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Date Posted
April 24, 2020

Grey County Council met virtually on Thursday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber for the regular session of council. The meeting was immediately followed by a session of committee of the whole. A recording of the meetings can be found on Grey County’s YouTube Channel.

County Council

  • Council received a delegation from Walker Aggregates about the proposed land exchange of the County quarry for 32 acres of land in Durham.
  • Council accepted the minutes of the April 9 County Council and Committee of the Whole meetings.   Council  Committee
  • Council accepted the minutes of the April 9 Long-Term Care Committee of Management Meeting.  Minutes
  • Council approved a land exchange by-law to trade the County quarry for 32 acres of land in Durham. These lands will be used for the redevelopment of Rockwood Terrace and future needs.  By-Law   Media Release

Committee of the Whole

  • Council received an update from staff on the impact COVID-19 is having on area businesses and actions that have been taken to support this community. A recent survey was sent to businesses to assess the impact. Results show 80% of respondents are significantly impacted and almost a third require immediate assistance. County staff are reaching out and have developed a hotline to connect businesses with federal and provincial programs. Grey County has developed a Business Resiliency Map to promote businesses that are still open as either essential services, or modified sales (curbside pick up, online sales). Report   Resiliency Map
  • County Council received a report about the 2020 property tax policies. Council voted to lower the farmland tax rate to 21.8% of the residential rate (24% last year). This ensures farmers don’t pay more of the overall property tax as their farmland values increase. A by-law will be drafted for a future Council meeting. Report
  • Council received a report about the potential financial impacts of COVID-19 for the County’s operations. The report outlines where revenues are being lost and where expenses are being saved because services are cancelled or delayed.  Report
  • Grey County will install a special monitoring equipment on a bridge on Grey Road 13. The information collected will help to decide when the bridge will be rehabilitated.   Report
  • Rehabilitation work on Grey Road 9 (Dufferin County Road 9 to Grey County Road 124) was awarded to Cox Construction Ltd. For $2,280,052. Dufferin County is also sharing the cost of this project.  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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