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June 26, 2020

Grey County Council met virtually on Thursday, June 25 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 June 11 County Council and Committee of the Whole meetings.  Council   Committee
  • Council accepted the minutes of the June 9 Long-Term Care Committee of Management Meeting.   Minutes oshfoundation.ca/beards

Committee of the Whole

  • Staff from BDO presented the 2019 Audit Report showing a clean review and no issues. Staff were commended for their work.  Audit Report and Financial Statements  Year-End Report
  • Staff presented the 10-year capital forecast for 2021-2030. This report helps council understand what investments into infrastructure, buildings, equipment and other capital items can be expected over the next 10 years.  Report
  • Staff presented year-end projections based on spending to the end of April. An overall deficit of up to $1.1 million is estimated. There are many contributing factors, including additional costs necessary to respond to COVID-19. Staff will present updated projections later in the year. Report 
  • Council received the Economic Recovery Plan. This report outlined goals and actions staff will take to help the Grey County business community recover from the impacts of COVID-19.  Report
  • Council received an update on the SWIFT rural broadband project and the announcement of $16 million to be invested in broadband in Grey County. Details of a SWIFT 2.0 as proposed by Western Ontario Wardens Caucus were discussed. Grey County will also submit letters requesting funding from the CRTC and ISED federal funding sources.  Report
  • Grey County and the Town of the Blue Mountains are scheduled to have a Local Planning Appeals Tribunal hearing in July for a proposed residential development known as Home Farm. County planners have reviewed the application and proposed exploring a settlement with the developer and the Town for a 215-home residential development. Council supported this direction. 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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