Grey County Council met on Thursday, August 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Ground Effects Landscaping for the annual offsite meeting. The council meeting was immediately followed by a session of committee of the whole.
- Council accepted the minutes of the July 25 Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Council Committee
- Council heard an update on the community transportation grant project. Stephanie Stewart, the project coordinator, outlined consultations that have happened to date with community stakeholders and next steps for moving the project forward in the coming weeks. Grey County has received $1.85 million from the province over four years to enhance rural transportation. Report
Committee of the Whole
- Council approved a redline revision for a subdivision in Markdale known as Centre Point South. The subdivision is for 279 units. Report Presentation
- Grey County will join more than 350 other municipalities in Canada in the Partners for Climate Protection Program. Participating in the program will give the County access to many different tools and information to help create a climate change action plan. Report
- Grey County will send comments to the Province about regulation changes from Bill 108: More Homes, More Choices Act. Report
- Council approved the 2020 response plan for paramedic services. This plan sets response time targets for different priorities of calls. In 2019, Grey County is exceeding targets for all but the “CTAS 2” category which is being met 89% of the time (target 90%). Report
- Council approved entering negotiations with BDO Canada LLP as the County auditor for the next five years. BDO has been the County’s auditor for the past 40 years and continues to provide exceptional service. Report
- Grey County will work with the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board to create a total of 162 new child care spaces a St. Basil and Notre Dame schools. The project will be funded through the Ministry of Education’s Early Years Capital Program. Report
Good News and Celebrations
- This weekend is Fun Day at the Farm at the Parkin Farm near Rockford. Proceeds from this family event support Harvest for Hunger. The Federal government matches all donations to this event four to one.
- The 12th annual Meaford International Film festival is August 29th to September 1.
- Today is the 17th annual Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen with Blizzard proceeds supporting sick kids hospitals.
- This weekend is the Hanover, Bentinck, Brant Agricultural Society Fall Fair in Hanover.
- The Chatsworth Fall Fair will be returning for the first time this year after the closing of the arena. The fair will be held in Williamsford
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.