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September 14 Meeting Highlights

Grey County Council met on September 14, 2023, in the Council Chamber and virtually on Zoom. The meeting was immediately followed by a session of Committee of the Whole. Recordings of the meetings can be found on Grey County’s YouTube Channel.

County Council

  • Council accepted the minutes of the August 10 Grey County Council and Committee of the Whole meetings.  Council   Committee
  • Council accepted the minutes of the August 10 Long-Term Care Redevelopment Task Force meeting.  Minutes
  • Council accepted the minutes of the August 29 Special Committee of the Whole Strategic Planning meeting.  Minutes
  • Council accepted the minutes of the August 31 Special Joint Meeting with West Grey, and the Special Meeting of Grey County Council.  Minutes

Committee of the Whole

  • Grey County Council set the date for the annual inaugural meeting and election of the Warden. County Council will meet for the special session on Tuesday, December 5 at 5 p.m.  Report
  • Grey County will implement a new human resources software to improve efficiencies and provide better data management and reporting. The new software replaces four different applications Grey County is currently using that do not integrate with each other. Report
  • Council received a presentation about the findings of a non-union staff compensation review and pay equity review. The compensation review helps Grey County Council understand how pay levels for positions compare to similar jobs at comparable municipalities. It also ensures jobs are fairly compensated in comparison with similar jobs within the County. The pay equity review ensures jobs which are largely held by female workers are paid at an equal rate to comparable jobs which are largely held by male workers. The compensation and pay equity reviews were completed by third-party consultants Gallagher and Associates. Following the presentation, Council voted to set the non-union pay structure at the 50th percentile. This will make salaries competitive with other municipalities. Council provided direction to include the updated compensation plan for consideration in the 2024 budget.  Presentation  Report
  • Council received an update on Emergency Housing services and options available for providing services. Staff shared current year statistics which estimate a program requirement of around 13,000 nights of shelter provided per year. Currently, the average cost of providing shelter through local motels is $120 per night. The report compared the current hotel-based model of service to a potential system with other options including a Grey County owned and operated short-term emergency housing building. Staff estimated operating a County-owned facility would result in annual savings of over $500,000.  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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