Grey County Council met on August 11, 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.
- Council accepted the minutes of the July 28 Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Council Committee
- Council accepted the minutes of the July 28 closed meeting.
- Council held a moment of silence for recent losses in the community.
- Council received the minutes of the June 24 Public Health Grey Bruce Board of Health meeting. Dr. Arra provided a brief update to council regarding local COVID-19 numbers, opioid use in the community, and a recent rabies exposure. Minutes
Committee of the Whole
- Francesca Dobbyn, Executive Director of United Way Grey Bruce, updated Council on community support initiatives including an increased demand for the Backpack Program and details of the Utility Assistance and Financial Literacy Programs. Update
- A Warden’s Gala benefiting the United Way Grey Bruce will take place on November 4, 2022. Ticket sales are to open in September.
- Council received the Alfred Street Subdivision Information Report and the Grey County Paramedic Services Response Time Performance Plan as part of the consent agenda.
- Randy Scherzer, Deputy CAO discussed concerns related to rising construction prices and impacts on development charges. Council directed staff to proceed with increased monitoring of revenue against capital project costs and bring a report to council if significant changes occur. Report
- Council received a report regarding the Tax Increment Equivalent Grant (TIEG) Agreement brought forward by Savanna Myers, Director of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture. Council voted to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hanover to create 142 attainable housing units and approved an update to delegate authority to enter into future TIEG agreements. Report
- Tara Cockerill, Children’s Services Manager, presented a report requesting the addition of the County’s Home Child Care Agency, which contracts licensed home childcare providers in Grey, to the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care System. This will enable a reduction of daily fees for parents. Council directed staff to proceed with the addition. Report
- Council received a report from Anne-Marie Shaw regarding the 396 14th Street Supportive Housing project. Council voted to award the project to JP Commercial Contractors in the amount of $3,743,000 exclusive of HST. Report
- Deputy Warden Paul McQueen proposed that council endorse a suggestion from the Municipality of Tweed to evaluate compensation provided through the Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program. This program provides financial assistance to owners whose livestock or poultry have been killed by wildlife predators. Council approved this endorsement. Minutes
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