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The 2018 Municipal Election and School Board election is Monday, October 22. For information about your local election, please visit your local municipality’s website.

Indirect Election of Grey County Council

Grey County councillors are not directly elected in the municipal election. Instead, the elected Mayor and Deputy Mayor for all nine local municipalities are appointed to sit on Grey County Council for their four-year term.

Voter Look Up

Are you registered to vote in the upcoming election? Visit voterlookup.ca or call 1‑866‑296‑6722 to make sure your name is on the Voters’ List.

Grey County Compliance Audit Committee

Grey County municipalities are looking for experienced professionals to sit on a compliance audit committee from October 1, 2018 to October 2022. This committee makes decisions on applications for compliance audits of campaign finances for municipal council candidates and third party advertisers.

Qualifications

  • GCCAC members should have the ability to understand and apply the election campaign finance provisions of the MEA and must be considered impartial with respect to their ability to fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in accounting, municipal administration and/or law.

Compensation

Successful applicants will receive a retainer of $1,000 for the four-year term. If a sitting committee needs to be held, committee members will receive $150 of meetings under four hours and $250 for meetings more than four hours.  Please see the full terms of reference below.  

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Other Programs & Initiatives

Alpha Street Revitalization

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The Alpha Street housing community in Owen Sound is one of Grey County’s largest affordable housing properties. Originally built in the 1969, the homes were showing their age. 

Coordinated Rural Transportation

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Pilot Closed

The rural transportation pilot project ended in December 2018, but we are continuing to explore more opporunities for rural transportation in Grey County. More information will be shared as it becomes available. 

Age-Friendly Communities Study

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We want Grey County to be inclusive and welcoming to people of all ages and abilities. We recently partnered with students from the University of Guelph to look at policies that better support youth and older adults.

Green in Grey - Natural Environment Study

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Grey County recently completed a Natural Heritage Study we called Green in Grey. The study identified key natural areas and linkages and recommended policies related to these features.

EPIC

A community paramedic tests the vital signs of a patient in their home.

From 2015-2017, Grey County paramedics embarked on a two-year clinical trial to study the effectiveness of community paramedicine in reducing emergency room visits by chronic disease patients.

Redeveloping Long-Term Care

A long term care resident sits in a wheel chair next to a window and is assisted by a healthcare professional

Grey County is making important changes long-term care.  Rockwood Terrace, the County’s 100-bed long-term care home located in Durham needs to be redeveloped by 2025 to meet Provincial licensing requirements.

Recolour Grey

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Recolour Grey is the name of Grey County’s update of the County Official Plan.  After three years of public engagement, drafts, revisions and reviews, Recolour Grey was approved by the Province on June 6, 2019. 

Local Food Strategic Plan

Local Food Strategic Plan

Grey County is developing a Local Food Strategic Plan to identify ways of supporting local food projects. Our goal is to understand how food businesses operate with each other, to develop resources and encourage co-operation and partnerships in the sector.