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Proclamation to designate February 2021 as Black History Month

Posted on Monday, February 01, 2021 08:30 AM

WHEREAS as Severn and Simcoe County's population is becoming increasingly diverse, Making Change encourages our community to recognize Black History Month as an opportunity to embrace diversity and foster belonging and inclusion; and

WHEREAS Black History Month is a time to learn about the stories and many important contributions of local Black Canadians to the settlement, the growth and development of Simcoe County, and the diversity of Black communities in Canada and their importance...

Township of Severn debuts updated brand and website

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 09:00 AM

Severn, Ontario: After months of collaborative efforts between members of Council, municipal staff, and the creative agencies procured to execute the work, Township of Severn is proud to reveal an updated brand identity and website.

The logo, which is based upon feedback collected from one-on-one interviews, a telephone survey, and several activities on Engage Severn, features a colourful palette to reflect all four seasons and multiple panels to symbolize a community of communities. Its...

Township of Severn appoints Jim McIntyre as Ward 5 Councillor

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020 10:00 AM

Severn, Ontario: During yesterday’s Special Council meeting, Jim McIntyre was appointed as Ward 5 Councillor for the Township of Severn. The appointment is effective immediately and Councillor McIntyre will remain in office until the end of the current Council term.

Councillor McIntyre has owned property in Severn for over 20 years and made Washago his full-time home in 2015. He has nearly 45 years of real estate experience and has previously sat on various committees and boards for the City of Mississauga.

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Township of Severn approves 2021 Budget

Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2020 10:00 AM

Severn, Ontario: At today’s Council meeting, Township of Severn Council approved the 2021 Budget. To protect assets and infrastructure, both now and in the future, Council supported an estimated total tax rate increase of 2.45%. An average single-family home in Severn will pay an additional $69 in property taxes in 2021.

The approved budget reflects the funding needed to maintain current service levels for the Township and its shared service partners, including Public Library, Orillia and Lake...