Owen Sound City Council

City Hall - 808 2nd Avenue East - Council Chambers
5:30 p.m. - Open Session - Council Chambers
No Closed Session

Individuals may attend City Hall to watch the meeting or the meeting can be viewed live on Rogers Cable TV or the Rogers TV Website or the Council and Committees webpage. Individuals who are unable to ask a question in person must provide their questions a minimum of 24 hours prior to the meeting to the City Clerk.

There are no public meetings.

There are no correspondence items being presented for consideration.

  • VIP Vape, retail vape stores located at 883 10th Street West and 1025 2nd Avenue East
  • Hawker and Peddler Licence issued to M'Wikwedong IFC for The Indigenous Makers Market at 1045 3rd Avenue West on December 9, 2023

There are no postponed matters.

"WHEREAS at the December 1, 2023, Special Council Meeting respecting the 2024 operating budget, City Council approved an increase to the cost of garbage bag tags to $3.50 effective January 1, 2024; and 

WHEREAS City Council may benefit from further consideration of items not discussed, to formulate the decision-making process, including but not limited to:

  • the impacts on quantity sold known as the quantity impact on a demand curve demonstrated by the 2011 price increase; and
  • the subsequent number of years required before realizing the same number of units sold; and 

WHEREAS there was no discussion on potential alternatives for reducing future expenditures for waste collection including utilization of existing reserve balances to support consideration of moving collection in house; and 

WHEREAS the original intent of bag tags was waste diversion;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT I move at the next Regular Council meeting that City Council reconsider Resolution No. S-231201-007 from the Special Council meeting respecting an increase to the garbage bag tag fee."

There is no Closed Session.

There is no Closed Session.



"A By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Owen Sound held on the 18th day of December, 2023"

"A By-law to amend Zoning By-law No. 2010-078, respecting short-term rentals (ZBA No. 51)"

"A By-law to amend Board and Committee By-law No. 2023-010 to add Tim Dwyer and Richard Thomas to the River District Board of Management"

"A By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute a Financial Incentive Program Agreement with the British Methodist Episcopal Church respecting an accessibility improvement grant and façade and structural improvement grant"

"A By-law to amend Fees and Charges By-law No. 2023-080 to include certain business licence and short-term rental fees"

"A By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute an agreement with the Grey-Bruce Home Builders and Trades Association and the Knights of Columbus Local Council #2092 respecting the Home and Cottage Expo"

"A By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute an agreement with Cordengo Realty Inc. respecting cash-in-lieu of parking facilities (982 1st Avenue West)"

"A By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute Amending Agreement Number Six to Lease Number C0008103 with His Majesty the King in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Transport respecting Kelso Beach at Nawash Park"

"A By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute an agreement with Jayden Mechanical Ltd., respecting AHU replacements and BAS upgrades, in accordance with RFT-23-011 (Tom Thomson Art Gallery)"

"A By-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute an agreement with Allen Hastings Inc., respecting construction of a 9-1-1 dispatch centre, in accordance with RFT-23-020 (Owen Sound Police Services)"

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