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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Orangeville Begins with Fresh New Council

Orangeville | by Jill Young  

The new Orangeville Council was sworn-in last night, Mayor Sandy Brown optimistic about building the community.


The days of infighting at Orangeville Town Council are hopefully behind them.

Mayor Sandy Brown and many new faces, seven to be exact, were sworn-in last night.

Andy Macintosh was sworn in as Deputy Mayor.

Brown, meanwhile, is optimistic this will be a fresh new start for council, and he hopes they can get to work on making the community better.

In his inaugural address, Brown spoke about Orangeville’s liveability and the contributing roles of the arts, theatre and music communities, as well as recreational opportunities. 

He talked about the need to support diversity in career opportunities for young people by fostering skilled trades training in Dufferin County, and about balancing continued growth of the Town with environmental sustainability.

Brown also acknowledged that have to balance need with very real budgetary challenges.

Deputy Mayor Andy Macintosh said that he’s looking forward to working with the new members of council. 
 
Councillors Joe Andrews, Grant Peters, Lisa Post, Debbie Sherwood, and Todd Taylor said it's a privilege to serve on Orangeville Council.

The next meeting of Orangeville Council is set for December 10 at 7 p.m. 

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