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.
Jan 25th, 2022
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Deputations and Presentation
-Joanne Stevenson, CEO, Grand Valley Library – Library Annual Report- Page 20 on Agenda
-Aaron Hill, Hill Design Studio Inc – Proposed Layout, Ball Diamonds and Soccer Fields Estimates- Page 22 on Agenda– Council discussed the design and plans. Council directed staff to reach out to the minor soccer to confirm what their needs are. Council also asked Aaron Hill to come back with some more information regarding some of the line items in the budget.
By-Law Enforcement Officer Report
Page 25 on the agenda
CAO Verbal Updates
-Internet tower-No Update
-Well #5/Pump station- Town Staff deferred until Feb as waiting for a developer to respond.
-Surge Tank- Project team meets this Thursday and CAO will be present to report back.
-Scott Street Repairs-No update
-Arena renovations-Generator-minimum 48 week delivery time for the generator once ordered.
-Canine control dog bylaw- On this Agenda
-Bridge- Under Budget on Agenda
-23 Mill Street (The Door)- On Agenda
-Indigenous training and land acknowledgement- No update
-Library Patio Renovation-No Update
-Bylaw enforcement- Report above
-Automated Speed Enforcement-No update
-Grand Valley Campground- No update
-Monticello Subdivision- Appraisal Report to be discussed at the next council meeting, reaching out to a real estae agent to confirm market value and interest. Town staff has heard back from last property owner and will bring information to council at next council meeting.
-SplashPad/Lions Park/Boswell- No update.
-New Park- Design plan presented and discussed at this meeting.
-Report – 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
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Receivable-approved
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Payable-approved
-Grand Valley Community Centre Accounts Payable-December 13, 2021, January 10, 2022
-Report – Dog By-law amendment and pricing- Council discussed and approved the amendment. Page 32
-Report – Consolidated Linear Infrastructure Environmental Compliance Approval system-Received and Carried
-Report – Town of Grand Valley Fill By-law- Received and Carried
-Report – Donation of Land to the Town of Grand Valley (Roll#106450)- Donation accepted, from the estate of Kenneth Irvine. Council graciously accepts the donation of the lands at Roll #106450 from the estate of Kenneth Irvine, directs the CAO to facilitate the donation and approves the payment of the Town’s share of appraisal and legal costs for the transaction.
-Report – Grand Valley Permit to Take Water Monitoring Program – 2022 Annual Costs- Received
-Development Charge Front End Agreement – deskside report
-Report – 23 Mill Street site report- Council discussed and advised staff to report back with more information.
Splash Pad washroom upgrades – Fuller Contracting Inc. provided quote, attached as Appendix A, which is within budget of $30,000, within the amount already in reserves for this project ($30,000) and can be done before park opening in the spring. Given the low value of this project and the difficulty we have encountered getting a contractor
interested in the project, recommend authorizing Fuller Construction to proceed as soonas possible.
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.