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Town of Collingwood

Weekly Town Page

Friday, September 22, 2017

Council Corner

? Council Meeting: Monday, September 25 | 5:00 p.m. Council Chambers ? Corporate & Community Services: Monday, October 2 | 5:00 p.m. 3rd Flr Library ? No Council meeting October 9 ? Council Meeting: Monday, October 16 | 5:00 p.m. Council Chambers For more information please visit


Current job postings with the Town of Collingwood ? Collection Maintenance Assistant (Student) ? Library, Deadline: September 25 4:00 p.m. For further information on employment opportunities, please refer to the Town of Collingwood website at:

Bid Opportunities

? FIN2017-048 Maple Street Drainage Improvements, closing October 3, 2017 ? FIN2017-047 Collingwood Public Library Roof Renovation. Mandatory site meeting October 4, 2017, closing October 10, 2017 ? FIN2017-019 Supply & Delivery of Multiple Light Vehicles (12), closing October 10, 2017 Town of Collingwood competitive bid opportunities can be found at (a fee may apply). Documents can also be picked up in person from Clerk Services, 97 Hurontario Street during business hours, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Town is now accepting applications to the 2018 Community Recreation & Culture Grant (CRCG) Program

Applicants must support the Parks, Recreation and Culture mandate to enhance quality of life and promote healthy living by providing access to recreational, cultural and active living opportunities. Application Process CRCG funds are available to not-for-profit, charitable or volunteer based organizations or groups active in Collingwood. Applicants must speak to PRC staff prior to submitting an application. Call 705-444-2500 or email Full eligibility and application details available at Application deadline: October 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Citizen Engagement

The Town of Collingwood is seeking applicants for the following Committees/Boards: Citizen engagement for a healthy, creative and active community Collingwood Heritage Committee Applicants should have an interest in heritage conservation, historical research, historical building materials and techniques and have good communication skills, demonstrate initiative, and positive attitude. Collingwood Public Library Board Applicants should be passionate about the importance of public library service in Collingwood, believe that a vibrant cultural life is important to a healthy community, be committed to the idea of lifelong learning, believe in providing fair and equitable access to library services to all members of the Collingwood community, be open to new ideas and be willing to listen to the community?s needs and wants. Museum Advisory Committee Applicants should have an interest in historical artifacts and events, background knowledge and experience which will be of benefit to the operation of the Museum, encouraged to be a member of the Museum, demonstrated leadership (mandatory for chair), good communication skills, demonstrate initiative, and positive attitude. Applicants must submit a completed application including a brief statement as to why they are interested in the committee/board and how they believe they could contribute. The application is to be submitted to the undersigned no later than: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. All members appointed to committees/boards must reside, own or rent property within Collingwood, be a Canadian citizen, and over the age of eighteen. Please note that the positions are on a volunteer basis. Application forms are available at the Town Hall and on the website at For further information on Town of Collingwood Committees/ Boards please visit: Attn: Christa Carter, Coordinator, Clerk Services, Town of Collingwood 97 Hurontario Street, PO Box 157, Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 3Z5

Master Plan

Healthy, creative and active, Collingwood is definitely a great place to live. We know that our residents and visitors love our trails, special events, recreation facilities and public art, and we want to know how you see these resources in the future. Join us as we embark on the PRC Master Plan, which will guide our department for the next 10 years. Public Engagement is essential to ensure that together we can build a community that makes us proud!


I live here!

PUBLIC MEETING #1 Wednesday, October 4 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Community Rooms 3rd Floor of the Collingwood Public Library 55 Ste. Marie Street PUBLIC SURVEY October 4 until the end of January 2018 Available online and at all recreation facilities

Join the Grant Review Team We are seeking expressions of interest from Collingwood residents who would like to volunteer as a 2018 Grant Review Team member for the Community Recreation and Culture Grant Program. Inquire before October 13 by calling 705-444-2500 ext.3236 or email

Next Steps:

FALL 2017 Focus groups with Council, stakeholders and related organizations, seniors groups and youth groups DECEMBER 28 ? 30 Stop by our booth at the Frozen in Time Festival and share your feedback SPRING 2018 Public Meeting #2 and #3

Grant Program for Heritage Properties

The Town of Collingwood Council and the Heritage Advisory Committee are pleased to announce a Heritage Grant Program for 2018. Through this program, owners of designated heritage properties may be eligible to receive a grant toward the conservation and restoration of the heritage features of their properties. Upon satisfactory project completion, the grant amount is one half of eligible project costs to a maximum grant of $3,000.00. The grant must be matched by a contribution from the owner and is based on the owner?s actual expenditures as verified by invoices. The property owner may receive one grant per calendar year. Applications will be reviewed on heritage merit. Eligibility criteria and application process are outlined in the Collingwood Heritage Advisory Committee Grant Guidelines. Grant Guidelines and application forms are available from the Town of Collingwood, Building Services, 55 Ste. Marie St., Unit 301 (3rd Floor), Collingwood or at Applications will be accepted at Town of Collingwood Building Services, 55 Ste. Marie St., Unit 301 (Third Floor) Collingwood, ON L9Y 0W6 beginning October 2, 2017 until December 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Library Programs

Jason Booth Photography


Opening reception Sat, Sept 23 from 6-10pm during the Art Crawl Janet Peters NOVEMBER 8 Consultants will be at the Creative Collingwood Symposium to gather public input

Travelers? tales

Becoming a World Sailor

Thurs, Sept 28 at 7:00 p.m. more info:


SUMMER 2018 Presentation of final PRC Master Plan

Want all the latest updates on the PRC Master Plan, and reminders of upcoming sessions? Join our e-mail list at

Riding bicycles on the sidewalk is prohibited to keep pedestrians safe! Please walk bikes on sidewalk or ride on the street.

(Bicycle By-law 2710 - Set Fine $45)

97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood


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