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County Council

December 3, 2013, 7:30 pm
November 5, 2013, 10:00 am
October 1, 2013, 10:00 am
September 3, 2013, 10:00 am
August 6, 2013, 10:00 am
July 2, 2013, 10:00 am
June 26, 2013, 2:00 pm
June 4, 2013, 10:00 am
May 7, 2013, 10:00 am
April 2, 2013, 10:00 am
March 5, 2013, 10:00 am
February 5, 2013, 10:00 am
January 8, 2013, 10:00 am

Grey County Council is made up of the mayors and deputy mayors of Grey County’s nine member municipalities. These 18 councillors represent the best interests of Grey County as a whole and each year a Warden is elected as the head of council.

Grey County Council develops and evaluates policies to ensure Grey County services meet resident needs. Council is also responsible for the financial integrity of the municipality and many other duties. Full details can be found in the County’s Procedural By-Law.

County Council typically meets twice a month to discuss and approve the minutes and motions passed during the previous Committee of the Whole. On occasion, some items may bypass Committee of the Whole.

Corporate Services

The Corporate Services Committee typically meets one per month with more meetings as needed. This committee provides recommendations to Council about:

  • Budget, assessment and taxation
  • Asset management
  • General legislation and by-laws
  • Risk management and emergency management
  • Human Resources
  • Records Management
  • Information Technologies
  • Provincial Offences Administration (courts)

Planning & Community Development

October 15, 2013, 10:00 am
September 17, 2013, 10:00 am
September 12, 2013, 10:00 am
Documents will be added at a later date.
August 15, 2013, 10:00 am
July 16, 2013, 10:00 am
June 18, 2013, 10:00 am
May 16, 2013, 10:00 am
April 16, 2013, 10:00 am
March 19, 2013, 10:00 am
February 19, 2013, 10:00 am
January 22, 2013, 10:00 am

The Planning & Community Development Committee typically meets once per month with more meetings as needed. This committee provides recommendations to Council about:

  • planning matters (Planning Act, zoning, site-plans, approving local municipal Official Plans, community planning, 911 addressing, more)
  • forest and trail management
  • economic development and tourism
  • heritage
  • agriculture

Social Services

The Social Services Committee typically meets once per month with more meetings as needed. This committee provides recommendations to council about:

  • mandated social services (Ontario Works, Children’s Services)
  • community and social support programs
  • healthy community planning
  • long-term care (Lee Manor, Rockwood Terrace and Grey Gables)
  • affordable housing and non-profit housing
  • housing support programs

Transportation & Public Safety

November 7, 2013, 10:00 am
October 17, 2013, 10:00 am
October 3, 2013, 10:00 am
September 19, 2013, 10:00 am
September 5, 2013, 10:00 am
July 18, 2013, 10:00 am
June 20, 2013, 10:00 am
June 6, 2013, 10:00 am
May 23, 2013, 10:00 am
April 18, 2013, 10:00 am
April 4, 2013, 10:00 am
March 21, 2013, 10:00 am
March 7, 2013, 10:00 am
February 21, 2013, 10:00 am
January 24, 2013, 10:00 am

The Transportation and Public Safety Committee typically meets once per month with more meetings as needed. This committee provides recommendations to council about:

  • maintenance and construction of roads, bridges and culverts
  • winter maintenance of roads
  • paramedic services and land ambulance
  • public access defibrillation

Accessibility Advisory Committee

September 24, 2013, 1:00 pm
August 29, 2013, 2:00 pm

The Accessibility Advisory Committee typically meets four times per year with more meetings as needed. This subcommittee reports to Committee of the Whole. It advises County Council about ways to ensure County services and spaces are accessible.

This committee meets requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Membership includes 50% plus one person with disabilities. One member of County Council sits on the committee and the rest are public members.

Council Appointee: Dwight Burley

Public Members: Christina Schnell, Andrew Edgecumbe, David Mollison, Catherine Sholtz, Tara Turnbull

Joint Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference Volunteer Application Form

Grey County Building Task Force - Administration Building

There are currently no meeting dates set, please check back at a later time.

The Building Task Force is an ad hoc committee formed to oversee the construction and renovation of the Grey County Administration Building. This committee consists of the Warden and four members of County Council with additional support from staff.

Members: Dwight Burley, Stewart Halliday, Harley Greenfield, Bob Pringle, Alan Barfoot, Selwyn Hicks

Building Task Force Terms of Reference

Economic Development and Planning Advisory Committee

There are currently no meeting dates set, please check back at a later time.

The Economic Development Advisory Committee meets regularly. This subcommittee reports to Committee of the Whole and advises council about expanding the prosperity base in Grey County. Specifically, the committee helps implement the “Made in Grey” Economic Development Strategy.

Terms of Reference

Voting membership is comprised of the Warden and two council members appointed by Committee of the Whole and up to seven public members from the broader Grey County economic interests/sectors also participate.

Voting Membership:

  • Selwyn Hicks, Grey County Warden
  • Shirley Keaveney, Grey County Councillor
  • Sue Carleton, Grey County Councillor
  • John Woodbury, Grey County Councillor
  • Odette Bartnicki, Grey County Councillor
  • Aakash Desai, Grey County Councillor
  • Ian Boddy, Grey County Councillor
  • Ashley Chapman, Vice President Champans Ice Cream - Industry
  • Brian Davenport, Vice President, Portfolio Manager RBC - Business/Health Care/Agriculture (Vice Chair)
  • Karen Ferri, Owner T.K. Ferri Orchards - Agriculture/Retail Business
  • Don Lewis, Owner Lewis Farms - Agriculture (Chair)
  • Lynda Bumstead, Public Health Manager Grey Bruce Health Unit
  • Marion Lougas, Campus Principal Owen Sound Georgian College
  • Lance Thurston, President and Chief Executive Officer Grey Bruce Health Services

Tourism Advisory Committee

December 2, 2013, 10:00 am
September 17, 2013, 2:00 pm
May 21, 2013, 2:00 pm
April 5, 2013, 1:00 pm

The Tourism Advisory Committee meets regularly. This subcommittee reports to Committee of the Whole about ways to improve local tourism.

Voting membership includes five local members of the tourism industry or pubic representing a cross-section of interests in tourism. Grey County Council also appoints two members from Council.


  • Shirley Keaveney
  • Sue Carleton
  • Philip Allanson
  • Gary Gingras
  • Andrew Siegwart
  • Jim Halliday

Tourism Advisory Committee Terms of Reference & Application Form and Schedule A

Long-Term Care Task Force

February 28, 2013, 8:30 am
February 13, 2013, 9:00 am
January 16, 2013, 9:00 am

Other Appointments to Agencies, Boards and Committees

Board of Health - Grey Bruce Unit

Public Health – Grey Bruce Health Unit:


Main Committee

  • Warden Alan Barfoot
  • Kevin Eccles
  • Sue Paterson
  • Arlene Wright

Grey County Federation of Agriculture

Grey Agricultural Services:


Main Committee

  • Paul McQueen
  • Harley Greenfield (alternate)

Stewardship Grey Bruce

Welcome to the Grey County Forest Stewardship Network Homepage:

Main Committee

  • John McKean

Niagara Escarpment Commission

Welcome to the Niagara Escarpment Commission:

Main Committee

  • Paul McQueen

Owen Sound Community Advisory Committee for Georgian College

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Communications addressed to County Council and its Standing Committees will become part of the public record and may be placed on a public agenda made available through the County of Grey Internet website.