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 27th, 2022
-Dr Mallin – Thank you, Years of Service Recognition-28 years of service. The town presented Dr. Mallin with a painting that was painted by local Riverbend Artist Group member Julie Van Alstine
-Mervin Smith – 25 Years
-Joanne Stevenson – 20 Years
-Henry Rooyakkers – 10 Years
-Meghan Townsend – 5 Years
Retiring Members of Council
-Councillor Rick Taylor
-Councillor Stephen Miles
-Speeding concerns on Taylor Drive- Council directed town staff to move forward with a report for costing and options for speed reduction on Taylor Drive. Council also directed town staff to move the speeding sign which will record data on the street.
-David Craig, Upper Grand Two Cylinder Club – 10:30am- Thank you to Council and they are moving to Palmerston as there is not enough parking and space for camping etc..
-Katherine McLaughlin, Thomasfield Homes Ltd – 10:40am-Grand Valley Business Park discussion- On the agenda for the planner to discuss. Things are moving forward however Thomasfield asked for extension for 5 years instead of 3. Council discussed that they would like to keep it at 3 years and Thomasfield can come back in for an extension. Page 111 on the agenda.
-RBC is going to leave a bank machine in town in the grocery store.
-Application Z11-2022, for a Zoning By-law Amendment. Submitted by Gobatto Group Inc, for the property located at 173004 County Road 25. The purpose and effect of this application is a zoning amendment to permit a retail store as a permitted use. Notice of Complete Application and Statutory Public Meeting-Public Meeting Recommendation Report. Page 169 on agenda. Council reviewed and approved.
-Accounts Receivable-Received and approved
-Accounts Payable-Received and Approved
-Community Centre Accounts Payable
-Monthly Procurement Update Report- didn’t received any received any quotes, will send out again with an extended timeline. Report received and approved.
-2022 Budget Status Update Report
-CAO Update – verbal
-Recruitment-By-Law officer, the search continues as a suitable candidate has not been found. Deputy Clerk/Communication Coordinator Sabrina Van Gerven has submitted her resignation and has accepted a new position as Treasurer of the Township of Amaranth. The recruitment process to fill that role is in process.
-Scott Street sewer Remediation Project-Engineers have completed and the plan is off to Environmental Review process. This may take up to 1 year, they are hoping sooner, once approved they are hoping to have shovels in the ground mid next year. The engineers are potentially planning an open house for the Scott Street residents.
-Conc 2-3 rec fields are in process, Thomasfield has donated fill for the property and a meeting was conducted with minor ball and other interested parties to discuss the future uses etc..
-Amaranth property- no offers have come in, listing expired. Issues with dealing with Conservation authority came up as concerns for potential buyers. Town staff will bring up to the new council.
-Hybrid meetings- Company coming shortly to take a look and come up with recommendations.
-Draft Council Remuneration By-law-Council approved and passed
-Report – Amendment to By-law Enforcement Policy Statement-Clarity for the fence by-law enforcement-Council reviewed and approved.
-Report – 2022 Campground Report-Page 45 on agenda, 2022 Net Cost for the town was = $22,018.00. Council Received and Approved
-Report – Draft Electric Vehicle First Acquisition Policy- Council Reviewed and Approved.
-Final Report – Fill By-law-Council Reviewed and approved.
-Report – Tariff of Fees for Fire Services Draft By-law-
Public Works Update
-Public Work CAO not in attendance.
-Deputy Mayor noted that brushing was well done this year and was interested in knowing what the price difference would be for continue to rent and what it would be to buy the machine.
-Recommendation Report – Grand Valley Business Park (Thomasfield) Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning
-Z11-2022 Gobbato Group Inc. 173004 County Road 25 Roll #100800 – to permit a RETAIL STORE as a
permitted use – PUBLIC MEETING & RECOMMENDATION ON AGENDA. Council Approved.
-Z03-202 Z10-2022 MBB Fab Inc. 075527 Sideroad 24-25 (Roll # 217800) – Zoning to permit a larger Home
-Industry Building – RECOMMENDATION ON AGENDA
• Extension Request for Draft Plan Approval for Moco Farm Ltd. (Sep 20, 2022) 22T-201501 –
RECOMMENDATION ON AGENDA
-Z03-202 10 William Street JARRETT & MITCHELL – APPEAL PERIOD OVER Oct 4/22
• Z08-2022 & SPA01-2022 – 10 Watson Road – Zoning & Site Plan – Received 3rd submission Sep 12/22
• Z09-2022 MOCO FARMS – Technical Zoning – RECOMMENDATION ON AGENDA
• B03-2022 174354 County Road 25 – Lot Line Adjustment. Clearing Conditions
• B01-2022 BH AGRI Ltd 241010 Concession Road 2-3 – Lot Line adjustment. Clearing conditions
• 22T-202201 & Z02-2022 Grand Valley Business Park (Thomasfield) – RECOMMENDATION ON AGENDA-Council Approved.
• 22T-202101 & Z12-2021 152 Main Street North – RECOMMENDATION ON AGENDA
• B5-2021 Tupling – Severance. Clearing conditions
• B4-2021 Greenwood – Lot Line Adjustment. FORM 4 Certificate issued on Sep 23/22 – File closed
• 22T-201501 Thomasfield Phase 3A-2 (Plan 7M-78) – Issuing Municipal Approvals
• 22T-201501 Thomasfield Phase 3B – Finalizing Pre-Servicing Agreement
• 22T-201601 Cor Seed subdivision – Nothing to Report
• 22T-201502 MOCO Farms Subdivision – Request of Extension of Draft Plan Approval –
RECOMMENDATION ON AGENDA
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.