Grey County Council met on Thursday, April 13 at 9:00 a.m. in the council chamber. The council meeting was followed by a session of committee of the whole.
Grey County is piloting a committee of the whole meeting structure until June, 2017. Highlights of the day’s meetings are below.
Committee of the Whole
Reports presented during Committee of the Whole are discussed by all members of Grey County Council for direction and endorsement. Resolutions passed at Committee of the Whole will be presented at the next session of Grey County Council where they will be formally endorsed and come into effect.
- Council heard a deputation by Michael Martin, Councillor with the Town of the Blue Mountains. The municipality believes there are inequities in the amount of taxes paid to the County compared to the services received. They have asked Grey County to meet with the municipality and a provincial facilitator to discuss the issues.
- Council voted not to proceed with Town of the Blue Mountain’s request to meet with the Provincial land and Development Facilitator. It was believed that the issues at hand are out of scope for this particular facilitator. Grey County is open to discussing the issues with the Town of the Blue Mountains and working towards solutions that are in the interest of all of Grey County. A new motion was passed directing staff to work with the Town of the Blue Mountains to develop the terms of reference for a task force. Report
- Masters students from the University of Guelph presented their findings on an Age-Friendly Communities Policies Study. This study and the students’ recommendations will be considered in Recolour Grey. Report
- A tender was awarded to replace a bridge on Grey Road 112 for $883,817. Report
- A tender was awarded for pulverizing and paving Grey Road 25 for $1,473,926.51. Report
- The County has updated the County Trails Land Use Agreement Policy and Procedure. Report
- An official plan amendment will be prepared to re-designate a residential lot in the Municipality of Meaford. Report
- Aggregate trucking impacts roads. The current aggregate levy, set by the province, doesn’t adequately cover the impact of aggregate transport to roads. Grey County supports, at a minimum, a fee of $0.54 per tonne and will submit comments to the province that the upper-tier municipal levy be increased. Report
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.