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 9th, 2021
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-COVID-19 Emergency Updates- Councillor Latam asked CAO if the town is still in a state of emergency. CAO said that there is some recommendations from Public Health coming forward at the next Council Meeting.
-Notice of Motion – Resolution 2021-10-36
Moved by S Miles
WHEREAS we wish to show concurrence with Public Health guidance and show leadership on the importance of vaccination;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs staff to prepare and present a Vaccination Policy for staff per discussion and a Vaccination Policy for Council and Committee members to be brought to the next regular council meeting. Motion is carried- Deputy Mayor and Councilor Latam opposed and the Mayor, Councillor Taylor and Councilor Miles in favour.
-Memo – In-person Council meetings and other COVID-19 issues- The Mayor said that he didn’t feel there was a rush to return to in person meetings at this point.
Deputations and Presentation
- Robert Walter-Joseph, Senior Planner Gladki Planning Associates – 6:05pm
Letters to Council, Concept Diagram of 133184 Sideroad 28-29- Starting page 19 on Agenda- Council expressed support for the plan and the detailed consideration at addressing the Grand valley community needs.
- Cameron Sellers, Partner Innovative Planning Solutions – 6:20pm
Dufferin County Land Needs Assessment Grand Valley Expansion Presentation-Deputy Mayor Rentsch mentioned that he felt that one of the proposed plans was to much growth, he also expressed frustration about the length of time it has taken the Cortel Development group to get to the point we are at now that they are planning to start building next year.
CAO Update – verbal
-Internet tower-contacted V media and they are meeting with the CAO tomorrow.
-Well #5- Source water protection has approved this project.
-Surge tank is progressing well and should be done by Feb due to a delayed part.
-Scott Street Repairs-No updates
-Arena renovations- On Agenda
-Canine control dog bylaw- On Agenda
-Asset management planning- in progress, working with Burnside basic software currently used and is limited, looking at new software options.
-Bridge- Bridge 10 design almost complete- Bridge study is on the agenda.
-23 Mill Street (The Door)- coming to council on Nov 23rd.
-Recruitment- Deputy Treasurer will have an announcement at the next meeting.
-Indigenous training and land acknowledgement-communication has begun in regards to the appropriate resources and direction for a path forward. Training on Nov 18th.
-Hilltown Subdivision(Monticello)-Some property owners have been in touch and are waiting for responses from others before bringing them forward to the council. Responses are somewhat mixed and undecided. Report to come forward at the Nov 23rd meeting
-Library Patio Renovation-No Update
-Bylaw enforcement- Winter parking enforcement will take effect next week, notices have been circulating
-Automated Speed Enforcement-On agenda.
-Grand Valley Campground- No update
-SplashPad/Lions Park/Boswell- No update.
-Municipal Modernization project- No update.
-Budget Meeting in November- Next week.
-Report – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training-Town Staff working with consultant for quotes.
-Remembrance Day Ceremony – verbal update-all set for Thursday at 10:30am
-Local Authority Services Automated Speed Enforcement program – council directed staff to get more information
-Requests for Proposals – Designer for Community Centre-motion moved forward for council to approve the bid by Barry Bryan Associates, proposed cost for their services is $177,850.00.
-Report – By-law to prohibit noise update- Councillors discussed and they amended the times(moved up construction noise from 11pm to 7pm, fireworks from 11:59pm to 11:00pm)
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.