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.
Feb 22nd, 2022
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-CRYNOT (Compass Rotary Youth-No Trafficking) request for proclamation for “Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness Day,Request from CRYNOT. Draft Proclamation
Deputations and Presentation
-Joe Miedema, Dufferin Water Company – 2021 Grand Valley Water System- Page 21 on agenda
Annual Report ,Summary Report 2021, Annual Report 2021, Annual Management Meeting Report, Water Restriction By-law – verbal discussion
Covid-19 Emergency Update
-Province of Ontario – Ontario moving to next phase of Reopening on February 17
-Report – Life Saving Devices at Stuckey Park-Report on Page 64. Council discussed having town staff look into more signage.
-Council agreed to end State of Emergency in Town.
-Application B01-2022 for a Consent Application (Severance). Application Z01-2022 for a Zoning By-law Amendment. Submitted by BH Agri Limited for property located at 241010 Concession Road 2-3, Roll #103800. The purpose and effect of this application is for a consent to sever and a zoning by-law amendment to facilitate a Surplus Farm Dwelling Severance.
-Notice of Complete Application and Statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act, 1990
-Public Meeting and Recommendation Report-
-Application B02-2022 for a Lot Line Adjustment. Submitted by Zeljko Bosnjak for property located at 282051 Concession Road 4-5, Roll #117100. The purpose and effect of this application is for a consent to facilitate a lot line adjustment with the adjacent property to the west (Roll #117150) owned by AG Holdings. Inc.
-Notice of Complete Application and Statutory Public Meeting for a Consent to Sever (Lot Line Adjustment)
-Public Meeting and Recommendation Report- Council approved
CAO Verbal Updates
-Internet tower-No Update
-Emma Street Sewer Update Project-Notices sent out to property owners
-Well #5/Pump station- Town Staff deferred as they are waiting for a developer to respond.
-Surge Tank- Still waiting on parts for the project.
-Scott Street Repairs-No update
-Arena renovations-Ice Surface Floor renovation project almost ready to be out for Tender.
-23 Mill Street (The Door)- On Agenda
-Indigenous training and land acknowledgement- No update
-Library Patio Renovation-No Update
-Automated Speed Enforcement-No update
-Grand Valley Campground- No update
-Monticello Subdivision- CAO asked Council if they would like to proceed with an in person meeting with the property owners to discuss options.
-SplashPad/Lions Park/Boswell- No update.
-New Park- Hill Design Studio submitting an additional amount $6800 for the soccer studio. Council also discussed tiling and drainage of soccer field and decided not to proceed with that.
-Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training-Council training set up for Feb 2022.
-Recreation Plan- Hoping to have something to bring froward to council in spring
-Joint Emergency Management Plan Committee Meeting- Town staff will be joining meeting
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Receivable-Passed
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Payable-Passed
-Community Centre Accounts Payable-Passed
-By-law Enforcement Monthly Update-Report Page 72
-Report – use of electronic tendering- Report Page 70 Council discussed whether this would be vendor funded or Municipality funded. Councillor Miles asked if it is Vendor funded would this be a barrier to entry for local businesses to apply. CAO said that this electronic tendering process would be used for bigger projects. Council Authorizes town to enter into a vendor paid electronic tendering service.
-23 Mill Street West – verbal discussion-Remediation plan approved by Ministry of the Environment –Report Page 74-excerpt from Remediation Feasibility and Monitoring Study for Former United Co Operatives Site, submitted by the Town June 13, 2005 to the Ministry of the Environment- CAO discussed plan with Council.
-Development Charge Credit Agreements for Water and Wastewater projects – deskside report- Council Received and Approved.
-IT Services – verbal update- CAO discussed with council. Current Provider is ceasing operation, CAO looked into other options. Paying $600/month currently.
-Report – 2022 Budget with Revisions- Council thanked town staff for all of their work on this budget. Council discussed adding $90,000 to levy. Recorded vote Yea- Councillor Miles, Taylor and Latam. Nays- Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
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.