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 25th, 2021
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Councillor Seat that was occupied by Elizabeth Taylor was declared vacant.
COVID-19 Emergency Updates – Front reception desk at town office project completed with accessible desk and protective screening.
Public Question and Answer
Resident shared their concerns with council for allowing open fires in the urban area in Grand Valley. Their neighbour has their fire pit close to the edge of their property located near mature trees.
Town of Grand Valley Accounts Receivable-Approved by Council
Town of Grand Valley Accounts Payable- Approved By Council
Ministry of Finance – New Optional Small Business Property Subclass –verbal discussion-council directed staff that once more information has been received there needs to be communication with local business owners.
Report – Council Vacancy– Page 26-Council decided to fill the vacancy by nomination which was the process that was used for filling the previous vacancy. Special Meeting to appoint the new Councillor will be held on July 20th at 7pm.
Public Works Superintendent
-Verbal Update-in process on putting lime on the roads, one piece of equipment in for repairs currently.
Golden Homes- Finalizing, recommendation report coming possibly June 8th
Water St- Pending an offer from the owner.
Cooper Street- Public Meeting Today
Thomasfield Phase 3A-1-Processing on Tindale Cres, 1 home left for permitting. 2nd phase moving forward soon, townhomes to be constructed. Phase 3B- 4th engineering plan under review.
Corseed- Report on Agenda
Moco- Report on Agenda for allocation alootment.
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- 26 Sparrow Cres (council directed staff to confirm that the hydro and water meters are accessible)-Council Approved.
Reports-Street Renaming it- Industrial Drive changed to Watson Road. Council approved the change and approved a request for compensation for a business on that road int he amount of $200.
Report – Canwe Revised Site Plan- Page 48 on agenda, Deferred by council due to concerns from the fire chief, new notices circulated to public for notification.
Report – Allocation Request for Moco Farms Ltd- Received, and additional allocations approved.
Report – Corseed Subdivisions’ Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment- Enhanced Rail trail park and open space. Council Received the report approved to consider the rezoning.
-Application Z4-2021 & SPA02-221 for a Zoning By-law Amendment under section 34 of the Planning Act. Submitted by Mark Hicks c/o Dickson & Hicks Architects Inc on behalf of Community Living Dufferin, for property located at 45 Cooper Street, Grand Valley. The purpose and effect of this application are to permit a group home with two accessory apartments for transitional housing as permitted uses. As per current engineering plans, the drainage issues are being addressed.
Notice of Complete Application and Statutory Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Public Meeting Report – Zoning and Site Plan
Parking, Ticketing and By-Law Enforcement- almost ready to post for the new bylaw officer position
Report – Burning By-law for final review- Council approved and you can start applying for your permit tomorrow (May 26th) through the town. Page 103 on agenda
Splash Pad- Councillors asked for it to be open asap, public works said it would be mid June at the earliest.
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.