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.
Sept 14th, 2021
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-COVID-19 Emergency Updates – verbal update- discussion of the new government regulations regarding vaccination records at the community centre.
-OPP Detachment Boards Submission – verbal update-not yet submitted.
– Report – Internet Tower- Final User Agreement close to being complete and construction in process.
-Monticello “Hill Town” Subdivision – meeting date discussion
1) Consideration of report under section 42 of the Drainage Act. Submitted by RJ Burnside & Associates Ltd. The purpose and effect of this consideration is to give an opportunity to any person to withdraw or sign the petition.
-Notice of Complete Petition and Statutory Public meeting for a Drainage Works- Page 57 on agenda
-Summary of Procedure and Draft Resolutions
-Public Meeting and Engineers Report
-Council received the report.
2)Application B5-2021 & Z7-2021, for a Zoning By-law Amendment and for a Consent (Severance) under section 34 and 53 of the Planning Act. Submitted by Stephen & Verena Tupling. The purpose and effect of this application is to
permit a consent to sever and a Zoning By-law Amendment to facilitate a Surplus Farm Dwelling Severance.
-Notice of Complete Application and Statutory Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment and Consent Application
-Public Meeting and Recommendation Report
Council received and approved the application
-Report – Staff Announcements- Gord Driscoll will be joining the roads department, Sourav Sharma was the successful candidate for the Bylaw and Property Standards Enforcement Officer position, Violet Bromley has announced her retirement as deputy treasurer. Still recruiting for another Roads Department employee.
-Report – OPP Contract Expiration and Legislation Changes- Council decided to stay the course with what is currently in place and have the next terms council address.
-FCC Grant application notice- Colbeck Park Pavillion application was denied.
-Report – ICIP Green II application- Applications submitted.
-Recreation Facilities Manager
-East Garafraxa – Recreation Facilities Manager concerns- Page 48
-Report – Elizabeth Taylor Pavilion- Council reviewed the proposed sign for the Pavillion and has approved it.
-Bridge Mural Project Update-the project is almost complete, Tony Fenech has asked that a plaque be posted to recognize the contributors.
-Request for Tax Arrears Extension Agreement- Council approved an extension until the end of 2021.
Public Works Superintendent
Emma and Crozier Street construction complete-Resident complaint regarding ponding of water, Cox construction came back and they are going to put in a swale.
Construction finished on Main Street in front of the school
Tree trimming is in progress, stump grinding is proceeding as well. They may need to wait until spring to put in new trees.
Trucks are being booked in for safety’s
Locates in for ditching, ditching proposed for Concession 2/3 and 6/7
Quotes for sand for roads will come in for the next meeting
Line painting completed
10 Mount Haven- Appeal Period ended
Town Park- Appeal period ended and no appeals.
Water St- Pending closing of the sale.
Cooper Street- Community Living Dufferin- Awaiting securities and registration of site plan agreement.
William Street- Planner will reach out to the agent to see where they are, hoping to bring to council in the fall.
Scott Street Development- Meeting with Planner and owners scheduled for Sept 21st.
Corseed Subdivision- Request for pre-grading agreement
Corseed and Moco Model Home-municipal approval for demolition of house and barn
Thomasfield Subdivision Phase 3A-Pending M Plan 3.
Greenwood property- Coming back on Sept 28th for a public meeting.
-Provincial Updates and General Matters
-Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing – Site Plan Control Guide- to review
-Grand Valley Wind Farms Phase 3 – Notice of Proposed Change to an Approved Renewable Energy Project
-Recommendation Report – Fence Variance Request for 14 Stuckey Lane- Council Receives and approves.
-Zoning bylaw refresh- Public meeting scheduled for October 12th, hoping to have it wrapped up before the end of the year.
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.