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 24th, 2022
-Althea Alli, President/Founder of Dufferin County Multicultural Foundation –introduction and request for participation –DCMF Presentation- Page 17 on agenda– Council Approved donation and will post on town website etc.. as feasible.
Public Question & Answer
Letter from Marilyn Stuckey – request for crosswalk at the corner of Main Street and Mill Street-Council discussed and directed staff to look into pricing and steps for crosswalk options.
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Receivable
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Payable
-Community Centre Accounts Payable
-By-law Enforcement Monthly Report-Page 25 on the agenda– Council Directed staff to look into a flashing sign for speed to aid in the traffic concerns around the school.
-Monthly Procurement Update-Online form trainings coming up and then online forms should be up and running.
-CAO Update – verbal discussion(see below)
-CAO annual performance appraisal – verbal discussion
-Report – Amaranth request for allocation at wastewater treatment plant- discussed and draft amendments approved.
-Report – County of Dufferin’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project
CAO Verbal Updates
-Monticello Subdivision- Soil Sample testing is proceeding.
-GRCA is going ahead with a flood water assessment study, they will be studying our area and requesting input from residents that live in the flood plain.
-Community Centre ice surface construction starts today.
-Surge Tank- 14 day trial run, it was a success, 2 issues are being addressed. It is almost a finished project.
-Well#5 and pump station delays due to provincial approval
-Transfer of a section of Cty Road 25 project in process and in the drafting process.
Public Works Superintendent
-Street Sweeping continuing this week and should be finished up.
I unfortunately could not get anything else on the Public Works report as with the virtual meeting audio it was quite hard to pick up what was said.
Application Z04-2022, for a Zoning By-law Amendment. Submitted by Kevin Kamphuis, for property located at 362228 Concession Road 8-9 (Part 1 Plan 7R-6741). The purpose and effect of this application is to obtain a Zoning Bylaw Amendment to permit an accessory building larger than the primary dwelling, located in the front yard with a reduced setback-Notice of Complete Application and Statutory Public Meeting-Public Meeting and Recommendation Report-Council discussed and asked for more clarification. Applicant was not present at the meeting to answer questions that Council brought up. Planner suggested delaying a decision until more information can be obtained.
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.