March 23 Meeting Highlights
Grey County Council met on March 23, 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.
- Council accepted the minutes of the March 9 County Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Council Committee
- Council received the minutes of the March 14 Long-Term Care Committee of Management. Minutes
- Dr. Arra, Medical Officer of Health, provided a verbal update about the impact of the COVID-19 virus in the community. Hospitalization remains low and overall, the outlook is positive. Council also voted to receive the minutes of the October and December Board of Health meetings. October December
Committee of the Whole
- Council heard a presentation from Al Leach, Vice President of the Saugeen Valley Children’s Safety Village in West Grey south of Hanover. Mr. Leach thanked Council for committing to ongoing funding for the volunteer-driven safety village which provides education to more than 4,000 children each year about safety at home, on the farm and in the community. Presentation
- Council received a report outlining the financial impact assessment of the Rockwood Terrace Redevelopment project. Inflationary pressures and high interest rates are impacting costs. Council is committed to moving the project forward and also to respecting the limits of what is affordable to ratepayers. After considering the information, Council voted to set an upward spending limit of $92 million for the project and directed staff to work with the project design team, project manager and design architects to adjust the project scope to meet the upper budget limit. Grey County remains committed to providing long-term care services in Durham. Report Presentation
- Grey County ended the 2022 year with a $1.6 million surplus on a total operating and capital budget of over $186 million. Staff presented a report showing the surplus or deficit for each service area and provided highlights about various pressures and decisions made to achieve the overall surplus. Council voted to receive the report and transfer the surplus into reserves for future needs. Report
- Council awarding three road work tenders for rehabilitation projects on Grey Road 7, Grey Road 18, and Grey Road 28. All three tenders came in within the allotted budget. Council also approved tenders for line painting on some County roads, and to single source technology to help index and assess the condition of road surfaces. Grey Road 7 Grey Road 18 Grey Road 28 Line Painting Pavement Indexing
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.