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February 11, 2021 Meeting Highlights

Grey County Council met virtually on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. 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 accepted the minutes of the January 29 Budget Meeting. Council also based a by-law, officially setting the 2021 budget.  Minutes  By-Law  Budget  Webpage
  • Council accepted the minutes of the January 28 County Council and Committee of the Whole meeting.  Council  Committee
  • Council accepted the minutes of the January 22 Long-Term Care Redevelopment Planning Task Force.  Minutes
  • Council received the January 2021 Board Report and minutes of the December 18 Board of Health Meeting. Dr. Arra spoke to the updated COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan. Dr. Arra also answered Council’s questions about ongoing opioid issues. Minutes Vaccine Distribution Plan

Committee of the Whole

  • Council received the 2020 Paramedic Services response time report. Grey County met all response time targets in 2020. Report
  • Council approved updates to Speed Limit Policy. This policy helps staff and council evaluate the criteria to determine the appropriate speeds on County rural roads. Report
  • Grey County received a request to lower the speed limit on a stretch of Grey Road 1 from 80km/h to 70km/h. Staff reviewed several factors and recommend there be no changes to the speed along this section of road. Council supported the recommendation. Report
  • Grey County passed a Land Acknowledgement Policy. At future events and meetings, a land acknowledgement will be given to recognize that the land we are on is the traditional territory of First Nations peoples. Local First Nations leaders will be invited to a ceremony in the future in the spirit of reconciliation, peace and friendship.  Report
  • Grey County has received a generous $20,000 sponsorship commitment from Fairmount Security Services to create a Children’s Gallery at Grey Roots Museum and Archives. The Children’s Gallery will include playful, interactive learning for children of varying ages.  The sponsorship will be funded over five years. Report
  • Council approved the purchase of three new ambulances. Ambulances have a six-year lifespan in the field. 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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