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.
Nov 23rd, 2021
Click here for the agenda
COVID-19 Emergency Updates-Town staff will be attending the county conversation regarding-Covid Pandemic Emergency Debrief
Report – Staff and Council Vaccination Policy- Page 68-Motion was brought forward and passed by Council (3 for and 1 against)
Deputations and Presentation
- Rob Koekkoek, President and Amy Long, Chief Financial Officer, Orangeville
Hydro – 2022 – 2026 Business Plan- Page 27 on the Agenda
2. Jan Oorebeek, Grand Valley Door Director, Dave Armstrong, Executive Director,
Highlands Youth for Christ – Presentation on what services they offer the youth in this town.
- Application Z11-2021, for a Zoning By-law Amendment under section 34 of the Planning Act. Submitted by Andre Leonardo. The purpose and effect of this application is to permit a sea container as a permitted use. Council passed a motion to defer their decision to allow the town planner to speak to the owner and come up with an amendment to the by-law to allow for a temporary extension.
2. Application 22T-202101 and Z12-2021, for a Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment under section 34 and 53 of the Planning Act. Submitted by 765182 Ontario Limited c/o David Sud. The purpose and effect
of this application is to permit 12 townhome dwelling units. Public and Councillor Latam brought up concerns about the amount of parking. The town Planner is g
CAO Verbal Updates
-Scott Street Repairs-
-Canine control dog bylaw- More details on the budget meeting
-Asset management planning- in progress, working with Burnside basic software currently used and is limited, looking at new software options.
-23 Mill Street (The Door)- Deputation today from The Door, Contamination testing is still in progress, Council let staff know that they would like the testing results back asap as they are waiting for those results to decide what to do on the site.
-Recruitment- Deputy Treasurer position has been filled- announcement in agenda.
-Indigenous training and land acknowledgement-communication has begun in regards to the appropriate resources and direction for a path forward. Training completed and recommendations received for land acknowledgement.
-Hilltown Subdivision(Monticello)-CAO will be bringing forward in Decemeber.
-Library Patio Renovation-
-Bylaw enforcement- Project proposal on agenda, winter parking rules in effect.
-Automated Speed Enforcement-
-Grand Valley Campground- No update
-SplashPad/Lions Park/Boswell- No update.
-Municipal Modernization project- No update.
-New Park- Grading is almost done for the winter. Design proposal on the agenda
-Report – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training-Town Staff will bring numbers to the budget meeting.
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Receivable- Council Received and approved
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Payable- Council Received and approved
-Grand Valley and District Community Centre Accounts Payable- Council Received and Approved.
-RLB LLP – 2021 Audit Plan- Council Accepts as presented
-2022 Council Calendar- Council reviewed and made some adjustments.
-Report – Deputy Treasurer Announcement- Laura Aston is the successful candidate, Roads Dept- Richard Payne is joining our Public Works Department for the winter season.
-“Toys for Tickets” Program – verbal discussion, Bylaw enforcement officer suggested a toys for tickets program, proposal is any parking tickets in Dec you can submit a donation of a toy instead.Council approved with the donation to be local.
-Report – Recreation Park Designer Proposals – Click here to view-
Council accepts the proposal for the design and project management of ball diamonds at the Concession 2-3 park from Hill Design Studio Inc. in the amount of $30,061.00 excluding applicable taxes.
-Council and Staff Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshops and programming – Council discussed and although they thought the cost was high. The cost will be included in the 2022 budget and booked for Feb next year.
Public Works Superintendent
-Ditching was done on Con 2/3 the rest will need to be done next year as locates were not received.
-Winter operations starting on Nov 29th with two shifts
-Weather has stopped the plans for road grading but if the roads clear they will proceed with that.
-Christmas Decorations are up, BIA to do the Pavilion and Christmas tree lighting
-New Seasonal Employee announcement- Richard Payne
152 Main Street North-12 townhouse units projected. Public Meeting today.
Z112021- Zoning by law Amendment-Public meeting today
Graham-Z9-2021-Surplus Dwelling Severance and the creation of an access easement- Appeal period ending on Nov 30th
Tupling Severance- Clearing Conditions
Miles lot line adjustment-Clearing Conditions
Water St- Pending closing of the sale. LRO to certify name change
Golden Homes- Pending financing. CMHC
William Street- Environmental Risk Assessment in process, intentions to amend application. Public Meeting expected for 2022.
Scott Street Development- No update.
Corseed Subdivision- Request for Pre-Grading finalizing.
Orica- Planner discussed, received a response this morning that is addressed to the peer reviewer.
Thomasfield Subdivision Phase 3A2-Plan Registered 7m-78, Easements in favour of the town registered. Building permits released at County Level. Issuing Municipal approvals.
Greenwood property- Clearing conditions.
-Zoning bylaw refresh- On the agenda to review and discuss. Recommendation Report in Dec 2021
Report – Dufferin County Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) Town Urban Boundary Expansion- Report back to council Dec 14th
Report – Sarah Properties(Waldemar development) is asking to place an access point to the Upper Grand Trailway and storm drain, Council advised planner with direction to go back to developer to ask for financial compensation.
Report – Update Memo Dufferin County Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) Town Urban Boundary Expansion – Map- Council approved updated map.
Pending Items List
Recreation, Industrial Land and Housing- CAO to meet with Recreation Manager to discuss this week. Deputy Mayor Renstch suggested scheduling an additional meeting to discuss Housing and the future plan for what the future plan will be.
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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