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.
November 24th, 2020
You can find the agenda here
-Jane Wilson – drinking water program and surge tank update – Engineers are anticipating costing will be higher than projected, the construction date is potentially in March.
-Drinking-Water Meter program- Ability to retrofit analogue meters to read remotely. The recommendation is that WAMCO to complete deficiency list first and then if the town is happy with the results to proceed with updates needed.
-Gord Feniak, RJ Burnsides & Associates Ltd – servicing employment lands –
Carrie Sharpin, Ward & Uptigrove – employee relations – 12:30pm
-COVID Emergency Updates- Public Health alerting the public of COVID fatigue and reminding the public to stay vigilant.
Memorial Requests on Town Property – verbal discussion, conversation to be continued.
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Receivable
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Payable-Sewage treatment plant required to pay property taxes to the town as per MPAC.
-Community Center Accounts Payable-Revenue has decreased due to COVID not sure how much at the moment.
-Report – Water Tower Condition Assessment- Large Repairs would take a shutdown of 2 months to be completed. We cannot sustain a closure for that amount of time so the recommendation is to complete minor repairs and then wait for the second water tower to be built and complete large repairs on the original water tower.
-Draft By-law Exemption for automotive repair shops-Approved by the council.
-Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream – Town staff recommends funding go towards Trailway upgrading. Council approved but directed for the project cost not exceed grant money.
-Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – National Disaster Mitigation Program, Intake 6- Assessment for Flooding. Council Approved.
-Request – Fees for Planners memberships-Council Approved.
-Report – Update on request to reduce landfill monitoring requirements- Motion put forward for town staff to plan a site visit, Motion was not passed and town staff directed to let Burnside know they will not be pursuing this.
Public Works Superintendent
-2 different tile projects in process
-Road grading depending on the weather.
-Orangeville Hydro working on Christmas lights.
-Draft Thomasfield Mayberry Hill Phase 2 – Snow plowing and removal agreement- Council Approved
Town Planners Report
No new application received since last meeting
William Street- Owners have retained services of a planning consultant.
Rentch Application- Appeal Period over.
Murray Application- Appeal Period over.
Oosterhof Application- Waiting for final paperwork
10 William St- No Activity
Cachet homes Phase 1- moved into Maintenance period.
Corseed- Public Meeting in New Year.
Grand Valley Dental- No Activity
Webb St- Nothing new
Thomasfield Phase 3 A- Registered as a plan.
Golden Homes- 6th engineering plan submitted, another submission required. Will not be in front of the council until New Year.
Scott Street Development Report-nothing new to report.
Status Report update on report file with County for Urban Expansion-Deliverables potentially by end of the year.
Urban design guidelines-draft should be done Nov 30th. Hoping to present on Dec 8th and then to be discussed in the New Year.
Orica 2019 Water Monitoring Peer Review Report- Nothing new to report.
Zoning by-law refresh update-
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.