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.
Oct 26th, 2021
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-COVID-19 Emergency Updates-
-Headwaters Health Care Centre – Visitor vaccination policy development-Headwaters sent the Town communication with an update that-Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required to visit patients at HHCC later this fall.
-Court of Revision for Schill Drainage Works – no appeals were received.
Deputations and Presentation
-Katherine McLaughlin, Thomasfield Homes Ltd
-Letter regarding ( Page 17) Dufferin County Municipal Comprehensive Review
Process Grand Valley Strategic Long-Term Growth Planning-County 138 acres allocated to Grand Valley for Residential Growth.
Press Release – Reopen Ontario- Page 29. Council discussed vaccination policy for Town of Grand Valley. Council gave a notice of motion of required vaccination for town staff for the next meeting.
-Councillor Steve Miles suggested resuming in person meetings. Council directed staff to look into requirements and into logistics including streaming the meeting for those that wish to attend online.
CAO Update – verbal
-Arena generator project- On agenda to discuss today.
-Internet tower-contacted V media and they are interested in a site visit.
-Well #5- Pumphouse designs in progress, potentially tendering early 2022
-Surge tank is progressing well and should be done by the end of the year
-Pumping station near Moco subdivision- Plans are being finalized, tenders are expected to be out in early 2022
-Scott Street Repairs-Drawings are done, Brief meeting conducted still out for comments from developers.
-Arena renovations- 2 bids were received for design and will be coming forward at the Nov 9th meeting.
-Canine control dog bylaw- report in progress will be brought before council once complete
-Asset management planning- in progress, working with Burnside basic software currently used and is limited, looking at new software options.
Leadership Training- CAO and Public Works Superintendant are completing a 10 hour course.
-Bridge- Bridge 10 design almost complete- 2022 budget, bi-annual bridge inspection report. Staff meeting with consultants tomorrow and will be bringing forward on Nov 9th meeting.
-23 Mill Street (The Door)- waiting on test results.
-Recruitment- Deputy Treasurer has closed and interviews are happening next week.
-Indigenous training and land acknowledgement-communication has begun in regards to the appropriate resources and direction for a path forward.
-Water Meters-Progress has been made, there are still a few meters that they are having issues with.
-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.
-Library Patio Renovation-No Update
-Bylaw enforcement- 15 parking tickets, 29 complaints received, 11 are active and the rest proactively handled. Parking, signage, animal control, property standards etc…Looking at a policy with direction on how the council would like bylaws enforced.
-Automated Speed Enforcement-No update
-Recreation Planning- New Manager is on the meeting and this is on the agenda today.
-Grand Valley Campground- No update
-SplashPad/Lions Park/Boswell- Splash Pad Pavillion has been installed, Washroom facility renovation- drawings are being done.
-Municipal Modernization project- On the agenda.
-Emergency Meeting training exercise with staff conducted- “Low fuel emergency” was the issue that staff addressed.
-Budget Meeting in November
-Report – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training-Town Staff working with consultant for quotes.
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Receivable- Council Received
-Town of Grand Valley Accounts Payable-Council Received
-Grand Valley and District Community Centre Accounts Payable-Council Received
-Schill Drainage Works next steps, Report – Tender Results- Received and council reviewed and discussed. Council passed a motion that Marquardt Farm Drainage Ltd. $64,002.07 is the successful bid.
-Good Roads – 2022 conference registration
-ROMA – 2022 virtual conference registration
-Report – Wastewater Treatment Plant Performance
-Report – Arena Generator Tender-3 bids came in, Concrete Pad was installed last year. Council accepts the tender from F. Wilson Electric for the installation of the generator and transfer switch in the amount of $72,085 plus applicable taxes.
-Remembrance Day Ceremony – verbal update, plans on track for ceremony.
Public Works Superintendent
-New Employee hired and started- Dylan Davison
-Splash Pad sun shelter is finished and passed and splash pad closing maintenance anticipated to be preformed in the next couple of days.
-Culvert 27-28- locates have been received hoping to be done next week, the road will be closed for 2 days. It will depend on culvert delivery.
-Sand delivery for North Dome upcoming if couple of days of nice weather.
-Application Z10-2021, for a Zoning By-law Amendment under section 34 of the Planning Act. Submitted by Clarence & Carolin Kamphuis. The purpose and effect of this application is to permit a reduced (north) interior side yard setback and increased lot coverage to facilitate the construction of an accessory apartment and deck.
-Notice of Complete Application and Statutory Public meeting for a Zoning
-Public Meeting and Recommendation Report- Council Received and passed.
-Application B7-2021 and Z9-2021, for a Zoning By-law Amendment and for a Consent (Severance) under section 34 and 53 of the Planning Act. Submitted by Luke Wilcox c/o VanHarten Surveying Inc. The purpose and effect of this application is to permit a surplus farm dwelling severance, easement and applicable Zoning By-law amendment.
-Notice of Complete Application and Statutory Public meeting for a Consent to Sever and Zoning By-law amendment Application
-Public Meeting Report- Council received and deferred motion to await purchasers name for the agricultural land.
152 Main Street North-12 townhouse units projected. Public Meeting on Nov 23rd.
Z112021- Zoning by law Amendment-Public meeting on Nov 23rd.
Amato z8-2021- Zoning amendment on agenda-Public meeting on Nov 23rd.
Kamphius-Z10-2021-Zoning amendment application, addressed on todays agenda
Graham-Z9-2021-Surplus Dwelling Severance and the creation of an access easement- Adressed on Agenda
Tupling Severance- The appeal period has ended, no appeals received. Clearing Conditions
Miles lot line adjustment-No appeals received.
Water St- Pending closing of the sale. Issue with Town of Grand Valley name on title.
Golden Homes- Pending financing.
Cooper Street- Community Living Dufferin- Site plan agreement submitted, Municipal approval and building permits issued.
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- Hoping to have to Council for Nov 9th meeting.
Thomasfield Subdivision Phase 3A2-Plan Registered 7m-78, Easements in favour of the town registered. Building permits released at County Level.
Greenwood property- Appeal Period ended, clearing conditions.
-Zoning bylaw refresh- On the agenda to review and discuss. The public has until Oct 22nd to provide comments. Recommendation Report in Nov 2021.
Report – Dufferin County Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) Town Urban Boundary Expansion- Council discussed and heard from Thomasfield earlier in the meeting, they are awaiting making any decisions until they hear from the other developers who would like to speak.
Recreation, Industrial Land and Housing- Thomasfield has been in contact with the town’s engineers regarding employment lands.
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.