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.
June 14th, 2022
Proclamation– Mayor Steve Soloman on behalf of council proclaimed June 27, 2022 as “Multicultural Day” in the Town of Grand Valley.
-Rob Koekkoek, President and Amy Long, Chief Financial Officer, OrangevilleHydro –Annual Report- Page 22 on Agenda. Report Received, and approves the resolution in the report.
-Kevin Kamphuis, Applicant of Application Z04-2022 –Council Receives report and amends the zoning bylaw to allow applicant to build a large shop on his property. Council was concerned with the size of the shop and that it would be used for commercial purposes. Applicant explained his intended uses.
-Royal Bank Closure-Response from Joe Cincinnato, Community Manager for RBC Royal Bank- Council briefly discussed during the start of the meeting about seeing whether the ATM machine could remain or encouraging another financial institution to come to town.
-MP Kyle Seeback – RBC Branch Closing
-Report – Dr. Mallin Retirement- Dr. Mallin will be retiring and has found a replacement for the Medical Office and they will be starting at the end of August. Staff was directed a retirement gift acknowledging his years of service.
-Report – Fence Variance Request- Council Received and Approved
-Report – Council Remuneration Review- Page 51 on the agenda– Council voted in favour (Councillors Miles, Latam and Taylor in favour and Mayor And Deputy Mayor against) of increasing Councils renumeration to reflect a fair compensation in line with neighbouring municipalities and directed staff to establish a Council Remuneration Review Process Policy. This increase will come into effect in 2023.
CAO Verbal Updates
-A local student has volunteered to remove tacks and staples from poles around town.
-Modernization Project- Server will be updated, Computer kiosk in the front lobby of the town office.
-Monticello Subdivision-Preliminary results from soil samples are in, CAO and Public works have a meeting to discuss the results. Will have more information available at the next meeting.
-Community Centre Project- Construction has started, costing still coming in and yet to be scheduled for change room portion of the renovation.
-Automative Speed Enforcement-CAO has a meeting later this week to see if they have pricing and logistics sorted.
-Cyber Security Emergency Exercise- CAO will let council know when this has been scheduled.
-MPAC-Advised that no plans for timeline for assessments to be distributed at the moment. Projected not until 2024 or beyond.
-Asset Management- This will be discussed at the next meeting. Auditors will also be presenting the budget
-CAO Performance Appraisal- Contacted contractor to assist, currently sorting schedules
– Amaranth Sewage contract- They have until end of September, it is in Amaranths
-Land in Amaranth to be sold- Notices out and posted. Information is online on the town website.
-Riverbend Artists and Lions Club- They have been in contact with Bell and are trying to coordinate the decorating of those boxes.
-Garbage Cans for Dog waste in coordination with Mayberry Hill Association- CAO reached out to Association Executive to coordinate.
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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