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COVID-19 Update

Posted On: Monday, March 16, 2020

A dedicated webpage regarding COVID-19 has been created for the Town of The Blue Mountains. To view the webpage, please visit: www.thebluemountains.ca/covid-19.cfm

Council/Committee News

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

A Special Thornbury Business Improvement Area Board Meeting has been called for Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

The meeting is scheduled to address the matters previously included on the March 3 agenda which were left unaddressed as the meeting was cancelled. Please note that the closed session item from the March 3 agenda will be considered at a future meeting.

March 10, 2021 Meeting Agenda

NOTE: Board meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda will be read at the meeting by the Recording Secretary. The meeting will be recorded and an archived recording will be posted to the Town's website. The meeting will not be livestreamed.

March 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

The Agenda for the March 8, 2021 Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting is now available.

Meeting Agenda

Full meeting details are available on the Agendas, Minutes, Reports webpage.

NOTE: Committee meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda will be read at the meeting by the Executive Assistant. The meeting will be recorded and an archived recording will be posted to the Town's website. The meeting will not be livestreamed.

To provide comments, please contact:

32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

March 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

The Agenda for the March 10, 2021 Sustainability Advisory Committee meeting is now available. Please note the meeting start time of 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Agenda 

Full meeting details are available on the Agendas, Minutes, Reports webpage.

NOTE: Committee meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda will be read at the meeting by the Executive Assistant. The meeting will be recorded and an archived recording will be posted to the Town's website. The meeting will not be livestreamed.

To provide comments, please contact:

32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

March 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Please be advised that the Agenda for the March 8, 2021 Council meeting is now available.

NOTE:The Blue Mountains Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are currently closed to the public to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda, will be read at the meeting by the Town Clerk.

The meeting will be livestreamed and an archived recording of the meeting will be posted to the Town's website.

March 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Please be advised that the Agenda for the March 9, 2021 Committee of the Whole meeting is now available.

NOTE:The Blue Mountains Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are currently closed to the public to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda, will be read at the meeting by the Town Clerk.

The meeting will be livestreamed and an archived recording of the meeting will be posted to the Town's website.

Notice - Public Meeting - Application for Zoning Amendment - 108 and 110 Deer Lane; and Proposed Telecommunications Tower - 397323 11th Line

The Notice of Public Meetings for March 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm are now available. 

For full details, please view the links below:

Notice - Public Meeting - Application for Zoning Amendment - 108 and 110 Deer Lane

Notice - Public Meeting - Proposed Telecommunications Tower - 397323 11th Line

NOTE:  Public Meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19.  

 

March 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

The Grants and Donations Committee Agenda Package for March 5, 2021 is now available.

Agenda Package

Full meeting details are available on the Agendas, Minutes, Reports webpage.

NOTE: Committee meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda will be read at the meeting by the Executive Assistant. The meeting will be recorded and an archived recording will be posted to the Town's website. The meeting will not be livestreamed.

To provide comments, please contact:

32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

March 4, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

A Leisure Activities Plan Steering Committee Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Agenda

For full meeting details, visit the Agendas, Minutes, Reports webpage.

NOTE: Committee meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda will be read at the meeting by the Assistant. The meeting will be recorded and the archived recording will be posted to the Town's website. The meeting will not be livestreamed.

To provide comments, please contact Community Services Administration Staff

March 4, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.

The Agenda for the March 4, 2021 Attainable Housing Corporation Board meeting is now available.

Meeting Agenda

For full meeting details, visit the Attainable Housing Corporation website.

NOTE: Board meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda will be read at the meeting by the Executive Assistant.

To provide comments, please contact:

32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

Notice of Public Meeting (Online)

Regulate Business Licenses for Short-Term Rentals and Administration of Monetary Penalties

Public Meeting:  April 19, 2021 at 5:00  p.m. (Virtual – Online format using Microsoft Teams)

What is being proposed?

The overall objective of the proposed By-laws is to replace the existing Short-Term Accommodation Licensing regime and introduce a business licensing framework which will include Short Term Accommodations. Through the Administrative Monetary Penalties By-law, the Town will benefit from an additional enforcement mechanism to promote compliance with the Licensing By-law, and perhaps in the future, other designated By-laws.

LINK to FAF.21.020 Licensing & Short-Term Accommodation and Administrative Monetary Penalties By-Law:

FAF.21.020 Licenses for Short-Term Rentals and Administration of Monetary Penalities

Want to be notified of a decision?

You must make a request in writing if you wish a notice of any decision of Council on this proposal.

Virtual Public Meeting Information

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, this Public Meeting will be held in a virtual (online) format. You are encouraged to provide your comments or questions in writing using email or regular letter mail to the Town Clerk in advance of the Public Meeting.  Written comments will be circulated to Council. Comments received at least one (1) day in advance of the Public Meeting (by April 16, 2021 by 10am) will be read by the Town Clerk at the Public Meeting.  

Anyone wishing to speak on this matter at the Virtual Public Meeting is encouraged to pre-register early, and no later than five (5) days in advance of the Meeting (by April 14, 2021 at 10am). For those without a computer, a dial-in number is available.

Contact the Town Clerk to pre-register or submit comments to townclerk@thebluemountains.ca  or by calling the Town at 519-599-3131 extension 232 or Fax: (519) 599-7723

Comments by mail to: Town Clerk, Town Hall, 32 Mill St. Box 310, Thornbury ON, N0H 2P0

What happens at a Public Meeting?

