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Date Posted
April 21, 2022

Grey County Council met on April 14, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber and virtually through 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 24 County Council and Committee of the Whole meeting, except for a motion regarding supplementary taxation which was lost on a separate vote.  Council   Committee
  • Council received the minutes of the March 11 Board of Health meeting.  Minutes
  • Grey Roots staff shared an update on their work in 2021 and how the museum adapted during the second year of the pandemic.  Grey Roots Year in Review
  • Intake is open for the Starter Company Plus program for new entrepreneurs. The Summer Company program is also open to young entrepreneurs who are returning to school in the fall. More information is available at www.grey.ca/bec.

 

Committee of the Whole

  • Following a request at the previous meeting, Grey County will provide $16,000 to the Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village for 2022. Funding will be included annually during budget deliberations.
  • Council approved the Grey County Climate Change Action Plan and declared a Climate Emergency. By declaring an emergency, Grey County is committing to move forwards with strategies and actions within the action plan. Council received a presentation from ICLDEI consultants presenting the plan, which includes seven key themes.  The draft plan is available on Grey County’s website. Further promotion of the Action Plan will be rolled out in the coming weeks.  Climate Change Task Force Minutes   ICLEI Presentation
  • Council heard an update on the Clean Energy Frontier program. The Clean Energy Frontier is creating awareness of the impact of clean energy employers and entrepreneurs in the Grey, Bruce and Huron area.   Presentation
  • John Peevers, Director of community, media relations & economic development with Bruce Power updated council on Bruce Power’s projects and operations.  Presentation
  • Council approved updates to the procedural by-law.  Report
  • Council received an update on the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care program which was recently announced by the federal and provincial governments. The new program will reduce child care costs based on the pillars of improving affordability, improving access, sustaining high-quality service, inclusion, and enhanced data and reporting. More details are expected later this spring. 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.

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