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Town Email Service Experiencing Technical Issues (Updated)

Posted On: Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to advise the public that the Town email system, including contact forms on the website are currently experiencing technical issues. At this time, staff and members of Council are not able to receive or send emails. Staff are working diligently to restore the service as soon as possible.

The Town has confirmed that the email issue is not the result of a cyber attack, intrusion, virus, malware, or anything malicious in nature. The issue is related to a software error with the email server.

How to Contact the Town

To contact the Town during regular business hours, please call Town Hall at: 519-599-3131.

To ensure continued communication, the following generic email addresses can be used to contact Town staff:

Department

Email Address

General Administration

TBMTownHall@gmail.com

Clerks Department & Committees

TBMClerksDepartment@gmail.com

Bylaw Enforcement

TBMBylawInfo@gmail.com

Building Department

TBMBuildingDepartment@gmail.com

Finance Department

TBMFinanceDepartment@gmail.com

Planning Department

TBMPlanningDepartment@gmail.com

Development Engineering

TBMDevelopmentEngineering@gmail.com

Infrastructure & Public Works

TBMIPW@gmail.com

Community Services

TBMCommunityServices@gmail.com

Fire Department

TBMFireDepartment@gmail.com

Human Resources

TBMHumanResources@gmail.com

Insurance Claims

TBMClaims@gmail.com

Purchasing

TBMPurchasing@gmail.com

 

Please check the Town website for updates: www.thebluemountains.ca

A notice will be posted to the Town website when service is restored. Thank you for your patience and understanding

Emergency / After Hour Contact Information

In the event of a life-threating emergency, dial 9-1-1.

For bylaw enforcement, water, wastewater and roads related after-hour emergencies, please call:

  • Bylaw Enforcement: 519-599-3131 ext. 249
  • Roads Emergency: 226-665-1640
  • Water Emergency: 226-665-0707
  • Wastewater Emergency: 705-446-5041

For more information, please contact:

Tim Hendry
Communications & Economic Development Coordinator
519-599-3131 ext. 282

Council/Committee News

The Town of The Blue Mountains has received a Complete Application for Zoning By-law Amendment in accordance with the Planning Act and the Town of The Blue Mountains Official Plan. 

Public Meeting: August 26, 2019 at 5:00pm, Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

The Town of The Blue Mountains has received a Complete Application for Zoning By-law Amendment in accordance with the Planning Act and the Town of The Blue Mountains Official Plan.

Public Meeting: August 26, 2019 at 5:00pm, Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 

On behalf of the Council Compensation Review Committee, The Town of The Blue Mountains would like to provide an update regarding the ongoing work of the committee.

The Council Compensation Review Committee is an advisory committee of Council for the purposes of reviewing relevant municipal models and recommending a compensation package for elected officials that is fair and reasonable to both Council and the citizens of the Town of The Blue Mountains. The committee will present a report to Council outlining a proposed elected official compensation package by Fall 2019.

Prior to preparing the report outlining recommendations and initiating the Public Meeting process, the committee has extended an open invitation for members of the public to share feedback and input at the August 14, 2019 Council Compensation Review Committee meeting which will be held at 10:00am, Town Hall, Council Chambers. Please note: this opportunity for input is not part of the Statutory Public Meeting process but may assist in informing the initial report to Council.

If you are interested in submitting comments but are unable to attend the August 14, 2019 meeting, you may submit a letter of correspondence to the committee for review. To be reviewed at the August 14, 2019 meeting correspondence must be received by the Town by August 6, 2019.  In addition, there will be further opportunities to provide comment during the Statutory Public Meeting process. Details regarding the Statutory Public Meeting process will be posted to the Town website when available.

The draft minutes of the June 26th, 2019 Council Compensation Review Committee meeting will be considered at the July 24, 2019 meeting. These minutes will provide an overview of key work the committee has undertaken in its compensation review. Once approved, members of the public may wish to comment on the following key items:

  • Themes arising from interviews with existing Members of Council
  • Comparator municipalities and comparator factors
  • Compensation Philosophy Development

To view the approved minutes following the July 24, 2019 meeting, or for additional information regarding the Council Compensation Review Committee, visit the Committee webpage.

For more information, please contact:

Shawn Everitt

Chief Administration Officer

(519) 599-3131 ext. 324

For media inquiries, please contact:

Tim Hendry

Communications and Economic Development

(519) 599-3131 ext. 282

 

The Council of The Corporation of The Town of The Blue Mountains passed Borrowing By-law No. 2019-31 on the 15th day of July 2019, pursuant to the Tile Drainage Act, RSO 1990.

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of the Town of The Blue Mountains passed Borrowing By-law No. 2019-31 on the 15th day of July 2019, pursuant to the Tile Drainage Act, RSO 1990.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal by making an application or action to quash the By-law in a court of competent jurisdiction within four weeks after the By-law is passed, being no later than Monday, August 12th 2019.

The Borrowing By-law that was passed is a By-law to raise money to aid in the construction of drainage works under the Tile Drainage Act, RSO 1990. The Tile Drainage Act provides for ten-year term loans from the Province to individuals though their local municipalities.  Through this program, property owners can access loan funding through their local municipality for the installation of tile drainage systems on their agricultural land.

