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 8, 2022
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Deputations and Presentation
Justin Foreman, Fire Chief Grand Valley & District Fire Department – I came a bit late to the meeting so I missed this.
-Crossing Guard Appreciation Day-Draft Proclamation-Wednesday, March 23, 2022 to be Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in the Town of Grand Valley.
Covid-19 Emergency Update
COVID-19 Emergency Updates
-Report – Disposition of Technology purchase for Vaccine Clinic- Page 25 on Agenda
-CAO Update – verbal
-Report – Outdoor Watering Regulations- Approved
-Report – Modernization Project Update
-Monthly Procurement Update Report- Council Approved the request from Hj landscaping for an additional expense for gas of $1725.
-Disposition of Town owned lands in the Township of Amaranth – verbal discussion
– By-law 2006-47 (Property Disposition By-law)
-Property information-Council discussed and agreed to proceed with an appraisal and have staff come back with report.
-Grant Application Opportunity – verbal discussion
-Seniors’ Community Grant Program Guidelines-Council approved to go forward with grant.
-Upper Grand Trailway work-WD Tait Entriprises was selected as the contractor for the project.
CAO Verbal Updates
-Internet tower-No Update
-Emma Street Sewer Update Project-Public house, 3 property owners attended. Property owners were asked to advise the project manager about any resident needs that would potentially need to be accommodated.
-Water town inspection report- next meeting
-Well #5/Pump station- Tenders are being finalized
-Surge Tank- Some parts have arrived but still waiting on other parts for the project. Hoping for April Start.
-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 talked about proceeding with the bathroom renovation project.
-Indigenous training and land acknowledgement- No update
-Library Patio Renovation-No Update
-Automated Speed Enforcement-No update
-Grand Valley Campground- No update
-Monticello Subdivision- In Person meeting March 29th at 7pm, Closed session council meeting on March 22nd with Lawyer.
-SplashPad/Lions Park/Boswell- No update.
-New Park Concession 2/3- Designer is preparing drawings and tender packages excluding tiling and drainage for soccer field as directed.
-Recreation Plan- Hoping to have something to bring froward to council in spring
-Joint Emergency Management Plan Committee Meeting- Town staff will be joining meeting
UGDSB partnership Meeting- CAO participated, Grand Valley in included for long term planning. GV approved for expanded or additional elementary school within next 10 years. Public school space rentals will start to be available again for the public.
Grand River Trail Network-CAO connected them with Upper Grand Trail way.
Public Works Superintendent
Half load Season
Catch basins were opened last week
Getting quotes on line painting
Calcium and Street Sweeping pricing has gone up
No New applications received
Grand Valley Business Park- Public meeting coming March 22nd
152 Main Street north- April 12th coming to council
Thomasfield townhouse- Posting securities and then will be ready for registrations
Corseed- Issued municipal approval for the model home, 30 Macintosh Drive
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.