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Date Posted
November 15, 2019

Grey County Council met on Thursday, November 14 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

  • Council accepted the minutes of the October 24 Council and Committee of the Whole meetings.   Council  Committee
  • Council accepted the minutes of the November 12 Long-Term Care Committee of Management meeting. Staff provided an overview of the Grey Gables property and how a new building could fit on the property. Staff also shared financial estimates related to redevelopment at various sizes. The Long-Term Care committee will meet again on Thursday, November 21 to discuss the new bed application and make a recommendation to council for the appropriate size.  Minutes
  • Council went into closed session to discuss labour negotiations and the potential purchase of land.
  • Council received the minutes of the September 27 Board of Health meeting and the October 2019 Board of Health Report.   Minutes   Board Report
  • Council recognized paramedics Heather Fortney-Wilson, Rob Gibbs and Shawn Klages who received Exemplary Service Medals earlier this year. 
  • Dr. Don Ebby of the Base Hospital presented Medical Director’s Awards to paramedics Zolt Popic, Fynn Carroll, Mark Urquhart and Shawn Klages. The award is given to paramedics who went above and beyond during a call in the past year. Dr. Ebby also presented Darren Clock, Andrew Brown and Shawn Klages with Medical Director Director’s Commendation Awards.  
  • Council recognized Ken Thomson for receiving the Non-Profit Housing Association’s Lifetime of Service Award and thanked him for his years of dedication.

Committee of the Whole

  • Pam Hillier provided a 211 Community Connection update. 211 helps connect people with non-emergency services in our community. You can contact them by dialing 2-1-1 by phone, or by visiting https://brucegreycommunityinfo.cioc.ca/.   Presentation
  • Jon Farmer from Violence Prevention Grey Bruce spoke to council about the organization’s work. Council passed a motion to lower the flag on December 6 in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.  Presentation
  • Council received a corporate financial update and year-end projects. Staff are projecting a year-end surplus of around $1.4 million; however, actuals will not be known until the new year.  Report
  • Earlier this year Grey County received funding through the Ontario Housing Priorities Initiative. This funding is supporting the Odawa Heights affordable housing build in Owen Sound. The Province has indicated there may be additional funding available to expand the project.  Report
  • Council updated council on leasing process for the Sydenham Campus. Staff are continuing to attract and speak with potential tenants for the skills training, trades and innovation community hub. Leasing could range from short-term ‘hot desk’ rentals to long-term space rentals.  Report

Good News and Celebrations

  • The Dundalk Santa Clause Parade is December 7 and the December 14 is the non-motorized parade.
  • This Saturday, November 16, is the second annual the second annual peace lunch at the Flesherton Kinplex from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • December 3 at 10:00 a.m. is a tourism workshop at the Kinplex, hosted by Grey County’s tourism committee.


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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