At the time of the passing of the By-law, the maximum available to each individual farmer in one year is $50,000 and this limit is set by the Province of Ontario. The aforementioned By-law sets a limit of $500,000 total for any Tile Drainage Loans through the Corporation of the Town of The Blue Mountains. This By-law updates the current Borrowing By-law, 1989-81 of the former Township of Collingwood, however, no changes have been made to the borrowing limit.

Copies of the complete Borrowing By-law are available for examination during regular business hours (weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) in the offices of the municipality located at 32 Mill Street Thornbury, ON and on the website at www.thebluemountains.ca. For further information, please contact the Clerk’s Office.

Notice of the Passing of a Borrowing By-law - Tile Drainage

Town of The Blue Mountains
Public Appointments to Town Committees and Boards
 

The Town of The Blue Mountains is seeking applications, in the form of letters of interest, from members of the public for appointment to the following Town Committees and Boards.

• Grants and Donations Committee:
5 member Committee, 2 Members of Council have been appointed.
3 additional public members being sought

Meetings may be held monthly in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, 32 Mill Street Thornbury. All meetings are open to the public.

Applicants are encouraged to include background information and any special qualifications or interest related to a particular Committee or Board. Additional information regarding the Grants and Donations Committee can be found in the Terms of Reference documents available on the Town’s website https://www.thebluemountains.ca/grants-and-donations-committee.cfm

All Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, August  9, 2019 1:00 pm to:

Town of The Blue Mountains
Attention: Town Clerk
32 Mill Street
Thornbury, Ontario N0H 2P0
Email the Town Clerk

Personal information provided by the applicant is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. The Town of The Blue Mountains is an equal opportunity organization. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Public Meeting at 5:00 p.m.

Town Hall, Council Chambers, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

Notice is hereby given that Council of The Corporation of the Town of The Blue Mountains, at its regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019, will be holding a Public Meeting to receive comments on the proposed changes to the Procedural By-law. The Procedural By-law sets out the rules and regulations for the proceedings of Council, Committees and Local Boards.


Staff Report “FAF.19.120 Draft Procedural By-law for Council Consideration before Proceeding to Public Meeting”provides additional information regarding the proposed changes and proposed timelines. Copy of the Staff Report is also available through the Town’s website, www.thebluemountains.ca

Public Meeting Notice

 

The REVISED AGENDA for the Special Meeting of Council on July 16, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time is 7:00 p.m.

The revision includes the addition of an agenda item at D. and the addition of a By-law at E.1 as related to an amendment to The Blue Mountains Zoning By-law.

For details, please visit the Council Calendar.

The REVISED AGENDA for The Blue Mountains, Council Meeting on July 15, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time is 5:30 p.m.

The revised Agenda includes the addition of documentation at D.1.Deputation: Shawn McKinlay, President Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281 Beavery Valley Re: Cenotaph Construction Update - 229 Bruce Street Park Development and the addition of a Closed Session agenda item at K.

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

 

Public Meeting to consider a Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation DRAFT Purchasing Policy

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation is considering the adoption of a Purchasing Policy for use by the Corporation which will outline the guiding principles of public procurement and the approach that the BMAHC will take when procuring goods and services “purchasing”. The detailed purchasing procedures, once approved, shall be consulted prior to proceeding with any procurement.

Date of Public Meeting: August 1, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. during the regular Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation Board of Director Meeting.

At the regularly scheduled May 21, 2019 Attainable Housing Corporation meeting, the Board of Directors for the Attainable Housing Corporation directed that the draft Attainable Housing Corporation Purchasing Policy be posted to the Attainable Housing Corporation website to receive comments from members of the public and Town staff utilizing the Town’s Public Meeting process.
The draft Purchasing Policy for The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation can be accessed through the Attainable Housing Corporation website.

Regular meeting dates for The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation are posted to the Attainable Housing Corporation website, along with the links to meeting materials, as applicable.

Attainable Housing Corporation website: http://thebluemountainshousing.ca/.

Public Meeting Notice

The Agenda is available for the Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, July 15, 2019.

Please note the start time is 11:00 a.m.

For additonal information, please visit the Council Calendar.

A REVISED AGENDA is available for the Special Meeting of Council on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Please note the start time has been revised to 8:00 a.m.

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

The Agenda is available for the Town of The Blue Mountains Council Meeting on Monday, July 15, 2019

Please note the start time is 5:30 p.m.

For additional details visit the Council Calendar.

The Agenda is available for the Special Meeting of Council on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

Please note the start time is 7:00 p.m.

For additional informaton, please visit the Council Calendar.

The Agenda is available for the Special Meeting of Council on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Please note the start time is 9:00 a.m.

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on July 17, 2019 

NOTICE - A17-2018 

The Agenda for the July 3, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting has been revised to include the following:

For additional meeting details, visit the Council Calendar.

 

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment meeting on July 17, 2019 

NOTICE - A11-2019

The Agricultural Advisory Committee meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Meeting location: Town Hall, Council Chambers

For additional event details, visit the Council Calendar.

