityhall fullOwen Sound City Council has passed the by-law to adopt the approved 2023 Budget, which includes one of the lowest tax levy increases in more than 12 years.

Council and staff have focused on continuing to pursue internal efficiencies to achieve savings of more than $720,000.

The total municipal levy increase is 0.86%, or $36.38 per year for the average home in Owen Sound ...

streetsignDated at Chambers this 13th day of September, 1909:

BY-LAW NUMBER 1368 – A By-Law to change the names of all of the Streets in the Town of Owen Sound and to provide for the re-numbering of Houses and Buildings thereon.

Whereas in the manner in which the Streets in the Town of Owen Sound are named is confusing to newcomers and strangers in said Town ...

AlphaSteet 03Mar23 leadinAlpha Street reconstruction – including a potential uphill passing lane – is at the environmental assessment stage and the City of Owen Sound would like to know what you think of their plans ...

carolmerton400I approach this recommendation brought forward by staff with both reservations and expectations.

I want to acknowledge the hard work that staff has done to bring forward a decrease in the operating budget. I recognize that any increase in taxes creates a challenge and a potential tipping point to the security, affordability and sustainability for certain sectors of our community. 

Looking forward, my expectations for the next three budget cycles in this term are ...


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