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 8th, 2022
Click here for the agenda
Deputations and Presentation
-Michelle Fisher, Executive Director of the Dufferin Community Foundation –Nonprofit Appreciation Week. Proclamation announced by the Mayor for the Third week of February.
Public Question & Answer
Resident emailed in asking council to install a roped life preserver ring station at Stuckey Park citing safety concerns. Council asked staff to do some research and report back to the council.
Covid-19 Emergency Update
-Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Steps to Cautiously and Gradually Ease Public Health Measures while protecting Hospital and Health Care Capacity
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.
-Town of Grand Valley IT Support- Current Contractor has sold their division, CAO is reviewing options for moving forward.
-Surge Tank- Project team meets this Thursday and CAO will be present to report back.
-Scott Street Repairs-No update
-Arena renovations-Ice Surface Floor renovation project almost ready to be out for Tender.
-23 Mill Street (The Door)- Council requested a full report regarding test results. Staff still working on it.
-Indigenous training and land acknowledgement- No update
-Library Patio Renovation-No Update
-Automated Speed Enforcement-No update
-Grand Valley Campground- No update
-Monticello Subdivision- Appraisal Report to be discussed at the next council meeting, CAO reached out to a real estate agent to confirm market value and interest.
-SplashPad/Lions Park/Boswell- No update.
-New Park- Design plan amended based on councils direction. Motion carried to proceed with the amended plan for both Soccer and Baseball Fields- Amended Plans here.
-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
-Report – 2021 Council and Committee Remuneration- Received
-Development Charge Front End Agreement – deskside report
-Report – 2022 East Luther Landfill Cost Estimate- Received and Approved
-Request – Equalization Tank Project Contract Extension- was supposed to be completed Feb 1. Council extended contract to April 14th, 2022.
-Report – New Procurement By-law
-2022-2025 Multi-Year Accessibility Plan – verbal discussion
-Report – 2022 Budget- Council discussed and deferred to the next
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.
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