Grey County Council met virtually on Thursday, October 22 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.
- Council accepted the minutes of the October 8, County Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Council Committee
Committee of the Whole
- Councillor Milne brought forward a notice of motion about First Nations territorial recognition. Staff will bring back a report with options for a traditional land acknowledgement that can be read during County Council meetings and other events.
- Council received a presentation on the Cycling and Trails Master Plan from consultants WSP. The presentation highlighted findings of the Cycling and Trails Master Plan study and public engagement process. Recommendations were shared that will help strengthen infrastructure and promote cycling in Grey County. Council asked staff to circulate the plan to local municipalities and supported including recommended projects in annual budget considerations. Presentation Report
- Staff updated council on the Federal-Provincial Safe Restart municipal operating funding. Grey County received $3,088,500 through phase 1 of the program. Staff believe this funding is enough to offset COVID-19 operating costs and pressures and will not be applying to phase 2. Report
- Earlier this year Grey County secured land in Durham for the redevelopment of Rockwood Terrace. Additional land may be suitable for the creation of affordable housing. Grey County is hiring SHS Consulting to help determine what housing options are appropriate and the costs associated with each option. Report
- Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Inaugural Meeting of Council will be held electronically. This meeting will include the election of the 2021 Warden. Staff outlined how this process would work in an electronic format. Report
- Staff presented data on paramedic call volumes and response times. Areas for potential enhancement were highlighted. Council directed staff to bring the enhancements forward for consideration in the 2021 budget. Enhancements may include increasing staffing to all for night coverage seven days per week in Chatsworth and implementing new models of care. Report
- Council supported an Official Plan Amendment for the expansion of Cedar Rail Campground in the Township of Chatsworth. 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.