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Date Posted
February 10, 2017

Grey County Council met on Thursday, February 9 at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber. The council meeting was followed by a session of Committee of the Whole.

For the next six months, Grey County is piloting a Committee of the Whole meeting structure in place of the former standing committee model. Highlights of the meetings are below.

County Council

  • Council approved boundary road agreements with the counties of Bruce and Simcoe. These agreements regulate which county is responsible for maintaining stretches of shared roads. Report
  • Council passed the minutes of the previous County Council and Committee of the Whole meeting. Council Minutes   Committee Minutes

Committee of the Whole

Reports presented during Committee of the Whole are discussed by all members of Grey County Council for direction and endorsement. Resolutions passed at Committee of the Whole will be presented at the next session of Grey County Council where they will be formally endorsed and come into effect.

  • Stuart Reid, Director of the Community Foundation Grey Bruce presented the Vital Signs Report. This report has information about health and wellness indicators in the two counties. Vital Signs Community Report
  • Council received the completed “Green in Grey” natural heritage system study. This background study l will provide guidance as the County looks to update its Official Plan this year through Recolour Grey. Grey needs to balance the protection of our natural environment with the continued need for development.  Report
  • Home and Community Support Services is moving into a larger space and completing renovations at Lee Manor in Owen Sound. This community partner provides many programs including Meals on Wheels, non-emergency medical transport and overnight relief. Report
  • The County will pilot a municipal partnership fund for economic development. Local municipalities are each eligible for up to $5,000 to support projects that align with the County’s “open for business’ vision. Report
  • Council received information on two subdivision applications. The Gilas subdivision proposes 89 units in the Township of Southgate Report and the Parkridge subdivision proposes 208 units in the Town of the Blue Mountains. Report
  • Provincial funding has been extended for the Movin'GB rural transportation pilot.

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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