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Date Posted
September 24, 2021

Grey County Council met virtually on September 23, 2021 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 September 9 County Council and Committee of the Whole meeting.  Council  Committee
  • Council accepted the minutes of the September 13 Development Charges Steering Committee.  Report
  • Council accepted the minutes of the September 14 Long-Term Care Committee of Management meeting.  Report

Committee of the Whole

  • Georgian College President and CEO Marylynn West-Moynes and Board Member Steve Lowe spoke to Council about the economic impacts of the Owen Sound campus to the region. Georgian College is asking Grey County for $1 million to support the Honours Bachelor of Science Nursing Program at the campus. The Health Care Funding Task Force has directed staff to bring a report about funding the project to a future committee of the whole meeting.  Presentation
  • Stephan Tremblay and Brad Torrie of the Bognor Bridge and Road Committee spoke to Council regarding bridges 21/22 on the Holland Sydenham Town Line between the municipalities of Meaford and Chatsworth. They report the closed bridges are causing issues for the agricultural community, adding distance and expense to farm operations. Alternative routes are also difficult due to the slope of roads. The committee is asking Council for support in getting the bridges repaired and reopened.  Presentation
  • Council approved updates to the maximum rents charged to tenants of rent-geared-to-income housing in Grey County over the next five years. These subsidized units set rents at affordable levels, no higher than 30% of a tenant’s net income.  Report
  • Following the bridge delegation, Council received a staff report outlining the condition of the structures and a legal opinion from the Municipality of Meaford that the Structure 21 meets the minimum 20-foot span requirement to be considered a County responsibility. Council discussed the County’s role in maintaining bridges on local roads and directed staff to review the bridges in more detail and bring a detailed report back to a future meeting.  Report
  • Council adopted a Hanover Official Plan Amendment. The amendment follows extensive work done by the Town to examine its boundary and growth needs.  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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