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.
December 8th, 2020
Click here to see the Agenda
-Kim Delahunt, CEO from Headwaters Health Care Centre, One Community, Caring Together– Annual update report from the hospital
-Robert Walter-Joseph, 133184 Sideroad 28-29 –Presentation on proposed Seniors Community Development (page 29 on agenda)
-Group 1, University of Waterloo, Grand Valley Design Guidelines – (page 191 on agenda)
-Colin Smith, Account Manager from Frank Cowan Company, 2021 Municipal Insurance Program – Renewal Package Review
5.5. Joost Kemerink, 322270 Concession Road 6-7
-COVID Emergency Updates- Tender out for town front office updates, the engineer has received some interest for tenders.
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Receivable
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Payable-Sewage treatment plant required to pay property taxes to the town as per MPAC.
-Community Center Accounts Payable-Revenue has decreased due to COVID not sure how much at the moment.
-Report – Water Tower Condition Assessment- Large Repairs would take a shutdown of 2 months to be completed. We cannot sustain a closure for that amount of time so the recommendation is to complete minor repairs and then wait for the second water tower to be built and complete large repairs on the original water tower.
-Draft By-law Exemption for automotive repair shops-Approved by the council.
-Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream – Town staff recommends funding go towards Trailway upgrading. Council approved but directed for the project cost not exceed grant money.
-Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – National Disaster Mitigation Program, Intake 6- Assessment for Flooding. Council Approved.
-Request – Fees for Planners memberships-Council Approved.
-Report – Update on request to reduce landfill monitoring requirements- Motion put forward for town staff to plan a site visit, Motion was not passed and town staff directed to let Burnside know they will not be pursuing this.
Public Works Superintendent
Thomasfield Mayberry Hill Phase 2 Snow plowing and removal agreement
amendments – to now include Mill Street West and Tinsdale, the council approved.
I missed this as I had to leave the meeting.
Parking, Ticketing and By-Law Enforcement-By-law concern letters to Council, By-law petition – deskside. I missed this part of the meeting as well but I did speak with another attendee afterwards and they mentioned that the councillors discussed the concerns brought forward by residents and at this time no changes to the current by-law were approved.
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.