July 14, 2022 Meeting Highlights
Grey County Council met on July 14, 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 June 16 Warden’s Forum. Minutes
- Council accepted the minutes of the June 23 Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Council Committee
- Council accepted the minutes of the June 28 Long-Term Care Planning Task Force meeting. Minutes
Committee of the Whole
- Council learned more about the local implementation of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. Dave Barrett, coordinator for both the Bluewater District and Grey-Bruce Catholic District School Board, informed council about the pathways into various apprenticeships, the need for skilled labour in our region and the positive outcomes of apprenticeships for students transitioning into the workforce. The Grey and Bruce region has a significantly higher uptake in apprenticeships than the rest of the province. Mr. Barrett also noted significant expansion in trades training at Georgian College in recent years has greatly supported a number of trades. Presentation
- Gabby Kalapos presented about the Clean Air Council and the Clean Air Partnership. The Council is Canada’s largest peer-to-peer municipal climate network and offers resources and training opportunities to help municipalities meet their emission reduction goals. Presentation
- Council approved the minutes of the June 28 Climate Change Task Force meeting. With the approval of the minutes, Council supported the recommendation to join the Clean Air Partnership. Council also supported recommendations to implement a community nature-based climate solution pilot program. This will include a multi-year tree planting plan for the Grey County Administration Building. Minutes
- Council approved a plan of subdivision in the Town of The Blue Mountains known as Eden Oak Camperdown. The plan will create 33 single detached residential units. Report
- Council approved a plan of subdivision in the Town of The Blue Mountains known as Blue Vista. The plan will create 82 single detached homes and 36 semi-detached homes. Report
- Staff provided an update on regulatory changes through Bill 184 to the Housing Services Act. Report
- Council will award a tender for two tandem trucks for the Transportation Services department at a cost of $750,000 plus HST. The price of the tandem has increased by more than 20% from previous purchases and the delivery isn’t expected until late in 2023 or early in 2024. Report
- Staff provided an update on the Sydenham Campus. The campus is providing a range of services for new and growing businesses through the Business Enterprise Centre, Catapult Grey Bruce and other tenants. The campus has also been the host of a number of special events and continues to rent space to tenants that align with the vision of the campus business plan. A Fab Lab maker space is anticipated to open at the campus later this year. It will support prototyping and training of entrepreneurs. Report
- Grey County is part of a project to enhance the intersection of Grey Road 19 and Highway 21 at the border of Grey County and Simcoe County in the Town of the Blue Mountains. Council approved entering into an agreement with the Town to replace a water booster station with a $1 million contribution from Town of he Blue Mountains as part of preparations for the project. 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.