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 9th, 2020
You can find the agenda here
The meeting started off with recognizing CAO/Clerk-Treasurer Jane Wilson as this will be her last official council meeting in her role with the town. Jane is retiring and the Mayor and Council acknowledged her significant contribution to the town and its development and growth over the years. Wishing Jane all the best in her retirement.
Rob Koekkoek, Orangeville Hydro – 2019 annual report
Paul Latam – Fence by-law letter for recommendation to update and modify the by-law- Page 90. Council put forward a motion to review the by-law and make recommendations to be brought forward at the next council meeting if not before.
Discussed Phase 2 and opening, celebrations and gatherings in parks. Splash pad still needs work to finish (sod and fence) as well as plan to sanitize and monitor.
A question came up about council meeting being held in person now that gatherings up to 10 people. Town staff advised against this as it would be difficult to maintain the social distancing required with the space available.
Discussed use of masks in retail spaces.
Motion put forward to wave interest on property taxes etc… until August, to help residents financially during the pandemic which was passed.
Discussed Grand Valley Campground opening- Campground Management suggested the Campground stayed closed due to the concerns of trying to maintain the government guidelines.
Report from Concern(GV Food Bank)-Page 96
Flag Lowering By-Law-Page 97, draft by-law presented and council directed staff to proceed.
Accounts Receivable/Payable- Review reports and discussion, page 110
Electrical Upgrade to Grand Valley Campground- Discussing quote and recommendation, page 114 . Motion put forward to update based on the quote and accepted.
Staff Renumeration- Annual Cost of Living 1.9% increase. Motion put forward and carried.
Report for Permit to take water monitoring report Town of Grand Valley water system. Page 119
Report for proposed Mutual Drain, by-law draft put forward page 132
East Luther Landfill-page 147
-Application to MECP for amendment to Certificate of Approval for East
Luther Landfill – verbal update
-Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks – 2016, 2017, and
2018 Annual Groundwater Monitoring reports
Report to Council for CAOTransition plan- Page 153
Public Works-Verbal Update
Construction meeting for Bridge 17
Calcium being applied to gravel roads, roads being graded
Sidewalk repairs are in process
Completed drain on Mill street
Still completing clean up from ice storm
Grass Cutting and flower watering are in process
Town Planners Report
Discussion on handling planning matters-Public meetings and Recommendation reports. Council has advised the planner to proceed virtually.
Scott St Development- Discussed drainage agreement between Developer, Thomasfield and Burnside.
No new applications coming in at the moment but some on the horizon
Thomasfield site visit request with the council to discuss future plans.
Dufferin County Municipal Comprehensive Review- More details here Planner said moving to an online forum. Planner suggested scheduling council workshop on planning so staff has direction on how the council proceeds.
Fence Variance Applications discussed
Upper Canada Two-Cylinder Club- Cancelled show that was scheduled this July at the fairgrounds due to COVID-19, plans are in place to resume the show in 2021.
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.