Grey County Council met on Thursday, June 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber. The council meeting was immediately followed by a session of committee of the whole. A recording of this meeting can be found on the County’s YouTube Channel.
- Council accepted the minutes of the May 24 council and committee of the whole meetings. Council Committee
- Council accepted the minutes of the May 23 Long-Term Care Committee of Management. Minutes
- Council accepted the May 25 Board Report and the Board of Health minutes from April 27. Report Minutes
Committee of the Whole
- Winners of the Grey County Federation of Agriculture public speaking awards gave their winning speeches. Christian Routenburg-Evans spoke about the importance of sustainable agriculture and Nate Caughill presented about the value of being a 4-H club member.
- Staff highlighted revisions to the draft Grey County Official Plan. Updates have been made based on the recent round of public feedback on the draft. Presentation Recolour Grey Webpage
- Council voted to extend the Highway 10 Movin’GB service for another three months. The pilot has been extended to allow more time to work out grant funding with the Ministry of Transportation. Report
- The Province is offering a new program to provide rental assistance to households who qualify for special priority (domestic violence victims). Grey County will help deliver this program. Report
- Grey County received $125,000 from the Green ON Social Housing Program to make energy efficiency upgrades to social housing buildings. Report
- Council adopted the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan report. The plan focuses on sustaining and creating more affordable housing, preventing homelessness, providing transitional housing, and service collaboration. Brochure Report
- Shari Huber and Ruth Lovell from Owen Sound Housing Company provided council with an update on the Odawa Heights project. The 90-unit development is to be built in three phases with the first units opening this month. The company is thankful for the County’s support over the years. Presentation
- Council awarded the tender for the construction of a new paramedic services base in Chatsworth. The new base will enhance response times in the area. The new building will be attached to the Chatsworth Transportation Depot and the project will include additional renovations for transportation operations. Report
- Council received an update about a resubmitted application for a subdivision in Georgian Bluffs. A public meeting will be held June 20 in Georgian Bluffs. Report Presentation
- Council received an overview of a proposed plan of subdivision for a property in Grey Highlands. A public meeting will be held June 20 in Grey Highlands. Report Presentation
- Council approved a plan of subdivision for 54 single detached lots in the Town of the Blue Mountains. Report Presentation
- Council supported an agreement with Biidaaske Inc. to use a portion of the CP Rail Trail in Owen Sound to install hydro poles for a solar development. Report Presentation
- Council discussed a request from Georgian Bluffs and the Georgian Bluffs Police Services Board to add a no passing zone to a section of Grey Road 18 (Rockford to Mennonite Corners). Grey County will develop a by-law to make this stretch of county road a no passing zone. Report
- Council will move forward with a construction project with the City of Owen Sound on 1.5km of Grey Road 15. Grey County’s portion is $66,000. Report
- Grey County will put forward Councillor Paul McQueen’s name for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s County Caucus. Elections will take place at the annual conference.
Good News and Celebrations
The AMCTO (Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario) Conference was a great success at the Blue Mountains Conference Centre.
Hanover Library is hosting a cannabis information session on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hanover Civic Theatre. The cost is $2.
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.