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.
March 22nd, 2022
Deputations and Presentation
Natalie Baker and Don Irvine, Ontario Clean Water Agency Grand Valley
– Wastewater Treatment Program Annual Report and Update-2021 Annual Report
-Grand Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant Capital and Major Maintenance-Presentation Slides
Publie Question Period
-Lions Truck Show and Shine- June 17 & 18th- Council discussed a noise by-law exemption for the event.
Covid-19 Emergency Update
COVID-19 Emergency Updates
-Ministry of Health – Living with and Managing COVID-19
-Report – Response to changing COVID-19 requirements- Ventilation was discussed and Council asked staff to look into Hep-a filters and increased ventilation units for office spaces.
-Council meeting to switch to a hybrid in person/virtual moving forward- council discussed. April 12th’s meeting will be virtual and Staff will look into options for hybrid moving forward.
-Multi-Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group
-Council passed to rescind the towns vaccination policy
Application 22T-202201 for a Draft Plan of Subdivision. Application Z02-2022 for a Zoning By-law Amendment. Submitted by Thomasfield Homes Limited for property located at 202463 County Road 109 (Roll #100200) and 193098 Amaranth East Luther Townline (Roll#100150). The purpose and effect of
this application is for a Draft Plan of Subdivision and associated Zoning Bylaw Amendment to facilitate a multi-lot Employment Subdivision. Planners Recommendation Report should be in front of Council in September.
Katherine McLaughlin, Thomasfield Homes Ltd, Astrid Clos, Astrid J. Clos Planning Consultants, Angela Kroetsch, GM BluePlan, Julia Salvini, Salvini Consulting, Pat Deacon, Natural Resource Solutions Inc
-Grand Valley Business Park Presentation-Public Meeting and Recommendation Report. Page 125
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Receivable-Received and Passed
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Payable-Received and Passed
-Community Centre Accounts Payable-Received and Passed
-By-law Enforcement Monthly Update- Council discussed with By Law Enforcement officer, currently council has response set up via complaint basis. New Pet licensing program has been launched and is progressing well.
-CAO Update – verbal see below
-Grand Valley Composite Elevated Tank Safety Inspection and Report-January 10, 2022
-Grand Valley Drinking Water System Inspection Report
-Municipal Accommodation Tax – verbal discussion
-Ontario Regulation 435/17
-Platinum Jubilee of the Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – Council discussed and no ac
-Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with the Lieutenant Governor Flyer
-Vehicle for Hire Program – verbal discussion
CAO Verbal Updates
-23 Mill Street (The Door)- CAO has been in touch with the Air Cadets and they are planning a bathroom update and renovation.
-Town Owned lands and needs assessment- CAO will have reports ready for discussion at the April Meeting.
-Disposal of Materials bought for vaccination clinics- CAO will be in touch with school to see interest and need and will go from there.
-Modernization Project-Tender Portal is up and and running, Online Forms and payment portal is in progress.
-Grand Valley Campground- Recreation Manager has approached local sports teams to see their interest. Based on responses they will bring back to council to discuss.
-Monticello Subdivision- Next Tuesday night meeting for property owners.
-Town Gardener- Resigned, looking for a replacement. (Medical/Dental Centre, Municipal garden areas around town that are not maintained by Garden Club)
Public Works Superintendent
-Quotes on line painting and street sweeping- Pricing has increased by about $2000 this year
-Graders have been out as much as possible
-One Culvert shifted due to thaw and frost so a road had to be closed until repaired.
-Half load still in effect currently
-Just got back from vacation and is still going through emails, will have an updated report for next meeting.
- Community Centre Renovation Tender is out and they are getting some inquiries on that.
- Ball Diamond Construction is almost ready for tender
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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