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April 11 Meeting Highlights

Grey County Council met on April 11, 2024, in the Council Chamber and virtually on Zoom. The meeting was immediately followed by a session of Committee of the Whole. Recordings of the meetings can be found on Grey County’s YouTube Channel.

County Council

  • Council accepted the minutes of the March 28 Grey County Council and Committee of the Whole meetings.  Council   Committee

Committee of the Whole

  • Council heard a presentation from Bruce King and Stephen Couchman regarding the 50th Anniversary of the Kolapore Wilderness Trail Association. The organization maintains around 50 kilometres of marked trails which are managed for cross-country skiing, biking and hiking.  Presentation  Anniversary Publication
  • Council received a presentation from residents Peter Dunbar and Doug Symonds regarding road safety concerns on Grey Road 4 and Sideroad 35 east of Flesherton.
  • Council received a Climate Change Initiatives update report with details on several projects.  Report
    • The Tri-County Green Development Standards project continues to move forward with public engagement. This project aims to create a consistent framework for development in the larger region with sustainability in mind. Project webpage
    • Staff presented the successful applicants for the Experimental Acres pilot project. This pilot provides farmers with support to test new practices that aim to improve soil health and increase carbon capture on farms.
    • Council learned about Grey County’s community outreach and engagement program. The goal of the program is to work with the community to create and implement a community climate adaptation plan.
    • Grey County will be engaging local municipalities and partners to gauge interest in developing a Green Economy Hub. Hubs are resources for supporting businesses in setting and achieving sustainability targets. Grey and Bruce are the only regions in Southern Ontario not serviced by a green economy hub.
  • Council approved the 2023 year-end transfers. Grey County ended the year with a surplus of $1.8 million. The surplus will be transferred into reserves to support funding future needs.  Report
  • Council endorsed a new policy to help identify, measure and report costs associated with major capital assets, such as buildings, when they are at the end of their useful life.  Report 
  • Council approved a proposal to amend the Grey County Official Plan to redesignate an area of land in Southgate to a primary settlement area. A by-law will be brought forward to a future meeting Report
  • Councillor Boddy informed council that he will bring a notice to the next meeting for Grey County to support the TC Energy Pump Storage project subject to all necessary approvals, assessments, and the support of Saugeen Ojibway Nation.   

The Clerk’s Department maintains the official record for Grey County. This publication is intended to provide meeting highlights only. For official records, please refer to the meeting minutes, or contact the Clerk’s Department at 1-800-567-4739.

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