The public meeting is your chance to hear more about the proposal and make your views about it known. You may also speak at the meeting or submit written comments. Information from the public will help Council in their decision-making process, so make sure to have your say!

Any person or agency may attend the Virtual Public Meeting and/or make verbal or written comments either in support or in opposition to the proposed amendment.

Where do I find more information about the proposal?

Visit us in Legal Services, Town Hall, during regular office hours Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or contact the Director of Legal Services for this file.

When will a decision be made?

A decision on this proposal has NOT been made at this point and will NOT be made at the Public Meeting. After reviewing the amendments and any comments received, Town staff will bring a recommendation on this project to a future council meeting.

 

March 11, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.

Notice of Public Information Centre (Virtual)

The Town will be hosting a Virtual Public Information Centre regarding the Victoria Street and Louisa Street area preliminary engineering project. The Public Information Centre will provide an update regarding the findings of the preliminary engineering for the Victoria Street and Louisa Street area and will provide an opportunity for residents to share feedback.

This project is being completed as part of the larger multi-year Thornbury West Reconstruction Phase 1 project which combined the Elma and Alice Street project, and the Victoria and Louisa Street project into one larger project known as ‘Thornbury West Reconstruction Phase 1’.

The engineering for Thornbury West Reconstruction Phase 1 project is scheduled to be completed in two stages:

  1. The first stage is preliminary engineering which will include various studies and reports as well as the consideration of options for construction. The work completed within this first stage will provide recommendations to help inform and guide the final design. Once the preliminary engineering work is complete, a Public Information Centre is conducted to update and engage residents.
  1. The second stage is final engineering which will consider the recommendations from the first stage of preliminary engineering, including the comments received during the Public Information Centre. This information will be used through the completion of the design and the management of the construction activity.

Elma and Alice Street Update

Within the project, the first area to be reconstructed is the general area of Elma and Alice Street. The preliminary engineering and the Public Information Centre for the Elma and Alice Street project has been completed. The Elma and Alice Street project is now entering the second stage of the project as detailed above.

Victoria and Louisa Street Update

The second area to be reconstructed is the general area of Victoria Street between Arthur and Alfred and Louisa Street between Bruce and Victoria. The preliminary engineering work has been completed for Victoria and Louisa Streets, and the Public Information Centre has been scheduled as detailed in this notice.

Through combining both projects into Thornbury West Phase 1, the final design and project management responsibilities have been awarded to Tatham Engineering.

The Town intends to issue a construction tender for the Thornbury West Phase 1 project in the Fall of 2021 with construction expected throughout 2022 and 2023.

For more information, please visit the Towns website at:
 
VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE
A Virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) is being held to gather input from stakeholders. All those interested in the project are invited to attend the Virtual Public Open House on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 5-7 pm.
 
To register for this event and/or for additional information please contact:
 
Town of The Blue Mountains, Operations Department
Phone: (519) 519-3131 Ext. 275
 

March 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm

March 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm there will be a Public Meeting (Online) with respect to an Application for Zoning Amendment for 207484 Highway 26 and the Notice of Public Meeting is now available.  For full meeting details, see Notice - Public Meeting - Zoning Amendment - 207484 Highway 26

Public meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to Covid-19.  

 

February 8, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

The Agenda for the February 8, 2021 Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting is now available.

Meeting Agenda

Full meeting details are available on the Agendas, Minutes, Reports webpage.

NOTE: Committee meetings are taking place virtually to assist with social distancing with respect to COVID-19. Comments received from the public that have not been included on the Agenda will be read at the meeting by the Executive Assistant. The meeting will be recorded and an archived recording will be posted to the Town's website. The meeting will not be livestreamed.

To provide comments, please contact:

32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0

Session rescheduled to February 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Notice of Committee-Led, Virtual Public Engagement Session

The Community Communications Advisory Committee is hosting a virtual Public Engagement Session to discuss highlights of the Corporate Communications Survey Results and to provide an update on the development of the Communications Strategy.

Insights from the Corporate Communications Survey will assist the Committee and staff in preparing the Communications Strategy for Council’s consideration.

In accordance with the Town’s Notice Policy, POL.COR.07.03 Notice is hereby provided that the Committee is hosting a Public Engagement Session for the purpose of reviewing with the public the results of the Corporate Communications Survey.

FAF.20.182 Corporate Communications Survey Results (note: survey results provided as Attachment 1 of the report).

Why is the Town Creating a Communications Strategy?

The Town is developing a Communications Strategy to foster greater public engagement and improve communications with its residents. The Communications Strategy is being developed by the Town's Communications Division with input from the Community Communications Advisory Committee.

Next Steps in the Communications Strategy Process

The first draft of the Communications Strategy was presented to Council on November 16, 2020. Utilizing the feedback received, the Committee and staff are working to prepare a second draft that will be presented to Council in the first quarter of 2021.

Full details are available on the Agendas, Minutes, Reports webpage.

To Pre-Register/Participate, please contact:

Town of The Blue Mountains
ATTN: Executive Assistant Committees of Council
32 Mill Street, PO Box 310
Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
519-599-3131 ext. 306

**NOTE: deadline to submit comments or request to participate is end-of-day Friday, February 5, 2021

 

Questions? Please contact:

Communications Division
519-599-3131 ext. 282

Public Notices

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