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.
May 11th, 2021
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Mayor Soloman announced they received a letter of resignation from Councillor Elizabeth Taylor due to personal reasons. Mayor Soloman acknowledged and thanked Councillor Taylor for her years of service. Filling the vacant seat will be discussed at the next meeting.
COVID-19 Emergency Updates – verbal update
Community Centre Project – Township of Amaranth By-law 30-2021, Draft by-law- Approved by council.
Integrity Commissioner-Annual Reports (2019-2020, 2020-2021)
Special Report: End of Term as County Integrity Commissioner-Council decided to continue with the current contract.
Report – Amended Development Charges By-law and new Development-Charges Interest Rate Policy-Council adopted and approved
Draft Emergency Response Plan- Council provided feedback
Report – Indigenous Lands Information- Councillors discussed, page 88 on the agenda
Filming in Town for ‘Ruby and the Well’ – verbal discussion-
Internet Tower – verbal discussion- RuralNet (Southwinds) will provide and install the heavy-duty tower for material costs only. CAO is working on the agreement and taking steps to complete this project asap.
Public Works Superintendent
-Verbal Update-Public Works Superintendent was not available for tonight’s meeting. Staff updated that the vehicle that was up for auction was sold for around $18k.
-Councillor Miles asked if the Rodeo sign could be removed or the date updated.
-Quotes for sidewalk construction-Council reviewed and awarded contract to C&G.
Golden Homes- Recommendation Report coming soon potentially May 25th.
9 Ponsford- Appeal Period ended with no Appeals.
Cooper Street- Purchased by Community Living Dufferin, May 25th for Public Meeting
174 Amaranth Street East- Appeal period ended with no appeals
Thomasfield Phase 3A-1-Processing on Tindale Cres, 2 homes left. 2nd phase moving forward soon, townhomes to be constructed. Phase 3B- 4th engineering plan under review.
Corseed- Recommendation Report May 25th
Moco- Burnside engineering comments being reviewed.Recommendation Report May 25th.
William Street- Environmental Consultant has been retained waiting to bring forward Recommendation Report.
Webb Street- Has Issued Municipal Approval, Building permit to come.
Zoning By-Law refresh- Submitted to Planner by the end of May.
Fence By-Law Variances-11 Monty, 14 Melody, 24 Sparrow- Approved by Council.
Dufferin Climate Action Plan-updates
Parking, ticketing, bylaws enforcement-Burning By-law – verbal update, council asked staff to proceed asap to bring forth the final by-law to be put forward to council to vote.
Draft By-law Enforcement Officer Job Description- Council discussed and approved for staff to post once proposed changes have been made.
2020 Annual Permit to Take Water Monitoring Report- Received and Approved by Council
Recreation, Industrial Land and Housing-
Employment Land Update – Thomasfield preparing an application to submit.
Recreation Land- Working on Engineering plans, quote for gas to be serviced to the land,
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.