Township of Georgian Bluffs
Committee of the Whole Agenda

Council Chambers
Township Administration Offices
177964 Grey Road 18, RR#3, Owen Sound ON N4K 5N5

177964 Grey Road 18

Owen Sound, ON, N4K 5N5

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  • Recommendation:

    That the agenda be approved as presented.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge with respect, the history, spirituality, and culture of the Anishinaabek: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomi Nation, who have inhabited this land from time immemorial. And further give thanks to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Nawash, now known as the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, as the traditional keepers of this land. We also recognize, the Metis and Inuit whose ancestors shared this land and these waters. May we all, as Treaty People, live with respect on this land, and live-in peace and friendship with all its diverse peoples.

  • Recommendation:

    That the regular meeting of the Committee of the Whole be recessed to hold a public hearing for Zoning By-law Amendment application Z-07-23 for Cindy Abercrombie and Shelley and Keith Bartley.

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  • Recommendation:

    That report CES2023-025 be received for information; and

    That the Committee of the Whole recommends to Council that the Proposed Winter Operations Plan, attached as Schedule A, be approved.

  • Recommendation:

    That report COR2023-048 and the 2024 Base Budget as included as Appendix A, be received for information.

  • Recommendation:

    Whereas, Council adopted FIN-01-2022 Donation Policy on March 9, 2022; and

    Whereas, the 2024 application period was advertised and open from July 13, 2023 to September 30, 2023; and

    Whereas, staff received donation requests outside of the application period; and

    Whereas, at the February 27, 2023 Special Council Meeting Council directed staff to include the request from REACH for the 2024 and 2025 application period;

    Now therefore, be it resolved that Council hereby waives Township Donation Policy FIN-01-2022 to consider providing donations to applications made outside of the application process and timeline; and

    That, upon the passing of the 2024 annual budget, Council directs staff to prepare all administrative documentation required to award donations to successful applications; and

    That Council directs staff to prepare a letter to all unsuccessful applicants advising of Council’s decision.

  • Recommendation:

    That Council direct staff to engage with staff at the City of Owen Sound to explore feasibility of assuming the responsibility, administration and management of the City water supplies that exist in the Veterans subdivision of Brooke, with the installation of a bulk water meter, and,

    That staff work with City staff in developing an agreement that the Township may extend this service, at the Townships cost, to Atkins Drive, and,

    That if it is possible, that such a service includes fire suppression along the length of the new water infrastructure corridor and,

    That staff will negotiate a proposed connection fee from the City of Owen Sound for establishing 25 new connections to the City water system, and,

    That only those residents connected to the Pottawatomi Municipal Supply will be connected to an alternative supply at this time, and,

    That staff be directed to organize and host a community meeting with residents on Atkins Street to answer questions in respect to water supplies, and,

    That staff be directed to engage GSS Engineering as part of the East Linton Master Servicing project to undertake a design process and costing exercise for a supply and,

    That staff bring back a report as part of budget 2024 on potential costs, funding avenues and timelines for a new service to be established.

Special Council - CAO Recruitment - November 15, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.

Council - November 22, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.