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January 10, 2020

Grey County Council met on Thursday, January 9th 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

  • Harold Fleet was sworn in as the alternate member of Council for the Town of Hanover.
  • Council accepted the minutes of the December 12 Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Council  Committee
  • Council accepted the minutes of the December 10 Long-Term Care Committee of Management meeting.  Minutes
  • Council received the minutes of the November 22 Board of Health meeting and December 2019 Board Report. Minutes   Report

Committee of the Whole

  • The City of Owen Sound and Town of Hanover are experiencing similar social issues. Council voted to form the Town of Hanover/City of Owen Sound Task Force to explore these issues and recommend solutions.
  • Council voted to form the Affordable Housing Task Force. Rising property values and growth is creating an affordable housing shortage in Grey County. The task force will work with all levels of government and the private sector to look for solutions specific to our local needs.
  • All levels of government need to show leadership and take proactive steps to combat climate change. Council voted to form a Climate Change Task Force to support the development and implementation of a Grey County Climate Change Action Plan.
  • Grey County is joining local partners in emergency services and the Department of National Defence to host Frontline Family Wellness Day on February 9, 2019. The day includes a wellness symposium for first responders in the afternoon and a special screening of the documentary The Other Side of the Hero in the evening.  Tickets are free and can be ordered through Eventbrite.
  • Council directed staff to move forward with leasing buses and contracting drivers for the Grey Transit Route, an intercommunity transportation system. Council also supported joining a procurement agreement with Metrolinx.  Report
  • Fees for Grey Roots’ KidsCamp will be raised for the first time since 2011 so high-quality programming can continue to be offered during the summer, March Break and PD days.  Report
  • Council approved renewing insurance coverage for high value WSIB claims.  Report
  • Council approved renewal of the employee group benefit plan.  Report

Good News and Celebrations

  • The Grey Highlands Mayor’s Levee is Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Flesherton Library. A community involvement award will be presented.
  • Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week is running this week in Elmwood.
  • The Durham Art Gallery is running an exhibit about trains from January 11 to March 9.
  • The Town of the Blue Mountains held a Council Levee on January 4.
  • The Warden was happy to attend the Chatsworth and Holstein Santa Claus Parades this holiday season.

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.Grey County Council met on Thursday, December 12 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

  • Harold Fleet was sworn in as the alternate member of Council for the Town of Hanover.
  • Council accepted the minutes of the December 12 Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Council  Committee
  • Council accepted the minutes of the December 10 Long-Term Care Committee of Management meeting.  Minutes
  • Council received the minutes of the November 22 Board of Health meeting and December 2019 Board Report. Minutes   Report

Committee of the Whole

  • The City of Owen Sound and Town of Hanover are experiencing similar social issues. Council voted to form the Town of Hanover/City of Owen Sound Task Force to explore these issues and recommend solutions.
  • Council voted to form the Affordable Housing Task Force. Rising property values and growth is creating an affordable housing shortage in Grey County. The task force will work with all levels of government and the private sector to look for solutions specific to our local needs.
  • All levels of government need to show leadership and take proactive steps to combat climate change. Council voted to form a Climate Change Task Force to support the development and implementation of a Grey County Climate Change Action Plan.
  • Grey County is joining local partners in emergency services and the Department of National Defence to host Frontline Family Wellness Day on February 9, 2019. The day includes a wellness symposium for first responders in the afternoon and a special screening of the documentary The Other Side of the Hero in the evening.  Tickets are free and can be ordered through Eventbrite
  • Council directed staff to move forward with leasing buses and contracting drivers for the Grey Transit Route, an intercommunity transportation system. Council also supported joining a procurement agreement with Metrolinx.  Report
  • Fees for Grey Roots’ KidsCamp will be raised for the first time since 2011 so high-quality programming can continue to be offered during the summer, March Break and PD days.  Report
  • Council approved renewing WSIB insurance coverage.  Report
  • Council approved renewal of the employee group benefit plan.  Report

Good News and Celebrations

  • The Mayor’s Levee is Saturday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Flesherton Library. A community involvement award will be presented.
  • Grey Bruce Farmers’ Week is running this week in Elmwood.
  • The Durham Art Gallery is running an exhibit about trains from January 11 to March 9.
  • The Town of the Blue Mountains held a council levee on January 4.
  • The Warden was happy to attend the Chatsworth and Holstein Santa Claus Parades this holiday season.

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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