Before we get into the notes I just wanted to make a point of clarification as I would like to avoid miscommunication and information being taken out of context.
The notes below are my interpretation of what I hear at the meetings for the time I am present and they include matters which I think the public will want to be aware of.
These notes are not fully inclusive of all items on the agenda and are not verbatim notes. If you have questions or want clarification about anything I have noted I would definitely recommend reading the official agenda first provided below as well as reading the official meeting minutes when they are available.
My intent for these posts is to keep the community informed regarding what is happening in town as I know it can be difficult to attend meetings and read through all of the agenda’s and minutes.
Aug 11th, 2020
You can find the agenda here
Gord Gallaugher and Debbi Goss, Dufferin Community Foundation – foundation update. They connect people that would like to donate to local causes in the Dufferin Area. More information on Page 24
Question and Answers
Grand Valley Campground Sign quotes-Approved quote from one of the 3 companies.
Ontario Clean Water Agency Deputation has been arranged for a future meeting. Council wants to hear from a representative on capacity, flow management, future projections and status and condition of the plant. A tour of the facility by councillors was also proposed.
COVID 19 Status Updates- Everything is open now with signage, library, town office are open in a modified way.
Council Meeting Schedule- Fall, back to 2 meetings per month starting in September. Returning to the old schedule which was one during the day and one in the evening. Discussed whether these would be virtual or in person.
Accounts Receivable/Payable Reports- Page 36
Pet waste Complaints- Meghan proposed a “Hello Hooman” Campaign, social media posts and posters around town.
Fence By-Law amendment- Second Draft-Page 46, amendments made.
Municipal Comprehensive review- At the County level, survey and public feedback.
Union Cemetery Columbaria Pricing and Cemetery By-law Update and approval
Application Z1-2020, for a Zoning By-law Amendment under section 34 of the Planning Act. Submitted by Randy Mugford, In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc. Change Zoning from Institutional Use to Downtown Commercial. Zoning application voted on and approved.
Application Z2-2020 and Application B2-2020, for a Zoning By-law Amendment under section 34 of the Planning Act and a Surplus Farm Dwelling Severance and Lot Line Adjustment. Submitted by John Oosterhof. Approved with a condition added to decommission the farm structure.
Public Works-Verbal Update
Bridge 17 done
Sidewalks completed and hand rails have been installed
Clean up from Ice storm still ongoing
Bridge 11 still has some outstanding items need to completed, also waiting for Burnside Report.
Spuryt St Construction started, 3 trees removed.
Medical Centre sewer work completed, sidewalk items are still in process.
3 tiles installed on Amaranth Street East past the bridge, centre of the street is lower grade from the rest of the street which is contributing to water issues.
Outstanding items from Cachet development needing to be done
Pricing for new doors for pump houses and water tower.
Tarp cover roof for sand/gravel storage halted due to the County Building Inspector.
Town Planners Report
Building Permits and Fence permits are being issued. The planner is available by email.
Mor-Cor Farms- Public meeting potentially planned for September
Thomasfield- finalizing subdivision agreement will be brought forward.
Golden Homes- awaiting 6th engineering plans and site plan revision.
Scott St Development Recommendation Report- Special Council Meeting-Tuesday August 18th, in-person meeting at the arena. Public Health Recommendation.
Urban Design Guidelines- Being done online now with the University of Waterloo, will start in September. Hoping to have something by the end of the year to put in front of the council.
Fence Variance- For 10 Melody Lane, approved by council.
Pending Items list- Water usage for a splash pad, chlorine pucks. $243/day for water and $600 every 2 weeks for dechlorinating pucks, 150-250 cubic metres of water per day. The splash pad uses 1/5th of the water usage for Grand Valley. I verified if the system was a closed one that recycles water and it is not.
End of my notes as I had to leave the meeting at this point.
Disclaimer- These are my personal notes from the meeting. The purpose of these notes is to give an update on what is happening around the Town of Grand Valley. If you would like to view the official agenda and minutes you can find that here.