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on July 17, 2019

NOTICE -  B07-2019 & B08-2019

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on July 17, 2019

NOTICE - B06-2019 (Kearns)

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Committee of the Whole Meeting on July 3, 2019 is available.

Please note the meeting start time is 10:00 a.m.

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains, Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on July 8, 2019 is avaiilable.

Please note the meeting start time is 1:00 p.m.

For additional details, please visit the Council Calendar.

Revised Agenda for the June 24, 2019 Council Meeting is available.

Please note the start time is 7:00 p.m.

The revisions include the addition of The Blue Mountains Agricultural Advisory Committee meeting minutes of May 16, 2019 at item F.13 and the addition of a Closed Session agenda item at J. ii).

For additional information, visit the Council Calendar.

 

 

A REVISED AGENDA for The Blue Mountains, Council Meeting on June 24, 2019 is available.

Please note the meeting start time is 7:00 p.m.

The revisions include the Revised Agenda, a Deputation at Agenda Item B.3 and a Closed Session at Agenda Item J.

For additional information, visit the Council Calendar.

The Council of The Town of The Blue Mountains is considering amendments to the current Municipal Tree Preservation By-law 2010-68. The intent of the changes is to extend the scope of the existing By-law to include trees on larger privately owned parcels of land located outside of residential plans of subdivision which do not currently meet the threshold for protection under the current Town or County By-law requirements. 

Date: July 3, 2019 at 5:00pm 
Town Hall, Council Chambers 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Agenda for The Blue Mountains Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 10, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time is 1:30 p.m.

For additional information, please visit the Council Calendar.

This public notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on June 19, 2019

NOTICE - A08-2019 (Brown) 

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Ajustment Meeting on June 19, 2019. 

NOTICE - B05-2019 (Foster/Hart)

This Public Notice is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment Meeting on June 19, 2019

NOTICE - A09-2019 (Barber / Gardulski) 

This Public Meeting is being considered at the Committee of Adjustment on June 19, 2019. 

NOTICE - B04-2019 Russell & Shaban

The farm cidery business known as “Spy Cider House and Distillery” has proposed the temporary use of a trailer for an office and two storage containers on the subject lands
Property Location: 808108 24th Sideroad (Clarksburg)
Public Meeting: June 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM, Town Hall, Council Chambers, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON

Public Meeting Notice 

The Council of The Corporation of The Town of The Blue Mountains passed Development Charge By-law No. 2019-17 on the 24th day of April 2019.

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporation of The Town of The Blue Mountains passed Development Charge By-law No. 2019-17 on the 24th day of April 2019, under Section 2 of the Development Charges Act, 1997.

AND TAKE NOTICE that any person or organization may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal under Section 14 of the Act, in respect of the Development Charges By-law, by filing with the Clerk of the Town of The Blue Mountains no later than Monday, June 3rd, 2019, a notice of appeal setting out the objection to the By-law and the reasons supporting the objection. A processing fee will be payable to The Blue Mountains Clerk’s Office with the appeal application. The appellant is advised to contact the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal to access required forms and applicable Provincial fees.

The charges in the aforementioned By-law will apply to all new residential and non-residential development, subject to certain terms, conditions and limited exemptions as identified therein. Town-wide development charges are levied against new development to pay for the increased capital costs related to the provision of municipal services such as General Government, Public Library, Fire Services, Police Department, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Parking and By-law, Solid Waste, Town-wide Roads and Related services. A distinct Roads and Related charge has been calculated for the Castle Glen service area, as the needs attributable to development in this area are unique.

Rates imposed for the Service Areas of Craigleith, Castle Glen, Osler, Thornbury East, Thornbury West, Clarksburg, Lora Bay (SA1, SA2 and SA3), Camperdown and Swiss Meadows are related to the provision of Water and Sanitary Sewer services. Schedules 1 to 4 set out the residential and non-residential development charge rates applicable throughout the Town by service area. Map 1 delineates all applicable Service Areas within the Town in which the area-specific charges are applied.

The development charges imposed under the By-law come into effect on April 24th, 2019. Copies of the complete Development Charge By-law are available for examination during regular business hours (weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) in the offices of the municipality located at 32 Mill Street Thornbury, ON and on the website at www.thebluemountains.ca. For further information, please contact the Clerk’s Office.

This Public Notice on Minor Variance #A07-2019 (Terra Brook Homes) will be heard by the Committee of Adjustment at an upcoming Committee meeting on May 15, 2019.

Public Notice

CAO Hiring Sub-Committee - April 26, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. Code of Conduct Review Committee - April 26, 2019 - 9:30 a.m.

The Agendas for the April 26, 2019 CAO Hiring Sub-Committee and the Code of Conduct Review Committee are available.

Agenda - CAO Hiring Sub-Committee

Agenda - Code of Conduct Review Committee

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

The agenda for the Town of The Blue Mountains Committee of the Whole Meeting on April 29, 2019 is available.

Please note the start time is 1:00 p.m.

For additional details, visit the Council Calendar.

Public Notices

Visit our Public Notices page for an up to date list of Town public notices and  public information centres.