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November 2020
Budget Committee Update

Mayor Mrakas in his office

November 9, 2020

Last night at our first Budget Committee for the 2021 Budget, I notified Council that due to the pandemic, we may be asking those staff who can work from home to continue to do so until at least June. This decision will be made by the end of this week. In addition, in light of this ongoing disruption and its [...]

Safe Reopening Recommendations

York Region Head OfficeNovember 1, 2020

ALL BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS Compliance with any advice, recommendations and instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health on screening for COVID-19 Comprehensive COVID-19 plans in place Active screening of staff, maintaining logs for every scheduled shift, and communication with staff regarding COVID activity Having active ill staff policy in place Implementing natural ventilation (opening windows) [...]

October 2020
Council Update

Town of Aurora Council members group photo  

October 27, 2020

The proposed municipal multi-year budget for 2021 and 2022 was tabled this week at Council, setting the stage for a series of discussions around priorities and opportunities for the next two years. In 2020, Council approved the Town of Aurora’s first three-year multi-year operating budget that would see a tax levy increase of 3.4% in 2021 and 2.9% in [...]

 Library Square Ground Breaking

Mayor and Councillors digging up sand at the Library Square site  

October 9, 2020

This project has been such a long time coming – and it’s finally here! This is the beginning of the next era for the Town of Aurora. The Library Square Project is the largest capital infrastructure project the Town has ever embarked on and will serve as a catalyst for downtown revitalization.  The project is the culmination [...]


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