Grey County Council met on Thursday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers. 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 April 23 Grey County Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Council Committee
- Council adopted the minutes of the April 24 Warden’s Forum. Minutes
- Council received the April 27 Board of Health report and the minutes of the March 23 board meeting. Report Minutes
Committee of the Whole
- In a recorded vote (lost 38-52), council decided not to reconsider the decision to amalgamate beds from Grey Gables and Rockwood Terrace into a 166-bed home in Durham. Grey County will continue moving forward with the redevelopment process. An application was submitted to MOHLTC in 2017.
- The Province of Ontario is aiming to have all source separated organics banned from landfills by 2022. County staff will bring back a report regarding forming a task force to explore a regional source separated organics collection program.
- Grey County will assume the assets of Golden Town Residential Company, a non-profit housing provider located in Meaford. The board is planning to retire this fall. Once acquired by the County, these units will continue to provide affordable rent-geared-to-income housing for tenants, which currently include 46 seniors and 63 families. Report
- Council learned details of the Province’s plans to modernize social housing. Report
- Council awarded the tender for a construction project on Grey Road 4 in Durham. This is a joint project with West Grey. Grey County’s cost is $840,000. Report
- Grey County will acquire land along Grey Road 17 to allow the road to be widened. Report
- Council supported an Official Plan Amendment for a lot adjustment in Southgate. Report Presentation
- Council supported a minor exemption for the removal of trees on private land in Grey Highlands. Report Presentation
- Council heard a deputation from RJ Burnside regarding Highway 26 intersection improvements in the Town of The Blue Mountains. The presentation also discussed potential future improvements to the highway. A public meeting will be held in the Town of The Blue Mountains in June. Presentation
- Council supported proposed changes to the delegation of duties by-law. This document outlines who within the organization can carry out specific actions, such as signing agreements. An updated by-law will be brought to a future council meeting. Report
Good News and Celebrations
- On May 1, Grey County participated in the Heart and Stroke Big Bike fundraiser. Councillor Eccles thanked staff for submitting a team and raising funds for a good cause.
- Last week was the 65ht annual OSUM (Ontario Small Urban Municipalities) conference.
- June 1, 2 and 3 is the Grey Highlands school reunion.
- Councillor Barfoot thanked the organizers of the Healthy Communities Conference that was held at the Bayshore earlier in the week.
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.